There are 5 ways to get from Leicester to Dorset 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 via London Waterloo  •  5 h 59 min

  1. Take the train from Leicester to London St Pancras International
  2. Take the train from London Waterloo to Dorchester South

$68 - $139

Cheapest option

Bus  •  9 h 37 min

  1. Take the bus from Coventry Pool Meadow Bus Station to Dorchester National Express

$31 - $37

3 alternative options

Train CrossCountry  •  7 h 3 min

  1. Take the train from Leicester to Birmingham New Street
  2. Take the train from Birmingham New Street to Bournemouth
  3. Take the train from Bournemouth to Dorchester South

$126 - $195

Bus via London Heathrow Airport Terminal 5  •  8 h 28 min

  1. Take the bus from Leicester St Margarets Bus Station to London Heathrow Airport Terminal 5 National Express / ...
  2. Take the bus from London Heathrow Airport Terminal 5 to POOLE, Dorset National Express / ...

$35 - $44

Drive  •  3 h 11 min

  1. Drive from Leicester to Dorset 187.2 miles

$40 - $60

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Leicester to Dorset is to bus which costs £23 - £29 and takes 9 h 37 min.

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The quickest way to get from Leicester to Dorset is to drive which costs £30 - £45 and takes 3 h 11 min.

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The distance between Leicester and Dorset is 141 miles. The road distance is 187.2 miles.

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It takes approximately 5 h 59 min to get from Leicester to Dorset, including transfers.

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No, there is no direct bus from Leicester station to Dorset. However, there are services departing from Leicester St Margarets Bus Station and arriving at Puddletown, Dorchester Road Traffic Lights via London Heathrow Airport Terminal 5, Poole, Bus Station and Blandford St Mary, Tesco. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 8 h 28 min.

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

You can take a train from Leicester to Dorset via London St Pancras International, Euston Underground Station, Waterloo Underground Station, London Waterloo, Dorchester South, and Dorchester, South Station in around 5 h 59 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Leicester to Dorset via London Heathrow Airport Terminal 5, POOLE, Dorset, Poole, Bus Station, and Blandford St Mary, Tesco in around 8 h 28 min.

Train operators
East Midlands Trains
Phone
03457 125 678
Email
getintouch@eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Website
eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Train from Leicester to London St Pancras International
Ave. Duration
1 h 7 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$45 - $70
Website
eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Advance Single
$23 - $35
Off-Peak Single
$45 - $75
Anytime Day Single
$45 - $70
Anytime Single
$65 - $95
South Western Railway
Phone
0345 6000 650
Website
southwesternrailway.com
Train from London Waterloo to Dorchester South
Ave. Duration
2 h 42 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$40 - $65
Website
southwesternrailway.com
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Train from Bournemouth to Dorchester South
Ave. Duration
43 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$11 - $18
Website
southwesternrailway.com
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
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
$21 - $35
Train from Birmingham New Street to Bournemouth
Ave. Duration
3 h 8 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$75 - $120
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$45 - $75
Anytime Single
$75 - $120
Off-Peak Single
$75 - $120
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 London Heathrow Airport Terminal 5
Ave. Duration
2 h 45 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$12 - $17
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from London Heathrow Airport Terminal 5 to POOLE, Dorset
Ave. Duration
2 h 20 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$11 - $16
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from Coventry Pool Meadow Bus Station to Dorchester
Ave. Duration
6 h 15 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$17 - $23
Website
nationalexpress.com

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