Nottingham to Birmingham train

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Cheap train tickets from Nottingham to Birmingham

Showing times and prices for 21 Jun

Cheapest

The best way to find a cheap train ticket from Nottingham to Birmingham is to book your journey as far in advance as possible and to avoid travelling at rush hour.

Cheapest
Cross Country
07:041h21
Nottingham station (NOT)
08:25Birmingham New Street (BHM)
£301One-way
0 changes
Cheapest
Cross Country
06:001h23
Nottingham station (NOT)
07:23Birmingham New Street (BHM)
£301One-way
0 changes
Cross Country
06:391h17
Nottingham station (NOT)
07:56Birmingham New Street (BHM)
£411One-way
0 changes
Cross Country
06:111h35
Nottingham station (NOT)
07:46Birmingham New Street (BHM)
£471One-way
1 change
Cross Country
05:491h26
Nottingham station (NOT)
07:15Birmingham New Street (BHM)
£471One-way
1 change

Train timetableNottingham to Birmingham

Showing trains for tomorrow, Friday, 21 June
Cross Country
05:491h26
Nottingham station (NOT)
07:15Birmingham New Street (BHM)
1 change
Cross Country
06:001h23
Nottingham station (NOT)
07:23Birmingham New Street (BHM)
0 changes
Cross Country
06:111h35
Nottingham station (NOT)
07:46Birmingham New Street (BHM)
1 change
Cross Country
06:391h17
Nottingham station (NOT)
07:56Birmingham New Street (BHM)
0 changes
Cross Country
06:531h13
Nottingham station (NOT)
08:06Birmingham New Street (BHM)
1 change
Cross Country
07:041h21
Nottingham station (NOT)
08:25Birmingham New Street (BHM)
0 changes

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Train times from Nottingham to Birmingham

Showing times and prices for 21 Jun

Fastest Journey

1 h 13 m

Average

1 h 22 m

Trains per day

6

Distance

73 km

Of the 6 trains that leave Nottingham for Birmingham every day 3 travel direct so it’s quite easy to avoid journeys where you’ll have to change along the way.

Fastest
Cross Country
06:531h13
Nottingham station (NOT)
08:06Birmingham New Street (BHM)
£471One-way
1 change
Cross Country
06:391h17
Nottingham station (NOT)
07:56Birmingham New Street (BHM)
£411One-way
0 changes
Cross Country
07:041h21
Nottingham station (NOT)
08:25Birmingham New Street (BHM)
£301One-way
0 changes
Cross Country
06:001h23
Nottingham station (NOT)
07:23Birmingham New Street (BHM)
£301One-way
0 changes
Cross Country
05:491h26
Nottingham station (NOT)
07:15Birmingham New Street (BHM)
£471One-way
1 change

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Overview: Train from Nottingham to Birmingham

distanceDistance45 miles
durationAverage train duration1 h 5 min
priceAverage train ticket price£22 (€24)
frequencyTrain frequency25 a day
changesDirect trainYes, there are 14 direct trains a day
carriersTrain providersCrossCountry or East Midlands Trains

Trains from Nottingham to Birmingham cover the 45 miles long route taking on average 1 h 5 min with our travel partners like CrossCountry or East Midlands Trains. Normally, there are 25 trains operating per day, including direct services available. You can get the cheapest train tickets for this trip for as low as £8, but the average price of train tickets is £22. Travellers depart most frequently from Nottingham and arrive in Birmingham New Street.

Train companies: CrossCountry and East Midlands Trains trains Nottingham to Birmingham

CrossCountry and East Midlands Trains trains will get you between Nottingham and Birmingham from £8. With over 1000 travel companies on Omio, you can find the best train times and tickets for your trip.

Cross Country trains are a UK-based train operator that provides services across the country including trains between Nottingham and Birmingham. They offer a range of services, from express services to local services, and have a variety of ticket types to suit different needs. Their express services, such as the CrossCountry Voyager and CrossCountry XC Trains, offer a fast and comfortable journey, with onboard facilities such as free Wi-Fi, power sockets, and a selection of snacks and drinks. Their local services, such as the CrossCountry Regional and CrossCountry Regional Express, provide a more leisurely journey, with stops at smaller stations along the way. They also offer a range of ticket types, such as Advance, Anytime, and Off-Peak tickets, to suit different budgets and travel needs. The most popular routes for Cross Country trains include London to Birmingham, Manchester to Edinburgh, and Bristol to Reading.

CrossCountry from Nottingham to Birmingham train information:

  • Average Duration: 1 h 5 min
  • Cheapest Price: £8
  • CrossCountry frequency: 14 a day

Trains from Nottingham to Birmingham

The trains from Nottingham to Birmingham run seven days a week on a frequent basis. There are about 2-4 trains per hour on average from Monday to Sunday. The shortest time taken to cover this route by train is 1h 5min and the longest is 2 hours. The average time for this journey is about 1h 30min.

Nottingham to Birmingham Train Time: Daily Departures

If you want to travel by train from Nottingham to Birmingham, you have ample choice throughout the day. Trains operate frequently from a little after 05:00 to after 22:00 on weekdays. The first train is around 06:00 on Saturdays and after 08:00 on Sundays, with the last train at weekends operating between 21:00 and 22:00. For more accurate departure times please, follow this link Nottingham to Birmingham. On average, there are 3-4 trains per hour except for Sundays when the frequency decreases to 2 trains per hour. The daily average of trains from Nottingham to Birmingham is around 50-60.

How long is the journey by train from Nottingham to Birmingham?

It takes about 1h 30min on average to reach Birmingham from Nottingham by train. The slowest train will get you to Birmingham in about 2h and the fastest in 1h 5min. Most trains run direct on this 45-mile (72 km) route, but there are some requiring one transfer, depending on the time and carrier.

Traditional architecture in Nottingham. Source: Shutterstock

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

Departure train station: Trains from Nottingham to Birmingham depart from Nottingham train station on Carrington Street. It is about 0.5 miles (0.8 km) south of the city centre and takes no more than 8min to reach by bus or tram. You can catch either of them right outside the terminal. Nottingham train station is accessible for people with limited mobility, and wheelchairs can be used throughout the station. Staff is also available all day long to provide assistance. The station is well-equipped with ATMs, cafes, retail shops, and trolleys and is directly linked with the East Midlands Airport via Skylink.

Arrival train station: Trains from Nottingham train station arrive at Birmingham New Street train station. It is ideally located, very close to the heart of the city centre at only about 0.2 miles (200 meters) away. Do take the Stephenson Street exit if you are headed to the city centre. Besides some eating and shopping options, the train station has ATMs, photo booths, wheelchair access, accessible restrooms, and waiting rooms. There are luggage trolleys and a Left Luggage facility where you can store your bags, as well as free Wi-Fi and drinking water fountains for your convenience.

Which train companies travel from Nottingham to Birmingham?

There are two main train providers from Nottingham to Birmingham, namely East Midlands Railway and CrossCountry. The direct trains on this route are run by CrossCountry, whereas the trains with one transfer are run by East Midlands Railway. The transfer stop is usually in Leicester or Derby, and from here, passengers board the train operated by CrossCountry. The last train on weekdays after 22:00 is operated by Northern Rail and requires one transfer before it reaches Birmingham. CrossCountry trains are high-speed trains as opposed to the other two companies. On this route, the fare depends on the time and day of travel and not on the train operator.

Night trains Nottingham

The last train from Nottingham to Birmingham on weekdays is between 22:00 and 23:00 and takes on average 1h 30min to reach its destination. It is not a direct train, and commuters have to make one transfer in Derby. At weekends, the last train is between 21:00 and 22:00, and on Saturday night, the last train runs direct to Birmingham.

East Midlands Railway trains from Nottingham to Birmingham

Nottingham train station is managed by East Midlands Railway, the operator of all trains from Nottingham to Birmingham with one transfer. There are at least two trains per hour on a daily basis on this route, taking between 1h 15min and 2 hours to cover the distance.

CrossCountry trains from Nottingham to Birmingham

The trains operated by CrossCountry run direct to Birmingham from Nottingham train station. The fastest train covers the distance in 1h 5min. The average time for trains operated by CrossCountry is 1h 30min. The company operates a fleet of high-speed trains from Nottingham to Birmingham, and they run 2-3 trains per hour every day.

Northern Rail trains from Nottingham to Birmingham

The last train of the day from Nottingham to Birmingham, between 22:00 and 23:00 during the week, is operated by Northern Rail. Even though there is always one transfer in Derby on this train route, it does not take too long to reach Birmingham. On average it takes about 1h 20min to cover the distance, and if you plan a little ahead, this can be the cheapest as well as the fastest train to Birmingham.

Trains from Nottingham to Birmingham: Sustainability travel

Trains are considered the cleanest mode of mass transport. Nearly half of the trains in the UK are run on electricity, making them more eco-friendly. Having a well-served railway system where trains operate frequently on a daily basis, including trains from Nottingham to Birmingham, helps us move in the right direction towards sustainable travel. Most trains have a lifecycle of at least 50 years, therefore decreasing the frequent use of non-renewable resources.

Train Nottingham to Birmingham: Services on Board

CrossCountry trains and Midlands Railway trains from Nottingham to Birmingham offer both Standard- and First-Class seating areas. Both companies let you bring your bicycle on board, provided you have made a reservation in advance. Three pieces of luggage per passenger are allowed on these trains. These include a large suitcase, a small rucksack, and a handbag. There are a number of priority seats for the disabled, elderly, and expectant mothers when you travel to Birmingham from Nottingham by train. In the First-Class seating area, you can use the electric sockets for charging your phones and laptops. There is a two-pet policy on board the trains on this route. Dogs, cats, birds, and other small pets are allowed to accompany you. All trains have restrooms and offer a limited amount of free Wi-Fi usage.

How to find cheap train tickets from Nottingham to Birmingham?

If you are looking for cheap train tickets from Nottingham to Birmingham, you should look two to three weeks in advance. Another way to find cheap tickets is to remain flexible with your travel plans, and sometimes last-minute deals can be cheaper than the regular ticket prices. Often, night trains and those operating off-peak hours offer more reasonable fares than rush-hour trains.

Victory Square in Birmingham. Source: Shutterstock

To Birmingham by train - travel tips

When in Birmingham, take some time to explore Victoria Square and the city centre. Here you will see the Town Hall that looks like an ornate Roman temple, the Council House with its Renaissance-style architecture, and the Symphony Hall with its exceptional auditorium. Take a tour of the Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery, with its displays of artwork from the Pre-Raphaelite painters. If you are travelling with kids, they might want to visit Thinktank, Birmingham Science Museum and National SEA Life Centre. A hot spot for diverse cultures, you can dine out at French bistros, British pubs or try some spicy Indian cuisine in Birmingham. If you’re looking for more ideas on what to do in Birmingham, do visit the Omio online travel magazine The Window Seat.

  • Cadbury World
  • Birmingham Wildlife Conservation Park
  • Jewellery Quarter
  • The Birmingham Botanical Gardens
  • Brindleyplace or Canal Quarter

FAQs: Nottingham to Birmingham train

FAQs: Travel by train from Nottingham to Birmingham 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 Nottingham to Birmingham.
FAQs
Cheap train tickets from Nottingham to Birmingham can start from as little as £8 when you book in advance. The average train ticket price for Nottingham to Birmingham is £22; however, prices vary depending on the time of day and class and they tend to be more expensive on the day.
On average the Nottingham to Birmingham train travel time is 1 h 5 min   for the 45 mile long journey, but the duration can vary if you travel on weekends and holidays.
The first train from Nottingham to Birmingham leaves at 05: 00. Plan your trip with the Journey Planner   from Omio.
The last train from Nottingham to Birmingham leaves at 21: 55.
Yes, there are 14 direct trains a day from Nottingham to Birmingham with CrossCountry. Schedules can vary on holidays or weekends with fewer direct trains.
Yes, there's a high-speed train to Birmingham. Take the fast train with East Midlands Trains from Nottingham to Birmingham.
Take the Nottingham to Birmingham train with CrossCountry or East Midlands Trains. However, it's always good to check out all possible train providers for the journey to Birmingham from Nottingham as there might be differences in the amenities they offer.
No, there are no night trains, the latest train for this route is 21: 55.

Passengers board the train most frequently from Nottingham, which is located around 1.4 miles (2.3 km) away from the city centre, and they get off the train at Birmingham New Street, located 1.7 miles (2.7 km) away from the city centre.

A day trip to Birmingham from Nottingham is worth doing with a journey time of 1 h 5 min each way. Check with Omio app   the best way to travel.
The cheapest month to travel from Nottingham to Birmingham by train is October.
You have options as you can travel between Nottingham and Birmingham 2 different ways: train or coach.

Important Stations and Airports in Nottingham and Birmingham

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Birmingham
Nottingham is the most popular Nottingham railway station for Omio travellers, but it's not the only one. Read all the information you need to know about the main train stations in Nottingham for your journey to Birmingham.
Amenities at station
ShoppingShopping
ParkingParking
ATMATM
AccessibilityAccessibility
phone
Phone Number
+44 800 200 6060
Public transport options for Nottingham
Location for Rail Replacement Services: Rail replacement buses will pick up and drop off from Carrington Street, at the front of the station.

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