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Recommended option

Train  •  25 min

$8 - $20

Cheapest option

Rideshare  •  53 min

  1. 28.5 miles

$4 - $8

4 alternative options

Bus National Express  •  45 min

  1. National Express

$6 - $10

Bus Nottingham City Transport  •  1 h 39 min

  1. 1|Navy Line
  2. Skylink Leicester Derby

$10 - $11

Taxi  •  35 min

  1. 27.3 miles

$130 - $160

Drive  •  35 min

  1. 27.3 miles

$5 - $9

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

East Midlands Trains operates a train from Nottingham to Leicester hourly. Tickets cost $14 - $20 and the journey takes 25 min. Merseyrail Electrics also services this route every 4 hours. Alternatively, National Express operates a bus from Nottingham to Leicester hourly. Tickets cost $6 - $10 and the journey takes 45 min.

Train operators
Bus operators
Nottingham City Transport
Phone
+44 115 950 6070
Email
travelcentre@nctx.co.uk
Website
nctx.co.uk
Bus from Nottingham, Maid Marian Way (St James Street) to Loughborough, Baxter Gate (5 Baxter Gate)
Ave. Duration
1 h 2 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$7
Schedules at
nctx.co.uk
Kinchbus
Phone
01509 815637
Email
talk@kinchbus.co.uk
Website
kinchbus.co.uk
Bus from Loughborough, Lemyngton Street (Church Gate) to St Margaret's Bus Station
Ave. Duration
27 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$3 - $4
Schedules at
kinchbus.co.uk
Other operators
BlaBlaCar
Website
blablacar.com
Rideshare from Nottingham to Leicestershire
Ave. Duration
53 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$4 - $8
Book at
blablacar.co.uk
Taxi from Nottingham to Leicester
Ave. Duration
35 min
Estimated price
$130 - $160
Trent Cars Ltd
Phone
+44 115 950 5050
Website
trentcars.com
Fon-A-Car
Phone
+44 115 950 0500

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Questions & Answers

The distance between Nottingham and Leicester is 35 km. The road distance is 44 km.

The cheapest way to get from Nottingham to Leicester is to rideshare which costs £3 - £6 and takes 53 min.

The quickest way to get from Nottingham to Leicester is to train which takes 25 min and costs £6 - £15.

Yes, there is a direct train departing from Nottingham and arriving at Leicester. Services depart hourly. The journey takes approximately 25 min.

Yes, there is a direct bus departing from NOTTINGHAM, Station Street and arriving at Leicester. Services depart hourly, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 45 min.

The train from Nottingham to Leicester takes 25 min including transfers and departs hourly.