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

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Train Virgin West Coast Trains  •  5 h 49 min

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

$195 - $326

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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 9 min

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

$143 - $221

Bus, train  •  8 h 37 min

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

$50 - $109

Drive  •  5 h 8 min

  1. Drive from Glasgow to Leicester 310.5 miles

$65 - $100

Fly Glasgow to East Midlands  •  3 h 33 min

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

$42 - $179

Fly Edinburgh to East Midlands  •  3 h 50 min

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

$48 - $181

Fly Glasgow to Birmingham, train  •  4 h 16 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 Birmingham, train  •  4 h 33 min

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

$87 - $281

Fly Aberdeen to Birmingham, train  •  5 h

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

$84 - $237

Fly Inverness to Birmingham, train  •  4 h 39 min

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

$95 - $355

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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 3 h 33 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Glasgow and arriving at Leicester St Margarets Bus Station station. 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 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 49 min.

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

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The best way to get from Scotland to Leicester without a car is to train which takes 5 h 49 min and costs £150 - £250.

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It takes approximately 5 h 49 min to get from Scotland to Leicester, including transfers.

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Scotland to Leicester bus services, operated by National Express, depart from Glasgow station.

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

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The best way to get from Scotland to Leicester is to train which takes 5 h 49 min and costs £150 - £250. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs £21 - £27 and takes 9 h 25 min, you could also fly, which costs £30 - £140 and takes 3 h 33 min.

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Map of how to get from Scotland to Leicester.
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  • Distance: 312 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 49 min

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 49 min. Alternatively, National Express operates a bus from Glasgow to Leicester once 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
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $320
Flights from Edinburgh to East Midlands
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$60 - $300
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
3 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $280
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
3 h
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$55 - $300
Flights from Aberdeen to Birmingham
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $270
Flights from Inverness to Birmingham
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $420
Flights from Inverness to Birmingham via Belfast City
Ave. Duration
3 h 25 min
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$65 - $420
Aer Lingus
Website
aerlingus.com
Flights from Edinburgh to Birmingham via Dublin
Ave. Duration
3 h 20 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$180 - $900
Flights from Aberdeen to Birmingham via Dublin
Ave. Duration
3 h 52 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$240 - $950
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Glasgow to Birmingham via Dublin
Ave. Duration
3 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$35 - $260
Flights from Edinburgh to Birmingham via Dublin
Ave. Duration
3 h 7 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$35 - $260
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Aberdeen to Birmingham via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
3 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $600
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Glasgow to Birmingham via Belfast (Aldergrove)
Ave. Duration
2 h 45 min
When
Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$95 - $270
Train operators
Virgin West Coast Trains
Phone
0344 556 5650
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Train from Glasgow Central to Crewe
Ave. Duration
3 h
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
$40 - $65
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$27 - $40
Anytime Day Single
$40 - $65
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 24 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
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
Train from Sheffield to Leicester
Ave. Duration
51 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
Merseyrail Electrics
Phone
0151 330 1000
Website
merseyrail.org
Train from Derby to Leicester
Ave. Duration
19 min
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
$8 - $12
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Schedules at
merseyrail.org
Train from Sheffield to Leicester
Ave. Duration
54 min
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
$15 - $21
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Schedules at
merseyrail.org
Bus operators
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 Glasgow to Leicester St Margarets Bus Station
Ave. Duration
9 h 25 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$28 - $35
Website
nationalexpress.com

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

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

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Scotland to Leicester train services, operated by West Midlands, arrive at Nuneaton station.

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

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Flybe offers flights from Glasgow Airport to East Midlands Airport.

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There are 200+ hotels available in Leicester. Prices start at $54 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Scotland to Glasgow Airport is to line 757 bus which takes 15 min and costs £2 - £3.

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