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

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

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Fly to Birmingham, train  •  3 h 11 min

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

$170 - $446

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Train, bus  •  9 h 9 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 - $147

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Fly to London Gatwick, train  •  4 h 6 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

$176 - $336

Fly to Manchester, train  •  4 h 45 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

$178 - $346

Fly to Leeds Bradford, train  •  4 h 16 min

  1. Fly from Newquay (NQY) to Leeds Bradford (LBA) NQY - LBA
  2. Take the train from Leeds to Sheffield
  3. Take the train from Sheffield to Leicester

$160 - $431

Train  •  7 h 43 min

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

$138 - $219

Train via Plymouth  •  8 h 4 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

$156 - $252

Bus  •  9 h 36 min

  1. Take the bus from Lanivet to Heathrow Airport London T2,3 National Express
  2. Take the bus from Heathrow Airport London T2,3 to Leicester St Margarets Bus Station National Express / ...

$105 - $128

Drive  •  4 h 27 min

  1. Drive from Cornwall to Leicester 260.9 miles

$55 - $85

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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 fly and train which costs £130 - £350 and takes 3 h 11 min.

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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 Heathrow Airport London T2,3. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 9 h 36 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 8 h 4 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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The best way to get from Cornwall to Leicester without a car is to train which takes 7 h 43 min and costs £100 - £170.

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It takes approximately 3 h 11 min to get from Cornwall to Leicester, including transfers.

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Cornwall to Leicester bus services, operated by National Express, depart from Lanivet station.

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Cornwall to Leicester train services, operated by Great Western Railway, depart from Luxulyan station.

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The best way to get from Cornwall to Leicester is to train which takes 7 h 43 min and costs £100 - £170. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs £80 - £100 and takes 9 h 36 min.

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Map of how to get from Cornwall to Leicester.
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  • Distance: 219.8 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 11 min

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

You can take a train from Cornwall to Leicester via St Austell, Bus Station, St Austell, and Birmingham New Street in around 7 h 43 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Cornwall to Leicester via Heathrow Airport London T2,3 in around 9 h 36 min.

Airlines
Flybe
Website
flybe.com
Flights from Newquay to Birmingham
Ave. Duration
1 h
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
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 6 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $310
Flights from Newquay to Leeds Bradford
Ave. Duration
1 h
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$60 - $430
Train operators
CrossCountry
Phone
0344 736 9123
Email
customer.relations@crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
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 Leeds to Sheffield
Ave. Duration
40 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$24 - $40
Anytime Single
$35 - $55
Off-Peak Single
$20 - $30
Train from St Austell to Birmingham New Street
Ave. Duration
4 h 38 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$100 - $160
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$60 - $95
Anytime Single
$100 - $160
Off-Peak Single
$110 - $160
Train from Plymouth to Birmingham New Street
Ave. Duration
4 h 31 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$100 - $160
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$60 - $95
Anytime Single
$100 - $160
Off-Peak Single
$110 - $160
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 - $65
Website
eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Advance Single
$22 - $35
Off-Peak Single
$45 - $70
Anytime Day Single
$45 - $65
Anytime Single
$65 - $95
Train from Sheffield to Leicester
Ave. Duration
51 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30 - $45
Website
eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Advance Single
$15 - $22
Off-Peak Single
$30 - $50
Anytime Day Single
$30 - $45
Anytime Single
$40 - $65
Train from Leeds to Sheffield
Ave. Duration
44 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$18 - $26
Website
eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Advance Single
$8 - $13
Off-Peak Single
$17 - $27
Anytime Day Single
$18 - $26
Anytime Single
$24 - $35
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
$21 - $30
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Advance Single
$10 - $16
Off-Peak Day Single
$18 - $27
Anytime Day Single
$21 - $30
Great Western Railway
Website
gwr.com
Train from Luxulyan to Plymouth
Ave. Duration
1 h 16 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$20 - $40
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$13 - $21
Advanced Single
$14 - $21
Anytime Day Single
$20 - $40
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 a week
Estimated price
$29 - $55
Book at
uk.megabus.com
National Express

National Express Coaches are a quick and convenient way of travelling around the UK. Over 550 National Express coaches run on Britain's roads every day, serving over 900 destinations across the UK. National Express Coaches carry around 19 million passenger journeys every year. For added convenience, National Express operate coach services to all major UK airports 24 hours per day, and is on its way to being 100% wheelchair accessible. The company also has a 24-hour control centre that receives a GPS signal to update on location, speed and the temperature inside coaches, ensuring the smoothest journey possible.

Contact Details
Phone
+44 08717 818178
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from Lanivet to Heathrow Airport London T2,3
Ave. Duration
6 h 20 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$75 - $90
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from Heathrow Airport London T2,3 to Leicester St Margarets Bus Station
Ave. Duration
2 h 20 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30 - $40
Website
nationalexpress.com

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The quickest flight from Newquay Airport to Birmingham Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h.

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Cornwall to Leicester bus services, operated by National Express, arrive at Leicester St Margarets Bus Station.

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Cornwall to Leicester train services, operated by CrossCountry, arrive at Leicester station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Cornwall to Leicester is 261 miles. It takes approximately 4 h 27 min to drive from Cornwall to Leicester.

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Flybe offers flights from Newquay Airport to Birmingham Airport.

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There are 194+ hotels available in Leicester. Prices start at $55 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Cornwall to Newquay Airport is to taxi which takes 24 min and costs £55 - £70.

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