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There are 6 ways to get from Leicester to Birmingham Airport (BHX) by train, bus, taxi, car or towncar

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Train  •  1h 10m

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

£33 - £200

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Bus  •  1h 15m

  1. Take the bus from Leicester St Margarets Bus Station to Birmingham Airport National Express

£4 - £7

4 alternative options

Bus via Nuneaton, Bus Station  •  3h 3m

  1. Take the bus from Haymarket Bus Station to Nuneaton, Bus Station 48L
  2. Take the bus from Nuneaton, Bus Station to Coventry, Sainsbury's 48C / ...
  3. Take the bus from Pool Meadow Bus Station to Birmingham Airport, B'ham Airport Bus Terminal X1

£11 - £15

Taxi  •  41 min

  1. Take a taxi from Leicester to Birmingham Airport (BHX) 37.7 miles

£80 - £100

Drive  •  41 min

  1. Drive from Leicester to Birmingham Airport (BHX) 37.7 miles

£5 - £9

Towncar  •  41 min

  1. Take a town car from Leicester to Birmingham Airport 37.7 miles

£30 - £120

Leicester to Birmingham Airport (BHX) by train

The train journey time between Leicester and Birmingham Airport (BHX) is around 1h 19m and covers a distance of around 48 miles. The fastest train normally takes 1h 6m. Operated by CrossCountry, London Midland, Avanti West Coast and others, the Leicester to Birmingham Airport (BHX) train service departs from Leicester and arrives in Birmingham International. Typically 224 trains run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

Train route overview

Average train time:
1h 19m
Fastest train time:
1h 6m
Trains per week:
224
Cheapest price:
£33
Carbon emissions:
4 kg CO2

First and last trains

First train departs at:
05:48
Last train departs at:
22:56

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Leicester to Birmingham Airport (BHX) train schedules

Trains departing Friday, June 25, 2021

Leicester → Birmingham Airport (BHX)
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Questions & Answers

The most affordable way to get from Leicester to Birmingham Airport (BHX) is to bus, which costs £4 - £7 and takes 1h 15m.

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The quickest way to get from Leicester to Birmingham Airport (BHX) is to taxi which costs £80 - £100 and takes 41 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Leicester St Margarets Bus Station station and arriving at Birmingham Airport. Services depart four times a day, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 1h 15m.

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No, there is no direct train from Leicester to Birmingham Airport (BHX). However, there are services departing from Leicester and arriving at Birmingham International via Birmingham New Street. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 1h 10m.

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The distance between Leicester and Birmingham Airport (BHX) is 29 miles. The road distance is 37.7 miles.

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The best way to get from Leicester to Birmingham Airport (BHX) without a car is to train which takes 1h 10m and costs £30 - £200.

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It takes approximately 1h 10m to get from Leicester to Birmingham Airport (BHX), including transfers.

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Leicester to Birmingham Airport (BHX) bus services, operated by National Express, depart from Leicester St Margarets Bus Station.

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Leicester to Birmingham Airport (BHX) train services, operated by CrossCountry, depart from Leicester station.

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The best way to get from Leicester to Birmingham Airport (BHX) is to train which takes 1h 10m and costs £30 - £200. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs £4 - £7 and takes 1h 15m.

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Map of how to get from Leicester to Birmingham Airport (BHX).
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  • Distance: 28.5 miles
  • Duration: 1h 10m

What companies run services between Leicester, England and Birmingham Airport (BHX), England?

You can take a train from Leicester to Birmingham Airport (BHX) via Birmingham New Street in around 1h 10m. Alternatively, National Express operates a bus from Leicester St Margarets Bus Station to Birmingham Airport 4 times a day. Tickets cost £4 - £7 and the journey takes 1h 15m.

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
49 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£30 - £110
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Anytime Day
£30 - £40
Anytime Day 1st Class
£80 - £110
Train from Birmingham New Street to Birmingham International
Ave. Duration
8 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£18 - £90
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Anytime Day
£18 - £22
Anytime Day 1st Class
£60 - £90
London Midland
Phone
+44 121 634 2040
Email
comments@londonmidland.com
Website
londonnorthwesternrailway.co.uk
Train from Birmingham New Street to Birmingham International
Ave. Duration
16 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
£3 - £5
Website
londonnorthwesternrailway.co.uk
Advanced Single/Anytime Advance
£3 - £6
Anytime Day Single
£3 - £5
Bus operators
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 Leicester St Margarets Bus Station to Birmingham Airport
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
£4 - £7
Website
National Express
Stagecoach Midlands
Phone
01604 67 60 60
Email
midlands.enquiries@stagecoachbus.com
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Haymarket Bus Station to Nuneaton, Bus Station
Ave. Duration
1h 21m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£5 - £7
Website
Stagecoach Midlands
Bus from Nuneaton, Bus Station to Coventry, Sainsbury's
Ave. Duration
46 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
£3 - £5
Website
Stagecoach Midlands
National Express Coventry
Phone
0121 254 7272
Email
travelcare@nationalexpress.com
Website
nxbus.co.uk
Bus from Nuneaton, Bus Station to Coventry, Sainsbury's
Ave. Duration
51 min
Frequency
Hourly
Website
National Express Coventry
NX West Midlands
Phone
0121 254 7272
Email
travelcare@nationalexpress.com
Website
nxbus.co.uk
Bus from Pool Meadow Bus Station to Birmingham Airport, B'ham Airport Bus Terminal
Ave. Duration
35 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
£3
Website
NX West Midlands
Other operators
Taxi from Leicester to Birmingham Airport (BHX)
Ave. Duration
41 min
Estimated price
£80 - £100
Swift Fox Cabs
Phone
+44 116 262 8222
Website
swiftfoxcabs.co.uk
Highfield Taxis
Phone
+44 116 262 4004
Website
highfieldstaxis.co.uk
Hansom Taxis
Phone
+44 116 233 3333
Website
hansom.net
Everest Taxis
Phone
+44 116 262 2122
Website
everesttaxis.co.uk
Circle Taxis
Phone
+44 116 251 5105
A B C Taxis
Phone
+44 116 255 5111
Jayride
Ave. Duration
41 min
Frequency
On demand
Towncar from Leicester to Birmingham Airport
Estimated price
£30 - £120

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Leicester to Birmingham Airport (BHX) bus services, operated by National Express, arrive at Birmingham Airport station.

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Leicester to Birmingham Airport (BHX) train services, operated by London Midland, arrive at Birmingham International station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Leicester to Birmingham Airport (BHX) is 38 miles. It takes approximately 41 min to drive from Leicester to Birmingham Airport (BHX).

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