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Leicester to Manchester by bus

The journey from Leicester to Manchester by bus is 74.21 mi and takes 4 hr 47 min. There are 34 connections per day, with the first departure at 2:40 AM and the last at 11:55 PM. It is possible to travel from Leicester to Manchester by bus for as little as $7.49 or as much as $23.57. The best price for this journey is $7.49.

Lowest Price$7.49
Journey Duration4 hr 47 min
Connection per Day34
Lowest Price$7.49
Highest Price$23.57
First Departure2:40 AM
Last Departure11:55 PM
Distance74.21 mi
DepartureLeicester
ArrivalManchester
CarriersFlixBus, National Express

Leicester to Manchester Bus Times

Departure date
Wednesday, Jul 17, 2024

Your journey from Leicester to Manchester with Virail

What's the best way to get from Leicester to Manchester? If you're not sure, don't worry - Virail can help you. The only thing you have to do is enter your planned travel dates, and let Virail's powerful search tool deal with the rest. We'll look at the routes offered by our trusted travel partners to give you all your available options. Whether you want to travel by plane, train, bus, carpool, or something else, we'll find your ideal solution. You can filter your results according to price, departure or arrival time, journey duration, number of connections, one-way or round trip - anything you want. Virail will give you a full, clear picture of how to get from Leicester to Manchester, then transfer you to your chosen provider's website to complete your booking.

How much will I pay for bus tickets from Leicester to Manchester?

When you're traveling from Leicester to Manchester, you can expect to pay an average of approximately $12.35. You might be able to find prices as low as $7.49, but it all depends on how you travel. Some forms of transport are cheaper than others, and prices will vary according to time of day, day of the week, season, and other factors. For the cheapest bus tickets, make your reservation well in advance. If you can, travel at an off-peak time, as bus ticket prices will often be reduced. You might also be able to save money by booking a connecting journey, rather than a direct route. Be sure to check the conditions of the ticket before booking, as sometimes cheaper bus tickets cannot be changed or refunded. Use Virail to check your options before booking, to ensure that you find the lowest price for your journey.
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On average, you can expect to spend around $12.35 for your bus ticket. Virail will help you find a journey that fits your budget. You can expect prices to vary between different travel providers and methods of transport; often, faster journeys will cost more than slower routes. If your travel dates are flexible, you might be able to find cheaper bus tickets, as prices may fluctuate a little from day to day. You may also find lower prices by booking at certain times of day, avoiding rush hour traffic. Another tip for travelers on a tight budget is to look for connecting journeys. Sometimes it can be cheaper to make a change or two along the way, rather than traveling on a direct route from Leicester to Manchester.

How long does it take to get from Leicester to Manchester by bus?

The journey between Leicester and Manchester by bus is approximately 74.21 mi. It will take you more or less 4 hr 47 min to complete this journey. This average figure does not take into account any delays that might arise on your route in exceptional circumstances. If you are planning to make a connection or operating on a tight schedule, give yourself plenty of time. The journey between Leicester and Manchester runs for about 74.21 mi and usually takes approximately 4 hr 47 min. However, this figure is an average and will vary according to a number of factors. Depending on the method of transport that you choose, you might be able to arrive in less time. The shortest time in which you can complete this journey is 2 hr 35 min. If you are trying to get from Leicester to Manchester as quickly as possible, look for express routes or non-stopping services. Direct routes are not always the fastest way to travel. At times, you may even find a quicker route that involves a connection in another city.

How many times a day do departures from Leicester leave for Manchester?

On average, there are 34 daily departures from Leicester to Manchester. However, there may be more or less on different days. Providers' timetables can change on certain days of the week or public holidays, and many also vary at particular times of year. Some providers change their schedules during the summer season, for example. At very busy times, there may be up to departures each day. The providers that travel along this route include , and each operates according to their own specific schedules. As a traveler, you may prefer a direct journey, or you may not mind making changes and connections. If you have heavy suitcases, a direct journey could be best; otherwise, you might be able to save money and enjoy more flexibility by making a change along the way. Every day, there are an average of 30 departures from Leicester which travel directly to Manchester. There are 4 journeys with one change or more. Unfortunately, no connection was found for your trip from Leicester to Manchester. Selecting a new departure or arrival city, without dramatically changing your itinerary could help you find connections.

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Cheap bus tickets from Leicester to Manchester
Looking for the best deal on a train ticket for your trip? Here are 4 ways to get cheap train tickets from Leicester to Manchester.

Book in advance and save

If you're looking for the best deal for your trip from Leicester to Manchester, booking train tickets in advance is a great way to save money, but keep in mind that advance tickets are usually not available until 3 months before your travel date.

Stay flexible with your travel time and explore off-peak journeys

Planning your trips around off-peak travel times not only means that you'll be able to avoid the crowds, but can also end up saving you money. Being flexible with your schedule and considering alternative routes or times will significantly impact the amount of money you spend on getting from Leicester to Manchester.

Always check special offers

Checking on the latest deals can help save a lot of money, making it worth taking the time to browse and compare prices. So make sure you get the best deal on your ticket and take advantage of special fares for children, youth and seniors as well as discounts for groups.

Unlock the potential of slower trains or connecting trains

If you're planning a trip with some flexible time, why not opt for the scenic route? Taking slower trains or connecting trains that make more stops may save you money on your ticket – definitely worth considering if it fits in your schedule.

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Find the best day to travel to Manchester by bus

When travelling to Manchester by bus, if you want to avoid crowds you can check how frequently our customers are travelling in the next 30-days using the graph below. On average, the peak hours to travel are between 6:30am and 9am in the morning, or between 4pm and 7pm in the evening. Please keep this in mind when travelling to your point of departure as you may need some extra time to arrive, particularly in big cities!

Carriers on this route

Find out more about the carriers on this route.

FlixBus, a long-distance bus company, operates in both Europe and the United States. Founded in 2013, it has grown to become one of the largest bus operators in Europe, connecting over 2,500 destinations in 30 countries. Originating in Germany, FlixBus has expanded quickly to neighboring countries including France, Italy, Denmark, the Netherlands, and Croatia, while also offering regular services to Norway, Spain, and England. With affordable fares and comfortable amenities such as free Wi-Fi, power outlets, and onboard toilets, FlixBus provides a convenient and enjoyable travel experience.

National Express is a British multinational public transport company that operates bus, and rail services in the UK, Europe, North Africa, and North America. The company was founded in 1972 and has its headquarters in Birmingham, UK. National Express operates a fleet of over 1,600 buses, serving over 900 destinations across the UK. The company also operates rail services in the UK, including the East Anglia franchise.

Services on board FlixBus, National Express and Megabus from Leicester to Manchester
Compare services on board when travelling from Leicester to Manchester by bus.
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Leicester to Manchester CO2 Emissions by Bus

Ecology
Train
8.36kg
Bus
8.96kg
Flight
23.89kg
Car
19.11kg

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Frequently Asked Questions

How much is a bus ticket from Leicester to Manchester?
A bus ticket from Leicester to Manchester is $12.35. However the price varies depending on how early you buy, and if it's peak time to travel. Occasionally you can find them for as cheap as $7.49.
What's the cheapest bus ticket from Leicester to Manchester?
The cheapest ticket you can get from Leicester to Manchester is $7.49. We recommend booking as early as possible and off-peak hours to get the cheapest ticket possible. Off-peak times are usually from 09:30 to 16:00, and after 19:00.
What's the distance between Leicester and Manchester by bus?
Leicester to Manchester is 74.21 mi.
How long does the bus between Leicester and Manchester take?
Leicester to Manchester is on average 4 hr 47 min. However the fastest option will get you there in 2 hr 35 min.
Which companies operate from Leicester to Manchester?
The bus journey from Leicester to Manchester is covered by 2 operator(s). On Virail you can find these carriers that provide services on this route: FlixBus, National Express and Megabus.
How many bus connections per day go from Leicester to Manchester?
Leicester to Manchester has 34 connection(s) per day on average.
What time does the first bus from Leicester to Manchester leave?
The earliest bus from Leicester to Manchester departs at 2:40 AM. However be sure to check with us the schedule on the day you want to leave as the time may differ.
What time does the last bus from Leicester to Manchester depart?
The latest bus from Leicester to Manchester departs at 11:55 PM. However be sure to check with us the schedule on the day you want to leave as the time may differ.
Should I book my ticket from Leicester to Manchester in advance?
If you can, we recommend booking your ticket as early as possible to ensure you get better savings. The cheapest bus ticket we have found is $7.49 but this may be subject to change depending on the day of travel, hour you wish to depart and how far in advance you book.
How many direct connections depart from Leicester to Manchester?
There are on average 30 direct connection(s) from Leicester to go to Manchester.
What's the fastest journey time between Leicester to Manchester by bus?
The fastest journey time by bus between Leicester and Manchester is 2 hr 35 min.
Is there a direct bus from Leicester to Manchester?
Yes, there is a direct bus between Leicester and Manchester.
What are the CO2 emissions for Leicester to Manchester by bus?
The bus journey from Leicester to Manchester creates 8.96kg of CO2 emissions.

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