Melton has great transport links that allow fast road and rail travel to major cities including Leicester, Nottingham, Birmingham, Peterborough and London. Bus services through the Borough connect various villages to larger servicing settlements.
Road connections generally are excellent. Two main A-roads intersect at Melton Mowbray: the A606 Nottingham to Oakham road, and the A607 Leicester to Grantham road.
Melton is a 30-minute drive from Leicester and 30 minutes to the M1 motorway to the west. The A1 (Great North Road) is only 12 miles to the east, while it’s 21 miles northwest to Nottingham and 36 miles southwest to Peterborough. The A52 Nottingham to Grantham road runs through the northern edge of the Borough. London is 120 miles by road, Birmingham 50 miles and Manchester 100 miles.
Melton Mowbray Railway Station is on the line from Birmingham to Stansted Airport, which also serves Leicester, Peterborough and Cambridge. Trains run hourly in both directions.
East Midlands Trains provide a single daily return journey from Melton Mowbray to London St Pancras.
Hourly rail services run to Leicester (16 minutes), Birmingham (68 minutes), Peterborough (40 minutes), Cambridge (90 minutes) and to Stansted Airport (2 hours 50 minutes). London can be reached in 90 minutes with a change at Leicester.
Bottesford Railway Station in the village of Bottesford is 15 miles northeast of Melton on the Nottingham to Skegness line. It also provides a good connection to Grantham 7 miles to the east. The typical journey time between Bottesford and Nottingham is 28 minutes. The line generally operates every two hours. Westbound trains to Nottingham depart from platform 1, while eastbound trains to Skegness via Grantham depart from platform 2.
Some Grantham trains connect to London King’s Cross and York services. Additionally, one train to Liverpool operates each day. On Sundays, an extra service operates to Norwich.
See journey information from Melton Mowbray to London
The Bus Network
Arriva Midlands operates service 5A/5X into Leicester. Centrebus operates the other services around the town, with longer-distance routes to Syston, Nottingham, Grantham, Loughborough, Oakham and elsewhere, as well as to surrounding villages.
Melton is ideally located for business travel by road to several of the country’s major airports. Nottingham City Airport is 15 miles away. East Midlands Airport (now a Freeport) is 23 miles to the northwest. Birmingham International Airport is 54 miles. Luton Airport is 90 miles. Stansted Airport is 95 miles. Doncaster’s Robin Hood Airport is 65 miles. Manchester Airport is 101 miles. London Heathrow is 115 miles.