There are 10 ways to get from Nottingham to Scotland by plane, 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

Fly East Midlands to Edinburgh  •  3 h 22 min

  1. Fly from East Midlands (EMA) to Edinburgh (EDI) EMA - EDI

$48 - $182

Cheapest option

Bus National Express  •  8 h 30 min

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

$26 - $35

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Fly East Midlands to Glasgow  •  3 h 14 min

  1. Fly from East Midlands (EMA) to Glasgow (GLA) EMA - GLA

$42 - $179

Train to Birmingham, fly to Edinburgh  •  4 h 24 min

  1. Take the train from Nottingham to Birmingham New Street
  2. Fly from Birmingham (BHX) to Edinburgh (EDI) BHX - EDI

$93 - $288

Train to Birmingham, fly to Glasgow  •  4 h 16 min

  1. Take the train from Nottingham to Birmingham New Street
  2. Fly from Birmingham (BHX) to Glasgow (GLA) BHX - GLA

$87 - $265

Train to Manchester, fly to Edinburgh  •  4 h 51 min

  1. Take the train from Nottingham to Manchester Piccadilly
  2. Fly from Manchester (MAN) to Edinburgh (EDI) MAN - EDI

$86 - $238

Train Virgin West Coast Trains  •  5 h 46 min

  1. Take the train from Nottingham to Manchester Oxford Road
  2. Take the train from Manchester Oxford Road to Preston
  3. Take the train from Preston to Glasgow Central

$126 - $254

Train CrossCountry  •  6 h 41 min

  1. Take the train from Nottingham to Sheffield
  2. Take the train from Sheffield to Glasgow Central

$134 - $217

Bus Megabus UK  •  11 h 28 min

  1. Take the bus from Victoria Bus Station to Chesterfield, Coach Station Pronto
  2. Take the bus from Meadowhall Interchange to Buchanan Bus Station M20

$40 - $82

Drive  •  4 h 44 min

  1. Drive from Nottingham to Glasgow 283.9 miles

$60 - $90

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Nottingham to Scotland is to bus which costs £20 - £25 and takes 8 h 30 min.

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The quickest way to get from Nottingham to Scotland is to fly which costs £30 - £140 and takes 3 h 14 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Nottingham Station Street station and arriving at Glasgow. Services depart once daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 8 h 30 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Nottingham to Scotland. However, there are services departing from Nottingham and arriving at Glasgow Central via Manchester Oxford Road and Preston. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5 h 46 min.

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The distance between Nottingham and Scotland is 291 miles. The road distance is 283.9 miles.

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The best way to get from Nottingham to Scotland without a car is to train which takes 5 h 46 min and costs £95 - £200.

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It takes approximately 3 h 22 min to get from Nottingham to Scotland, including transfers.

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

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Map of how to get from Nottingham to Scotland.
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  • Distance: 291.5 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 22 min

What companies run services between Nottingham, England and Scotland?

Flybe flies from Nottingham to Edinburgh 4 times a day. Alternatively, you can take a train from Nottingham to Glasgow via Manchester Oxford Road and Preston in around 5 h 46 min.

Airlines
Flybe
Website
flybe.com
Flights from East Midlands to Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $300
Flights from East Midlands to Edinburgh via Belfast City
Ave. Duration
3 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $300
Flights from East Midlands to Glasgow
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$60 - $320
Flights from Birmingham to Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $300
Flights from Birmingham to Edinburgh via Belfast City
Ave. Duration
3 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $300
Flights from Birmingham to Glasgow
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $280
Flights from Birmingham to Glasgow via Belfast City
Ave. Duration
3 h 6 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $280
Flights from Manchester to Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $310
Flights from Manchester to Edinburgh via Belfast City
Ave. Duration
2 h 46 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $310
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Birmingham to Edinburgh via Belfast (Aldergrove)
Ave. Duration
3 h 7 min
When
Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$80 - $240
Flights from Birmingham to Glasgow via Belfast (Aldergrove)
Ave. Duration
2 h 55 min
When
Wednesday and Thursday
Estimated price
$95 - $270
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Birmingham to Edinburgh via Dublin
Ave. Duration
3 h 20 min
When
Monday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$35 - $260
Aer Lingus
Website
aerlingus.com
Flights from Birmingham to Edinburgh via Dublin
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $900
Train operators
CrossCountry
Phone
0344 736 9123
Email
customer.relations@crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Train from Nottingham to Birmingham New Street
Ave. Duration
1 h 11 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$40 - $65
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$28 - $45
Anytime Single
$40 - $65
Off-Peak Single
$28 - $45
Train from Sheffield to Glasgow Central
Ave. Duration
4 h 51 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$120 - $190
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$70 - $110
Anytime Single
$120 - $190
Off-Peak Single
$130 - $200
East Midlands Trains
Phone
03457 125 678
Email
getintouch@eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Website
eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Train from Nottingham to Manchester Piccadilly
Ave. Duration
1 h 50 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Website
eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Advance Single
$19 - $28
Off-Peak Single
$35 - $60
Anytime Day Single
$35 - $55
Anytime Single
$50 - $80
Train from Nottingham to Manchester Oxford Road
Ave. Duration
1 h 53 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Website
eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Advance Single
$19 - $28
Off-Peak Single
$35 - $60
Anytime Day Single
$35 - $55
Anytime Single
$55 - $80
Train from Nottingham to Sheffield
Ave. Duration
50 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$19 - $28
Website
eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Advance Single
$9 - $14
Off-Peak Single
$18 - $29
Anytime Day Single
$19 - $28
Anytime Single
$26 - $40
Northern Rail
Website
northernrailway.co.uk
Train from Manchester Oxford Road to Preston
Ave. Duration
44 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$11 - $17
Website
northernrailway.co.uk
Train from Nottingham to Sheffield
Ave. Duration
55 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$14 - $21
Website
northernrailway.co.uk
TransPennine Express
Phone
+44 345 600 1671
Email
tpecustomer.relations@firstgroup.com
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Train from Manchester Oxford Road to Preston
Ave. Duration
43 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$13 - $19
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Advance Single
$8 - $12
Off-Peak Day Single
$14 - $20
Anytime Day Single
$13 - $19
Train from Preston to Glasgow Central
Ave. Duration
2 h 32 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$75 - $110
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Advance Single
$30 - $45
Off-Peak Day Single
$50 - $75
Anytime Day Single
$75 - $110
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 Nottingham Station Street to Glasgow
Ave. Duration
8 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$26 - $35
Website
nationalexpress.com
Stagecoach East Midlands
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Victoria Bus Station to Chesterfield, Coach Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$10
Schedules at
stagecoachbus.com
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