London to Leicester – your essential guide

London to Leicester – your essential guide

Book a megabus to Leicester and discover a city that’s packed to the brim with fun things to do. History buffs will have a field day getting the low-down on the royal skeleton in the car park at the King Richard III Visitor Centre. Future astronauts will get a taste for space exploration at the National Space Centre. And shopaholics in search of a whole new wardrobe can hit Highcross mall. As for the nightlife, the 35,000-strong student population keep the party going every night of the week. Tempted? Check out our complete guide to Leicester and you’ll be booking your coach tickets in no time.

How long does the bus from London to Leicester take?

The bus from London to Leicester takes an average of 2 hours and 20 minutes, although it can vary by around 10 minutes either side. There are five to six megabus coaches running on this route each day, so you can pick one that suits your schedule.

In terms of your journey, you’ll find added extras like free WiFi and power sockets to keep you entertained. For more information on what’s included in the price of your ticket, take a look at our onboard facilities page.

It’s worth bearing in mind there’s a megaTrain service available on this route, too. It will cost more, but you’ll reach Leicester in just over an hour.  

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Where does the megabus stop in London and Leicester?

Your coach to Leicester will head off from London Victoria Coach Station. The easiest way to get there is to walk from Victoria train station, with its rail and Tube links, which will take around 10 minutes. It’s also walkable from big-name attractions like the Houses of Parliament and the London Eye. For more inspiration if you’re spending some time in the capital, check out our city guide to London.

Once you arrive in Leicester, your megabus will drop you off by the Asda store on Fosse Park Avenue. This is outside the city centre, but a frequent bus service will get you to the heart of the action in around 40 minutes. Check the timetable ahead of time to plan your journey.

If you’re heading to either De Montford University or the University of Leicester, it’s easy to walk to both of them once you’re in the centre of town. The Visit Leicester Information Centre on Gallowtree Gate is a great place to start your trip. You’ll be able to get a map from here, and also book tickets for shows and gigs.

Read our Leicester city guide for great things to do on your trip.

How much do London to Leicester journeys cost?

megabus tickets from London to Leicester start from as little as £1 plus a 50p booking fee. Prices and tickets are subject to availability, so please read our terms and conditions for more info.

How can I book tickets from London to Leicester?

To get cheap London to Leicester travel, use our journey planner at the top of the page, or just hit book now.