There are 5 ways to get from Leicester to Ilkeston by train, bus, taxi 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  •  1 h 12 min

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

$11 - $28

Cheapest option

Bus Kinchbus  •  2 h 41 min

  1. Take the bus from St Margaret's Bus Station to Castle Donington, Bus Station Skylink Leicester Derby
  2. Take the bus from Castle Donington, Bus Station to Ilkeston, Market Place my15

$8 - $11

3 alternative options

Bus National Express  •  1 h 29 min

  1. Take the bus from Leicester to NOTTINGHAM, Station Street National Express
  2. Take the bus from Nottingham, Upper Parliament Street (Maid Marian Way) to Ilkeston, Market Place the two

$13 - $18

Taxi  •  36 min

  1. Take a taxi from Leicester to Ilkeston 29.8 miles

$150 - $180

Drive  •  36 min

  1. Drive from Leicester to Ilkeston 29.8 miles

$6 - $10

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 12 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Leicester to Ilkeston via NOTTINGHAM, Station Street, Nottingham Railway Station, Nottingham, Mount Street, and Nottingham, Upper Parliament Street (Maid Marian Way) in around 1 h 29 min.

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
24 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$14 - $21
Website
eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Advance Single
$6 - $10
Off-Peak Single
$13 - $21
Anytime Day Single
$14 - $21
Anytime Single
$19 - $28
Train from Nottingham to Ilkeston
Ave. Duration
12 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$5 - $8
Website
eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Advance Single
$2 - $3
Off-Peak Single
$4 - $7
Anytime Day Single
$5 - $8
Anytime Single
$6 - $9
Bus operators
Trent Barton
Phone
01773 712265
Email
talk@trentbarton.co.uk
Website
trentbarton.co.uk
Bus from Nottingham, Upper Parliament Street (Maid Marian Way) to Ilkeston, Market Place
Ave. Duration
33 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$4
Schedules at
trentbarton.co.uk
Bus from Castle Donington, Bus Station to Ilkeston, Market Place
Ave. Duration
1 h 8 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$3 - $5
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 Castle Donington, Bus Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 8 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$4 - $6
Schedules at
kinchbus.co.uk
Other operators
Taxi from Leicester to Ilkeston
Ave. Duration
36 min
Estimated price
$150 - $180
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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Questions & Answers

How far is it from Leicester to Ilkeston?

The distance between Leicester and Ilkeston is 39 km. The road distance is 48 km.

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

The cheapest way to get from Leicester to Ilkeston is to drive which costs £4 - £7 and takes 36 min.

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

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

Is there a direct train between Leicester and Ilkeston?

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 12 min.

Is there a direct bus between Leicester and Ilkeston?

No, there is no direct bus from Leicester to Ilkeston. However, there are services departing from Leicester and arriving at Ilkeston, Market Place via Nottingham Railway Station and Nottingham, Upper Parliament Street (Maid Marian Way). The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 1 h 29 min.

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

It takes approximately 1 h 12 min to get from Leicester to Ilkeston, including transfers.