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Leicester to Heathrow Airport

From £20 one-way*

Duration: 2 hrs 35 mins (fastest)
Departures: up to 8 services per day

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Children under 14 years of age are not permitted to travel without being accompanied throughout the journey by a responsible person aged 16 years or over.
Children aged 14 - 15 years old may travel unaccompanied, as from 5am, arriving at their booked destination no later than 10pm. Unaccompanied children will be asked for proof of age or a signed letter of permission from their parent/guardian. (sms or chat based messages are not permissible)

One infant aged 0-2 travels free when accompanied by an adult with a valid ticket. Additional infants aged 0-2 must be paid for. If you are travelling with more than 1 infant aged 0-2, please book the additional infant as 'Children (3-15).

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Coach from Leicester to Heathrow

Our coaches travel from Leicester to Heathrow up to 8 times a day, from £20 one-way*.

With reliable services, low fares, and comfortable coaches, you can travel in style for less.

Leicester to Heathrow journey information
Fastest journey time 2 hrs 35 mins
Cheapest price From £20 *
Distance (approx) 194km
No. of stops 2 (other services may use further stops)
First & last journey daily 2:40am/18:40pm

Our Leicester to Heathrow services and stops

Click below to see the stops for each service and plan your journey with ease.

230 coach towards Heathrow

Our 230 service travels up to 6 times a day and calls at the following stops:

  • Leicester St Margaret's Bus & Coach Station
  • Milton Keynes Coachway
  • Luton Airport
  • Heathrow Airport Central Bus Station

240 coach towards Heathrow

Our 240 service travels up to 2 times a day and calls at the following stops:

  • Leicester St Margaret's Bus & Coach Station
  • Milton Keynes Coachway
  • Luton Airport
  • Heathrow Airport Central Bus Station

Leicester to Heathrow route map

Luggage

You can take two 20kg suitcases and one item of hand luggage per adult on our coaches. However, be sure to check your flight luggage allowance with your airline before your pack.

View our luggage policy 

Departing from Leicester

While waiting to depart, Leicester's coach station has plenty to keep you occupied and comfortable. From an onsite coffee shop and newsagents to a convenient cash point, your time waiting is bound to fly by.

For more information, please see our Leicester Coach Station facilities page.

Travelling to Terminal 4 or 5? 

For more frequent coach services, search for Heathrow Airport London (Terminals 2, 3) in the blue Journey Planner above. You can then take the free Heathrow Express train in between terminals.

Arriving at Heathrow Airport

To ensure a stress-free travel experience we recommend you get to the airport at least 3 hours before your scheduled flight departure time.

At Heathrow, you will find many facilities to pass the time before travelling. Facilities near to the stop include: a wide assortment of cafes, shops and restaurants, as well as rest areas, toilet facilities, cash machines and ticket machines.

Arrival and Departure information:

Terminal 2 & 3: Coaches arrive and depart from the Heathrow Central Bus Station.

Terminal 4: Coaches arrive and depart outside of Heathrow Terminal 4.

Terminal 5: Coaches arrive and depart outside of Heathrow Terminal 5.

Frequently asked questions

When is the first coach from Leicester to Heathrow?

The first coach leaves from Leicester St Margaret's Bus & Coach Station at 2.40am, arriving at Heathrow Central Bus Station at 5.15am.

When is the last coach from Leicester to Heathrow?

The last coach leaves from Leicester St Margaret's Bus & Coach Station at 18.40pm, arriving at Heathrow Central Bus Station at 21.25pm.

How much is the coach from Leicester to Heathrow?

A one-way journey from Leicester to Heathrow is available from £20*.

How long does the coach take from Leicester to Heathrow?

Our fastest coach journeys from Leicester to Heathrow take 2 hrs 35 mins.

What happens if I miss my coach from Leicester to Heathrow?

We have fare types available to give you more flexibility when you travel. Both our Standard and Fully Flexible fares are amendable, however, excess fees may apply. For more information, please visit our tickets page.

Alternatively, when buying your ticket you can add Change and Go to your booking. Change and Go allows you to board any available coach 12 hours before or after your original departure time for just £5 per journey. Find out more at our Change and Go page.

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