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Visit National Space Centre car-free

Visit by bus for just £2 each way. Most buses in England are offering £2 Single Fares until 31st December 2024. Our journey planner will show you if your route is included, or you can find a full list of participating operators and routes here.

It’s easy to visit the National Space Centre in Leicester car-free.

Bus 54 runs frequently from Haymarket bus station. The journey takes about 10 minutes. Jump off at Abbey Lane (after the Hire Store roundabout). It’s then about a 5-minute stroll to the National Space Centre.

Buses also stop nearby from Melton Mowbray (bus 5, about 60 mins) and Loughborough (bus 127, 60 mins). There are buses to Leicester from around the Midlands, and coaches from cities across England. Use our journey planner to find bus times and walking routes.

There are direct trains to Leicester from: Nottingham, Derby (both about 20 mins), Birmingham (50 mins), London (60 mins), Sheffield (60 mins), Lincoln (105 mins) and Cambridge (110 mins). From the train station it is a 10-15 minute walk to Haymarket bus station, or you can take bus 31 from Prebend Street. Walking from the train station to the museum takes about 40 minutes.

When you travel by train, a Leicester PlusBus ticket offers unlimited travel around the city by bus.

Use our journey planner to get the best route from where you are.

Cyclists welcome - plan your route here

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About National Space Centre

The UK's largest planetarium has shows for ages 5+ and 8+. You can sit in a space craft, climb the rocket tower, and enjoy hand-on, interactive gallery exhibitions about the universe, the solar system, our own planet and life as an astronaut. There are also live demonstration shows and videos.

For any queries about visiting contact National Space Centre on 01162610261 or

Address: The National Space Centre, Exploration Drive, Leicester, LE4 5NS. Visit Website