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from Birmingham to Nottingham

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

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To get from Birmingham to Nottingham on 26 May we recommend taking a train because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

19:12Birmingham New Street1h06 20:18Nottingham
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£121One-way
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10:00Birmingham, Coach Station1h15 11:15Nottingham, Coach Station
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£101One-way
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18:49Birmingham New Street1h15 20:04Nottingham
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£121One-way
09:49Birmingham New Street1h14 11:03Nottingham
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£121One-way
18:18Birmingham New Street1h18 19:36Nottingham
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£121One-way

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Thu
26 May
£12Cross Country
£10National Express
Fri
27 May
£41Cross Country
£6Megabus
Sat
28 May
£15Cross Country
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Sun
29 May
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£6Megabus
Mon
30 May
£15Cross Country
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Tue
31 May
£12Cross Country
£6Megabus
Wed
1 Jun
£42Cross Country
£6Megabus
Thu
2 Jun
£15Cross Country
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Fri
3 Jun
£15Cross Country
£6Megabus
Sat
4 Jun
£15Cross Country
£6Megabus
Sun
5 Jun
£15Cross Country
£6Megabus
Mon
6 Jun
£15Cross Country
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Tue
7 Jun
£42Cross Country
£7Megabus
Wed
8 Jun
£42Cross Country
£6Megabus
Thu
9 Jun
£12Cross Country
£9National Express
Fri
10 Jun
£41Cross Country
£6Megabus
Sat
11 Jun
£15Cross Country
£6Megabus
Sun
12 Jun
£15Cross Country
£6Megabus
Mon
13 Jun
£42Cross Country
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Tue
14 Jun
£41Cross Country
£6Megabus

Travel Information from Birmingham to Nottingham

distanceDistance45 miles (72 km)
modeAvailable travel modesCoach or train
priceTicket price range£6 - £23
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) from Birmingham to Nottingham. 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 trip are Megabus or Cross Country among others. Travellers can even take a direct coach or train 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

What are my travel options from Birmingham to Nottingham?

There are 2 ways to travel from Birmingham to Nottingham including taking a coach or train.

What is the cheapest way to go to Nottingham from Birmingham?

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 about £17 less than a train, which costs on average £23 for this trip.

What is the quickest way from Birmingham to Nottingham?

The fastest way to get to Nottingham from Birmingham is by coach with an average travel time of 1 h.

There are alternative travel options to Nottingham that can usually take longer:

In comparison, getting to Nottingham by train can take on average 1 h 4 min.

How far is Nottingham from Birmingham?

The distance between Birmingham and Nottingham is around 45 miles (72 km).

How many scheduled departures are there a day from Birmingham to 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 from Birmingham to 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 most often depart from Birmingham at Birmingham, Coach Station and arrive in Nottingham at Nottingham, Crown Court (stop C11).
  • Trains mostly depart from Birmingham New Street and 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 travel from Birmingham to Nottingham by coach with Megabus. You can find cheap tickets on Omio for £6 with Megabus from Birmingham to Nottingham.
  • You can travel between Birmingham and Nottingham by train with Cross Country. You can find cheap tickets on Omio for £23 with Cross Country from Birmingham to Nottingham.

Is there a way to travel directly from Birmingham to Nottingham?

Yes, there are direct routes from Birmingham to Nottingham with the following travel companies:

  • You can find direct coaches per day to take to Nottingham with Flixbus, National Express or Megabus.
  • You can find 25 direct trains per day to take to Nottingham with.

As you won't need to change at another stop in between, direct services to Nottingham tend to save you time and add more convenience, so it's worth paying attention to before you book tickets for this journey.

What other destinations are worth visiting after travelling from Birmingham to Nottingham?

Omio customers who travel from Birmingham to Nottingham often also extend their holiday to go to London, Manchester or Leicester. Omio can help you plan your trip by finding the best connections between Nottingham and these popular destinations at a great price.

How early should I buy tickets to Nottingham from Birmingham online for the best deals?

When planning your trip between Birmingham and Nottingham, it’s good to keep in mind what tickets to buy and their prices in the next 7 days:

  • Coach tickets cost on average £6 one way.
  • Train tickets are costing on average £23 one way.

However, we recommend buying tickets from Birmingham to Nottingham online a few months in advance to get the best deals and save money on your upcoming journey.