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

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

Recommended option

Train CrossCountry  •  2 h 33 min

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

$66 - $107

Cheapest option

Bus  •  2 h 55 min

  1. Take the bus from Cambridge to NOTTINGHAM, Station Street National Express

$13 - $17

2 alternative options

Train  •  2 h 51 min

  1. Take the train from Ely to Nottingham

$27 - $104

Drive  •  1 h 37 min

  1. Drive from Cambridge to Nottingham 88.8 miles

$19 - $28

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 33 min. Alternatively, National Express operates a bus from Cambridge to Nottingham 4 times a day. Tickets cost $13 - $17 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
$14 - $21
Website
eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Advance Single
$6 - $10
Off-Peak Single
$13 - $21
Anytime Day Single
$14 - $21
Anytime Single
$19 - $28
Train from Ely to Nottingham
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$40 - $60
Website
eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Advance Single
$20 - $29
Off-Peak Single
$40 - $65
Anytime Day Single
$40 - $60
Anytime Single
$55 - $85
Merseyrail Electrics
Phone
0151 330 1000
Website
merseyrail.org
Train from Leicester to Nottingham
Ave. Duration
24 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$8 - $12
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Schedules at
merseyrail.org
Train from Ely to Nottingham
Ave. Duration
1 h 47 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$19 - $28
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Schedules at
merseyrail.org
Bus operators

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Questions & Answers

How far is it from Cambridge to Nottingham?

The distance between Cambridge and Nottingham is 120 km. The road distance is 142 km.

What is the cheapest way to get from Cambridge to Nottingham?

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

What is the fastest way to get from Cambridge to Nottingham?

The quickest way to get from Cambridge to Nottingham is to drive which takes 1 h 37 min and costs £13 - £20.

Is there a direct train between Cambridge and Nottingham?

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 33 min.

Is there a direct bus between Cambridge and Nottingham?

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

How long does it take to get from Cambridge to Nottingham?

It takes approximately 2 h 33 min to get from Cambridge to Nottingham, including transfers.