The National Express coach service runs from Gatwick Airport to St Margaret’s Bus Station in Leicester.

There are currently eight direct buses a day. The first bus leaves from the South Terminal at 05.50am and the last bus at 23.45pm. From the North Terminal, the first bus leaves at 06.00am and the last bus at 23.55pm. The journey time is approximately four hours, but can take longer during peak times. The current single fare is approximately £50.

For the latest timetable and prices check National Express.

On arrival at St Margaret’s Bus Station in Leicester, we suggest taking a taxi for the short journey to the DMU campus. This should cost between £5 and £10.


There is a railway station at Gatwick Airport, but the train to Leicester is not direct and you will first need to travel to central London and then change trains at St Pancras station. The total journey time should be around two and a half hours. Ticket prices vary but should usually cost between £60 and £80. Trains run approximately every half an hour from 5am until 9.16pm.

You can check timetables and tickets at National Rail.

On arrival at Leicester station, we suggest taking a taxi for the short journey to the DMU campus. This should cost between £5 and £10.


A pre-arranged taxi from Gatwick Airport to DMU would usually cost around £120. If more than one of you are travelling together this might be a good option because you could share the cost.

There are a number of Leicester taxi companies with whom you can book advance pick-ups. You will need to make your own arrangements directly with the taxi company and pay the driver yourself in cash. Please note that these companies are not connected to or endorsed by DMU in any way. Should you choose to use one of these companies it is entirely at your own risk and any such liability is expressly disclaimed by DMU.

We suggest that you do not use the licensed black taxis (that wait outside the airport) to travel to Leicester, because they are priced using the taxi meter and may be very expensive.

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