How to travel from Nottingham to Manchester

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from Nottingham to Manchester

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

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

East Midlands Railway
09:45AM1h50
Nottingham station (NOT)
11:35AMManchester Piccadilly (MAN)
$241One-way
0 transfers
Cheapest
Megabus
04:15PM4h05
Nottingham
08:20PMManchester, Shudehill Interchange
$141One-way
1 transfer
Fastest
East Midlands Railway
09:45AM1h50
Nottingham station (NOT)
11:35AMManchester Piccadilly (MAN)
$241One-way
0 transfers
Other options
East Midlands Railway
08:44AM1h51
Nottingham station (NOT)
10:35AMManchester Piccadilly (MAN)
$331One-way
0 transfers
East Midlands Railway
10:17AM2h02
Nottingham station (NOT)
12:19PMManchester Piccadilly (MAN)
$511One-way
1 transfer
East Midlands Railway
09:16AM2h03
Nottingham station (NOT)
11:19AMManchester Piccadilly (MAN)
$511One-way
1 transfer
National Express
09:55AM4h00
Nottingham
01:55PMManchester, Coach Station
$221One-way
1 transfer
Megabus
04:00PM4h20
Nottingham
08:20PMManchester, Shudehill Interchange
$141One-way
1 transfer
Megabus
04:15PM4h50
Nottingham
09:05PMManchester, Airport
$151One-way
1 transfer

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Travel Information from Nottingham to Manchester

distanceDistance58 miles (93 km)
modeAvailable travel modesTrain or bus
priceTicket price range$11 - $21
cheapestCheapest modeBus • $11 (€10) • 2 h 43 min
fastestFastest modeTrain • $21 (€18) • 1 h 50 min
carriersPopular travel companiesNational Express or East Midlands Trains

Travel 58 miles (93 km) by train or bus between Nottingham and Manchester. The most popular travel companies which serve this route are National Express or East Midlands Trains among others. Travelers can even take a direct bus or train from Nottingham to Manchester.

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All travel companies: Train and Bus from Nottingham to Manchester

Find the best journey between Nottingham and Manchester with National Express, FlixBus and Northern Rail (3). Comparing schedules and prices and booking the most convenient route has never been easier with over 1000 travel companies on Omio.

Northern Trains is a publicly owned travel operating company in the United Kingdom, headquartered in York. The company operates local and commuter travel across the entire north of England connecting regions of the North East, North West, East Midlands, Staffordshire, Yorkshire and the Humber coast line. The rail network in the UK has been run by over 20 travel companies, but they work together as National Rail with coordinated fares and ticketing. Tickets such as Advance, Off-Peak and Anytime Day are available to purchase for routes with Northern. There is only one class option on Northern travel: Standard.

    National Express is the leading travel company for routes throughout the United Kingdom, operating over 550 travel a day and serving over 900 destinations across the country. National Express even offers routes to and from major UK airports like Heathrow, Gatwick, Stansted, Luton and Bristol 24 hours a day at affordable prices for the budget traveler in mind. All National Express travel are air-conditioned and provide free WiFi and onboard entertainment. Most travel are equipped with seat belts and power outlets in each seat, so you can charge your phone or laptop during a long journey. You can select between three ticket types for the Nottingham - Manchester travel: Restricted Fare, Standard Fare, and Fully Flexible Fare. Refundable tickets provide more flexibility than other ticket options, meaning you can cancel or change your ticket easily, should you need to.

      FAQs: Travel from Nottingham to Manchester

      FAQs: Travel to Manchester 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 Manchester.
      FAQs

      There are 2 options to travel to Manchester from Nottingham including taking a train or bus.

      The cheapest way to go to Manchester from Nottingham is by taking a bus, which costs on average $11 (€10).

      This is compared to other ways of getting from Nottingham to Manchester:

      A bus is $9 (€8) less than a train for this journey with tickets for a train from Nottingham to Manchester costing on average $21 (€18).

      The fastest way from Nottingham to Manchester is by train with an average journey time of 1 h 50 min.

      There are alternative travel options to Manchester that take longer:

      Bus takes 2 h 43 min on average.

      The Nottingham to Manchester distance is around 58 miles (93 km).

      The average frequency per day from Nottingham to Manchester is:

      • 25 trains per day.

      However, we recommend checking specific travel dates for your trip to Manchester from Nottingham 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 Manchester:

      • Buses mostly leave from Nottingham, Broadmarsh Bus Station and tend to arrive in Manchester, Coach Station.
      • Trains most often depart from Nottingham at Nottingham and arrive in Manchester at Manchester Piccadilly.

      The following travel companies offer services from Nottingham to Manchester:

      • Travel with National Express, FlixBus or Megabus for buses to Manchester. If you’re looking for a good deal on tickets, check for FlixBus Nottingham to Manchester tickets on Omio for $11 (€10).
      • Travel with East Midlands Trains, TransPennine Express, CrossCountry, Northern Rail (3), West Midland Trains or Virgin Trains to go to Manchester by train. For a good deal on tickets, you can find East Midlands Trains Nottingham to Manchester tickets on Omio for $21 (€18).

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

      • You'll find 7 direct trains a day to Manchester with East Midlands Trains.

      Direct services to Manchester 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 journey.

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