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Getting to the Harborough area

Market Harborough and Lutterworth in Leicestershire lie at the heart of England in the East Midlands. With excellent road, rail and air links, it is a district easy to reach from all parts of the UK.


Travelling by car

The Harborough district is approximately 90 minutes by car from London, 45 minutes from Birmingham and 2½ hours from Manchester. The M1 passes through Lutterworth, with Junction 20 providing good access to the county.

Parking in Market Harborough and Lutterworth

There are a number of car parks in the Harborough district.  For full details of their locations and charges see the local authority website.

Travelling by train

Market Harborough is on the East Midlands Trains line from London St. Pancras to South Yorkshire. Direct trains from London take 60 minutes.  Market Harborough station is located in the town centre and has ample parking.

National Rail enquiries

Travelling by coach

National Express offer national coach services from Leicester. London to Leicester takes just under 3 hours. 

National Express

Local travel

For information on bus services throughout Leicester and Leicestershire call the Travel Line on 0871 200 2233.

Traveline East Midlands

Foot & Pedal Power

Leicester and Leicestershire is a cycle-friendly destination, more and more people are choosing cycling to get fit and get around. Explore the countryside by bike and take in the views of Leicestershire's rolling countryside. Follow inner city cycle-trails and linear routes through Leicester and see how regeneration has changed the city-scape.

Visit the Choose How You Move website for cycle maps and routes to help move about by foot and by cycle. To discover more of Leicester & Leicestershire, or you’re visiting for business or pleasure, the site will help you get around quickly and easily, pointing you in the direction of as many sights as you’d like.

Choose How You Move

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Last updated October 2016