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Planning to travel from Edinburgh to Leicester? Sometimes it can be hard to know where to start - but that's where Virail comes in. Our powerful search engine will explore all the options available for your trip, combing through more than 2000 transport companies all over the globe. All you have to do is enter your travel dates. In an instant, we'll show you a thorough list of possible routes, with all the information you need to make your decision. Choose from buses, trains, and more, connecting or direct, one-way or round trip - whatever you prefer. When you see your results, select your chosen option and Virail will redirect you to the provider's website, where you can complete your booking. Let us do the legwork for you, and you can just sit back and enjoy your trip.

How can I find the cheapest bus tickets to get from Edinburgh to Leicester?

When you're traveling from Edinburgh to Leicester, you can expect to pay an average of approximately £ 55.57. You might be able to find prices as low as £ 23.20, but it all depends on how you travel. Some forms of transport are cheaper than others, and prices will vary according to time of day, day of the week, season, and other factors. For the cheapest bus tickets, make your reservation well in advance. If you can, travel at an off-peak time, as bus ticket prices will often be reduced. You might also be able to save money by booking a connecting journey, rather than a direct route. Be sure to check the conditions of the ticket before booking, as sometimes cheaper bus tickets cannot be changed or refunded. Use Virail to check your options before booking, to ensure that you find the lowest price for your journey.

Journey Details

Best price £ 23.20
Journey duration 10 h 38 min
Connections per day 6
First departure 05:20
Last departure 21:10
Distance 243.6 mi
National Express-logo
National Express
Duration: 8 h 10 min
Edinburgh - Leicester
21:10 - 05:20
£ 71.55
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National Express
Duration: 12 h 55 min
Bus Station - Leicester Coach Station
10:55 - 23:50
£ 72.28
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National Express
Duration: 11 h 25 min
Bus Station - Leicester Coach Station
09:00 - 20:25
£ 78.36

How long is the journey from Edinburgh to Leicester by bus?

The journey from Edinburgh to Leicester covers a distance of 243.6 mi. On average, you can expect your journey to last roughly 10 h 38 min. However, booking the fastest option will see you reach your destination in approximately 8 h 10 min. For faster journeys, look for express routes. Please remember that these may only depart at certain times of day, or on particular days of the week. You may also find that you can go from Edinburgh to Leicester faster by making connections, rather than taking a direct route.

When do the first and last departures from Edinburgh to Leicester leave?

The first journey of the day departs from Edinburgh at 05:20. If you prefer to travel later in the day, the last departure will leave at 21:10. Remember, these are the general times of journeys between Edinburgh and Leicester. However, they are somewhat changeable as they may be affected by local events or holidays, peak seasons, or other factors. Always check your travel dates in advance to be on the safe side.

How many times a day do departures from Edinburgh leave for Leicester?

The exact number of journeys from Edinburgh to Leicester can vary from day to day. Some services may only run on particular days of the week, while others might be seasonal. In general, an average of 6 departures leave each day. These are run by a number of different transport providers, including National Express. On particularly busy days, there can be up to 8 departures. You can usually expect there to be more connections on weekdays. Many providers run fewer journeys on weekends or public holidays. As a traveler, you may prefer to take a direct route from Edinburgh to Leicester. However, you will find more options available to you if you are willing to take a connecting route. These pass through one or more different cities, and you'll have to change along the way. Not all travelers feel comfortable making multiple connections, but if you are, then you will enjoy greater flexibility when making your booking. The exact number of daily departures from Edinburgh to Leicester varies, but in general, you can expect to find 3 direct connections with no changes leaving each day. Travelers who are happy to take an indirect route will find, on average, 3 journeys with one change or more.

Stations of departure

Edinburgh Bus Station
Bus Station

Destination stations

Leicester St. Margaret's Bus Station
Leicester Coach Station

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