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

Fly East Midlands to Glasgow  •  3 h 6 min

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

$44 - $183

Cheapest option

Bus  •  9 h 25 min

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

$27 - $35

9 alternative options

Fly East Midlands to Edinburgh  •  3 h 14 min

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

$50 - $185

Train to Birmingham, fly to Edinburgh  •  4 h 3 min

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

$87 - $277

Train to Birmingham, fly to Glasgow  •  3 h 55 min

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

$81 - $255

Train to Birmingham, fly to Aberdeen  •  4 h 22 min

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

$85 - $245

Train, train to Manchester, fly to Edinburgh  •  5 h 27 min

  1. Take the train from Leicester to Sheffield
  2. Take the train from Sheffield to Manchester Airport
  3. Fly from Manchester (MAN) to Edinburgh (EDI) MAN - EDI

$80 - $247

Train  •  5 h 50 min

  1. Take the train from Leicester to Birmingham New Street
  2. Take the train from Birmingham New Street to Glasgow Central

$195 - $311

Bus, train CrossCountry  •  8 h 28 min

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

$135 - $206

Bus, train TransPennine Express  •  9 h 32 min

  1. Take the bus from St Margaret's Bus Station to Derby, Bus Station
  2. Take the bus from Derby, Bus Station to Buxton, Railway Station (Rail Station)
  3. Take the train from Manchester Piccadilly to Glasgow Central

$106 - $147

Drive  •  5 h 8 min

  1. Drive from Leicester to Glasgow 310.7 miles

$65 - $100

Questions & Answers

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 6 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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It takes approximately 3 h 6 min to get from Leicester to Scotland, including transfers.

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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 Birmingham New Street. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5 h 50 min.

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Map of how to get from Leicester to Scotland.
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  • Distance: 312 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 6 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 Birmingham New Street in around 5 h 50 min.

Airlines
Flybe
Website
flybe.com
Flights from East Midlands to Glasgow
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$60 - $320
Flights from East Midlands to Glasgow via Belfast City
Ave. Duration
2 h 50 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
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $300
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
2 h 48 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$55 - $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
2 h 55 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$55 - $280
Flights from Birmingham to Aberdeen
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $270
Flights from Manchester to Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $310
Flights from Manchester to Edinburgh via Belfast City
Ave. Duration
2 h 43 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$45 - $310
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Birmingham to Edinburgh via Belfast (Aldergrove)
Ave. Duration
3 h 7 min
When
Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$80 - $240
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Birmingham to Edinburgh via Dublin
Ave. Duration
3 h 20 min
When
Monday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$35 - $260
Aer Lingus
Website
aerlingus.com
Flights from Birmingham to Edinburgh via Dublin
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $900
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
$30 - $55
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$24 - $40
Anytime Single
$30 - $55
Off-Peak Single
$20 - $35
Train from Derby to Glasgow Central
Ave. Duration
5 h 52 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$130 - $200
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$75 - $120
Anytime Single
$130 - $200
Off-Peak Single
$140 - $210
East Midlands Trains
Phone
03457 125 678
Email
getintouch@eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Website
eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Train from Leicester to Sheffield
Ave. Duration
53 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$30 - $45
Website
eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Advance Single
$14 - $21
Off-Peak Single
$29 - $45
Anytime Day Single
$30 - $45
Anytime Single
$40 - $60
TransPennine Express
Phone
+44 345 600 1671
Email
tpecustomer.relations@firstgroup.com
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Train from Sheffield to Manchester Airport
Ave. Duration
1 h 12 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$21 - $29
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Advance Single
$10 - $15
Off-Peak Day Single
$18 - $26
Anytime Day Single
$21 - $29
Train from Manchester Piccadilly to Glasgow Central
Ave. Duration
3 h 11 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$85 - $120
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Advance Single
$30 - $50
Off-Peak Day Single
$55 - $80
Anytime Day Single
$85 - $120
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 (Rail Station)
Ave. Duration
1 h 36 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$5 - $7
Schedules at
kinchbus.co.uk
Bus from St Margaret's Bus Station to Derby, Bus Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$5 - $7
Schedules at
kinchbus.co.uk
National Express
High Peak
Phone
0844 351 1120
Email
help@centrebus.com
Website
highpeakbuses.com
Bus from Derby, Bus Station to Buxton, Railway Station (Rail Station)
Ave. Duration
1 h 57 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$8
Schedules at
highpeakbuses.com

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