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

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

Train Virgin West Coast Trains  •  5 h 29 min

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

$151 - $322

Cheapest option

Bus  •  9 h 25 min

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

$28 - $35

9 alternative options

Train  •  6 h 40 min

  1. Take the train from Glasgow Central to Derby
  2. Take the train from Derby to Leicester

$144 - $223

Train, bus  •  8 h 34 min

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

$111 - $156

Drive  •  5 h 8 min

  1. Drive from Glasgow to Leicester 310.5 miles

$65 - $100

Fly Glasgow to East Midlands  •  4 h

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

$44 - $184

Fly Glasgow to Birmingham, train  •  4 h 12 min

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

$81 - $259

Fly Edinburgh to East Midlands  •  4 h 17 min

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

$51 - $186

Fly Edinburgh to Birmingham, train  •  4 h 29 min

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

$88 - $281

Fly Aberdeen to Birmingham, train  •  4 h 56 min

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

$86 - $249

Fly Inverness to Birmingham, train  •  4 h 33 min

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

$96 - $359

Questions & Answers

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

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The quickest way to get from Scotland to Leicester is to fly which costs £30 - £140 and takes 4 h.

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The distance between Scotland and Leicester is 312 miles. The road distance is 310.5 miles.

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It takes approximately 5 h 29 min to get from Scotland to Leicester, including transfers.

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

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No, there is no direct train from Scotland to Leicester. However, there are services departing from Glasgow Central and arriving at Leicester via Crewe and Nuneaton. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5 h 29 min.

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What companies run services between Scotland and Leicester, England?

You can take a train from Glasgow to Leicester via Crewe and Nuneaton in around 5 h 29 min. Alternatively, National Express operates a bus from Glasgow to Leicester twice daily. Tickets cost $28 - $35 and the journey takes 9 h 25 min.

Airlines
Flybe
Website
flybe.com
Flights from Glasgow to East Midlands
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$60 - $320
Flights from Glasgow to East Midlands via Belfast City
Ave. Duration
2 h 47 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $320
Flights from Glasgow to Birmingham
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $280
Flights from Glasgow to Birmingham via Belfast City
Ave. Duration
2 h 57 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $280
Flights from Edinburgh to East Midlands
Ave. Duration
1 h 13 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $300
Flights from Edinburgh to East Midlands via Belfast City
Ave. Duration
3 h 10 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$60 - $300
Flights from Edinburgh to Birmingham
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $300
Flights from Edinburgh to Birmingham via Belfast City
Ave. Duration
2 h 55 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$55 - $300
Flights from Aberdeen to Birmingham
Ave. Duration
1 h 33 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $270
Flights from Aberdeen to Birmingham via Belfast City
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $270
Flights from Inverness to Birmingham
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $420
Flights from Inverness to Birmingham via Belfast City
Ave. Duration
3 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $420
Aer Lingus
Website
aerlingus.com
Flights from Glasgow to Birmingham via Dublin
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $850
Flights from Edinburgh to Birmingham via Dublin
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $900
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Glasgow to Birmingham via Dublin
Ave. Duration
3 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$35 - $260
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Edinburgh to Birmingham via Belfast (Aldergrove)
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
$80 - $240
VLM Airlines
Website
flyvlm.com
Flights from Aberdeen to Birmingham
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
When
Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$40 - $300
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Aberdeen to Birmingham via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
3 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $600
Train operators
Virgin West Coast Trains
Phone
0344 556 5650
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Train from Glasgow Central to Crewe
Ave. Duration
2 h 59 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$140 - $220
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$85 - $130
Anytime Day Single
$140 - $220
Train from Crewe to Nuneaton
Ave. Duration
52 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$35 - $60
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$25 - $40
Anytime Day Single
$35 - $60
TransPennine Express
Phone
+44 345 600 1671
Email
tpecustomer.relations@firstgroup.com
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Train from Glasgow Central to Crewe
Ave. Duration
3 h 26 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$95 - $140
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Advance Single
$35 - $55
Off-Peak Day Single
$60 - $90
Anytime Day Single
$95 - $140
Train from Glasgow Central to Manchester Piccadilly
Ave. Duration
3 h 13 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$90 - $130
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Advance Single
$35 - $50
Off-Peak Day Single
$55 - $85
Anytime Day Single
$90 - $130
CrossCountry
Phone
0344 736 9123
Email
customer.relations@crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Train from Glasgow Central to Derby
Ave. Duration
5 h 47 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$130 - $210
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$80 - $120
Anytime Single
$130 - $210
Off-Peak Single
$150 - $220
Train from Birmingham New Street to Leicester
Ave. Duration
55 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$25 - $40
Anytime Single
$35 - $55
Off-Peak Single
$21 - $35
East Midlands Trains
Phone
03457 125 678
Email
getintouch@eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Website
eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Train from Derby to Leicester
Ave. Duration
20 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$14 - $21
Website
eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Advance Single
$6 - $10
Off-Peak Single
$13 - $21
Anytime Day Single
$14 - $21
Anytime Single
$19 - $28
Bus operators
High Peak
Phone
0844 351 1120
Email
help@centrebus.com
Website
highpeakbuses.com
Bus from Buxton, Railway Station (Rail Station) to Derby, Bus Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 43 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$8
Schedules at
highpeakbuses.com
Kinchbus
Phone
01509 815637
Email
talk@kinchbus.co.uk
Website
kinchbus.co.uk
Bus from Derby, Bus Station to St Margaret's Bus Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$5 - $7
Schedules at
kinchbus.co.uk
New Bharat Coaches
Website
newbharat.co.uk
Bus from Derby, Morledge (Bus Station) to St Margaret's Bus Station
Ave. Duration
1 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$12
Schedules at
newbharat.co.uk
National Express

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