Aircoach launch first ever English routes with new Leicester to Birmingham Airport 24hr service

  • Leicester to Birmingham Airport with a pick up at Fosse Park
  • 16 seats available to book per journey
  • Prices from £9 for a single journey online at Aircoach UK | Aircoach UK 
  • every hour, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week 
  • 15kg luggage allowance + a small bag to take onboard 

Aircoach launched a brand new airport service on Monday 18th September, between Leicester and Birmingham Airport.  

The service will run from St Margaret's Bus Station (stand SZ) in the centre of Leicester, picking up at Fosse Park and then direct to Birmingham Airport, 7 days a week, every hour, 24 hours a day. When departing from Birmingham Airport back to Leicester, the stop is conveniently located right outside the main terminal. 

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With tickets starting at just £9 one way by booking online at it is exceptional value for money and a cost effective and enjoyable way to start a holiday or business trip.

Un-booked seats on journeys will be available for people who turn up on the day at St Margaret's and Fosse Park at a cost of £16 one way.

There is a free 15kg luggage allowance + a small bag that can be taken on board and child buggies can also be carried at no charge.   

Ian Smith, Commercial Director at First Bus in Leicester said " We are really excited to be operating the new Aircoach service between Leicester and Birmingham Airport from Monday 18th September. It is the closest international airport to the city of Leicester with thousands of holiday makers jetting off to sunnier climates and winter destinations all year round. We are also expecting the service to be popular with the many business travellers who need to make short trips across to Europe and back over a 24 hour timeline".  

Richard Gill, Commercial Director at Birmingham Airport said: “The new Aircoach service connecting Leicester easily with Birmingham Airport will provide a convenient and cost-effective travel option for both our leisure and business customers.  This seamless journey that starts at St Margaret's Bus Station in Leicester, with a pick-up point at the popular Fosse Park, then direct to Birmingham Airport terminal, will become very busy over the coming months.”   


This is the first time Aircoach has operated a service in England after establishing its brand in Ireland and becoming Airport Coach Operator of the Year in 2020. With busy journeys every day to and from Dublin Airport linking Cork, Belfast, Galway and three routes to Dublin City Centre and onward to South Dublin & Wicklow.

Notes to editors

First Bus is one of the UK’s largest bus operators. Making journeys easier for our customers, we were the first national bus operator to accept contactless card payments across all our services and our First Bus App is voted ‘best in class’ amongst UK bus operators. Our most recent investments are in new, state-of-the-art buses across our key networks. We work proactively with our local authority partners, making a positive impact on air quality, tackling congestion, and improving customer experience.  

We are focused on First Bus becoming a leader in the transition to a low-carbon future and are committed to operating a zero-emission bus fleet by 2035; we have pledged not to purchase any new diesel buses after December 2022. We also operate the Aircoach network in Ireland.  

First Bus is a division of FirstGroup.   

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