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Luton to Nottingham by train

It takes an average of 1h 48m to travel from Luton to Nottingham by train, over a distance of around 80 miles (128 km). There are normally 37 trains per day traveling from Luton to Nottingham and tickets for this journey start from $25.62 when you book in advance.

First train

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Last train

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Departure station

Luton

Arrival station

Nottingham

Journey time

From 1h 28m

Distance

80 miles (128 km)

Frequency

37 trains per day

Changes

Direct trains available

Price

From $25.62

Train operators

East Midlands Railway

Take the train from Luton to Nottingham in 1 hour 28 minutes

If you want to travel from Luton to Nottingham by train, you've come to the right place.

You can expect the journey from Luton to Nottingham by train to take around 1 hour 48 minutes. If you want to get there as quickly as possible, it can take as little as 1 hour 28 minutes on the fastest services. You'll usually find around 37 trains per day running on this route, which spans 128 km. There's no need for any changes along the way, as there are direct trains available to Nottingham.

Use our Journey Planner at the top of the page to search for cheap ticket prices and we'll show you how much you can save. Tickets from Luton to Nottingham start from $25.62 when you book in advance.

If you want to know more about the journey, keep reading for train schedules, tips on finding cheap tickets and FAQs, including first and last train times. Want to go straight to booking? Start a search with us today!

FAQs for Luton to Nottingham

Want to know more about your journey from Luton to Nottingham? We've compiled some of the most frequently asked questions by our customers to help you plan your journey.

How long does the train from Luton to Nottingham take?

The average journey time by train between Luton and Nottingham is 1 hour and 48 minutes, with around 37 trains per day. The journey time may be longer on weekends and holidays, so use our Journey Planner on this page to search for a specific travel date.

What's the fastest journey time between Luton and Nottingham by train?

The fastest journey time by train from Luton to Nottingham is 1 hour and 28 minutes.

How much does the train from Luton to Nottingham cost?

Train tickets from Luton to Nottingham can start from as little as $25.62 when you book in advance and are usually more expensive when purchased on the day. Prices can also vary depending the time of day, route and class you book.

Is there a direct train from Luton to Nottingham?

Yes, it is possible to travel from Luton to Nottingham without having to change trains. There are 16 direct trains from Luton to Nottingham each day. Though there may be fewer direct services available depending on your exact departure date.

What time does the first train from Luton to Nottingham leave?

The first train from Luton to Nottingham leaves at 06:25. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.

What time does the last train from Luton to Nottingham leave?

The last train from Luton to Nottingham leaves at 23:12. Trains that depart in the early morning hours or very late evening may be sleeper services, time and services may also vary during weekends and holidays.

What's the distance between Luton and Nottingham by train?

Trains travelling from Luton to Nottingham cover a distance of around 80 miles (128 km) during the journey.

Looking for more information?

If you’re looking for the return train journey, check out trains from Nottingham to Luton.

Cheap train tickets from Luton to Nottingham

Train tickets from Luton to Nottingham start at $25.62 one way for a Standard Class ticket if you book in advance. As most UK train companies increase their prices as the departure date approaches, we’ll help you find the cheapest tickets.

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Consider a Season Ticket

If you catch this train more than 3 times per week, you could save money with a Season Ticket. With annual, monthly and weekly options available, find out if a season ticket for Luton to Nottingham is right for you.

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For more money-saving tips on UK and European train travel, read our cheap train tickets guide.

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