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Journey Details

Best price £ 14.65
Journey duration 5 h 53 min
Connections per day 5
First departure 07:20
Last departure 19:55
Distance 82 mi

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How can I get the cheapest bus tickets to travel from Reading to Leicester?

The cheapest bus tickets from Reading to Leicester cost £ 14.65. On average, you can expect to spend around £ 25 for your bus ticket. Virail will help you find a journey that fits your budget. You can expect prices to vary between different travel providers and methods of transport; often, faster journeys will cost more than slower routes. If your travel dates are flexible, you might be able to find cheaper bus tickets, as prices may fluctuate a little from day to day. You may also find lower prices by booking at certain times of day, avoiding rush hour traffic. Another tip for travelers on a tight budget is to look for connecting journeys. Sometimes it can be cheaper to make a change or two along the way, rather than traveling on a direct route from Reading to Leicester.

Stations of departure

Reading Mereoak Lane - Park & Ride

Destination stations

Leicester St. Margaret's Bus Station
Leicester Braunstone

CO2 emissions for this route

National Express-logo
National Express
Duration: 5 h 55 min
Reading Mereoak Lane - Park & Ride - Leicester St. Margaret's Bus Station
05:20 - 11:15
£ 14.65
National Express-logo
National Express
Duration: 5 h 45 min
Reading Mereoak Lane - Park & Ride - Leicester St. Margaret's Bus Station
16:50 - 22:35
£ 20
National Express-logo
National Express
Duration: 5 h 35 min
Reading Mereoak Lane - Park & Ride - Leicester Braunstone
16:50 - 22:25
£ 21.71
National Express-logo
National Express
Duration: 7 h
Reading Mereoak Lane - Park & Ride - Leicester St. Margaret's Bus Station
19:55 - 02:55
£ 28.34

How long will it take me to travel from Reading to Leicester by bus?

The journey between Reading and Leicester runs for about 82 mi and usually takes approximately 5 h 53 min. However, this figure is an average and will vary according to a number of factors. Depending on the method of transport that you choose, you might be able to arrive in less time. The shortest time in which you can complete this journey is 4 h 40 min. If you are trying to get from Reading to Leicester as quickly as possible, look for express routes or non-stopping services. Direct routes are not always the fastest way to travel. At times, you may even find a quicker route that involves a connection in another city.

When do departures from Reading to Leicester leave?

If you want to set off early, take the first departure of the day from Reading to Leicester, which usually leaves at 07:20. The last scheduled departure of the day is normally at 19:55. These timetables may vary depending on the day of the week, or at different times of year.

How many journeys from Reading to Leicester are there every day?

On average, there are 5 daily departures from Reading to Leicester. However, there may be more or less on different days. Providers' timetables can change on certain days of the week or public holidays, and many also vary at particular times of year. Some providers change their schedules during the summer season, for example. At very busy times, there may be up to 9 departures each day. The providers that travel along this route include National Express, and each operates according to their own specific schedules. As a traveler, you may prefer a direct journey, or you may not mind making changes and connections. If you have heavy suitcases, a direct journey could be best; otherwise, you might be able to save money and enjoy more flexibility by making a change along the way. Every day, there are an average of departures from Reading which travel directly to Leicester. There are 5 journeys with one change or more.


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