There are 3 ways to get from Leicester to Bath by 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.

Recommended option

Train  •  3 h 15 min

  1. Take the train from Leicester to Birmingham New Street
  2. Take the train from Birmingham New Street to Bristol Temple Meads

$93 - $179

Cheapest option

Bus  •  6 h 20 min

  1. Take the bus from Leicester, Charles Street (60 Charles Street 'Beneficial Finance') to Pool Meadow Bus Station X6
  2. Take the bus from Pool Meadow Bus Station to Broadmead, Cabot Circus M36

$34 - $49

1 alternative option

Drive  •  2 h 23 min

  1. Drive from Leicester to Bath 115.8 miles

$24 - $40

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

You can take a train from Leicester to Bath via Birmingham New Street and Bristol Temple Meads in around 3 h 15 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Leicester to Bath via Pool Meadow Bus Station, Broadmead, Cabot Circus, and Bristol, Bus Station in around 6 h 20 min.

Train operators
CrossCountry
Phone
0344 736 9123
Email
customer.relations@crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Train from Leicester to Birmingham New Street
Ave. Duration
50 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$25 - $40
Anytime Single
$35 - $55
Off-Peak Single
$22 - $35
Train from Birmingham New Street to Bristol Temple Meads
Ave. Duration
1 h 22 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$50 - $80
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$35 - $55
Anytime Single
$50 - $80
Off-Peak Single
$40 - $65
Bus operators
Mike De Courcey Travel
Phone
(024) 7630 2656
Website
traveldecourcey.com
Bus from Leicester, Charles Street (60 Charles Street 'Beneficial Finance') to Pool Meadow Bus Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 12 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$11
Schedules at
traveldecourcey.com
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Questions & Answers

The distance between Leicester and Bath is 164 km. The road distance is 185 km.

The cheapest way to get from Leicester to Bath is to drive which costs £18 - £27 and takes 2 h 23 min.

The quickest way to get from Leicester to Bath is to drive which takes 2 h 23 min and costs £18 - £27.

No, there is no direct train from Leicester to Bath. However, there are services departing from Leicester and arriving at Bath Spa via Birmingham New Street and Bristol Temple Meads. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3 h 15 min.

No, there is no direct bus from Leicester to Bath. However, there are services departing from Leicester, Charles Street (60 Charles Street 'Beneficial Finance') and arriving at Bath City Centre, James Street West via Pool Meadow Bus Station and Bristol, Bus Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 6 h 20 min.

It takes approximately 3 h 15 min to get from Leicester to Bath, including transfers.