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Getting Here

Set in the heart of one of England’s most attractive counties, Leicester’s central location in the Midlands makes it to accessible from all directions. Did you know it takes just 66 minutes to come to Leicester on a fast, direct train from London?

You’ll find plenty of information below to help you get here, plus links to useful information to help plan your trip.

by motorbike or car

The M1, junction 21 or 22, provide good access to Leicester city centre. The M69 and M6 also offer easy access from Birmingham, Wales and the Southwest.

Parking is widely available, with 8,500 parking spaces available in the city centre and 2,580 additional car parking spaces available at the three Park & Ride sites. Motorcycle parking is also available in the some city centre car parks and on street at Millstone Lane, Rutland Street and Bowling Green Street.

Follow the car park zone signs to find a space at one of the city’s many car parks – all of the multi-storey car parks in the city centre are well sign-posted and have up-to-date real-time availability clearly shown, so if your first choice is full, carry on to the next car park with available spaces.

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by Train

Leicester lies on the London-Sheffield and the Birmingham-Peterborough lines. Leicester Rail Station is ideally situated on London Road (A6). You can walk straight out of the station and into the main shopping area of the city within five minutes. Look up your train journey on the National Rail website for information on timetables and fares.

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by Coach

St. Margaret’s Bus Station is a few minutes’ walk to the shops and the main shopping centres. National Express offers national coach services to Leicester.

London to Leicester takes just under three hours. Ashby de la Zouch, Coalville, Kegworth, Market Harborough, Loughborough and East Midlands Airport are also served by National Express.

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