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Lincoln to Nottingham by train

It takes an average of 1h 0m to travel from Lincoln to Nottingham by train, over a distance of around 32 miles (51 km). There are normally 30 trains per day travelling from Lincoln to Nottingham and tickets for this journey start from £13.30 when you book in advance.
Journey timeFrom 48m
PriceFrom £13.30
Distance32 miles (51 km)
Frequency30 trains per day
First train04:16
Last train23:06
Departure stationLincoln
Arrival stationNottingham
ChangesDirect trains available
Train operatorsEast Midlands Railway

Lincoln to Nottingham train times

Check out the next trains departing from Lincoln to Nottingham for Tuesday 12th July 2022 using our handy timetable below, including platform and live travel information. You can view the full day timetable or search for a different date here.
DepartsArrivesDuration
09:35 10:25 50m, direct
10:35 11:25 50m, direct
11:35 12:25 50m, direct
11:42 13:22 1h 40m, 1 change
12:34 14:17 1h 43m, 1 change
13:36 14:26 50m, direct
14:37 15:26 49m, direct
15:35 16:26 51m, direct
16:34 18:10 1h 36m, 1 change
17:38 18:35 57m, direct

Travel from Lincoln to Nottingham by train in 47m

Looking to travel from Lincoln to Nottingham by train? You've come to the right place!

The average journey time from Lincoln to Nottingham by train is 1h , with around 23 trains travelling 32 miles (51 km) between these two destinations daily. There’s no need for any changes along the way, as there are direct trains available to your destination. Most services on this route are operated by East Midlands Railway (EMR). EMR is the primary operator of services between the East Midlands and London. Their Intercity services are kitted out with free WiFi, allowing you to stay connected during your journey, and if you feel like treating yourself, upgrade to First Class for spacious carriages and complimentary refreshments.

Want to get the best train deals? Travel Off-Peak – we’ll highlight the cheapest Off-Peak train tickets from Lincoln to Nottingham in our Journey Planner. If you’re travelling by train quite frequently, why not get a Railcard – you'll save up to 1/3 on eligible journeys for a whole year.

Keep reading for more information about your train journey, including FAQs and tips on booking cheap train tickets. Have a look at our timetable to check if trains are running from Lincoln to Nottingham and start a search for tickets with us today.

Journey details

Want to know more about your journey from Lincoln 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 Lincoln to Nottingham take?

The average journey time by train between Lincoln and Nottingham is 1 hour and 0 minutes, with around 30 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 Lincoln and Nottingham by train?

The fastest journey time by train from Lincoln to Nottingham is 48 minutes.

How much does the train from Lincoln to Nottingham cost?

Train ticket prices from Lincoln to Nottingham can start from as little as £13.30 when you book in advance. The cost of tickets can vary depending on the time of day, route and class you book and are usually more expensive if you book on the day.

Is there a direct train from Lincoln to Nottingham?

Yes, it is possible to travel from Lincoln to Nottingham without having to change trains. There are 30 direct trains from Lincoln 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 Lincoln to Nottingham leave?

The first train from Lincoln to Nottingham leaves at 04:16. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.

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

The last train from Lincoln to Nottingham leaves at 23:06. 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 Lincoln and Nottingham by train?

Trains travelling from Lincoln to Nottingham cover a distance of around 32 miles (51 km) during the journey.

Looking for more information?

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

Cheap train tickets from Lincoln to Nottingham

Train tickets from Lincoln to Nottingham start at £13.30 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.

Book in advance

Look out for Advance tickets – they usually come out up to 12 weeks before the departure date and can be cheaper than buying on the day. If you’re here a tad early, sign up for our Advance ticket alert today to get notified when your tickets are released.

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 Lincoln to Nottingham is right for you.

Use your Railcard

National Railcards offer a 1/3 off eligible train tickets in the UK and can be a great investment if you travel a few times or more in a year. Find out how you can save with a National Railcard here.

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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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