Gatwick Airport


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 5.50am and the last bus at 11.45pm. From the North Terminal, the first bus leaves at 6am and the last bus at 11.55pm. 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 three hours. Ticket prices vary but should usually cost between £60 and £80. Trains run approximately every half an hour from 5am until around 11pm.

You can plan your journey and check departure times and ticket prices 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 £150. 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.

Please be aware that using a taxi waiting at the airport will usually be more expensive than a taxi that you have booked in advance. 

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