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Set in the heart of one of England’s most attractive counties, Leicester’s central location in the Midlands makes it 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.

Park & Ride

The service will be extended until 9pm on Christmas lights switch-on, Wednesday 22 November, at all 3 sites. In addition, the HOP! free bus will also operate until 9pm.

Every Sunday in December the service will run 10am to 5.30pm. This includes Christmas Eve and New Year’s Eve.

There will be no service on Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year’s Day in line with other bus services.

There will be normal timetabled services on all other days in December.

Further Information
Lots of people carrying christmas shopping across Highcross bridge near John Lewis in Leicester
A train speeding along towards Leicester City Train Station

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 or East Midlands Railway for information on timetables and fares.

Further Information

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.

Haymarket Bus station is also right in the city centre and many local services arrive and depart from this station.

Further Information
Young child using a skate aid on the real ice rink at Jubilee Square in Leicester

Getting to Jubilee Square Ice Rink

The easiest way to plan your journey is to go to The website is a one-stop shop for travel information in Leicester & Leicestershire, with a journey planner that allows residents and visitors to consider the different travel options available to them.

Park & Ride

Beat the festive crowds and make use of public transport into Leicester.

Take your time in choosing the perfect presents, enjoy some seasonal refreshments and follow the festive trail to uncover lots of Christmas fun and activities.

Normal timetabled services will run throughout December from 7am to 7pm. Buses will also run every Sunday in December from 10am to 5.30pm including Christmas Eve and New Year’s Eve.

There is no service on Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year’s Day.

More information at

Car Parking
There are two public car parks both located within easy walking distance to the ice rink – NCP St Nicolas Circle with 715 spaces and the John Lewis Multi-Storey car park located off Vaughan Way with 2000 spaces.

Jubilee Square is right in the heart of the city centre; just 5 minutes’ walk from the clock tower, 10 minutes from Haymarket bus station and 15 minutes’ walk from Leicester train station.

There are cycle racks located around the city centre and at Jubilee Square.

Bus and Coach
Haymarket Bus Station is less than 10 minutes’walk from Jubilee Square.

St Margaret’s Bus Station is a 10-15 minutes’ walk to Jubliee Square.

Leicester Rail Station
Jubilee Square is 15 minutes’ walk from the train station depending on your walking pace.