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

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Train  •  25m

  1. Take the train from Nottingham to Leicester

$13 - $19

Cheapest option

Bus Nottingham City Transport  •  1h 37m

  1. Take the bus from Nottingham, Beastmarket Hill to Loughborough, Baxter Gate 1 - Navy Line
  2. Take the bus from Loughborough, Lemyngton Street to St Margaret's Bus Station Skylink Leicester Derby / ...

$2 - $4

4 alternative options

Bus National Express  •  45m

  1. Take the bus from Nottingham Station Street to Leicester St Margarets Bus Station National Express / ...

$6 - $10

Rideshare  •  53m

  1. Take the rideshare from Nottingham to Leicestershire 28.5 miles

$3 - $8

Taxi  •  35m

  1. Take a taxi from Nottingham to Leicester 27.3 miles

$120 - $160

Drive  •  35m

  1. Drive from Nottingham to Leicester 27.3 miles

$5 - $9

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The cheapest way to get from Nottingham to Leicester is to bus which costs £2 - £3 and takes 1h 37m.

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The quickest way to get from Nottingham to Leicester is to train which costs £10 - £15 and takes 25m.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Nottingham Station Street station and arriving at Leicester St Margarets Bus Station station. Services depart hourly, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 45m.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Nottingham and arriving at Leicester. Services depart hourly, and operate Monday to Saturday. The journey takes approximately 25m.

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The distance between Nottingham and Leicester is 22 miles. The road distance is 27.3 miles.

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The best way to get from Nottingham to Leicester without a car is to train which takes 25m and costs £10 - £15.

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

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Nottingham to Leicester bus services, operated by National Express, arrive at Nottingham Station Street.

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Nottingham to Leicester train services, operated by East Midlands Trains, depart from Nottingham station.

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The best way to get from Nottingham to Leicester is to train which takes 25m and costs £10 - £15. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs £5 - £8 and takes 45m.

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Map of how to get from Nottingham to Leicester.
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  • Distance: 21.9 miles
  • Duration: 25m

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

East Midlands Trains operates a train from Nottingham to Leicester hourly. Tickets cost $13 - $19 and the journey takes 25m. Alternatively, National Express operates a bus from Nottingham to Leicester hourly. Tickets cost $6 - $10 and the journey takes 45m.

Train operators
East Midlands Trains
Phone
03457 125 678
Email
getintouch@eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Website
eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Train from Nottingham to Leicester
Ave. Duration
25m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$13 - $19
Website
eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Advance Single
$6 - $9
Off-Peak Single
$12 - $20
Anytime Day Single
$13 - $19
Anytime Single
$18 - $26
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 Nottingham Station Street to Leicester St Margarets Bus Station
Ave. Duration
45m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$6 - $10
Website
National Express
Nottingham City Transport
Phone
+44 115 950 6070
Email
travelcentre@nctx.co.uk
Website
nctx.co.uk
Bus from Nottingham, Beastmarket Hill to Loughborough, Baxter Gate
Ave. Duration
1h 2m
Frequency
Hourly
Schedules at
nctx.co.uk
Kinchbus
Phone
01509 815637
Email
talk@kinchbus.co.uk
Website
kinchbus.co.uk
Bus from Loughborough, Lemyngton Street to St Margaret's Bus Station
Ave. Duration
28m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$3 - $4
Schedules at
kinchbus.co.uk
Arriva Midlands
Phone
0344 800 4411
Website
arrivabus.co.uk
Bus from Loughborough, Lemyngton Street to St Margaret's Bus Station
Ave. Duration
49m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$3
Schedules at
arrivabus.co.uk
Other operators
BlaBlaCar

A ridesharing platform with 40 million users, Blablacar gives you access to destinations without worrying about on-the-road chaos. The basic idea is that you carpool with locals who are already planning to drive your route and have space in their car. With some flexibility you’ll get to your destination – often faster and cheaper than other means. On the website or app, enter your departure and arrival points and your date of travel, sift through the profiles of drivers who’ve posted pre-planned drives and find one whose timing and preferences match yours. Request to join the ride, wait be accepted, and pay your share of the set price.

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Contact Details
Website
blablacar.com
Rideshare from Nottingham to Leicestershire
Ave. Duration
53m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$3 - $8
Book at
blablacar.co.uk
Taxi from Nottingham to Leicester
Ave. Duration
35m
Estimated price
$120 - $160
Trent Cars Ltd
Phone
+44 115 950 5050
Website
trentcars.com
Fon-A-Car
Phone
+44 115 950 0500

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

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Nottingham to Leicester train services, operated by East Midlands Trains, arrive at Leicester station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Nottingham to Leicester is 27 miles. It takes approximately 35m to drive from Nottingham to Leicester.

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Check out Blablacar's carpooling service for rideshare options between Nottingham and Leicester. A great option if you don't have a driver's licence or want to avoid public transport.

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