How to get from Manchester to Nottingham

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from Manchester to Nottingham

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

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To get from Manchester to Nottingham on 25 May we recommend taking a train because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

10:42Manchester Piccadilly1h51 12:33Nottingham
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09:42Manchester Piccadilly2h16 11:58Nottingham
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Travel Information between Manchester and Nottingham

distanceDistance58 miles (93 km)
modeAvailable travel modesCoach or train
priceTicket price range£10 - £29
cheapestCheapest modeCoach • £10 • 3 h 10 min
fastestFastest modeTrain • £29 • 1 h 46 min
carriersPopular travel companiesFlixbus or First Transpennine Express

Take a coach or train to travel 58 miles (93 km) from Manchester to Nottingham. If speed is a priority, then a train is the best option with an average duration of 1 h 46 min; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a coach is the best option with prices starting as low as £10. The most popular travel providers which serve this route are Flixbus or First Transpennine Express among others. Travellers can even take a direct from Manchester to Nottingham.

General Information about the journey from Manchester to Nottingham

The 57 miles journey between Manchester and Nottingham can be completed by both bus and train. The quickest option is usually by train, with the fastest services taking approximately 1.75 hours to complete the journey between Manchester Piccadilly and Nottingham. Bus services between the two cities usually require a change at Leeds, although there are some direct services available. Direct bus journeys to Nottingham from Manchester Coach Station take just over 3 hours on average to complete.

Buses from Manchester to Nottingham

National Express operate regular bus services to Nottingham from Manchester. Departures from Manchester Coach Station are frequent throughout the day, starting from early in the morning and running till late at night. This includes Saturday and Sunday. At peak travel times, there is at least one departure every hour. Most of the services require a change at Leeds and take approximately 4.5 hours to reach the final destination. Direct journeys are less frequent but are usually completed in just over 3 hours.

Trains from Manchester to Nottingham

Direct train services between the two cities are operated by East Midlands Trains. There is usually one departure per hour from Manchester Piccadilly to Nottingham, beginning early in the morning and running right through to late evening. The average journey time is 1.75 hours. Indirect services from Northern Rail and Crosscountry require changes at Crewe, Derby or Sheffield.

Travel Tips: Travel from Manchester to Nottingham

Travel to Nottingham 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 Manchester to Nottingham.

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

Coach services offer the cheapest way to get from Manchester to Nottingham. Tickets for a coach cost on average £10.

This is compared to other travel options to Nottingham:

A coach is generally £19 less than a train for the same journey. A train costs on average £29 from Manchester to Nottingham.

The quickest way to travel to Nottingham from Manchester is by train, which takes on average 1 h 46 min   compared to other travel options that may take you longer to get to your destination:

In comparison, travelling by coach can take you on average 3 h 10 min.

The Manchester to Nottingham distance is approximately 58 miles (93 km).

The average frequency per day from Manchester to Nottingham is:

  • Around 25 trains per day.

However, we recommend checking specific travel dates for your journey from Manchester to Nottingham as scheduled services by coach or train can vary by season or day of the week.

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

  • Coaches mostly leave from Manchester, Coach Station and tend to arrive in Nottingham, Crown Court (stop C11).
  • Trains mostly leave from Manchester Piccadilly and tend to arrive in Nottingham.

If finding a good deal is your main consideration for your trip from Manchester to Nottingham, then we'll help you find the best value travel companies for you:

  • Travel with Flixbus to go to Nottingham by coach. For a good deal on tickets, you can find Flixbus Manchester to Nottingham tickets on Omio for £10.
  • Travel with First Transpennine Express for trains to Nottingham. If you’re looking for a good deal on tickets, check for First Transpennine Express Manchester to Nottingham tickets on Omio for £29.
Omio customers who travel from Manchester to Nottingham often also extend their holiday to go to London, Birmingham or Leicester. Omio can help you plan your trip by finding the best connections between Nottingham and these popular destinations at a great price.

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

  • Coach tickets are costing on average £10 one way.
  • Train tickets are costing on average £29 one way.

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

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