Night bus rocks. Stops right outside my house, so I can stagger over, put my key in the door quickly when it stops moving, go up the windy staircase (which is straight the rest of the time) and topple into my flat.
I only go out once every so often, and that is less than even once a month, and if I'm drinking, I'd get a cab or share one with someone I know.
That said, I sometimes go town and not drink at all, so I'd just drive with a few mates in the car
If I'm in a group with other people who wanna walk, I walk. Only takes about 35-40 minutes & when you're drunk & munching cheesy chips on the way it goes veryyy fast!
If nobody else wants to walk, or I go home alone (I have social anxiety so I never really tend to last long in a club - much prefer the pre drinks!) I get a taxi. Usually about £9, Or if a friend is doing lifts, then I go with them!
Taxis in Leicester aren't that expensive (I tend to phone them in advance so I'm not jumping in a black cab). I don't really go out unless I'm with someone I know, and I definitely don't go home by myself so taxis are always split.
At home (Kent) unfortunately I have to beg for lifts off my parents, which I feel awful about doing but when all your friends live 20 miles+ away and the closest place we can go out is 10 miles away, with taxis being in excess of £50 I can't really do it any other way. On the odd occasion the girls in our group will offer to have people stay over (she lives a little closer to where we go out.) and then we return the favour later on.
Buses stop pretty much after 11pm in both places so that's not an option.
Depends where I am - Back home, i'll walk. It's close enough to walk and the streets I have to walk are not dangerous.
At Uni (In Nottingham), I get a taxi/bus, unless i'm in the area where I live already. I used to happily walk (it's about an hour's walk, so not terrible. I don't drink though so I would be feeling the cold the whole way through) until my housemate came back one night after walking home from Ocean. He'd had a bag full of ****e thrown at him by some chavs and was covered in it for about 45 minutes. The police wouldn't help him when he bumped into some at a petrol station (he was hammered and covered in ****e, what would you do?) and he ended up throwing up several times before getting home.
He had a quick shower and went to put his clothes in the washing machine. His hands were full so had the wahsing up tablet in his mouth. It exploded. I had to help him get checked out medically throughout the night.