There are 9 ways to get from Cornwall to Leicester by train, bus, car or plane

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

Recommended option

Train via Plymouth  •  6 h 53 min

  1. Take the train from Luxulyan to Plymouth
  2. Take the train from Plymouth to Birmingham New Street
  3. Take the train from Birmingham New Street to Leicester

$146 - $233

Cheapest option

Train, bus  •  9 h 8 min

  1. Take the train from Luxulyan to Plymouth
  2. Take the bus from Plymouth City Centre, Plymouth Coach Station to Birmingham, Navigation Street M36
  3. Take the train from Birmingham New Street to Leicester

$85 - $148

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Train  •  7 h 40 min

  1. Take the train from St Austell to Birmingham New Street
  2. Take the train from Birmingham New Street to Leicester

$138 - $221

Bus  •  9 h 24 min

  1. Take the bus from Lanivet to London Heathrow Airport T2 & T3 National Express
  2. Take the bus from London Heathrow Airport T2 & T3 to Leicester St Margarets Bus Station National Express / ...

$107 - $130

Drive  •  4 h 27 min

  1. Drive from Cornwall to Leicester 260.9 miles

$55 - $85

Bus, fly to Birmingham, train  •  5 h 11 min

  1. Take the bus from Lanivet to Newquay
  2. Fly from Newquay (NQY) to Birmingham (BHX) NQY - BHX
  3. Take the train from Birmingham New Street to Leicester

$101 - $368

Fly to London Gatwick, train  •  6 h 11 min

  1. Fly from Newquay (NQY) to London Gatwick (LGW) NQY - LGW
  2. Take the train from Gatwick Airport to London St Pancras International LL
  3. Take the train from London St Pancras International to Leicester

$85 - $263

Fly to Manchester, train  •  6 h 57 min

  1. Fly from Newquay (NQY) to Manchester (MAN) NQY - MAN
  2. Take the train from Manchester Airport to Sheffield
  3. Take the train from Sheffield to Leicester

$94 - $263

Bus, fly to Doncaster/Sheffied, train  •  6 h 27 min

  1. Take the bus from Lanivet to Newquay
  2. Fly from Newquay (NQY) to Doncaster/Sheffied (DSA) NQY - DSA
  3. Take the train from Doncaster to Sheffield
  4. Take the train from Sheffield to Leicester

$201 - $952

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Cornwall to Leicester is to drive which costs £40 - £65 and takes 4 h 27 min.

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The quickest way to get from Cornwall to Leicester is to drive which costs £40 - £65 and takes 4 h 27 min.

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The distance between Cornwall and Leicester is 220 miles. The road distance is 260.9 miles.

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It takes approximately 6 h 53 min to get from Cornwall to Leicester, including transfers.

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No, there is no direct bus from Cornwall to Leicester station. However, there are services departing from Lanivet and arriving at Leicester St Margarets Bus Station via London Heathrow Airport T2 & T3. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 9 h 24 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Cornwall to Leicester. However, there are services departing from Luxulyan and arriving at Leicester via Plymouth and Birmingham New Street. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 6 h 53 min.

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What companies run services between Cornwall, England and Leicester, England?

You can take a train from Cornwall to Leicester via Plymouth and Birmingham New Street in around 6 h 53 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Cornwall to Leicester via London Heathrow Airport T2 & T3 in around 9 h 24 min.

Airlines
Flybe
Website
flybe.com
Flights from Newquay to Birmingham
Ave. Duration
1 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $260
Flights from Newquay to London Gatwick
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $270
Flights from Newquay to Manchester
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $310
Flights from Newquay to Manchester via Belfast City
Ave. Duration
3 h 10 min
When
Wednesday
Estimated price
$65 - $310
Flights from Newquay to Doncaster/Sheffied
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$190 - $1,200
Train operators
Great Western Railway
Website
gwr.com
Train from Luxulyan to Plymouth
Ave. Duration
1 h 16 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$21 - $40
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$13 - $21
Advanced Single
$15 - $21
Anytime Day Single
$21 - $40
CrossCountry
Phone
0344 736 9123
Email
customer.relations@crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Train from Plymouth to Birmingham New Street
Ave. Duration
3 h 31 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$90 - $140
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$55 - $85
Anytime Single
$90 - $140
Off-Peak Single
$95 - $140
Train from Birmingham New Street to Leicester
Ave. Duration
55 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$25 - $40
Anytime Single
$35 - $55
Off-Peak Single
$21 - $35
Train from St Austell to Birmingham New Street
Ave. Duration
4 h 38 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$100 - $160
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$60 - $95
Anytime Single
$100 - $160
Off-Peak Single
$110 - $170
Train from Doncaster to Sheffield
Ave. Duration
21 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$29 - $45
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$21 - $35
Anytime Single
$29 - $45
Off-Peak Single
$13 - $19
Thameslink
East Midlands Trains
Phone
03457 125 678
Email
getintouch@eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Website
eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Train from London St Pancras International to Leicester
Ave. Duration
1 h 1 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$45 - $70
Website
eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Advance Single
$23 - $35
Off-Peak Single
$45 - $75
Anytime Day Single
$45 - $70
Anytime Single
$65 - $95
Train from Sheffield to Leicester
Ave. Duration
51 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$29 - $40
Website
eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Advance Single
$14 - $20
Off-Peak Single
$27 - $45
Anytime Day Single
$29 - $40
Anytime Single
$40 - $60
Train from Doncaster to Sheffield
Ave. Duration
26 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$9 - $14
Website
eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Advance Single
$4 - $7
Off-Peak Single
$8 - $14
Anytime Day Single
$9 - $14
Anytime Single
$12 - $18
Merseyrail Electrics
Phone
0151 330 1000
Website
merseyrail.org
Train from London St Pancras International to Leicester
Ave. Duration
1 h 3 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$22 - $30
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Schedules at
merseyrail.org
Train from Sheffield to Leicester
Ave. Duration
54 min
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
$14 - $20
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Schedules at
merseyrail.org
TransPennine Express
Phone
+44 345 600 1671
Email
tpecustomer.relations@firstgroup.com
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Train from Manchester Airport to Sheffield
Ave. Duration
1 h 12 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$22 - $30
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Advance Single
$11 - $16
Off-Peak Day Single
$18 - $27
Anytime Day Single
$22 - $30
Train from Doncaster to Sheffield
Ave. Duration
25 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$8 - $12
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Advance Single
$6 - $9
Off-Peak Day Single
$11 - $16
Anytime Day Single
$8 - $12
Bus operators
Megabus UK
Phone
0871 266 3333
Email
enquiries@megabus.com
Website
uk.megabus.com
Bus from Plymouth City Centre, Plymouth Coach Station to Birmingham, Navigation Street
Ave. Duration
5 h 25 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$29 - $55
Book at
uk.megabus.com
National Express
Phone
+44 08717 818178
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from Lanivet to London Heathrow Airport T2 & T3
Ave. Duration
6 h 20 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$75 - $90
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from London Heathrow Airport T2 & T3 to Leicester St Margarets Bus Station
Ave. Duration
2 h 25 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30 - $40
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from Lanivet to Newquay
Ave. Duration
30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$6 - $9
Website
nationalexpress.com

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