There are 4 ways to get from Essex to Leicester by train, bus, night bus or car

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Train  •  2 h 58 min

  1. Take the train from White Notley to London Liverpool Street
  2. Take the train from London St Pancras International to Leicester

$42 - $95

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Line 133 bus, night bus  •  3 h 51 min

  1. Take the line 133 bus from Braintree Town Centre, Bus Park (Braint Bus Pk) to Stansted Airport, Coach Station 133
  2. Take the night bus from London Stansted Airport to Leicester St Margarets Bus Station National Express

$26 - $50

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Line 133 bus, train  •  4 h 28 min

  1. Take the line 133 bus from Braintree Town Centre, Bus Park (Braint Bus Pk) to Stansted Airport, Coach Station 133
  2. Take the train from Stansted Airport to Leicester

$68 - $105

Drive  •  2 h 2 min

  1. Drive from Essex to Leicester 114.6 miles

$24 - $40

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The cheapest way to get from Essex to Leicester is to drive which costs £19 - £28 and takes 2 h 2 min.

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The quickest way to get from Essex to Leicester is to drive which costs £19 - £28 and takes 2 h 2 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Essex to Leicester station. However, there are services departing from Black Notley, Brain Valley Avenue and arriving at Leicester St Margarets Bus Station via Braintree Town Centre, Bus Park (Braint Bus Pk) and London Stansted Airport. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3 h 51 min.

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The distance between Essex and Leicester is 92 miles. The road distance is 114.6 miles.

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The best way to get from Essex to Leicester without a car is to train which takes 2 h 58 min and costs £30 - £75.

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It takes approximately 2 h 58 min to get from Essex to Leicester, including transfers.

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Essex to Leicester bus services, operated by Arriva UK, depart from Braintree Town Centre, Bus Park (Braint Bus Pk) station.

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Essex to Leicester is 115 miles. It takes approximately 2 h 2 min to drive from Essex to Leicester.

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The nearest airport to Leicester is East Midlands (EMA) Airport which is 15.5 miles away. Other nearby airports include Birmingham (BHX) (28.5 miles), Manchester (MAN) (69.5 miles), London Stansted (STN) (78.9 miles) and London Heathrow (LHR) (86.2 miles).

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Map of how to get from Essex to Leicester.
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  • Distance: 92 miles
  • Duration: 2 h 58 min

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

You can take a train from Essex to Leicester via London Liverpool Street, Liverpool Street Underground Station, King's Cross St. Pancras Underground Station, and London St Pancras International in around 2 h 58 min.

Train operators
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
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$45 - $65
Website
eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Advance Single
$22 - $35
Off-Peak Single
$40 - $70
Anytime Day Single
$45 - $65
Anytime Single
$60 - $95
Bus operators
Arriva UK
Phone
+44 (0)191 520 4000
Email
enquiries@arriva.co.uk
Website
arriva.co.uk
Bus from Braintree Town Centre, Bus Park (Braint Bus Pk) to Stansted Airport, Coach Station
Ave. Duration
55 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$5 - $8
Schedules at
arrivabus.co.uk
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arrivabus.co.uk
National Express
Phone
+44 08717 818178
Website
nationalexpress.com
Night bus from London Stansted Airport to Leicester St Margarets Bus Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$18 - $35
Website
nationalexpress.com

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