How to travel 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 Sep 26 we recommend taking a bus because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

09:30AMNottingham3h05 12:35PMLondon
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06:15AMNottingham2h50 09:05AMLondon
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Travel Information to London from Nottingham

distanceDistance109 miles (175 km)
modeAvailable travel modesBus, flight, ferry or train
priceTicket price range$8 - $27
cheapestCheapest modeBus • $8 (€8) • 2 h 20 min
fastestFastest modeTrain • $27 (€26) • 1 h 36 min
carriersPopular travel companiesMegabus or East Midlands Railway

Travel 109 miles (175 km) by bus, flight, ferry or train 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 bus is the best option with prices starting as low as $8 (€8). The most popular travel companies which serve this journey are Megabus or East Midlands Railway among others. Travelers can even take a direct bus or train from Nottingham to London.

General Information about the Journey from Nottingham to London

Nottingham is located 176 kilometers north of London. Convenient bus, train and air transport is available between the two cities for those traveling in the UK. 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.

How to get from Nottingham to London

The Best Way According to our Users

If you want to travel from Nottingham to London there are several options available to you. For this route, however, 61,64% of our customers choose the bus as their preferred method of transportation. Nowadays, traveling by bus is a relaxing and entertaining experience. Most bus companies offer different on-board services; ranging from "welcome drinks" to free wi-fi or personal entertainment. For this reason, the bus is often chosen as the best way to get from Nottingham to London. Bus companies normally offer comfortable journeys for reasonable prices, and if you choose to travel on a night bus you can even save the money of one night in a hotel. For that reason, the bus is most likely the cheapest way to get to your destination.

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Buses from Nottingham to London

Buses from Nottingham to London are operated by National Express, with roughly 14 trips departing 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.

Trains from Nottingham to London

East Midlands operates trains from Nottingham to London 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 centers.

Flights from Nottingham to London

Flights from Nottingham to London are available from East Midlands Airport (EMA) located around 22 kilometers from the city of Nottingham. These flights land at London City Airport (LCY); 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.

You can travel to London from Nottingham 4 different ways: bus, flight, ferry or train.

The cheapest way to travel from Nottingham to London is by taking a bus with an average price of $8 (€8).

This is compared to other travel options to London:

A bus is generally $19 (€18) less than a train for the same journey. Taking a train costs on average $27 (€26) from Nottingham to London.

The quickest way to travel from Nottingham to 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, taking a bus requires on average 2 h 20 min   of travel time.

The Nottingham to London distance is around 109 miles (175 km).

The average frequency per day from Nottingham to London is:

  • 3 buses per day.
  • 28 trains a day.

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

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

  • Most travelers who book 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 buses to London. If you’re looking for a good deal on tickets, check for Megabus Nottingham to London tickets on Omio for $8 (€8).
  • Travel with East Midlands Railway for trains to London. If you’re looking for a good deal on tickets, check for East Midlands Railway Nottingham to London tickets on Omio for $27 (€26).

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

  • You'll find 3 direct buses per day with Flixbus, National Express or Megabus.
  • You can take a direct train with East Midlands Railway with 28 direct trains per day.

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

Many of our customers traveling from Nottingham to London don't make London their final stop. Some of the destinations worth visiting after London are Paris, Amsterdam or Brussels, either of which you could add to your trip itinerary. Check Omio for the best and cheapest ways to travel from London to any of these top destinations today!

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

  • Bus tickets are costing $8 (€8) one way on average.
  • Train tickets cost on average $27 (€26) one way.

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

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