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Train Information between Liverpool and Nottingham

distanceDistance81 miles (131 km)
durationAverage train duration2 h 36 min
priceAverage train ticket price£43 (€49)
frequencyTrain frequency12 a day
changesDirect trainYes, there are 12 direct trains a day
carriersTrain providersEast Midlands Trains

Trains from Liverpool to Nottingham cover the 81 miles (131 km) long trip taking on average 2 h 36 min with our travel partners like East Midlands Trains. Normally, there are 12 trains operating per day, including direct services available. You can get the cheapest train tickets for this route for as low as £32, but the average price of train tickets is £43. Travellers depart most frequently from Liverpool Lime Street and arrive in Nottingham.

Trains from Liverpool to Nottingham

A train journey is often the fastest way to get to Nottingham from Liverpool, especially during peak times when motorways are jammed. It's certainly the more relaxed option for commuters and weekend travellers alike. Several direct trains are available every day of the week, with plenty of other indirect journeys to choose from. Trains depart across the morning, from just after 6:00 a.m. until midday.

Which train companies travel from Liverpool to Nottingham?

East Midlands Trains are the only provider of direct trains from Liverpool to Nottingham. They are also the most frequent provider and the only train company that operates on this route at weekends. During the week, there are also a few services from CrossCountry Trains and Virgin Trains once or twice a day. CrossCountry Trains usually require two changes. While Virgin Train journeys do require one change, they tend to be the fastest option when available.

How long is the train from Liverpool to Nottingham?

The quickest possible journey along this route is two hours 29 minutes on an indirect journey with Virgin Trains. The fastest option among the more regular East Midlands Trains takes two hours 34 minutes. The longest journey is an East Midlands service requiring two changes, taking three hours two minutes in total. On average, the journey takes around two hours 50 minutes.

How many trains are there from Liverpool to Nottingham?

There can be anywhere between 5-14 trains travelling to Nottingham from Liverpool on a single day. Around two to five of these will be direct train services. The majority of indirect services require two changes. The earliest available train departs just after 6:00 a.m. during the week or at 8:00 a.m. at the weekend. The last train of the day leaves just before noon.

What are the departure and arrival stations for trains from Liverpool to Nottingham?

Departure train station: Liverpool Lime Street is a centrally-located station just four minutes' walk from Liverpool's main bus station, from which an airport bus service is available. The train station itself has plenty of bus links to the surrounding city.

Arrival train station: Nottingham Station in the centre of Nottingham is also a tram stop, allowing for easy access to the local area. There's also a regular, daily bus service between the station and Nottingham airport.

Travel Tips

Trains from Liverpool to Nottingham
Travel by train to Nottingham easily. Whether you want fast, cheap or something entirely different, our travel experts have collected everything you need to know so you can find the best option from Liverpool to Nottingham.
How much does a cheap train to Nottingham from Liverpool cost?
Omio customers have found the cheapest trains to Nottingham from Liverpool to cost as little as £32  in the next 7 days.
What is the average cost of a train from Liverpool to Nottingham?
If you’re looking to purchase your train tickets in the next week, you can expect the Liverpool to Nottingham train price to come in at an average of £43  one way.
How far is it from Liverpool to Nottingham by train?
The train distance from Liverpool to Nottingham is around 81 miles (131 km).
How long does it take from Liverpool to Nottingham by train?
The train time to Nottingham from Liverpool is on average 2 h 36 min  for the 81 miles (131 km) long journey, but the time it takes to go from Liverpool to Nottingham by train can vary depending on specific dates or travelling on weekends and holidays.
When travelling by train from Liverpool to Nottingham, which train station in Liverpool do I depart from and which train station in Nottingham do I arrive in?

Omio customers who travel this route most frequently depart from Liverpool Lime Street   and arrive in Nottingham.

Where is the departure train station in Liverpool located? Where is the arrival train station in Nottingham located?

Passengers board their train most frequently from Liverpool Lime Street and travel around 0 mile (s) / 0 km from the city centre to this train station.

Passengers travelling this route most often arrive at Nottingham and need to travel approximately 0 mile (s) / 0 km from the train station to the city centre in Nottingham.

Which train companies should I travel with from Liverpool to Nottingham?
When taking a train from Liverpool to Nottingham, you can count on East Midlands Trains for the best way to get you to Nottingham. You can also check all possible train companies who offer a service from Liverpool to Nottingham and compare the amenities they offer before buying a train ticket.
How many train services are there between Liverpool and Nottingham a day?
On average, there are 12 trains a day from Liverpool to Nottingham. The train times and services may be different on weekends and holidays compared to weekdays.
What time is the earliest train from Liverpool to Nottingham? What time is the last train from Liverpool to Nottingham?
The earliest train departing from Liverpool to Nottingham leaves at 08: 21. The last train departing from Liverpool to Nottingham leaves at 09: 51. You can find the latest Liverpool to Nottingham train times on Omio and book the best time to leave for your journey on your chosen travel date.
How early should I buy Liverpool to Nottingham train tickets to get the best deals?
You can find a train to Nottingham from Liverpool to cost on average £43 one way if you book within the next 7 days. But we recommend buying train tickets in advance to score the best deals and save money on your route. You’ll see tickets for the Liverpool to Nottingham train generally on sale a few months before the planned travel date.

Important Stations and Airports for this Journey

The major railway station for departures from Liverpool is Liverpool Lime Street. Read all the information you need to know about services, amenities and connections at Liverpool Lime Street for your trip from Liverpool to Nottingham.
Amenities at station
Ticket office hours
Sun: 07: 15 - 23: 05 | Mon - Sat: 05: 00 - 23: 38
Connections to/from station
Bus lines: 9, 10, 61, 82, 79, 86C, 500
Train lines: Northern, West Midlands, TransPennine Express, East Midlands, Avanti West Coast, Transport for Wales, London Northwestern
Suburban train lines: Wirral Line (green)