How to get there

Leicester is positioned at the heart of England, in the East Midlands. With its superb rail, road and air links, it is easily accessible from all parts of the UK.

Travelling by Car

Leicester is 1 hour away from Birmingham, 2 hours away from Manchester and 2 hours away from London. The M1 motorway passes through Leicester with junctions 20 to 24 providing excellent access to the county.

Travelling by Train

Leicester sits on the East Midlands Train line from London St. Pancras to South Yorkshire. A direct train from London will take around 75 minutes. Loughborough, Market Harborough, Hinckley and Melton Mowbray all have railway stations.

Travelling by Air

The East Midlands Airport is based in North Leicestershire, near Castle Donington and is just an hour by car from Leicester. Birmingham International Airport is 45 minutes by car from Leicester.

Visitors travelling to and from East Midlands Airport and Leicester, can take the direct Leicester Skylink bus, which will get you there in less than an hour. This service runs hourly during the day and for most of the hours during the night. Tickets cost 6 for an adult or 10 to include all zones covered by Arriva Midlands.

If you are connecting on to the train from East Midlands Airport, there is a dedicated shuttle bus, Railink, which runs between the Airport and East Midlands Parkway every 30 minutes from 7am - 11:30pm seven days a week. For information visit

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