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London to Nottingham by Train, Bus and Car

How to get from London to Nottingham


Details of how to get from London to Nottingham by various forms of transportation. Use these information resources to plan your journey.
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London to Nottingham by Train

UK Travel Tip The cheapest train fares are those designated "Advance" - how far in advance depends upon the journey as most rail companies offer advance fares on a first come first served basis. Advance tickets are usually sold as one-way or "single" tickets. Whether or not you buy advance tickets, always compare the "single" ticket price to the round trip or "return" price as it is often cheaper to buy two single tickets rather than one round trip ticket.

Frequent trains leave for Nottingham Station from London St Pancras Domestic. The journey takes under 2 hours with round trip advance fares starting at about £20.

London to Nottingham by Bus

UK Travel Tip National Express offers a limited number of "funfare" promotional tickets that are very cheap (£6.50 for a £39.00 fare, for example). These can only be purchased on line and they are usually posted on the website a month to a few weeks before the trip. It is worth checking the website to see if "funfare" tickets are available for your chosen journey.

There is a regular bus service between London Victoria Coach Station and Nottingham Broadmarsh Bus Station. The journey takes about 3 hours 40 minutes, with round trip tickets costing about £24. Tickets can be booked online and there is usually a 50pence booking fee.

London to Nottingham by Car

Nottingham is 128 miles north of London via the M1 and the A543. It takes about 3 hours and 40 minutes to drive. Keep in mind that gasoline, called petrol in the UK, is sold by the liter (a little more than a quart) and the price is usually more than $1 a quart.

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