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 58 min

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

$75 - $148

Cheapest option

Bus via Belgravia, Victoria Coach Station  •  8 h 20 min

  1. Take the bus from Leicester to London Victoria Coach Station National Express
  2. Take the bus from Belgravia, Victoria Coach Station to Dorchester, South Station 035 / ...

$32 - $41

3 alternative options

Train CrossCountry  •  7 h 2 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

$140 - $210

Bus  •  9 h 37 min

  1. Take the bus from Coventry to Dorchester National Express

$34 - $40

Drive  •  3 h 11 min

  1. Drive from Leicester to Dorset 187.2 miles

$40 - $60

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 58 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Leicester to Dorset via London Victoria Coach Station, Belgravia, Victoria Coach Station, and Dorchester, South Station in around 8 h 20 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
$50 - $75
Website
eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Advance Single
$24 - $35
Off-Peak Single
$45 - $80
Anytime Day Single
$50 - $75
Anytime Single
$70 - $110
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
$45 - $70
Website
southwesternrailway.com
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Train from Bournemouth to Dorchester South
Ave. Duration
43 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$12 - $19
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 - $60
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$27 - $40
Anytime Single
$35 - $60
Off-Peak Single
$23 - $35
Train from Birmingham New Street to Bournemouth
Ave. Duration
3 h 7 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$85 - $130
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$50 - $80
Anytime Single
$85 - $130
Off-Peak Single
$80 - $120
Bus operators
National Express
Phone
+44 08717 818178
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from Leicester to London Victoria Coach Station
Ave. Duration
2 h 50 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$12 - $17
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from Belgravia, Victoria Coach Station to Dorchester, South Station
Ave. Duration
3 h 20 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$15 - $20
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from Coventry to Dorchester
Ave. Duration
6 h 15 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$19 - $25
Website
nationalexpress.com

Want to know more about travelling around the world?

Rome2rio's Travel Guide series provide vital information for the global traveller. Read our range of informative guides on popular transport routes and companies - including Travelling around the UAE, How to get from Florence to Rome and Slovenia: Getting from Ljubljana to Lake Bled - to help you get the most out of your next trip.

Questions & Answers

How far is it from Leicester to Dorset?

The distance between Leicester and Dorset is 226 km. The road distance is 300 km.

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

The cheapest way to get from Leicester to Dorset is to bus which costs £24 - £29 and takes 9 h 37 min.

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

The quickest way to get from Leicester to Dorset is to drive which takes 3 h 11 min and costs £28 - £45.

Is there a direct bus between Leicester and Dorset?

No, there is no direct bus from Leicester to Dorset. However, there are services departing from Leicester and arriving at Puddletown, Dorchester Road Traffic Lights via Belgravia, Victoria Coach Station and Dorchester, South Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 8 h 20 min.

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

It takes approximately 5 h 58 min to get from Leicester to Dorset, including transfers.