How to get from Nottingham to London

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from Nottingham to London

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

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To get from Nottingham to London on 09 Aug we recommend taking a bus because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

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Travel Information between Nottingham and London

distanceDistance109 miles
modeAvailable travel modesCoach, flight, ferry or train
priceTicket price range£7 - £76
cheapestCheapest modeCoach • £7 • 2 h 20 min
fastestFastest modeTrain • £76 • 1 h 36 min
carriersPopular travel companiesMegabus or East Midlands Railway

Take a coach, flight, ferry or train to travel 109 miles to London from Nottingham. If speed is a priority, then a train is the best option with an average duration of 1 h 36 min; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a coach is the best option with prices starting as low as £7. The most popular travel providers which serve this trip are Megabus or East Midlands Railway among others. Travellers can even take a direct coach or train from Nottingham to London.

General Information about the Journey from Nottingham to London

Nottingham is located 176 kilometres north of London and fast, convenient bus, train and air transport is available between the two cities. Trains offer the speediest option covering the route in half the time of buses. However, the absence of direct flights makes the plane the most time-consuming choice when factoring in transit times and airport shuttles at either end.

Return journeys from London to Nottingham are also available.

Buses from Nottingham to London

Coach travel between Nottingham and London is well served with National Express offering roughly 14 trips throughout the day. The fastest service takes 3 hours and 5 minutes with stops at London Golders Green and Marble Arch before terminating at Victoria. Other services take 3 hours and 20 minutes with stops at Milton Keynes Coachway and London Finchley Road. Megabus offers two departures daily from Station Street, outside Loxley House, Nottingham, to London Victoria. The first leaves at 8:00 a.m. and the other mid-afternoon. The journey takes around 3 hours and 40 minutes.

Trains from Nottingham to London

East Midlands Trains offers departures throughout the day every 30 minutes or so to both King's Cross and St Pancreas stations. Most are direct, some change at Grantham. The journey takes around 1 hour and 50 minutes making train travel the fastest way to travel between the two city centres.

Flights to London from Nottingham

Flights are available to London City Airport (LCY) from East Midlands Airport (EMA) located around 22 kilometres from the city of Nottingham. However, none are direct resulting in a minimum overall travel time of 3 hours and 30 minutes. Convenient transfers to the airport are offered via Skylink service from Nottingham Broadmarsh Bus Station for those wishing to fly.

Travel Tips: Travel from Nottingham to London

Travel to London 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 London.

There are 4 ways to get from Nottingham to London: coach, flight, ferry or train.

The cheapest way from Nottingham to London is by taking a coach. You can find average ticket prices around £7 compared to other travel options to London:

A coach is about £69 less than a train, which costs on average £76 for this route.

The quickest way to travel between Nottingham and London is by train, which takes on average 1 h 36 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 2 h 20 min.

London is approximately 109 miles away from Nottingham.

The average frequency per day from Nottingham to London is:

  • 6 coaches per day.
  • 30 trains per day.

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

These are the most popular departure and arrival points when travelling from Nottingham to London:

  • Most travellers who purchase a train ticket from Nottingham to London depart from Nottingham to London Victoria.

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

  • Travel with Megabus for coaches to London. If you’re looking for a good deal on tickets, check for Megabus Nottingham to London tickets on Omio for £7.
  • East Midlands Railway can take you to London by train. If searching for a good deal on trains, you can find tickets for East Midlands Railway from Nottingham to London for £76.

Yes, there are direct services available from Nottingham to London with the following travel operators:

  • You can find around 6 direct coaches per day and book this direct coach with Flixbus, National Express or Megabus.
  • You'll find 30 direct trains per day with East Midlands Railway.

Direct services tend to save you time and add more convenience in getting you to London as you won't need to change in between, so it's worth paying attention to before booking your tickets to London from Nottingham.

Your journey from Nottingham to London doesn't have to end in London. Many of our customers like to extend their holidays to explore other popular destinations like Paris, Amsterdam or Brussels. If you’d like to add Paris, Amsterdam or Brussels to your Nottingham to London trip, check Omio for the best and cheapest ways to travel to any of these top destinations from London today!

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

  • The price of a coach ticket for this journey is on average £7 one way.
  • The price of a train ticket is on average £76 one way for this journey.

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

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