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London to Leicester bus - cost & duration

Cheapest price$7.41
Shortest Duration2h 5m
Trips per day21
bus carriers2
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Frequently Asked Questions

How much does a bus ticket from London to Leicester cost?

Based on the last 30 days, the cheapest average bus fares from London to Leicester were $8.86.

The best way to find cheap bus tickets from London to Leicester is by booking earlier as most bus companies increase the price as the departure date approaches. By booking 23 days out, tickets are on average $11.69 cheaper than those that are booked last minute.

How long is the bus ride from London to Leicester?

The distance between London and Leicester is approximately 89.14 miles, or 143.43 kilometers. The average travel time for a bus between these two cities is around 3 hours and 41 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 2 hours and 5 minutes.

Looking for ways to pass the time? Most buses are equipped with Wi-Fi, which means you can stream music, browse social media or get some work done during your ride. That said, in case your bus has a spotty signal, or is among the few without Wi-Fi, we also recommend downloading TV shows and movies to your mobile device in advance of your trip. That way the ride will fly by whatever the Wi-Fi situation.

What is the busiest time to travel by bus from London to Leicester?

The busiest time of the week for travel from London to Leicester by bus is usually on Friday. When planning to travel around this time, tickets should be booked well in advance as they may sell out and you may find buses more full than usual. Tuesday tends to be when the fewest number of bus tickets are sold. If you’re looking for a little extra space, buses departing at this time are the least likely to be crowded.

What bus companies travel from London to Leicester?

On average there are 21 scheduled bus trips per day. National Express has the most regularly scheduled departures from London to Leicester, with an average of 43.75 trips per day and 87.5 monthly trips. 2 bus carriers serve the route from London to Leicester. Of the 21 trips there are 9 trips that are direct connections to Leicester.

Need more travel options? Train tickets from London to Leicester start at $33.81.

2 carriers offer London to Leicester bus trips

Megabus

Book Megabus from London to Leicester from $6.85. There are 5.363636 trips per day offered by Megabus from London to Leicester and you can expect on average to pay $12.50 for a Megabus ticket to Leicester. In London, Megabus departs to Leicester from Victoria Coach Station, In Leicester, Megabus arrives at Fosse Park,

An average trip on Megabus from London to Leicester takes 2 hours and 30 minutes, while the fastest available Megabus trip will get you to Leicester in 2 hours and 5 minutes,

On weekends, Megabus offers 6.5 trips per day. A one way ticket costs $13.17 for a weekend trip to Leicester.

Avg. Time
2h 30m
Avg. Price
$12.50

National Express

Book National Express from London to Leicester from $9.45. There are 43.75 trips per day offered by National Express from London to Leicester and you can expect on average to pay $17.09 for a National Express ticket to Leicester. In London, National Express departs to Leicester from Victoria Coach Station and 23 other stations. In Leicester, National Express arrives at Narborough Rd and one other station.

An average trip on National Express from London to Leicester takes 4 hours and 8 minutes, while the fastest available National Express trip will get you to Leicester in 2 hours and 5 minutes,

On weekends, National Express offers 38 trips per day. A one way ticket costs $22.67 for a weekend trip to Leicester.

Avg. Time
4h 8m
Avg. Price
$17.09

Plan your next adventure

There are 15 stations you could depart from, depending on the bus line you travel with. Most bus trips to Leicester will depart from these stations in London:
  • Victoria Coach Station
  • 235 Finchley Rd
  • High Rd
  • Whitechapel Station Royal London Hospital (Stop B)
  • Eltham Rd
  • Rosehill
  • Golders Green
  • 41 Montfichet Rd
  • 75 Loampit Vale
  • Dunton Rd (Stop WN)
  • 145-155 A11
  • Hammersmith Bridge Rd
  • Kensington Rd
  • Mansell St 57
  • 40 New Kent Rd
Buses arrive in Leicester at 3 stations, depending on which bus line you are traveling with. These are the main bus stations in Leicester for trips arriving from London:
  • Narborough Rd
  • Fosse Park
  • St. Margaret's Bus Station

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