Arriving at Birmingham Airport


National Express operates a coach service between Birmingham Airport and Leicester, but it is not direct. You must first travel to Birmingham coach station (a 25-minute journey) and change there on to the Leicester service (this second part of the journey takes around 1 hour).

The first coach travelling from Birmingham to Leicester leaves the airport at 09.50am and the last at 18.05pm. The current single fare is around £13.

Check timetables, prices and other details at 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 regular train service from Birmingham Airport to Leicester, but you will need to change trains during the journey. Birmingham International train station is a two-minute ride from the airport using the free Air-Rail Link service. From there you can take the 10-minute journey to Birmingham New Street, where you can get a train to Leicester.

When you arrive at Birmingham New Street you will need to change trains for the service to Leicester. The current single fare to Leicester from Birmingham is around £10. The first train to Leicester is currently at 6.30am and the last train is at 9.53pm.

The total travel time is approximately 1 hour 30 minutes.

For the latest train timetables and prices check 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 Birmingham Airport to DMU would usually cost around £40. 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.

Be careful if you are planning to use one of the taxis that wait at the airport - they will probably be much more expensive than a taxi that has been booked in advance. 

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