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Coach travel from London to Leicester

From £6.90 fares one-way*

Duration: 2 hrs 30 mins (fastest)
Departures: up to 15 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 London to Leicester in 2 hours 30 mins (fastest journey)

Our coaches travel from London (Victoria Coach Station) to Leicester (St Margaret's Bus Station) from as early as 6.30am. Our fastest journey will get you there in 2 hours, 30 minutes on our 440 and 450 routes.

With regular, reliable services from £6.90 one-way*, you can travel with confidence with us.

London to Leicester journey information
Fastest journey time 2 hrs 30 mins
Cheapest price From £6.90 *
Distance (approx) 204km
No. of stops 6 (other services may use further stops)
First & last journey daily 6:30am/23:59pm (from London Victoria Coach Station)

Our London to Leicester services and stops

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

440 coach towards Derby

Our 440 service travels up to 14 times a day and calls at the following stops:

  • London Victoria Coach Station
  • London (Marble Arch)
  • London (Baker Street)
  • London (Finchley Road)
  • London (Golders Green)
  • Milton Keynes Coachway
  • Northampton, North Gate Bus Station
  • Leicester (Braunstone)
  • Leicester

450 coach towards Mansfield

Our 450 service travels up to 1 time a day and calls at the following stops:

  • London Victoria Coach Station
  • London (Marble Arch)
  • London (Baker Street)
  • London (Finchley Road)
  • London (Golders Green)
  • Milton Keynes Coachway
  • Northampton, North Gate Bus Station
  • Leicester (Braunstone)
  • Leicester

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Departing from London Victoria Coach Station

London Victoria Coach Station is just 300 metres from the tube network, and is served by the Victoria Line, the District Line, and the Circle line.

A bus stop is based outside the station, and there is a taxi rank outside the coach station on Eccleston Place.

Take a look at our Victoria Coach Station facilities.

Arriving at Leicester Coach 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.

Check out our Leicester Bus Station facilities.

Frequently asked questions

When is the first coach from London to Leicester?

The first coach leaves from London Victoria Coach Station at 6.30am, arriving at Leicester Bus Station at 9.00am.

When is the last coach from London to Leicester?

The last coach leaves from London Victoria Coach Station at 23.59pm, arriving at Leicester Bus Station at 2.55am.

How much is the coach from London to Leicester?

A one-way journey from London to Leicester is available from £6.90*.

How long does the coach take from London to Leicester?

Coach journeys from London to Leicester take on average 2 hrs 45 mins. However, our fastest coach can arrive in 2 hrs 30 mins.

What happens if I miss my coach from London 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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