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

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Bus  •  1 h 37 min

  1. Take the bus from Leicester St Margarets Bus Station to Burton upon Trent National Express
  2. Take the bus from Burton upon Trent, New Street to Lichfield City Centre, Bus Station X12

$13 - $16

Cheapest option

Bus, line 65 bus  •  3 h 25 min

  1. Take the bus from St Margaret's Bus Station to Nuneaton, Bus Station 158
  2. Take the line 65 bus from Nuneaton Railway Station to Tamworth Town Centre, Corporation St (Bus Interchange) 65

$9 - $13

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Train  •  1 h 39 min

  1. Take the train from Leicester to Birmingham New Street
  2. Take the train from Birmingham New Street to Lichfield City

$42 - $98

Train via Nuneaton  •  1 h 45 min

  1. Take the train from Leicester to Nuneaton
  2. Take the train from Nuneaton to Lichfield Trent Valley

$37 - $68

Taxi  •  48 min

  1. Take a taxi from Leicester to Lichfield 38.8 miles

$180 - $220

Drive  •  48 min

  1. Drive from Leicester to Lichfield 38.8 miles

$8 - $12

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The cheapest way to get from Leicester to Lichfield is to drive which costs £6 - £10 and takes 48 min.

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The quickest way to get from Leicester to Lichfield is to taxi which costs £130 - £170 and takes 48 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Leicester station to Lichfield station. However, there are services departing from Leicester St Margarets Bus Station and arriving at Lichfield City Centre, Bus Station via Burton upon Trent, New Street. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 1 h 37 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Leicester to Lichfield. However, there are services departing from Leicester and arriving at Lichfield City via Birmingham New Street. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 1 h 39 min.

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The distance between Leicester and Lichfield is 29 miles. The road distance is 38.8 miles.

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The best way to get from Leicester to Lichfield without a car is to bus which takes 1 h 37 min and costs £9 - £12.

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It takes approximately 1 h 37 min to get from Leicester to Lichfield, including transfers.

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Leicester to Lichfield bus services, operated by National Express, arrive at Leicester St Margarets Bus Station.

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Leicester to Lichfield train services, operated by CrossCountry, depart from Leicester station.

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The best way to get from Leicester to Lichfield is to bus which takes 1 h 37 min and costs £9 - £12. Alternatively, you can train, which costs £30 - £75 and takes 1 h 39 min.

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Leicester to Lichfield bus services, operated by Midland Classic, arrive at Lichfield City Centre, Bus Station.

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Leicester to Lichfield train services, operated by West Midlands, arrive at Lichfield City station.

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Map of how to get from Leicester to Lichfield.
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  • Distance: 29.4 miles
  • Duration: 1 h 37 min

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

You can take a bus from Leicester to Lichfield via Burton upon Trent and Burton upon Trent, New Street in around 1 h 37 min. Alternatively, you can take a train from Leicester to Lichfield via Birmingham New Street in around 1 h 39 min.

Train operators
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 Lichfield City
Ave. Duration
22 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$28 - $45
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$20 - $35
Anytime Single
$28 - $45
Off-Peak Single
$12 - $18
Train from Leicester to Nuneaton
Ave. Duration
20 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$28 - $45
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$21 - $35
Anytime Single
$28 - $45
Off-Peak Single
$13 - $19
West Midlands
Phone
+44 121 634 2040
Email
comments@londonmidland.com
Website
londonmidland.com
Train from Birmingham New Street to Lichfield City
Ave. Duration
35 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$6 - $9
Website
wmtrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$3 - $6
Anytime Day Single
$6 - $9
Train from Nuneaton to Lichfield Trent Valley
Ave. Duration
21 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$7 - $11
Website
wmtrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$4 - $7
Anytime Day Single
$7 - $11
Virgin West Coast Trains
Phone
0344 556 5650
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Train from Nuneaton to Lichfield Trent Valley
Ave. Duration
17 min
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$15 - $24
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$10 - $16
Anytime Day Single
$15 - $24
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 Burton upon Trent
Ave. Duration
1 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$6 - $10
Website
nationalexpress.com
Midland Classic
Phone
+44 1283 500228
Email
info@midlandclassic.com
Website
midlandclassic.com
Bus from Burton upon Trent, New Street to Lichfield City Centre, Bus Station
Ave. Duration
22 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$6
Schedules at
midlandclassic.com
Arriva Fox County
Phone
+44 (0)191 520 4000
Email
enquiries@arriva.co.uk
Website
arrivabus.co.uk
Bus from St Margaret's Bus Station to Nuneaton, Bus Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 7 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$5 - $7
Schedules at
arrivabus.co.uk
Arriva Midlands
Phone
0344 800 4411
Website
arrivabus.co.uk
Bus from St Margaret's Bus Station to Nuneaton, Bus Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$3
Schedules at
arrivabus.co.uk
Bus from Nuneaton Railway Station to Tamworth Town Centre, Corporation St (Bus Interchange)
Ave. Duration
1 h 17 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$3
Schedules at
arrivabus.co.uk
Other operators
Taxi from Leicester to Lichfield
Ave. Duration
48 min
Estimated price
$180 - $220
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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