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Whether you’re coming into the city to sample one of our many restaurants and bars, or you’re looking for the perfect present for someone, read on for all you need to know about your visit to Leicester.

Planning your journey

Choosehowyoumove.co.uk is packed with travel information and advice on walking, cycling, public transport and car sharing in Leicester and Leicestershire. For routes and times for all travel in Great Britain by bus, rail, and coach go to Traveline.

Park & Ride

Don’t fancy bringing your car into the city? Leicester has three Park & Ride sites offering free parking, electric charging points, disabled parking and parent and child spaces. Group tickets are just £4 for up to five people travelling together in the same car. All sites have free parking and free Wi-Fi is available on all buses.

Bus

All buses into the city, including the Park & Ride services, drop you within walking distance of the city centre shops. St Margaret’s Bus Station is the main arrival point for inter-city coaches via National Express, with many of the main bus operators such as Arriva, First Bus and Centrebus running services around the city centre from St Margaret’s Bus Station or Haymarket Bus Station.

Taxi

Hackney carriages are available at designated taxi ranks across the city or can be flagged down if available for hire. There are also a number of private hire taxi services available in the city.

Train

Located in the heart of the East Midlands, Leicester is easily reached by train, and it’s only a 10-minute walk from the train station to the city centre. East Midlands Railway provide a fast, direct train service from London (just over an hour) and there are good train routes with other cities including Derby, Nottingham, Lincoln and Sheffield. Further train services are provided by CrossCountry from destinations such as Birmingham, Cambridge and Stansted Airport.

Parking

Parking in Leicester is widely available with over 8,500 car park spaces to choose from at various locations in the city centre. All of the multi-storey car parks in the city centre are well signposted, with real-time availability shown. Motorcycle parking is also available in some city centre car parks and there is on-street parking at Millstone Lane, Rutland Street and Bowling Green Street.

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