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There are 6 ways to get from Leicester to Ilkeston by train, bus, taxi or car

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Train  •  1 h 14 min

  1. Take the train from Leicester to Nottingham
  2. Take the train from Nottingham to Ilkeston

$17 - $26

Cheapest option

Bus via East Midlands Airport, Coach Park  •  2 h 53 min

  1. Take the bus from St Margaret's Bus Station to East Midlands Airport, Coach Park Skylink Leicester Derby / ...
  2. Take the bus from East Midlands Airport, Coach Park to Ilkeston, Market Place my15

$8 - $15

4 alternative options

Train, bus  •  1 h 16 min

  1. Take the train from Leicester to Long Eaton
  2. Take the bus from Long Eaton, Rail Station Sycamore Road to Ilkeston, Market Place my15

$15 - $19

Bus  •  2 h 9 min

  1. Take the bus from St Margaret's Bus Station to Derby, Bus Station Skylink Leicester Derby / ...

$9 - $14

Taxi  •  36 min

  1. Take a taxi from Leicester to Ilkeston 29.8 miles

$140 - $170

Drive  •  36 min

  1. Drive from Leicester to Ilkeston 29.8 miles

$6 - $10

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The cheapest way to get from Leicester to Ilkeston is to drive which costs £4 - £8 and takes 36 min.

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The quickest way to get from Leicester to Ilkeston is to taxi which costs £100 - £130 and takes 36 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Leicester station to Ilkeston. However, there are services departing from St Margaret's Bus Station and arriving at Ilkeston, Market Place via Derby, Bus Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2 h 9 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Leicester to Ilkeston. However, there are services departing from Leicester and arriving at Ilkeston via Nottingham. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 1 h 14 min.

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The distance between Leicester and Ilkeston is 24 miles. The road distance is 29.8 miles.

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The best way to get from Leicester to Ilkeston without a car is to train which takes 1 h 14 min and costs £12 - £20.

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It takes approximately 1 h 14 min to get from Leicester to Ilkeston, including transfers.

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Leicester to Ilkeston bus services, operated by Kinchbus, arrive at St Margaret's Bus Station.

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Leicester to Ilkeston train services, operated by East Midlands Trains, depart from Leicester station.

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The best way to get from Leicester to Ilkeston is to train which takes 1 h 14 min and costs £12 - £20. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs £7 - £11 and takes 2 h 9 min.

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Map of how to get from Leicester to Ilkeston.
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  • Distance: 24.2 miles
  • Duration: 1 h 14 min

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

You can take a train from Leicester to Ilkeston via Nottingham in around 1 h 14 min. Alternatively, Kinchbus operates a bus from Leicester to Ilkeston hourly. Tickets cost $5 - $7 and the journey takes 1 h 40 min. National Express also services this route hourly.

Train operators
East Midlands Trains
Phone
03457 125 678
Email
getintouch@eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Website
eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Train from Leicester to Nottingham
Ave. Duration
25 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$13 - $19
Website
eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Advance Single
$6 - $9
Off-Peak Single
$12 - $20
Anytime Day Single
$13 - $19
Anytime Single
$18 - $26
Train from Nottingham to Ilkeston
Ave. Duration
12 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$4 - $7
Website
eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Advance Single
$2 - $3
Off-Peak Single
$3 - $6
Anytime Day Single
$4 - $7
Anytime Single
$5 - $8
Train from Leicester to Long Eaton
Ave. Duration
21 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$10 - $15
Website
eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Advance Single
$4 - $7
Off-Peak Single
$9 - $15
Anytime Day Single
$10 - $15
Anytime Single
$14 - $20
Bus operators
Trent Barton
Phone
01773 712265
Email
talk@trentbarton.co.uk
Website
trentbarton.co.uk
Bus from Long Eaton, Rail Station Sycamore Road to Ilkeston, Market Place
Ave. Duration
41 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$4
Schedules at
trentbarton.co.uk
Bus from East Midlands Airport, Coach Park to Ilkeston, Market Place
Ave. Duration
1 h 18 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$4 - $6
Schedules at
trentbarton.co.uk
Kinchbus
Phone
01509 815637
Email
talk@kinchbus.co.uk
Website
kinchbus.co.uk
Bus from St Margaret's Bus Station to Derby, Bus Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$5 - $7
Schedules at
kinchbus.co.uk
Bus from St Margaret's Bus Station to East Midlands Airport, Coach Park
Ave. Duration
57 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$4 - $5
Schedules at
kinchbus.co.uk
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 Derby
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$7 - $11
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from Leicester St Margarets Bus Station to East Midlands Airport
Ave. Duration
30 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$6 - $10
Website
nationalexpress.com
Other operators
Taxi from Leicester to Ilkeston
Ave. Duration
36 min
Estimated price
$140 - $170
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 Ilkeston bus services, operated by Kinchbus, arrive at Derby, Bus Station.

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Leicester to Ilkeston train services, operated by Northern Rail, arrive at Ilkeston station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Leicester to Ilkeston is 30 miles. It takes approximately 36 min to drive from Leicester to Ilkeston.

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