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There are 3 ways to get from Leicester to Manchester by train, bus, night bus or car

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Train  •  2h

  1. Take the train from Leicester to Sheffield
  2. Take the train from Sheffield to Manchester Piccadilly

£37 - £61

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Bus, night bus  •  4h 7m

  1. Take the bus from St Margaret's Bus Station to Pool Meadow Bus Station X6 / ...
  2. Take the night bus from Pool Meadow Bus Station to Manchester City Centre, Corporation Street M11a

£21 - £31

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Drive  •  1h 58m

  1. Drive from Leicester to Manchester 106.7 miles

£18 - £27

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The cheapest way to get from Leicester to Manchester is to drive which costs £18 - £27 and takes 1h 58m.

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The quickest way to get from Leicester to Manchester is to drive which costs £18 - £27 and takes 1h 58m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Leicester station to Manchester. However, there are services departing from St Margaret's Bus Station and arriving at Manchester City Centre, Corporation Street via Pool Meadow Bus Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4h 7m.

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No, there is no direct train from Leicester to Manchester. However, there are services departing from Leicester and arriving at Manchester Piccadilly via Sheffield. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2h.

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The distance between Leicester and Manchester is 75 miles. The road distance is 106.7 miles.

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The best way to get from Leicester to Manchester without a car is to train which takes 2h and costs £35 - £65.

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It takes approximately 2h to get from Leicester to Manchester, including transfers.

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Leicester to Manchester bus services, operated by Mike De Courcey Travel, depart from St Margaret's Bus Station.

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Leicester to Manchester train services, operated by East Midlands Railways, depart from Leicester station.

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Leicester to Manchester bus services, operated by Megabus UK, arrive at Manchester City Centre, Corporation Street station.

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Map of how to get from Leicester to Manchester.
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  • Distance: 74.6 miles
  • Duration: 2h

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

You can take a train from Leicester to Manchester via Sheffield in around 2h.

Train operators
East Midlands Railways
Phone
03457 125 678
Email
getintouch@eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Website
eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Train from Leicester to Sheffield
Ave. Duration
55 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£24 - £35
Website
eastmidlandsrailway.co.uk
Advance Single
£11 - £17
Off-Peak Single
£23 - £40
Anytime Day Single
£24 - £35
Anytime Single
£30 - £50
Train from Sheffield to Manchester Piccadilly
Ave. Duration
55 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£15 - £22
Website
eastmidlandsrailway.co.uk
Advance Single
£7 - £11
Off-Peak Single
£14 - £23
Anytime Day Single
£15 - £22
Anytime Single
£21 - £35
TransPennine Express
Phone
+44 345 600 1671
Email
tpecustomer.relations@firstgroup.com
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Train from Sheffield to Manchester Piccadilly
Ave. Duration
51 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£13 - £19
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Advance Single
£7 - £11
Off-Peak Day Single
£12 - £18
Anytime Day Single
£13 - £19
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 Pool Meadow Bus Station
Ave. Duration
45 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
£4 - £6
Website
National Express
Megabus UK
Phone
0871 266 3333
Email
enquiries@megabus.com
Website
uk.megabus.com
Night bus from Pool Meadow Bus Station to Manchester City Centre, Corporation Street
Ave. Duration
1h 50m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
£16 - £25
Website
Megabus UK

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Leicester to Manchester train services, operated by TransPennine Express, arrive at Manchester Piccadilly station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Leicester to Manchester is 107 miles. It takes approximately 1h 58m to drive from Leicester to Manchester.

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