There are 5 ways to get from Leicester to Dorset by train, bus or car

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Train  •  5 h 53 min

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

$93 - $138

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Bus  •  9 h 37 min

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

$31 - $37

3 alternative options

Bus via Heathrow Airport Terminal 5, Heathrow Terminal 5  •  8 h 13 min

  1. Take the bus from St Margaret's Bus Station to Heathrow Airport Terminal 5, Heathrow Terminal 5 230 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Heathrow Airport London T5 to POOLE, Dorset National Express / ...

$35 - $43

Bus, train  •  8 h 21 min

  1. Take the bus from Haymarket Bus Station to Coventry, Corporation St 48
  2. Take the train from Coventry to Bournemouth
  3. Take the train from Bournemouth to Dorchester South

$98 - $145

Drive  •  3 h 11 min

  1. Drive from Leicester to Dorset 187.2 miles

$40 - $60

Questions & Answers

No, there is no direct bus from Leicester station to Dorset. However, there are services departing from St Margaret's Bus Station and arriving at Puddletown, Dorchester Road Traffic Lights via Heathrow Airport London T5, Poole, Bus Station and Blandford St Mary, Tesco. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 8 h 13 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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The best way to get from Leicester to Dorset without a car is to train which takes 5 h 53 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 5 h 53 min to get from Leicester to Dorset, including transfers.

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Leicester to Dorset bus services, operated by National Express, arrive at St Margaret's Bus Station.

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The best way to get from Leicester to Dorset is to train which takes 5 h 53 min and costs . Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 8 h 13 min.

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Leicester to Dorset bus services, operated by National Express, arrive at POOLE, Dorset station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Leicester to Dorset is 187 miles. It takes approximately 3 h 11 min to drive from Leicester to Dorset.

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There are 489+ hotels available in Dorset. Prices start at $81 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Leicester to Dorset.
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  • Distance: 141.1 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 53 min

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 53 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Leicester to Dorset via Heathrow Airport Terminal 5, Heathrow Terminal 5, Heathrow Airport London T5, POOLE, Dorset, Poole, Bus Station, and Blandford St Mary, Tesco in around 8 h 13 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 - $65
Website
eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Advance Single
$22 - $35
Off-Peak Single
$45 - $70
Anytime Day Single
$45 - $65
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
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 St Margaret's Bus Station to Heathrow Airport Terminal 5, Heathrow Terminal 5
Ave. Duration
2 h 35 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$12 - $16
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from Heathrow Airport London T5 to POOLE, Dorset
Ave. Duration
2 h 20 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$11 - $15
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
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 20 minutes
Estimated price
$10
Schedules at
stagecoachbus.com

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