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Of the 6 trains that leave London for Nottingham every day 5 travel direct so it’s quite easy to avoid journeys where you’ll have to change along the way.
|Distance||109 miles (175 km)|
|Average train duration||1 h 45 min|
|Average train ticket price||£39 (€43)|
|Train frequency||34 a day|
|Direct train||Yes, there are 28 direct trains a day|
|Train companies||Hull Trains, Thameslink, London North Eastern Railway, East Midlands Railway, Cross Country or East Midlands Railways|
Trains from London to Nottingham cover the 109 miles (175 km) long trip taking on average 1 h 45 min with our travel partners like Hull Trains, Thameslink, London North Eastern Railway, East Midlands Railway, Cross Country or East Midlands Railways. Normally, there are 34 trains operating per day, including direct services available. While the average ticket price for this journey costs around £39, you can find the cheapest train ticket for as low as £27. Travellers depart most frequently from London Victoria and arrive in Nottingham.
Travel from London to Nottingham from £27 with Omio’s train partners Thameslink, CrossCountry and East Midlands Trains! You can find the best timetables and tickets when comparing and booking the most popular trip for you.
CrossCountry is a fast speed train company in the United Kingdom and for your next train to Nottingham from London you can choose between Standard Class and First Class tickets on Omio.
Save time and money by searching for and booking your CrossCountry train to Nottingham from London online with Omio! If you’re looking for the cheapest, fastest or earliest CrossCountry train to Nottingham from London, Omio can help you out every step of the way. Check current CrossCountry train timetables for the ideal departure and arrival times, compare the best connections for the 109 miles (175 km) route from London to Nottingham as well as ticket information for the train (such as luggage policy and amenities offered onboard), and then book a cheap train ticket – all in one convenient place. If you are using the Omio app to search for trains between London and Nottingham, you can check straight away if the CrossCountry ticket is a mobile ticket, which makes it easy for you to go paperless when travelling without needing to purchase tickets in person at the train station. Buy your official CrossCountry London to Nottingham train tickets online on Omio quickly and easily and enjoy the travel experience!
Save time and money by searching for and booking your Thameslink train from London to Nottingham online with Omio! If you’re looking for the cheapest, fastest or earliest Thameslink train to Nottingham from London, Omio can help you out every step of the way. Check current Thameslink train timetables for the ideal departure and arrival times, compare the best connections for the 109 miles (175 km) route between London and Nottingham as well as ticket information for the train (such as luggage policy and amenities offered onboard), and then book a cheap train ticket – all in one convenient place. If you are using the Omio app to search for trains to Nottingham from London, you can check straight away if the Thameslink ticket is a mobile ticket, which makes it easy for you to go paperless when travelling without needing to purchase tickets in person at the train station. Buy your official Thameslink London to Nottingham train tickets online on Omio quickly and easily and enjoy the travel experience!
Enjoy a smooth and easy journey from London to Nottingham with East Midlands Trains! As an official travel partner of East Midlands Trains, Omio can help you search current train timetables from East Midlands Trains, compare the best routes from London to Nottingham as well as the class fares available for this route (including information on luggage policy and amenities provided onboard), and buy the most affordable East Midlands Trains London to Nottingham train ticket available today. If you search for East Midlands Trains tickets in the Omio app, you can also see if they are mobile tickets so that you can travel paperless rather than needing to wait in a queue at the train station in person to purchase tickets. Once you find your ideal route, book your one-way train to Nottingham from London on Omio or in the Omio app in just a few simple steps. You can then sit back and enjoy the 109 miles (175 km) route from London to Nottingham with ease and comfort on a train with East Midlands Trains.
East Midlands Trains from London to Nottingham train information:
London to Nottingham is a popular route for many travellers and locals, so you'll find a whole host of routes operating between multiple stations in London heading to Nottingham railway station. These routes often start as early as 05:30 each morning and operate numerous times per hour between then and late in the afternoon. Three train companies operate trains, with East Midlands Railway being the most frequent operator. You'll have the choice of three different routes. Two of the routes have a single changeover along the way, while the third option is a direct train between London St Pancras International railway station and Nottingham railway station.
Thanks to the popularity of this route, you'll be glad to find several trains operating from London to Nottingham daily. On a typical day, trains start running close to 05:30 each morning and run several times per hour until the last train leaves around 15:30 each afternoon. You'll find close to 30 trains operating routes between these cities every day. The most common operator is East Midlands Railway, with around 20 trains a day. London North Eastern Railway operates fewer than ten trains a day, starting around 06:30 each morning and running until 15:30 each afternoon. First Hull Trains usually offer two or three trips per day, always departing from London Kings Cross Station.
Your travel time between London and Nottingham will largely depend on the route you take and if there are changeovers or not. The distance covered between the two cities is around 109 miles (175km), and the average journey time between the cities is around 1h 45min depending on the route. If you're hopping on a train travelling from London Kings Cross to Nottingham with a changeover en route, expect your travel time to be closer to 2h. An EMR train from London St Pancras International to Nottingham will typically take around 1 h 40 min without a changeover. The longest trip you'll end up on is typically an LNER train heading from Kings Cross to Nottingham with a changeover in Grantham en route and a travel time of just over 2 h 15 min. The quickest trip is usually a direct train between St Pancras and Nottingham in around 1h 32min.
Trains from London to Nottingham: friends in front of the Big Ben. Source: Shutterstock
Departure train station:When choosing a train from London, you'll typically have the choice of two departure stations. London Kings Cross or London St Pancras International. Both stations are a little northwest of the city centre, and a taxi ride will take around 20min to either station, within walking distance of each other. London Kings Cross is the older of the two stations, but they both have a large number of commuting passengers. Both Kings Cross and London St Pancras have a wide range of amenities designed for a comfortable journey, including information points, toilets and baby-changing facilities, showers, luggage storage services, photo booths, trolleys, and water fountains. Each station is also home to a wide variety of shops, bars, and eateries for you to try.
Arrival train station:All trains travelling between London and Nottingham will arrive at the same station in Nottingham. The main station serving the arrival city is Nottingham Station, which is a short walk away from the centre of Nottingham. It's easily accessible via buses and taxis and is a popular hub for East Midlands Railway. You'll find a range of amenities and services on offer, including bicycle storage facilities, a car park, toilets and baby-changing facilities, a station buffet, cash machines, shops, a first-class lounge, and disabled access throughout the station.
Three separate train companies operate routes between London and Nottingham. The most frequent routes are operated by East Midlands Railway, with LNER coming a close second. First Hull Trains typically only offer two or three trips per day. All of the routes covered by EMR operate between London St Pancras International and Nottingham Station without a changeover en route. LNER provide several trains operating between London Kings Cross and Nottingham with a single changeover along the way in Grantham. First Hull Trains operate between the same stations.
Unfortunatey, there are no night trains available for this route. The last train in the afternoon usually leaves around 15:30, and it only takes about 2h to get to Nottingham.
East Midlands Railway (EMR) offers the most frequent trains travelling between these two destinations. You'll usually find close to 20 trains a day operating between St Pancras International Station and Nottingham daily, and all of them are direct trains without the need for a stopover. Your average travel time on an EMR route will be around 1h 45min.
London North Eastern Railway offers several routes per day, usually close to 10. These trips start around 06:30 each morning and run until 15:30 each afternoon. All trips are from London Kings Cross to Nottingham with a single stopover in Grantham en route. Your average travel time for these routes is around 2h 5min.
First Hull Trains offer the least frequent options every day. These trains all follow the same route as the LNER trains and have a similar travel time.
Unless you're planning on biking or walking from London to Nottingham, taking a train is the most sustainable way to travel. Trains offer more efficient use of space, less noise pollution, and an almost 70% reduction in CO2 emissions compared to planes and cars. Trains only account for 3% of the world's global transport emissions.
If you're taking a train between these two destinations, consider spending a little extra cash and upgrading to a first-class ticket. These tickets offer you spacious, comfortable seats that come with a table, quieter carriages, and plug sockets for both laptops and mobile devices. You'll also get a complimentary food and beverage offering between Monday and Saturday.
In terms of luggage allowance, you'll be limited to two medium to large bags for stowaway luggage and an additional piece of hand luggage. If you're trying to take a bicycle with you, it would be best to call ahead and book a space for your bicycle to ensure you can take it. Some connecting trains do not have storage spaces for non-foldable bikes, so you'll need to confirm this before starting your journey. If you're travelling with pets, you'll be limited to two pets per trip. You won't need to pay a fee for them, but you will need to keep them inside a suitable carrier at all times. All stations and train companies provide accessible services. Make sure you contact the company 48 hours in advance if you need to arrange assistance.
There are many ways to pick up the best ticket deals and travel efficiently. Start off with paging through the Omio Magazine for some travel tips that'll help. Searching on Omio also allows you to filter according to the best prices. If you're a student or senior citizen, check to see what discounts you're eligible for and make sure you book your tickets as far in advance as you can. They usually go on sale a few months beforehand. If you search with flexible dates, you stand a chance of picking up different deals offered on different days. You'll also usually find that travelling during the week is cheaper than on the weekend.
Trains from London to Nottingham: Nottingham caves. Source: Shutterstock
You'll find Nottingham in the central England Midlands Region, and it's home to a wide variety of historical features, museums, art galleries, and much more. Nottingham is most well-known for its role in the Robin Hood legend and is home to two universities, making it a popular student city. Take your time to explore the city's many offerings, and don't miss out on these few things while you're there.
Omio customers travelling this route depart most frequently from London Victoria and arrive in Nottingham.
Passengers booking this journey most frequently board their trains from London Victoria and need to travel around 1.8 miles (2.9 km) from the city centre to get to this train station.
Passengers arriving in Nottingham most often arrive at Nottingham and need to travel around 1.1 miles (1.8 km) from this train station to the city centre.
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