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There are 5 ways to get from London to Nottingham by train, bus, rideshare or car

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Train  •  1 h 36 min

  1. Take the train from London St Pancras International to Nottingham

$55 - $85

Cheapest option

Rideshare  •  2 h 42 min

  1. Take the rideshare from London to Nottingham 127.6 miles

$13 - $21

3 alternative options

Train LNER  •  2 h 9 min

  1. Take the train from London Kings Cross to Grantham
  2. Take the train from Grantham to Nottingham

$34 - $68

Bus  •  3 h 20 min

  1. Take the bus from London Victoria Coach Station to Nottingham Station Street National Express

$13 - $18

Drive  •  2 h 15 min

  1. Drive from London to Nottingham 127.6 miles

$27 - $40

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The cheapest way to get from London to Nottingham is to rideshare which costs £10 - £16 and takes 2 h 42 min.

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The quickest way to get from London to Nottingham is to train which costs £45 - £65 and takes 1 h 36 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from London Victoria Coach Station station and arriving at Nottingham Station Street station. Services depart every two hours, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 3 h 20 min.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from London St Pancras International and arriving at Nottingham. Services depart hourly, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 1 h 36 min.

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The distance between London and Nottingham is 110 miles. The road distance is 127.6 miles.

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The best way to get from London to Nottingham without a car is to train which takes 1 h 36 min and costs £45 - £65.

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The train from London St Pancras International to Nottingham takes 1 h 36 min including transfers and departs hourly.

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London to Nottingham bus services, operated by National Express, arrive at London Victoria Coach Station.

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London to Nottingham train services, operated by East Midlands Trains, depart from London St Pancras International station.

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The best way to get from London to Nottingham is to train which takes 1 h 36 min and costs £45 - £65. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs £10 - £14 and takes 3 h 20 min.

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Map of how to get from London to Nottingham.
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  • Distance: 109.5 miles
  • Duration: 1 h 36 min

What companies run services between London, England and Nottingham, England?

East Midlands Trains operates a train from London to Nottingham hourly. Tickets cost $55 - $85 and the journey takes 1 h 36 min. Alternatively, National Express operates a bus from London to Nottingham every 2 hours. Tickets cost $13 - $18 and the journey takes 3 h 20 min.

Train operators
East Midlands Trains
Phone
03457 125 678
Email
getintouch@eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Website
eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Train from London St Pancras International to Nottingham
Ave. Duration
1 h 36 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$55 - $85
Website
eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Advance Single
$29 - $45
Off-Peak Single
$55 - $90
Anytime Day Single
$55 - $85
Anytime Single
$80 - $120
Train from Grantham to Nottingham
Ave. Duration
36 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$11 - $16
Website
eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Advance Single
$5 - $8
Off-Peak Single
$10 - $16
Anytime Day Single
$11 - $16
Anytime Single
$15 - $22
Hull Trains
Phone
+44 345 071 0222
Website
hulltrains.co.uk
Train from London Kings Cross to Grantham
Ave. Duration
58 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Website
hulltrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$29 - $45
Anytime Day Single
$35 - $55
Super Off-Peak Single
$55 - $75
Off-Peak Single
$60 - $70
Anytime Single
$65 - $85
Bus operators
National Express

National Express Coaches are a quick and convenient way of travelling around the UK. Over 550 National Express coaches run on Britain's roads every day, serving over 900 destinations across the UK. National Express Coaches carry around 19 million passenger journeys every year. For added convenience, National Express operate coach services to all major UK airports 24 hours per day, and is on its way to being 100% wheelchair accessible. The company also has a 24-hour control centre that receives a GPS signal to update on location, speed and the temperature inside coaches, ensuring the smoothest journey possible.

Contact Details
Phone
+44 08717 818178
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from London Victoria Coach Station to Nottingham Station Street
Ave. Duration
3 h 20 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$13 - $18
Website
nationalexpress.com
Other operators
BlaBlaCar

A ridesharing platform with 40 million users, Blablacar gives you access to destinations without worrying about on-the-road chaos. The basic idea is that you carpool with locals who are already planning to drive your route and have space in their car. With some flexibility you’ll get to your destination – often faster and cheaper than other means. On the website or app, enter your departure and arrival points and your date of travel, sift through the profiles of drivers who’ve posted pre-planned drives and find one whose timing and preferences match yours. Request to join the ride, wait be accepted, and pay your share of the set price.

Rome2rio's guide to BlaBlaCar
Contact Details
Website
blablacar.com
Rideshare from London to Nottingham
Ave. Duration
2 h 42 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$13 - $21
Book at
blablacar.co.uk

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London to Nottingham bus services, operated by National Express, arrive at Nottingham Station Street.

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London to Nottingham train services, operated by East Midlands Trains, arrive at Nottingham station.

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Yes, the driving distance between London to Nottingham is 128 miles. It takes approximately 2 h 15 min to drive from London to Nottingham.

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There are 369+ hotels available in Nottingham. Prices start at $58 USD per night.

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Check out Blablacar's carpooling service for rideshare options between London and Nottingham. A great option if you don't have a driver's licence or want to avoid public transport.

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