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Manchester to Leicester

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1 suggested route to go from Manchester to Leicester by flight, train, car, bus

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Trip Manchester Leicester

Modes of transportplane, carpooling, bus, train
Distance74 mi
Direct lineYes

How to get from Manchester to Leicester?

We are suggesting 1 routes by train, bus, carpooling, plane to plan your trip Manchester Leicester. Routes displayed are sorted depending on a performance indicator (calculated from number of changes, expected duration, distance between an airport and the center of the city it serves...). You'll be able to:
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  • Get prices, times and duration for the journey Manchester Leicester by clicking on the 'Check prices' button and after entering your dates of departure and the number of passengers. Note that we are trying to get as many prices as we can from different online travel agencies, but sometimes it may not be possible.
  • Locate cities of Manchester and Leicester on a map as well as the route Manchester Leicester and the different connecting points (Leicester Railway Station, Leicester Coach Station, Manchester International Airport, Manchester Piccadilly Railway Station, Manchester Oxford Road Railway Station, ...) by clicking on the 'Details & Map' button.
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All modes of transport Manchester-Leicester

If you have any preferences for a particular mode of transport, get more information on these sections:

Carpool from Manchester to Leicester

The practice of carsharing has greatly expanded in the recent years, so you may have a chance to find a Manchester-Leicester ride. Instead of driving alone the car from Manchester to Leicester, it allows drivers to share the travel costs with other passengers.

Before you book your Manchester-Leicester ride, you have the possibility to get in touch with the driver to set all the details and conditions of the journey. You can pay online, so you don't need to give any money to your driver.

Manchester to Leicester bus

There is a direct connection by intercity coach between Manchester and Leicester.

Going by bus from Manchester to Leicester may not be so obvious to you. Here are some reasons that may encourage you to take the bus to Leicester.

  • With very cheap prices, it is almost impossible for train or carpooling companies operating between Manchester and Leicester to offer cheaper fares.
  • You are driven to Leicester by professional and experienced drivers which inspires confidence and security!
  • During the trip Manchester 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.

Bus stops in Manchester

You will have to arrive at your Manchester stop between 15 minutes and 30 minutes, depending on the bus company, before the departure time indicated on your ticket. The name of the destination 'Leicester' is always mentioned on the front of the bus. Before boarding, show your ticket to the driver, put your luggage in the hold and then sit at your seat.

  • Manchester

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

Which coach companies to travel between Manchester and Leicester?

The journey by coach Manchester Leicester is served by only one bus company: National Express.

National Express Manchester Leicester

Train Manchester to Leicester

Is there a direct train for the Manchester-Leicester route?

No, unfortunately no train line allows to go from Manchester to Leicester without making any changes.

Manchester Leicester train companies

The railways CrossCountry and East Midlands Trains are the companies that you may travel with for your trip to Leicester.
CrossCountry Manchester LeicesterEast Midlands Trains Manchester Leicester

Intercity Train Manchester Leicester

The intercity trains served the main cities of the route between Manchester and Leicester with a reduced duration in comparison to regional trains.

Departure train stations in Manchester

  • Manchester Piccadilly

Railway stations in Leicester

  • Leicester

Which carriers to travel between Manchester and Leicester?

Railway companies
CrossCountry provides a rail connection Manchester-Coventry with the train from Manchester Piccadilly railway station (0.3 mi from city-centre) and serving the rail station of Coventry at arrival (0.3 mi from centre)
East Midlands Trains transports passengers on the rail lines from Manchester to Nottingham with the train which leaves Manchester Piccadilly station to arrive at Nottingham railway station (England United Kingdom) and Nottingham-Leicester with the train from Nottingham railway station (0.6 mi from city-centre) and serving the rail station of Leicester at arrival (0.5 mi from centre)
Bus companies
The bus company National Express operates the intercity service from the bus station of Manchester in Manchester and to the one of Leicester (England United Kingdom)
MegaBus is the bus carrier that allows to travel on the line between the city of Manchester (serving Manchester bus station at 0.2 mi from centre) and the city of Coventry where the coach will drop you off at Coventry station situated at about 0.4 mi from Coventry city centre.
Aurigny Air Services carries out a flight from Manchester International MAN airport situated 9.3 mi away from the city centre of Manchester to Nottingham (arrival at East Midlands EMA airport)
Depending on the requested date, Blablacar can display an offer to share a ride Manchester-Leicester (74.6 mi)
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