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London to Leicester

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How to travel from London to Leicester ?

Trip London Leicester

Modes of transportcarpooling, bus, train
Distance89 mi
Direct lineYes

You've chosen Leicester as a destination for your next holidays or weekend but you don't know how to get there from London and how to find the best London to Leicester transport deals? In general, you browse several websites and spend hours without being sure that all transport solutions were considered.

On Vivanoda, a unique travel planner that compares and combines trains, carpooling and buses to go to Leicester from London, you'll save time and money! You just have to specify the departure date to Leicester then let Vivanoda search for you. Refine, filter, sort according to your travel preferences then select the London - Leicester offer that suits you best.

You'll mainly use the trains, carpooling and buses of National Express, East Midlands Trains, Southern Railways, Blablacar, London Midland, First Capital Connect, CrossCountry or Virgin Trains to reach Leicester.

If you've already chosen the mode of transport you'd like to travel with, go directly to the dedicated section:

London to Leicester bus

If you are looking for a bus service from London to Leicester, you're lucky because there actually is a direct service.

You may still have doubts to get to Leicester by bus. To encourage you to take the bus to Leicester, here are some arguments that will convince you.

  • Unbeatable prices! On the London Leicester route, coach companies offer fares that are often much lower than train or carpooling.
  • The fleet of National Express coaches is new and, therefore, greener than carpooling. Since the London Leicester road has already been built for a long time, buses don't require any additional infrastructure that distorts the landscape.
  • During the trip London Leicester, no need to worry about the autonomy of your smartphone or computer: electrical outlets in your seat (and USB ports) will prevent you from battery failure.
  • A Wi-Fi connection is available to travellers in most coaches, which is an important asset for a 89 mi trip.

Coach companies on the London Leicester trip

To get to Leicester by bus from London, you only have the bus company National Express that serves the these two cities.

National Express London Leicester

Departure bus stations in London

Depending on the company, it is requested to be present at the bus stop in London from 15 to 30 minutes before the indicated departure time. To avoid catching the wrong bus, check in front where the destination 'Leicester' should be displayed. Then, all you have to do is to validate your ticket with the driver of National Express, to deposit your luggage in the trunk and to find your seat.

  • London Victoria Coach Station

Bus stops at arrival in Leicester

As soon as the coach stops at Leicester, make sure that you leave nothing in your seat or forget your hold luggage.

  • Leicester

Train London to Leicester

Is it possible to go directly by train from London to Leicester?

Yes, it is possible to go from London to Leicester by train without making any changes. Be careful, as this may depend on the date of your trip to Leicester and there may be fewer direct trains from London on certain days. To find the cheapest London-Leicester train ticket, we advise you to launch a search on Vivanoda with your travel dates.

Intercity train London Leicester

Intercity trains serve the most important cities along the London-Leicester route with an improved travel duration compared to regional trains.

London Leicester train companies

There are 2 carriers that operate rail journeys between London and Leicester: CrossCountry and East Midlands Trains.
CrossCountry London LeicesterEast Midlands Trains London Leicester

Departure train stations in London

  • Stansted Airport
  • London Euston
  • London St Pancras
  • London Blackfriars
  • Balham

Railway stations in Leicester

  • Leicester

Carpool from London to Leicester

Carpooling is a recent way to travel by sharing your journey London-Leicester with other travellers looking for the same route. This helps reduce travel costs for both the driver and the passenger, and also reduces the impact on the environment.

Carpooling differs from the other means of transport because of an undefined timetable. So, you surely have better chances to get London-Leicester rides searching three days in advance than one month. Good option for lastminute stay in Leicester!

When you are about to book a London-Leicester ride, you can message the driver if you need any other details (pickup location, time, luggage...). No need to bother about the price once you travel, everything is paid online when you book your ride.

 
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