Travel Information

How to get here

Leicestershire lies at the heart of England in the East Midlands. With excellent road, rail and air links, it is easy to reach from all parts of the UK.


Travelling by Car

Leicester is 2 hours by car from London, 1 hour from Birmingham and 2 hours from Manchester. The M1 passes through Leicestershire, with Junctions 20-24 providing good access to the county. The M69 and M6 also offer easy access from Birmingham, Wales and the south west. For Leicester car park information click here.


Travelling by Train

Leicester is on the East Midlands Trains line from London St. Pancras to South Yorkshire. Direct trains from London take 75 minutes. Market Harborough, Loughborough, Melton Mowbray and Hinckley all have railway stations. The nearest station to Ashby de la Zouch is Loughborough. For further information contact National Rail Enquiries.


Travelling by Coach

National Express offer national coach services to Leicester. London to Leicester takes just under 3 hours. Ashby de la Zouch, Coalville, Kegworth, Market Harborough, Loughborough and East Midlands Airport are also served by National Express.


Travelling by Air

Visitors travelling to and from East Midlands Airport and Leicester can take the direct Leicester Skylink bus, getting you there in less than an hour. The service operates hourly, 24 hours 7 days a week. £10 family return tickets are available for up to five people, maximum two adults. For further information visit


Local Travel

For information on bus services throughout Leicester and Leicestershire, including Park & Ride services for the city, call the Travel Line on 0871 200 22 33. Alternatively visit for information on Park & Ride services.


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.

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