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There are 4 ways to get from Cambridge to Nottingham by train, bus or car

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Train  •  2 h 49 min

  1. Take the train from Cambridge to Peterborough
  2. Take the train from Peterborough to Nottingham

$34 - $90

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Bus  •  2 h 55 min

  1. Take the bus from Cambridge Parkside to Nottingham Station Street National Express

$12 - $16

2 alternative options

Bus, train  •  4 h 17 min

  1. Take the bus from Drummer St Bus Station to Peterborough, Queensgate Bus Stn B - the busway
  2. Take the train from Peterborough to Nottingham

$12 - $35

Drive  •  1 h 37 min

  1. Drive from Cambridge to Nottingham 88.8 miles

$19 - $28

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The cheapest way to get from Cambridge to Nottingham is to bus which costs £9 - £13 and takes 2 h 55 min.

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The quickest way to get from Cambridge to Nottingham is to drive which costs £14 - £22 and takes 1 h 37 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Cambridge Parkside and arriving at Nottingham Station Street station. Services depart three times a day, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 2 h 55 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Cambridge to Nottingham. However, there are services departing from Cambridge and arriving at Nottingham via Peterborough. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2 h 49 min.

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The distance between Cambridge and Nottingham is 75 miles. The road distance is 88.8 miles.

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The best way to get from Cambridge to Nottingham without a car is to train which takes 2 h 49 min and costs £26 - £70.

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It takes approximately 2 h 49 min to get from Cambridge to Nottingham, including transfers.

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Cambridge to Nottingham bus services, operated by National Express, depart from Cambridge Parkside station.

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Cambridge to Nottingham train services, operated by CrossCountry, depart from Cambridge station.

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The best way to get from Cambridge to Nottingham is to train which takes 2 h 49 min and costs £26 - £70. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs £9 - £13 and takes 2 h 55 min.

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Map of how to get from Cambridge to Nottingham.
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  • Distance: 74.9 miles
  • Duration: 2 h 49 min

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

You can take a train from Cambridge to Nottingham via Peterborough in around 2 h 49 min. Alternatively, National Express operates a bus from Cambridge to Nottingham 3 times a day. Tickets cost $12 - $16 and the journey takes 2 h 55 min.

Train operators
Grand Central
Phone
+44 345 603 4852
Email
customer.services@grandcentralrail.com
Website
grandcentralrail.com
Train from Cambridge to Peterborough
Ave. Duration
52 min
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$21 - $35
Website
grandcentralrail.com
Advanced Single
$11 - $15
Anytime Single
$9 - $13
Anytime Day Single
$21 - $35
East Midlands Trains
Phone
03457 125 678
Email
getintouch@eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Website
eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Train from Peterborough to Nottingham
Ave. Duration
1 h 6 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$25 - $35
Website
eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Advance Single
$12 - $17
Off-Peak Single
$23 - $40
Anytime Day Single
$25 - $35
Anytime Single
$30 - $50
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 Cambridge Parkside to Nottingham Station Street
Ave. Duration
2 h 55 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$12 - $16
Website
nationalexpress.com
Stagecoach in the Fens
Email
customer.services@stagecoachbus.com
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Drummer St Bus Station to Peterborough, Queensgate Bus Stn
Ave. Duration
2 h 16 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Website
Stagecoach in the Fens

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

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Cambridge to Nottingham is 89 miles. It takes approximately 1 h 37 min to drive from Cambridge to Nottingham.

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