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There are 11 ways to get from Leicester to Scotland by plane, train, bus or car

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Fly East Midlands to Glasgow  •  3 h 38 min

  1. Fly from East Midlands (EMA) to Glasgow (GLA) EMA - GLA

$42 - $183

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Bus  •  9 h 25 min

  1. Take the bus from Leicester St Margarets Bus Station to Glasgow National Express

$28 - $35

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Fly East Midlands to Edinburgh  •  3 h 43 min

  1. Fly from East Midlands (EMA) to Edinburgh (EDI) EMA - EDI

$48 - $186

Train to Birmingham, fly to Glasgow  •  4 h

  1. Take the train from Leicester to Birmingham New Street
  2. Fly from Birmingham (BHX) to Glasgow (GLA) BHX - GLA

$82 - $257

Train to Birmingham, fly to Edinburgh  •  4 h 6 min

  1. Take the train from Leicester to Birmingham New Street
  2. Fly from Birmingham (BHX) to Edinburgh (EDI) BHX - EDI

$88 - $280

Train to London Luton, fly to Glasgow  •  3 h 59 min

  1. Take the train from Leicester to Luton Airport Parkway
  2. Fly from London Luton (LTN) to Glasgow (GLA) LTN - GLA

$66 - $190

Train to Birmingham, fly to Aberdeen  •  4 h 23 min

  1. Take the train from Leicester to Birmingham New Street
  2. Fly from Birmingham (BHX) to Aberdeen (ABZ) BHX - ABZ

$84 - $243

Train  •  6 h 19 min

  1. Take the train from Nuneaton to Crewe
  2. Take the train from Crewe to Glasgow Central

$195 - $328

Bus, train  •  8 h 3 min

  1. Take the bus from St Margaret's Bus Station to Derby, Railway Station Skylink Leicester Derby
  2. Take the train from Derby to Glasgow Central

$135 - $206

Train, bus  •  9 h 13 min

  1. Take the train from Leicester to Sheffield
  2. Take the bus from Meadowhall Interchange to Buchanan Bus Station M20

$62 - $111

Drive  •  5 h 8 min

  1. Drive from Leicester to Glasgow 310.7 miles

$65 - $100

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The cheapest way to get from Leicester to Scotland is to bus which costs £21 - £27 and takes 9 h 25 min.

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The quickest way to get from Leicester to Scotland is to fly which costs £30 - £150 and takes 3 h 38 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Leicester St Margarets Bus Station station and arriving at Glasgow. Services depart once daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 9 h 25 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Leicester to Scotland. However, there are services departing from Leicester and arriving at Glasgow Central via Nuneaton and Crewe. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 6 h 19 min.

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The distance between Leicester and Scotland is 312 miles. The road distance is 310.7 miles.

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The best way to get from Leicester to Scotland without a car is to train which takes 6 h 19 min and costs £150 - £260.

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It takes approximately 3 h 38 min to get from Leicester to Scotland, including transfers.

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

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Leicester to Scotland train services, operated by West Midlands, depart from Nuneaton station.

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The best way to get from Leicester to Scotland is to fly which takes 3 h 38 min and costs £30 - £150. Alternatively, you can train, which costs £150 - £260 and takes 6 h 19 min, you could also bus, which costs £21 - £27 and takes 9 h 25 min.

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Map of how to get from Leicester to Scotland.
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  • Distance: 312 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 38 min

What companies run services between Leicester, England and Scotland?

Flybe flies from Leicester to Paisley 3 times a day. Alternatively, you can take a train from Leicester to Glasgow via Nuneaton and Crewe in around 6 h 19 min.

Airlines
Flybe
Website
flybe.com
Flights from East Midlands to Glasgow
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $320
Flights from East Midlands to Glasgow via Belfast City
Ave. Duration
2 h 45 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$60 - $320
Flights from East Midlands to Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$60 - $300
Flights from Birmingham to Glasgow
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $280
Flights from Birmingham to Glasgow via Belfast City
Ave. Duration
3 h 5 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$55 - $280
Flights from Birmingham to Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $300
Flights from Birmingham to Edinburgh via Belfast City
Ave. Duration
3 h 5 min
When
Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$55 - $300
Flights from Birmingham to Aberdeen
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $270
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Birmingham to Glasgow via Belfast (Aldergrove)
Ave. Duration
2 h 45 min
When
Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$95 - $270
Flights from Birmingham to Edinburgh via Belfast (Aldergrove)
Ave. Duration
3 h 12 min
When
Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$80 - $240
Flights from London Luton to Glasgow
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $200
Flights from London Luton to Glasgow via Belfast (Aldergrove)
Ave. Duration
3 h
When
Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
$45 - $200
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Birmingham to Glasgow via Dublin
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$35 - $260
Aer Lingus
Website
aerlingus.com
Flights from Birmingham to Aberdeen via Dublin
Ave. Duration
3 h 50 min
When
Monday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
$240 - $950
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 Derby to Glasgow Central
Ave. Duration
5 h 27 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$130 - $200
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$80 - $120
Anytime Single
$130 - $200
Off-Peak Single
$140 - $220
East Midlands Trains
Phone
03457 125 678
Email
getintouch@eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Website
eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Train from Leicester to Luton Airport Parkway
Ave. Duration
1 h 2 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Website
eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Advance Single
$16 - $23
Off-Peak Single
$30 - $50
Anytime Day Single
$30 - $50
Anytime Single
$45 - $70
Train from Leicester to Sheffield
Ave. Duration
53 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30 - $45
Website
eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Advance Single
$15 - $22
Off-Peak Single
$30 - $50
Anytime Day Single
$30 - $45
Anytime Single
$40 - $65
Virgin West Coast Trains
Phone
0344 556 5650
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Train from Nuneaton to Crewe
Ave. Duration
41 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$40 - $65
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$27 - $40
Anytime Day Single
$40 - $65
Train from Crewe to Glasgow Central
Ave. Duration
3 h 3 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$140 - $220
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$85 - $130
Anytime Day Single
$140 - $220
Bus operators
Kinchbus
Phone
01509 815637
Email
talk@kinchbus.co.uk
Website
kinchbus.co.uk
Bus from St Margaret's Bus Station to Derby, Railway Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 36 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$5 - $7
Schedules at
kinchbus.co.uk
Megabus 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 Glasgow
Ave. Duration
9 h 25 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$28 - $35
Website
nationalexpress.com

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The quickest flight from East Midlands Airport to Glasgow Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 10 min.

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Leicester to Scotland bus services, operated by National Express, arrive at Glasgow station.

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Leicester to Scotland train services, operated by Virgin West Coast Trains, arrive at Glasgow Central station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Leicester to Scotland is 311 miles. It takes approximately 5 h 8 min to drive from Leicester to Scotland.

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Flybe offers flights from East Midlands Airport to Glasgow Airport.

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There are 142+ hotels available in Scotland. Prices start at $84 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Leicester to East Midlands Airport is to bus which takes 57 min and costs £3 - £8.

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