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from Birmingham to Nottingham

You can get from Birmingham to Nottingham by train, bus or flight.

Our recommendation

To get from Birmingham to Nottingham on 24 Sep we recommend taking a bus because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

20:30Birmingham1h00 21:30Ratcliffe-on-Soar, East Midlands Parkway
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£71One-way
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20:30Birmingham1h00 21:30Ratcliffe-on-Soar, East Midlands Parkway
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£71One-way
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10:55Birmingham1h00 11:55Ratcliffe-on-Soar, East Midlands Parkway
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£71One-way
20:30Birmingham1h40 22:10Nottingham
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£101One-way

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Thu
23 Sep
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£6Megabus
Fri
24 Sep
£38Cross Country
£6Megabus
Sat
25 Sep
£15Cross Country
£6Megabus
Sun
26 Sep
£15Cross Country
£6Megabus
Mon
27 Sep
£38Cross Country
£6Megabus
Tue
28 Sep
£38Cross Country
£6Megabus
Wed
29 Sep
£38Cross Country
£6Megabus
Thu
30 Sep
£38Cross Country
£6Megabus
Fri
1 Oct
£38Cross Country
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Sat
2 Oct
£15Cross Country
£6Megabus
Sun
3 Oct
£15Cross Country
£6Megabus
Mon
4 Oct
£38Cross Country
£6Megabus
Tue
5 Oct
£38Cross Country
£6Megabus
Wed
6 Oct
£38Cross Country
£6Megabus
Fri
8 Oct
£38Cross Country
£6Megabus
Sat
9 Oct
£15Cross Country
£6Megabus
Sun
10 Oct
£15Cross Country
£6Megabus
Tue
12 Oct
£38Cross Country
£6Megabus

Travel Information to Nottingham from Birmingham

distanceDistance45 miles (72 km)
modeAvailable travel modesCoach or train
priceTicket price range£6 - £38
cheapestCheapest modeCoach • £6 • 1 h
fastestFastest modeCoach • £6 • 1 h
carriersPopular travel companiesMegabus or Cross Country

Take a coach or train to travel 45 miles (72 km) to Nottingham from Birmingham. If speed is a priority, then a coach is the best option with an average duration of 1 h; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a coach is the best option with prices starting as low as £6. The most popular travel providers which serve this route are Megabus or Cross Country among others. Travellers can even take a direct from Birmingham to Nottingham.

How to Travel from Birmingham to Nottingham?

It's an easy matter to travel by UK public transport between Birmingham and nearby Nottingham. Regular, scheduled train and bus services depart from Birmingham on a daily basis. The shortest journey times for trips are just over an hour, by rail, although the quickest bus services between the main coach stations of each city also only take one hour and 20 minutes. With speedy, regular connections by either bus or train, the city of Nottingham is well connected to central Birmingham, and travellers will find it's a simple matter to visit Nottingham at any time of day, with services operating until late evening.

What is the Cheapest Way To Get from Birmingham to Nottingham?

The cheapest way to travel from Birmingham to Nottingham is generally by bus, although prices for trains are only a little more. At certain times of day, affordable train tickets can mean bus and train journey costs are the same. These two Midlands cities are just 51 miles apart, and the quickest direct coach journeys only take one hour and 15 minutes. Coaches are provided by National Express and Megabus and run regularly from Birmingham Coach Station, although some journeys may require one change. 

What is the Fastest Way to Travel from Birmingham to Nottingham?

The quickest way to get from Birmingham to Nottingham is by train, although booking the quickest coaches will only add around ten minutes onto journey times, depending on traffic. CrossCountry Rail operates all train services, and most are direct. The quickest rail journey time is one hour and nine minutes, with trains departing from Birmingham New Street. 

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Travel from Birmingham to Nottingham by Train

Trains from Birmingham to Nottingham are operated by CrossCountry Rail and depart from Birmingham New Street station. Most services are direct, although some do require a change in Derby. Average journey times are one hour and 11 minutes, but they can take up to one hour and 25 minutes. Services between the two cities operate regularly throughout the day, from early morning until almost midnight. All trains arrive at Nottingham Station, which is centrally located and within an easy walk of the city centre. Passengers can also travel on using local buses and trams, which all stop at the station. Nottingham Railway Station offers a variety of passenger amenities including ATMs, a refreshment bar, complimentary WiFi, and payphones. 

Travel from Birmingham to Nottingham by Bus

National Express and Megabus operate coaches between Birmingham and the East Midlands city of Nottingham. Coaches leave Birmingham Coach Station and Birmingham Railway Bridge regularly throughout the day, with mostly direct services. Some journeys require one change, and journey times can vary, but most direct services take around one hour and 20 minutes. National Express coaches arrive at Nottingham Station Street, which is close by the railway station, or at Friar Lane Stop F4, which is closer to the city centre. Megabus coaches arrive at Nottingham Coach Stop 10. It's easy to access a variety of public transport options from these bus stops, including local trams, regional bus services, and Sky Link buses to East Midlands Airport. Towards the end of 2020, coaches to Nottingham will resume services to the Broadmarsh Coach Centre, however, the Broadmarsh area of the city is presently being regenerated. 

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FAQs
How do I travel between Birmingham and Nottingham?

There are 2 travel options from Birmingham to Nottingham: coach or train.

How do I get from Birmingham to Nottingham the cheapest way?

Coach services offer the cheapest way to get from Birmingham to Nottingham. Tickets for a coach cost on average £6.

This is compared to other travel options to Nottingham:

A coach is generally £32 less than a train for the same route. A train costs on average £38 from Birmingham to Nottingham.

What is the fastest way from Birmingham to Nottingham?

The quickest way to travel from Birmingham to Nottingham is by coach, which takes on average 1 h   compared to other travel options that may take you longer to get to your destination:

In comparison, travelling by train can take you on average 1 h 4 min.

How many miles are between Birmingham and Nottingham

The distance from Birmingham to Nottingham is approximately 45 miles (72 km).

How many services a day are there between Birmingham and Nottingham?

The average frequency per day from Birmingham to Nottingham is:

  • 25 trains a day.

However, we recommend checking specific travel dates for your route between Birmingham and Nottingham as scheduled services by coach or train can vary by season or day of the week.

What are the departure and arrival points in Birmingham and in Nottingham?

These are the most popular departure and arrival points for travellers from Birmingham to Nottingham:

  • Coaches mostly leave from Birmingham, Coach Station and tend to arrive in Nottingham, Bulwell Bus Station (Stop BU07).
  • Trains mostly leave from Birmingham New Street and tend to arrive in Nottingham.
Which travel companies can help me find a way to get from Birmingham to Nottingham?

Omio works with many trusted partners that can help you travel the best way from Birmingham to Nottingham:

  • You can take a coach from Birmingham to Nottingham with Megabus. Cheap tickets can be found for £6 with Megabus from Birmingham to Nottingham.
  • You can travel by train between Birmingham and Nottingham with Cross Country, and you can find Cross Country Birmingham to Nottingham tickets for £38 on Omio.
What other destinations are worth visiting after travelling from Birmingham to Nottingham?
Many of our customers who book a trip from Birmingham to Nottingham often extend their holiday and travel to other popular destinations like London, Manchester or Leicester. If you’re thinking of adding another destination to your Birmingham and Nottingham itinerary, let Omio find you the best connections between Nottingham and any of these top destinations today!
How early should I purchase tickets from Birmingham to Nottingham online for the best deals?

Before travelling from Birmingham to Nottingham, it’s good to know what ticket you can purchase and how much it will cost in the next 7 days:

  • The price of a coach ticket is on average £6 one way for this route.
  • The price of a train ticket for this route is £38 one way on average.

But we recommend booking Birmingham to Nottingham tickets online a few months before your planned travel date to score the best deals and save money on your trip.

Stations

Important Stations and Airports for this Journey

Birmingham
Nottingham
Birmingham (Coach Station)
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Birmingham Moor Street
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Birmingham New Street
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