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

Recommended option

Train  •  2 h 30 min

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

$45 - $102

Cheapest option

Line 133 bus, night bus  •  4 h 3 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 Stansted Airport London to Leicester National Express

$27 - $50

2 alternative options

Line 133 bus, train  •  4 h 40 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

$73 - $115

Drive  •  2 h 2 min

  1. Drive from Essex to Leicester 114.6 miles

$24 - $40

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 30 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
Hourly
Estimated price
$50 - $70
Website
eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Advance Single
$24 - $35
Off-Peak Single
$45 - $75
Anytime Day Single
$50 - $70
Anytime Single
$65 - $100
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
Hourly
Estimated price
$5 - $8
Schedules at
arrivabus.co.uk
Book at
arrivabus.co.uk

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Questions & Answers

How far is it from Essex to Leicester?

The distance between Essex and Leicester is 147 km. The road distance is 183 km.

What is the cheapest way to get from Essex to Leicester?

The cheapest way to get from Essex to Leicester is to drive which costs £17 - £26 and takes 2 h 2 min.

What is the fastest way to get from Essex to Leicester?

The quickest way to get from Essex to Leicester is to drive which takes 2 h 2 min and costs £17 - £26.

Is there a direct bus between Essex and Leicester?

No, there is no direct bus from Essex to Leicester. However, there are services departing from Black Notley, Brain Valley Avenue and arriving at Leicester via Braintree Town Centre, Bus Park (Braint Bus Pk) and Stansted Airport London. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4 h 3 min.

How long does it take to get from Essex to Leicester?

It takes approximately 2 h 30 min to get from Essex to Leicester, including transfers.