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Coach travel from Birmingham to Leicester

From £6.50 one-way*

Duration: 1 hr 5 mins (fastest)
Departures: up to 9 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 Birmingham to Leicester in 1 hour 5 mins (fastest journey)

Enjoy simple and convenient coach travel and experience a new city with our services from Birmingham to Leicester. With some services taking just 1 hour 5 mins and fares starting from as little as £6.50 one-way*, the coach is the perfect option for anyone who wants to travel with confidence without breaking the bank.

You can book tickets from Birmingham to Leicester now using the blue journey planner above.

Birmingham to Leicester journey information
Fastest journey time 1 hr 5 mins
Cheapest price From £6.50 *
Distance (approx) 75km
No. of stops 0 (other services may use further stops)
First & last journey daily 5:45am/22:30pm

Our Birmingham to Leicester services and stops

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

150 coach towards Nottingham

Our 150 service travels up to 3 times a day and calls at the following stops:

  • Birmingham Coach Station
  • Leicester

180 coach towards Glasgow

Our 180 service travels up to 1 time a day and calls at the following stops:

  • Birmingham Coach Station
  • Birmingham Airport
  • Leicester

183 coach towards Glasgow

Our 183 service travels up to 1 time a day and calls at the following stops:

  • Birmingham Coach Station
  • Leicester

777 coach towards Stansted Airport

Our 777 service travels up to 4 times a day and calls at the following stops:

  • Birmingham Coach Station
  • Birmingham Airport
  • Coventry Pool Meadow Bus Station
  • Leicester

Birmingham to Leicester route map

Departing from Birmingham Coach Station

Birmingham Coach Station is based in Digbeth, right at the heart of the city centre, so it's a great place to start your journey.

Local bus services can drop you right outside the station, while New Street and Moor Street train stations are only a 10-minute walk away. Once you've arrived you can settle in by picking up the essentials at the on-site newsagents or eateries, visiting toilet facilities and more.

Take a look at our Birmingham Coach Station facilities page for further information.

Arriving at Leicester St Margaret's Bus Station

Leicester's St Margaret's Bus Station is based in the city centre, on Gravel Street, making it central to all shops, cafes, restaurants and other facilities.

Great transport links, including bus routes, rail routes and a dedicated taxi rank are based around the bus station, making further travel easy too.

You can find out more by visiting our Leicester Bus Station facilities page.

Frequently asked questions

When is the first coach from Birmingham to Leicester?

The first coach leaves from Birmingham Coach Station at 5.45am, arriving at Leicester at 7.20am.

When is the last coach from Birmingham to Leicester?

The last coach leaves from Birmingham Coach Station at 22.30pm, arriving at Leicester at 23.50pm.

How much is the coach from Birmingham to Leicester?

A one-way journey from Birmingham to Leicester is available from £6.50*.

How long does the coach take from Birmingham to Leicester?

Coach journeys from Birmingham to Leicester take on average 1 hr 35 mins. However, our fastest coach can arrive in 1 hr 5 mins.

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

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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*Limited Availability. No booking fee when logged into My Account and purchasing on the National Express website or app, otherwise £1 booking fee applies. Fares correct 1 June 2022 for travel between 1 June 2022 and 28 September 2022.

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