How to travel from Nottingham to London

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Travel Information between Nottingham and London

distanceDistance109 miles (175 km)
modeAvailable travel modesTrain or bus
priceTicket price range$5 - $37
cheapestCheapest modeBus • $5 (€4) • 2 h 20 min
fastestFastest modeTrain • $37 (€32) • 1 h 37 min
carriersPopular travel companiesMegabus or East Midlands Trains

Travel 109 miles (175 km) by train or bus to London from Nottingham. The most popular travel companies which serve this journey are Megabus or East Midlands Trains among others. Travelers can even take a direct bus or train from Nottingham to London.

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from Nottingham to London

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

Our recommendation
bus

The best way to travel from Nottingham to London is by taking a bus because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

FlixBus
04:10PM2h35
Nottingham
06:45PMLondon
$171One-way
0 transfers
Cheapest
National Express
04:00PM3h35
Nottingham
07:35PMLondon, Victoria Coach Station
$161One-way
0 transfers
Fastest
East Midlands Railway
08:50AM1h37
Nottingham station (NOT)
10:27AMLondon St Pancras International (STP)
$661One-way
0 transfers
Other options
Hull Trains
08:43AM2h24
Nottingham station (NOT)
11:07AMLondon Kings Cross (KGX)
$641One-way
1 transfer
London North Eastern Railway
08:36AM1h54
Nottingham station (NOT)
10:30AMLondon Kings Cross (KGX)
$641One-way
1 transfer
East Midlands Railway
09:12AM1h42
Nottingham station (NOT)
10:54AMLondon St Pancras International (STP)
$1201One-way
0 transfers
FlixBus
04:00PM2h45
Nottingham
06:45PMLondon
$171One-way
0 transfers
FlixBus
04:10PM3h10
Nottingham
07:20PMLondon, Victoria Coach Station
$171One-way
0 transfers
FlixBus
04:00PM3h20
Nottingham
07:20PMLondon, Victoria Coach Station
$171One-way
0 transfers

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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.

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All travel companies: Train and Bus from Nottingham to London

National Express, Thameslink and FlixBus will get you from Nottingham to London at great prices. With over 1000 travel companies on Omio, you can find the best travel times, prices and tickets for your trip.

Thameslink is a train service that operates in the United Kingdom. It is operated by Govia Thameslink Railway and serves the counties of Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire, Hertfordshire, London, and Surrey. The trains run from early morning until late at night, with some services running 24 hours a day. There are a variety of train types available, including Class 700 Desiro City, Class 377 Electrostar, Class 387/1 Electrostar, and Class 319/0. Ticket types include Anytime, Off-Peak, Super Off-Peak, and Advance. Onboard facilities include Wi-Fi, power sockets, and air conditioning. The most popular routes for Thameslink are London to Brighton, London to Bedford, and London to Luton.

    FlixBus is one of Europe's leading low-cost travel companies, founded in Germany and offering long-distance travel services in Europe and the U. S. FlixBus also operates overnight travel on select routes throughout Europe. Standard amenities on FlixBus include free Wi-Fi, power outlets to charge your phone, tablet or laptop during long travel journeys, extra legroom, luggage space and toilets. You can even purchase snacks and drinks onboard. FlixBus offers only the Standard ticket for all its routes, which allows you to bring one carry-on luggage and one checked bag per person. Additional fees apply for extra luggage and specific seat reservations, such as if you want to book an Extra Seat, Table Seat or the Panorama Seat.

      FAQs: Travel from Nottingham to London

      FAQs: 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.
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      There are 2 travel options from Nottingham to London. You can take a train or bus.

      The cheapest way to travel from Nottingham to London is a bus with an average price of $5 (€4).

      This is compared to other travel options from Nottingham to London:

      A bus is $32 (€27) less than a train for this trip with tickets for a train from Nottingham to London costing on average $37 (€32).

      The quickest way to travel between Nottingham and London is by train, which takes on average 1 h 37 min   compared to other travel options that take longer:

      Taking a bus requires on average 2 h 20 min of travel time.

      You should expect to travel around 109 miles (175 km) between Nottingham and London.

      The average frequency per day from Nottingham to London is:

      • Around 16 buses per day.
      • 16 trains per day.

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

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

      • Buses mostly depart from Nottingham, Broadmarsh Bus Station and arrive in London, Victoria Coach Station.
      • Trains mostly leave from Nottingham and tend to arrive in London Waterloo.

      Omio works with many trusted partners that can help you travel the best way from Nottingham to London:

      • You can travel from Nottingham to London by bus with Megabus, National Express, FlixBus or Bus. You can find cheap tickets on Omio for $5 (€4) with FlixBus from Nottingham to London.
      • You can go to London from Nottingham by train with East Midlands Trains, East Coast, First Hull Trains, CrossCountry or Thameslink. You'll see cheap train tickets for $37 (€32) with First Hull Trains from Nottingham to London on Omio.

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

      • You'll find 13 direct buses a day to London with Megabus, National Express or FlixBus.
      • You can find 16 direct trains per day to London with East Midlands Trains.

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

      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, Edinburgh, Manchester, 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!
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