Visiting Nottingham by train is an excellent way to travel. Trains run into Nottingham Station from plenty of Midlands cities, northern cities like Manchester, Newcastle, or Leeds, as well as London and the south. So wherever travellers are, there should be a way to reach Nottingham by train. And with a city centre station location, arrival is convenient as well.
Train services arrive at Nottingham Station. The station is around 1 mile south of the city centre and major attractions like Nottingham Castle, Nottingham Trent University, and the Robin Hood Experience. Walking there along Carrington Street shouldn't take more than 15-20 minutes, but local buses stop right outside the station as well. They offer direct links to Nottingham University, as well as popular destinations like the City Ground and Trent Bridge.
Most services from locations in the north and Midlands are provided by CrossCountry and LNER, while the majority of trains from London are operated by East Midlands.
If travellers are coming from cities within 150 miles of Nottingham, taking the train will often be the fastest, most comfortable transport option. Express trains cover the distance from London in well under 2 hours, and there's a dense network of connections to major cities around England. In almost all cases, flights will require transfers to out of town airports, waiting for departures, and land-side delays, so trains often work out faster. The station at Nottingham isn't too far from the centre of town, and it's much closer to the centre than East Midlands Airport, which makes travelling by rail even more appealing.
Nottingham has an efficient network of buses and trams, so getting around the city shouldn't be too difficult. It's probably a good idea to arrange a Robin Hood Network Card for longer stays, as this enables cut-price journeys to most parts of the city. And there's a lot to see and do. From the chance to discover the history of Robin Hood and the stories surrounding Nottingham Castle, it's an engaging place to visit. To get truly "under the skin" of Nottingham, though, nothing beats a cave tour. Nottingham sits atop a warren of sandstone caves, and tours start from the National Justice Museum.
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