Bus Cardiff to Leicester and return

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You can get a bus ticket from Cardiff to Leicester or from Leicester to Cardiff for only $7.36. National Express and Busbud offer inexpensive and convenient intercity buses between these two cities, allowing travellers to get more bang for their buck without compromising comfort. This route's fastest travel time starts at . The choice is yours: Just click the "Find Now" button, see all options and take your pick!

Cardiff to Leicester Bus Information

Cheapest Bus$7.36
Fastest Bus4h 35m
Distance117.8 miles
Bus CompaniesNational Express, Rede Expressos
  Bus Cardiff - Leicester    118 mi
Ø Bus connections6 x
Savings-79%

The cheapest bus routes from Cardiff to Leicester

%No particular date in mind? Here's an overview of the cheapest bus tickets for the next few days.
Departure / Arrival
Date best offer
Company
Best price
  • Cardiff
    Leicester
      12:40 PM
      5:30 PM
    5 Dec
    National ExpressNational Express
    from $7.36
  • Cardiff
    Leicester
      10:55 AM
      4:00 PM
    11 Jan
    National ExpressNational Express
    from $8.01
  • Cardiff
    Leicester
      10:55 AM
      4:00 PM
    15 Apr
    National ExpressNational Express
    from $8.01
  • Cardiff
    Leicester
      10:55 AM
      4:00 PM
    16 Apr
    National ExpressNational Express
    from $8.01
  • Cardiff
    Leicester
      3:15 PM
      8:00 PM
    26 Nov
    National ExpressNational Express
    from $8.65
  • Cardiff
    Leicester
      7:45 AM
      12:25 PM
    8 Dec
    National ExpressNational Express
    from $9.94
  • Cardiff
    Leicester
      7:30 AM
      12:25 PM
    28 Nov
    National ExpressNational Express
    from $14.46
  • Cardiff
    Leicester
      9:20 AM
      2:45 PM
    5 Dec
    National ExpressNational Express
    from $24.12
  • Cardiff
    Leicester
      8:40 AM
      1:35 PM
    5 Dec
    Rede ExpressosRede Expressos
    from $24.34
  • Cardiff
    Leicester
      11:40 PM
      4:35 AM
    5 Dec
    +1
    Rede ExpressosRede Expressos
    from $24.34
  • Cardiff
    Leicester
      7:45 AM
      12:25 PM
    5 Dec
    National ExpressNational Express
    from $26.69
  • Cardiff
    Leicester
      7:50 AM
      12:25 PM
    5 Dec
    National ExpressNational Express
    from $29.18
  • Cardiff
    Leicester
      9:20 AM
      2:45 PM
    5 Dec
    National ExpressNational Express
    from $34.28
  • Cardiff
    Leicester
      7:35 AM
      12:25 PM
    5 Dec
    National ExpressNational Express
    from $35.55


  Carpooling Cardiff - Leicester    118 mi

The cheapest carpooling offers from Cardiff to Leicester

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  • Cardiff
    Leicester
      7:00 AM
      9:50 AM
    5 Dec
    BlaBlaCarBlaBlaCar
    from $23.24


  Bus Leicester - Cardiff    118 mi
Ø Bus connections6 x
Savings-75%

The cheapest bus routes from Leicester to Cardiff

%No particular date in mind? Here's an overview of the cheapest bus tickets for the next few days.
Departure / Arrival
Date best offer
Company
Best price
  • Leicester
    Cardiff
      4:15 PM
      9:15 PM
    13 Jan
    National ExpressNational Express
    from $8.01
  • Leicester
    Cardiff
      4:15 PM
      9:15 PM
    5 Dec
    National ExpressNational Express
    from $8.01
  • Leicester
    Cardiff
      4:15 PM
      9:15 PM
    20 Dec
    National ExpressNational Express
    from $8.65
  • Leicester
    Cardiff
      9:00 AM
      1:55 PM
    13 Dec
    National ExpressNational Express
    from $8.65
  • Leicester
    Cardiff
      4:15 PM
      9:15 PM
    30 Jan
    National ExpressNational Express
    from $8.65
  • Leicester
    Cardiff
      9:00 AM
      1:55 PM
    6 Dec
    National ExpressNational Express
    from $10.97
  • Leicester
    Cardiff
      4:15 PM
      9:15 PM
    5 Dec
    National ExpressNational Express
    from $16.14
  • Leicester
    Cardiff
      4:25 PM
      9:30 PM
    5 Dec
    National ExpressNational Express
    from $21.60
  • Leicester
    Cardiff
      4:25 PM
      9:25 PM
    5 Dec
    National ExpressNational Express
    from $21.60
  • Leicester
    Cardiff
      5:20 AM
      11:25 AM
    5 Dec
    National ExpressNational Express
    from $25.77
  • Leicester
    Cardiff
      4:40 PM
      9:30 PM
    5 Dec
    National ExpressNational Express
    from $31.70
  • Leicester
    Cardiff
      4:40 PM
      9:25 PM
    5 Dec
    National ExpressNational Express
    from $31.70
  • Leicester
    Cardiff
      9:00 AM
      1:55 PM
    5 Dec
    National ExpressNational Express
    from $32.33
  • Leicester
    Cardiff
      9:00 AM
      1:50 PM
    5 Dec
    National ExpressNational Express
    from $32.33


  Carpooling Leicester - Cardiff    118 mi

The cheapest carpooling offers from Leicester to Cardiff

%No particular date in mind? Here are some of the cheapest rides for the next few days.
  • Leicester
    Cardiff
      6:10 PM
      10:00 PM
    5 Dec
    BlaBlaCarBlaBlaCar
    from $21.95
  • Leicester
    Cardiff
      6:10 PM
      11:00 PM
    5 Dec
    BlaBlaCarBlaBlaCar
    from $21.95


Current ticket prices

A family visit is long overdue or you'd simply like to go away for a few days but you're a bit short of cash? Then the bus is the perfect option! Tickets for the trip of your choice from Cardiff to Leicester can usually be booked for little money, especially so if you book in advance. Should you purchase your ticket too short notice, the trip might be a bit more expensive. If the bus sounds like a good idea but you're a bit worried about long travel times, simply opt for the fastest one and you'll reach your destination in no time at all.

Bus stops in Cardiff and Leicester

  Stations
Gravel St 77, Leicester (United Kingdom)

More on bus features and services

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We’ll help you pick the best offer so that your bus trip from Cardiff to Leicester and back is as, or even more convenient than taking the train or flying.

Cardiff and Leicester: Useful Info

Cardiff
302,139
Leicester
339,239
Taxi
$4.90
$5.72
Cardiff
Leicester
A cab ride in Cardiff is 15% cheaper than in Leicester.
Local buses
$2.32
$3.23
Cardiff
Leicester
A bus fare in Cardiff is 29% cheaper than in Leicester.
Beer
$3.87
$4.52
Cardiff
Leicester
A large beer in Cardiff is 15% cheaper than in Leicester.
Water
$1.16
$1.83
Cardiff
Leicester
A bottle of water in Cardiff is 37% cheaper than in Leicester.
Meal
$7.49
$10.07
Cardiff
Leicester
A meal in Cardiff is 26% cheaper than in Leicester.
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