A few things to bear in mind when travelling to the UK

  1. In the UK, there are still a number of places where you can only pay in cash. This includes the Leicester Estonian House, which does not accept card payments.
  2. London transport, however, operates a cashless system and you can only pay by debit card, credit card or Oyster card. If you are travelling on London Underground, you scan your card at the beginning and at the end of your journey.
  3. Cigarettes are very expensive in the UK. If you are a smoker, you are advised to bring your own cigarettes with you. Smoking is banned in all public buildings.
  4. If you buy a cheap rail ticket in advance from https://www.thetrainline.com, you must travel at the time stated on your ticket. If you are late and miss your allocated train, you will have to buy a new ticket at full price. This can be very expensive!!

Return flights to the UK

Departure Arrival Flight to UK Return Flight Airline Transport from airport to Leicester Further information
Amsterdam (AMS) East Midlands (EMA) 15.55 – 16.15 10.00 – 12.20 Flybe Bus    53 min Skylink bus, every 20 mins; once an hour at night. Ticket can be purchased on the bus.  £7.20.
Brussells (BRU) East Midlands (EMA) 07.05 – 07.10 19.35 – 21.40 BMI Bus   53 min
Brussells (BRU) Birmingham (BHX) 09.50 – 10.00

17.05 – 17.15

18.00 – 20.10 Brussels air Train 1h 30m 1 change in Birmingham.

 

Return £19 (off-peak return)

NB On Sunday the first train to arrive from Leicester to Birmingham is at 11.39

 

Tickets can be purchased:

Eastmidlandstrains.co.uk (no booking fee)

or

Thetrainline.com (small booking fee)

 

The cheapest tickets go on sale 12 weeks in advance of travel so for those arriving on 6th September, this will be 14th June.

Frankfurt (FRA) Birmingham (BHX) 07.45 – 08.20

17.00 – 17.35

13.20 -15.50

18.20 – 20.50

Lufthansa Train 1h 30m.
Gothenburg (GOT) Birmingham (BHX) 09.50 – 10.55 12.15 – 15.15 BMI Train 1h 30m
Dusseldorf (DUS) Birmingham (BHX) 15.15 – 15.40 16.15 – 18.35

20.10 – 22.30

euorwings Train 1h 30m
Hamburg (HAM) Birmingham (BHX) 21.45 – 22.55 14.05 – 16.55 Flybe Train 1h 30m
München (MUC) Birmingham (BHX) 08.55 – 09.55

16.10 – 17.10

22.10 – 23.10

07.30 – 10.20

18.15 – 21.05

Flybe Train 1h 30m
Stuttgart (STR) Birmingham (BHX) 10.35 -11.20

22.10 – 23.00

18.55 – 21.40 Flybe Train 1h 30m
Berlin (TXL) Birmingham (BHX) 20.15 – 21.15 16.55 – 19.40 Flybe Train 1h 30m
Riga (RIX) Stansted (STN) 11.30 -12.15 17.00 – 21.30 Ryanair Train 2h 15m

Bus 3h

Buy tickets online 12 weeks in advance. Eastmidlandstrains.co.uk

The price of the ticket depends on time of travel.

Bus tickets available from nationalexpress.com

Riga (RIX) Luton (LTN) 06.15 – 07.05

17.35 – 18.25

19.00 – 23.10 Wizz Train 1h Return  £42.60 (Off-peak return). Eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Stockholm (ARN) London (LHR) 13.30 -15.15 16.55 – 20.30

13.20 – 16.55

20.05 – 23.35

BA Bus  3h £20 Bus no 240 departs every hour. Tickets must be purchased in advance. Nationalexpress.com. Price £22

 

 

 

Taxi firms in Leicester Must be ordered in advance by phone or direct from the taxi firm headquarters.
ADT 22 Braunstone Gate 0116 – 2555 222 Near to the Estonian House, Holiday INN and The Venue
1A Cabs 13 Braunstone Gate 0116 – 2100 200 Near to the Estonian House, Holiday INN and The Venue
Swift Fox Cabs 77A Church Gate 0116 – 2628 222
A&B Cabs 23 Welford Road 0116 – 2989 898
ABC Taxi 53A London Road 0116 – 2555 111 Next to the train station
Hansom Taxi 48 London Road 0116 – 2333 333 Next to the train station
Estonian House address 366 Fosse Road North, LE3 5RS (at the junction with Glenfield Road)

NB! Do not ask for the Estonian House – taxi drivers do not know this but give the address and definitely say that it is Fosse Road NORTH

Ukrainian Club 2A Fosse Road South, LE3 0QD 300m  from Estonian House Afterparty on Saturday evening
Taxi stops Traditional black hackney cabs. Do not need to be ordered in advance.
London Road trainstation
Haymarket (Clock Tower) – city centre
St Margaret’s bus station (Gravel Street)
Horsefair Street, Town Hall Square. City centre, near City Hall square