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North West Leicestershire is at the heart of England. With excellent road, rail and air links, we're easy to reach from all parts of the UK

Travelling by car

Leicestershire is two hours by car from London, less than one hour from Birmingham up the M42, and two hours from Manchester down the M6 and A50. The M6 also offers easy access from Wales and the South West. 

The M1 passes through Leicestershire, with Junctions 20-24 providing good access to the county.

We've got loads of places to park in the district. 

Travelling by train

The nearest stations to Ashby de la Zouch and Coalville are East Midlands Parkway and Loughborough. Burton on Trent and Leicester have connections via public transport to this area. For further information contact National Rail Enquiries 

Leicester is on the East Midlands Trains line from London St. Pancras to South Yorkshire. Direct trains from London take 75 minutes.

Travelling by coach

National Express offer national coach services to this district. We are just three hours from London. Ashby de la Zouch, Coalville, and East Midlands Airport are all served by National Express.

Travelling by air                                              Ema lhextall

We're home to East Midlands Airport, in Castle Donington.

The Skylink bus service takes visitors to Leicester, Derby, Loughborough and Nottingham and points in between. 

And of course you can fly from the airport to places all over Europe and beyond. But why would you want to, when there's so much to see and do in this area?

Local travel

For information on all bus services contact Travel Line on 0871 200 22 33.

Coach Parties

If you are bringing a group to visit the area, there are designated places for coach parking and pick up / drop off points in both Ashby de la Zouch and Coalville. 

Foot and pedal power             Cycling kb

We're proud of our cycle routes and footpaths in North West Leicestershire.

More and more people are choosing cycling to get fit and get around. Explore the countryside by bike and take in the views of Leicestershire's rolling countryside. 

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Last updated: Tue 2 May, 2023 @ 13:20