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Bus to Leicester from London by National Express and Megabus


National Express bus from London to Leicester

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Coach services from London to Leicester are operated by two UKs’ well-known carriers - National Express and Megabus.
National Express and Megabus provide a direct intercity coach service between London and Leicester. There is no other coach operator, which offers similar shuttle service between these two cities.
National Express offers about 17 direct services per day, while Megabus has 2 coach connections a day plus few Megabusplus services.
Some National Express and Megabus services terminate in Leicester, but most of them are not intended to serve the route from London to Leicester only, the coaches run on larger distances and Leicester is only an intermediate stop.
The National Express direct coach line between London and Leicester is 440 and there are few other carriers’ routes passing through Leicester. There are also some indirect routes between these cities, which require connecting at Milton Keynes Coach Station.

Megabusplus service from London to Leicester

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Megabus also offers other way of travel between the two cities - Megabusplus is a coach and train combination with coaches operating feeder services from locations in Yorkshire and East Midlands Parkway railway station where passengers transfer to an East Midlands Trains service to/from London St Pancras. This service is available 6 days per week. When engineering works disrupt rail services between London and East Midlands Parkway, the service is run using direct coaches from London Victoria.
Most of the services from Leicester to London begin their journey at one of the UKs’ northern cities or towns, however, all terminate at Victoria Coach Station in London (see details below).

Useful links to coach timetables & fares

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Megabus coach service from London to Leicester

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National Express & Megabus’ coaches are high-class vehicles, equipped with toilet, air conditioning, reclining seats and radio. Both carriers put the safety and comfort of passengers first, so the vehicles are equipped with a large number of safeguards. The operators are using modern vehicles with large panoramic windows and increased legroom. Some coaches on this route provide free Wi-Fi and can take passengers in wheelchairs on board the bus.
Travelling between London and Leicester with National Express & Megabus takes about 3 hours and 1.5 hours with the Megabusplus. This is one of the cheapest transport options between Central London and Leicester.

Go to National Express or Megabus website to check current timetable and prices and book a ticket for your journey.

Timetables and fares...

Bus to Leicester from London by National Express

National Express service number 440
440 440 440 440 440 440 440 440 440
Days of operation Daily Daily Daily Daily Daily Daily Daily Sa,Su MtoFr Sa,Su
Period(s) of operation - 6 - - - - - 5 4 5
LONDON, Victoria Coach Station Dep. 7:30 8:30 9:30 10:30 11:30 12:30 13:30 14:30 14:30 15:30
LONDON, (Marble Arch)
Dep. - - - - - - - - - 15:35
LONDON, (Marylebone)
Dep. - - - - - - - - - 15:45
LONDON, (Finchley Road Stn.)
Dep. - - - - - - - - - 15:55
LONDON, (Golders Green)
Dep. - 9:05 10:05 - 12:05 - 14:05 - - 16:10
LEICESTER, (Braunstone)
Arr. 9:45h - 12:00 - 14:05 - 16:05k - - 18:15
LEICESTER, Bus Station
Arr. 9:55h 11:10 12:10 13:00 14:15 15:00j 16:15k 17:00 17:10m 18:25

Bus to Leicester from London by National Express

National Express service number 440 440 440 440 440 440 440 440 440 440 440
Days of operation MtoFr Sa,Su MtoFr Sa,Su MtoFr Daily Daily Daily Daily Daily Daily
Period(s) of operation 4 5 4 5 4 - - - - - 1
LONDON, Victoria Coach Station Dep. 15:30 16:30 16:30 17:30 17:30 18:30 19:30 20:30 21:30 22:30 23:30
LONDON, (Marble Arch) Dep. 15:35 16:35 16:35 17:35 17:40a 18:40 - - - - -
LONDON, (Marylebone) Dep. 15:45 16:45 16:45 17:45 17:50 18:45 - - - - -
LONDON, (Finchley Road Stn.) Dep. 15:55 16:55 16:55 17:55 18:00 18:55 - - - - -
LONDON, (Golders Green) Dep. 16:15 17:10 17:15a - - - - 21:05 - 23:00 23:55
LEICESTER, (Braunstone) Arr. 18:30k - - 19:50 20:05 - 21:40 - 23:40 0:40 -
LEICESTER, Bus Station Arr. 18:40k 19:20 19:35 20:00 20:15 21:00k 21:50 23:05 23:50 0:50 2:10

Bus to London from Leicester by National Express

National Express service number 440
440 440 440 440 440 440 440 440
Days of operation Daily Daily Daily Daily Daily Daily Daily Daily Daily
Period(s) of operation -
- -
- -
- - - -
LEICESTER, Bus Station Dep. 4:25g 5:10x 5:30v 6:20v 7:25x 8:25d 9:30 10:30 11:30
LEICESTER, (Braunstone) Dep. - - 5:35v 6:25v - 8:35d - - -
LONDON, (Golders Green) Arr. 6:40d - 7:50n - - - - - 13:30
LONDON, (Finchley Road Stn.) Arr. 6:50d 7:25g 8:10d 8:45d - 10:40b - 12:30 -
LONDON, (Marylebone) Arr. 7:00b 7:35g 8:25b - - - - - -
LONDON, (Marble Arch) Arr. 7:10 7:45d 8:35b 9:05b 10:00 11:05 12:00 12:50 14:05
LONDON, Victoria Coach Station Arr. 7:20 8:05 8:50 9:20 10:15 11:20 12:15 13:05 14:20

Bus to London from Leicester by National Express

National Express service number 440 440 440 440 440 440 440 440
Days of operation Daily Daily Daily Daily Daily Daily Daily Daily
Period(s) of operation - - - -
- 3 3 7
LEICESTER, Bus Station Dep. 12:30 13:30 14:30 15:30 16:25 17:45 19:00 20:15
LEICESTER, (Braunstone) Dep. - - - - - - - -
LONDON, (Golders Green) Arr. - 15:30 - (17:30) - 19:50 20:55 -
LONDON, (Finchley Road Stn.) Arr. 14:40 - 16:35 (17:40) 18:45 - - -
LONDON, (Marylebone) Arr. - - - - - - - -
LONDON, (Marble Arch) Arr. 15:00 16:05 16:55 18:05 19:05 20:25 21:25 22:35
LONDON, Victoria Coach Station Arr. 15:10 16:20 17:10 18:20 19:20 20:35 21:35 22:45

M = Monday, T= Tuesday, W = Wednesday, Th = Thursday, Fr = Friday, Sa = Saturday, Su = Sunday, MtoFr = Monday to Friday
1 = Does not operate 2, 6 April, 4, 25 May and 31 August, but operates additionally 28 December,
2 January, 3, 5 April, 3, 24 May and 30 August.
2 = Does not operate 28 December, 2 January, 3, 5 April, 3, 24 May and 30 August, but operates additionally 2, 6 April, 4, 25 May and 31 August.
3 = Does not operate 24 and 31 December.
4 = Does not operate 29 - 31 December, 2 January, 3, 6 April, 4, 25 May and 31 August.
5 = Operates additionally 29 - 31 December, 2 January, 3, 6 April, 4, 25 May and 31 August.
6 = Does not operate 27 December and 2 January.
7 = On 24 and 31 December, service operates 30 minutes earlier than shown.
a = Operates 5 minutes later Monday to Friday (excluding Bank Holidays and 28 - 30 December).
b = Operates 5 minutes later Saturday, Sunday and Bank Holidays (also 29 - 31 December and 2 January).
d = Operates 10 minutes later Saturday, Sunday and Bank Holidays (also 29 - 31 December and 2 January).
g = Operates 15 minutes later Saturday, Sunday and Bank Holidays (also 29 - 31 December and 2 January).
h = Operates 15 minutes later Monday to Friday (excluding Bank Holidays and 29 - 31 December and 2 January).
j = Operates 10 minutes later Fridays (excluding 3 April, but additionally 2 April).
k = Operates 15 minutes later Fridays (excluding 3 April, but additionally 2 April).
m = Operates 20 minutes later Fridays (excluding 3 April, but additionally 2 April).
n = Operates 20 minutes later Saturday, Sunday and Bank Holidays (also 29 - 31 December and 2 January).
v = Operates 40 minutes later Saturday, Sunday and Bank Holidays (also 29 - 31 December and 2 January).
x = Operates 30 minutes later Saturday, Sunday and Bank Holidays (also 29 - 31 December and 2 January).
(…) - Stops in certain days

Bus and coach boarding points

LONDON, Victoria Coach Station, Departure Hall
LONDON, (Marble Arch), Park Lane,
LONDON, (Marylebone), Baker Street (to London)
LONDON, (Marylebone), Gloucester Place, Stop 19 (from London)
LONDON, (Finchley Road Station), Finchley Road
LONDON, (Golders Green), Bus Station, Stops GD/GE
LEICESTER, (Braunstone), outside 500 Narborough Road (to London)
LEICESTER, (Braunstone), Narborough Road, Jaguar Garage (from London)
LEICESTER, St Margaret’s Bus Station

Prices for online tickets

London to Leicester
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Single Return Single Return Single Return
London to Leicester (Standard)
£25.90 £48.80 £20.70 £39 £12.95 £24.40 London to Leicester
Leicester to London (Standard)
£25.90 £48.80 £20.70 £39 £12.95 £24.40 Leicester to London
London to Leicester (eg. APEX/Funfares)
from £5.50 one way from £5.50 one way from £5.50 one way London to Leicester
Leicester to London (eg. APEX/Funfares) from £5.50 one way from £5.50 one way from £5.50 one way Leicester to London
  • Age categories: Children: 3-15 years, Seniors: 60+ years. Children aged under 3 travel free.

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Timetables and fares...

London to Leicester by Megabus & Megabusplus (EMT)

Various service numbers

MB EMT EMT EMT
MB EMT EMT EMT EMT EMT EMT EMT EMT EMT MB EMT
Days of operation Daily Sa Sa MtoFr Daily MtoFr MtoFr MtoFr Sa MtoFr MtoFr Sa Sa MtoFr Daily Sa
LONDON, St. Pancras Int. Train Stn.
Dep. - 5:45 6:52 6:55 - 8:56 10:15 11:15 12:15 13:26 15:15 16:15 18:15 20:29 - 22:00
LONDON, Victoria Coach Station
Dep. 1:00 - - - 8:30 - - - - - - - - - 21:00 -
LEICESTER, Train Stn
Arr. - 7:10 7:59 8:22 - 10:00 11:24 12:24 13:24 14:29 16:24 17:24 19:24 21:46 - 23:27
LEICESTER, Fosse Park
Arr. 3:35 - - - 10:50 - - - - - - - - - 23:15 -

M = Monday, T= Tuesday, W = Wednesday, Th = Thursday, Fr = Friday, Sa = Saturday, Su = Sunday
MtoFr = Monday to Friday only

Leicester to London by Megabus & Megabusplus (EMT)

Various service numbers MB MB MB EMT EMT EMT EMT EMT EMT
Days of operation Daily MtoFr Sa,Su Sa Sa Sa MtoFr Sa MtoFr
LEICESTER, Fosse Park Dep. 3:05 5:20 5:35 - - - - - -
LEICESTER, Train Stn Dep. - - - 5:53 7:00 10:00 12:00 13:00 14:00
LONDON, Victoria Coach Station Arr. 5:40 8:00 8:00 - - - - - -
LONDON, St. Pancras Int. Train Stn. Arr. - - - 7:18 8:14 11:14 13:14 14:14 15:14

Leicester to London by Megabus & Megabusplus (EMT)

Megabus service number EMT MB EMT EMT EMT EMT EMT EMT
Days of operation Sa Daily MtoFr MtoSa Sa MtoFr MtoSa MtoSa
LEICESTER, Fosse Park Dep. - 16:25^ - - - - - -
LEICESTER, Train Stn Dep. 16:00 - 16:58 18:00 19:00 20:00 20:24 21:58
LONDON, Victoria Coach Station Arr. - 19:00 - - - - - -
LONDON, St. Pancras Int. Train Stn. Arr. 17:14 - 18:15 19:15 20:14 21:16 21:33 23:39

M = Monday, T= Tuesday, W = Wednesday, Th = Thursday, Fr = Friday, Sa = Saturday, Su = Sunday
MtoFr = Monday to Friday only
MtoFr = Monday to Friday only
^ = 15 mins later Saturday & Sunday

Megabus and Megabusplus boarding points

LONDON, St. Pancras Int. Train Station
LONDON, Victoria Coach Station
LEICESTER, Train Station
LEICESTER, Fosse Park

Prices for online tickets

London to Leicester Adult Youth/Senior Child BOOK ONLINE NOW
Single Return Single Return Single Return
London to Leicester from £1+50p one way from £1+50p one way from £1+50p one way London to Leicester
Leicester to London
from £1+50p one way from £1+50p one way from £1+50p one way Leicester to London
  • Age categories: Children: 3-15 years, Seniors: 60+ years. Children aged under 3 travel free.

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How to buy tickets online for travel from London to Leicester?

To purchase tickets online for National Express routes you can do it directly at the Europebus home page using a journey planner provided. You can also do it on the National Express website. For East Midlands Trains (Megabusplus) connections and Megabus links visit Megabus website. Simply fill out all fields in the journey planner and follow the instructions to buy a ticket. Discounted tickets are also available for youths, children and seniors. If you book early and your travel dates and times are flexible, you may get ticket with a discount. Early booking is highly recommended, because services between London and Leicester are very popular and the coaches are fully booked on some days.

Carriage of luggage and bikes

Luggage policy for the National Express bus to Leicester: The National Express’ coach driver will load and unload customers’ luggage but customers are responsible for seeing their own luggage onto and off the coach on which they are travelling. Each customer has a free luggage allowance of two medium sized suitcases, weighing no more than 20 kilograms each and 1 piece of hand luggage, which must be located on the shelf above your head or under the passenger seat. >>> NX's BUS TO LEICESTER on-line booking <<<

Luggage policy for the Megatrain/Megabus to Leicester: Megatrain doesn’t check luggage or provide receipts for luggage transported on the bus by the passenger. Passengers are advised that Megabus will accept up to one piece of luggage per passenger. For guidance this should be no more than the size of a standard suitcase and should not weigh more than 20kg.  Passengers can also take on board one small piece of luggage that must fit either on your lap or under the seat in front of you. >> Megabus BUS TO LEICESTER on-line booking <<<

Of course you can take a bike but... In a bike bag as carry-on luggage, semi-dismantled, free of charge. You can take a bicycle with you as carry-on luggage free of charge on any coach, if you put it in a zip-up 'bike bag', with wheels and pedals removed and handlebars turned. Bike bags are available from most cycle shops, for example www.wiggle.co.uk

Overview of alternative transports between London and Leicester. Trains & airlines services within the UK.

If our information is insufficient for you to convince you to travel by coach, or simply you don’t like this transportation arrangement then we encourage you to take advantage of rail or in some cases flight services. If you want to travel for example from London to Leicester or vice versa by train we suggest you to visit the Train Line website, while good flights between British cities are recommend on the Budget Air’s website

Rail services in the UK are fast, frequent and convenient. Tickets can be bought in advance easily via a train reservation service available at the Train Line website
Regular air links to distant cities in Britain can be checked and booked at www.budgetair.co.uk. Flights connections are available to various destinations in the UK, Europe and worldwide.

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