Travel to Leicester by bus and coach

Services into Leicester - all routes, all companies.

Leicester City Centre is served by two main terminii for local bus and coach services: St Margaret's Bus Station in Gravel Street, and the Charles Street terminus. The Haymarket Bus stops also catering for local services.

Leicester enjoys a good local bus service, with most parts of the city being easily accessible by buses, most of which run frequently. In the centre of the city there are electronic departure boards in the streets, showing when the next available bus will be for destinations and the stop that it leaves from.

Many bus stops have electronic signs showing the number of minutes to the next available bus.

There are frequent buses from outside the main train station, serving destinations in the south of the city.

Use the links below to find time tables, route information and bus stops.

St Margarets bus station

National Express coaches leave from the St Margarets terminus - check its location. It is situated between Burleys Way (the ring road) and Gravel Street. There is a National Express ticket office and a cafeteria, as well as a newsagents kiosk and toilets.

St Margarets bus station is about 20 mins walk from the railway station.

The bus station opens on Monday to Saturday at 5.30 and Closes at 23.15. Sundays it spens at 07.00 and closes at 23.15

Buses to the airport

A bew bus service called SkyLink connects Leicester to East Midlands Airport - find out more. Timetable

National coach services

Inter city coaches and regional buses arrive at St Margaret's bus station which is fairly close to the centre of the city. St Margarets is the main departure and arrival point for inter-city coaches and for many county services.

Click here for the location of St Margaret's bus and coach station in Gravel Street. The terminus is well served with a taxi rank.

For details of routes and journeys use the web site or call 08750 80 80 80 (uk only).

Timetable for Trent and Barton buses for some regional services.

Local bus services

Arriva buses serve the city

Traveline : information on all bus services in Leicestershire, 0870 608 2 608 7am to 9 pm, seven days a week.

ARRIVA Fox County
852 Melton Road

For timetable information phone Traveline (above).

Tel: 0116 253 9534 or 0116 264 0400
Fax: 0116 260 5605

ARRIVA Fox County operates an extensive network of bus services throughout Leicestershire.


Woods operate buses to several local destinations and have an online timetable.

Use this service for intermediate locations between Leicester and Loughborough, including Anstey, Thurcaston, Cropston, Swithland, Woodhouse Eaves and Quorn.

For intermediate locations between Leicester and Melton Mowbray including Syston, Barkby, Beeby, South Croxton, Barsby, Gaddesby, Ashby Folville, Twyford, Thorpe Satchville, Great Dalby.

For intermediate locations between Leicester and Market Harborough including Great Glen, Fleckney and Kibworth Beauchamp.

For intermediate locations between Leicester and Uppingham including Houghton on the Hill, Billesdon, Tilton on the Hill, Loddington, East Norton, Hallaton and Horninghold.

First Leicester - buses to places of interest

First Leicester - routes information and frequency guide

First Leicester buses
PO Box 8324
LE41 9BF

Timetable Enquiries: 0870 608 2608

Information about Regional Bus and Coach services

Regional bus departures from Leicester.

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