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There are 5 ways to get from Leicester to Coventry by bus, train, rideshare, taxi or car

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Bus  •  1 h 12 min

  1. Take the bus from Leicester, Charles Street to Pool Meadow Bus Station X6 / ...

$6 - $10

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Rideshare  •  49 min

  1. Take the rideshare from Leicestershire to Coventry 26.7 miles

$3 - $7

3 alternative options

Train  •  1 h 30 min

  1. Take the train from Leicester to Nuneaton
  2. Take the train from Nuneaton to Coventry

$33 - $49

Taxi  •  32 min

  1. Take a taxi from Leicester to Coventry 26.2 miles

$80 - $100

Drive  •  32 min

  1. Drive from Leicester to Coventry 26.2 miles

$5 - $9

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The cheapest way to get from Leicester to Coventry is to rideshare which costs £3 - £5 and takes 49 min.

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The quickest way to get from Leicester to Coventry is to taxi which costs £60 - £75 and takes 32 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Leicester, Charles Street and arriving at Pool Meadow Bus Station station. Services depart every 15 minutes, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 1 h 12 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Leicester to Coventry. However, there are services departing from Leicester and arriving at Coventry via Nuneaton. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 1 h 30 min.

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The distance between Leicester and Coventry is 23 miles. The road distance is 26.2 miles.

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The best way to get from Leicester to Coventry without a car is to bus which takes 1 h 12 min and costs £5 - £8.

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The bus from Leicester, Charles Street to Pool Meadow Bus Station takes 1 h 12 min including transfers and departs every 15 minutes.

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Leicester to Coventry bus services, operated by Mike De Courcey Travel, depart from Leicester, Charles Street station.

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Leicester to Coventry train services, operated by CrossCountry, depart from Leicester station.

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The best way to get from Leicester to Coventry is to bus which takes 1 h 12 min and costs £5 - £8. Alternatively, you can train, which costs £25 - £40 and takes 1 h 30 min.

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Map of how to get from Leicester to Coventry.
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  • Distance: 22.8 miles
  • Duration: 1 h 12 min

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

Mike De Courcey Travel operates a bus from Leicester to Coventry hourly, and the journey takes 1 h 12 min. Two other operators also service this route. Alternatively, you can take a train from Leicester to Coventry via Nuneaton in around 1 h 30 min.

Train operators
Bus operators
Stagecoach Warwickshire
Phone
01604 67 60 60
Email
midlands.enquiries@stagecoachbus.com
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Haymarket Bus Station to Coventry, Corporation St
Ave. Duration
2 h 10 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Schedules at
stagecoachbus.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 Leicester St Margarets Bus Station to Coventry Pool Meadow Bus Station
Ave. Duration
45 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$6 - $10
Website
nationalexpress.com
Other operators
BlaBlaCar

A ridesharing platform with 40 million users, Blablacar gives you access to destinations without worrying about on-the-road chaos. The basic idea is that you carpool with locals who are already planning to drive your route and have space in their car. With some flexibility you’ll get to your destination – often faster and cheaper than other means. On the website or app, enter your departure and arrival points and your date of travel, sift through the profiles of drivers who’ve posted pre-planned drives and find one whose timing and preferences match yours. Request to join the ride, wait be accepted, and pay your share of the set price.

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Contact Details
Website
blablacar.com
Rideshare from Leicestershire to Coventry
Ave. Duration
49 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$3 - $7
Book at
blablacar.co.uk
Taxi from Leicester to Coventry
Ave. Duration
32 min
Estimated price
$80 - $100
Swift Fox Cabs
Phone
+44 116 262 8222
A B C Taxis
Phone
+44 116 255 5111
Website
abc-taxis-leicester.co.uk

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Leicester to Coventry bus services, operated by Mike De Courcey Travel, arrive at Pool Meadow Bus Station.

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Leicester to Coventry train services, operated by West Midlands, arrive at Coventry station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Leicester to Coventry is 26 miles. It takes approximately 32 min to drive from Leicester to Coventry.

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Check out Blablacar's carpooling service for rideshare options between Leicester and Coventry. A great option if you don't have a driver's licence or want to avoid public transport.

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