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

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Train CrossCountry  •  2 h 35 min

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

$60 - $97

Cheapest option

Bus  •  2 h 55 min

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

$11 - $16

2 alternative options

Train  •  3 h 1 min

  1. Take the train from Ely to Nottingham

$25 - $95

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 £15 - £22 and takes 1 h 37 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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It takes approximately 2 h 35 min to get from Cambridge to Nottingham, including transfers.

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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 Leicester. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2 h 35 min.

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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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Cambridge to Nottingham bus services, operated by National Express, arrive at Nottingham, Coach Stop S9 station.

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Map of how to get from Cambridge to Nottingham.
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  • Distance: 74.9 miles
  • Duration: 2 h 35 min

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

You can take a train from Cambridge to Nottingham via Leicester in around 2 h 35 min. Alternatively, National Express operates a bus from Cambridge to Nottingham 3 times a day. Tickets cost $11 - $16 and the journey takes 2 h 55 min.

Train operators
East Midlands Trains
Phone
03457 125 678
Email
getintouch@eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Website
eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Train from Leicester to Nottingham
Ave. Duration
24 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$13 - $19
Website
eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Advance Single
$6 - $9
Off-Peak Single
$12 - $19
Anytime Day Single
$13 - $19
Anytime Single
$17 - $25
Train from Ely to Nottingham
Ave. Duration
1 h 44 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Website
eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Advance Single
$18 - $27
Off-Peak Single
$35 - $60
Anytime Day Single
$35 - $55
Anytime Single
$50 - $75
Merseyrail Electrics
Phone
0151 330 1000
Website
merseyrail.org
Train from Leicester to Nottingham
Ave. Duration
31 min
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
$7 - $11
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Schedules at
merseyrail.org
Train from Ely to Nottingham
Ave. Duration
1 h 37 min
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
$18 - $25
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Schedules at
merseyrail.org
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
$11 - $16
Website
nationalexpress.com

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