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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.
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.
East Midlands and East Coast Trains operate 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 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.