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London to Nottingham by train

It takes an average of 2h 7m to travel from London to Nottingham by train, over a distance of around 108 miles (174 km). There are normally 45 trains per day travelling from London to Nottingham and tickets for this journey start from £13.50 when you book in advance.
Journey timeFrom 1h 30m
PriceFrom £13.50
Distance108 miles (174 km)
Frequency45 trains per day
First train05:48
Last train01:00
Departure stationLondon
Arrival stationNottingham
ChangesDirect trains available
Train operatorsEast Midlands Railway

London to Nottingham train times

Check out the next trains departing from London to Nottingham for Tuesday 18th May 2021 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.
DepartsArrivesTrainDuration
07:05 On timelondon st pancras international08:57 On timenottinghamPlat. 2 estimatedeast midlands railway PeakGet tickets1h 52m, direct
07:35 On timelondon st pancras international09:11 On timenottinghamPlat. 4 estimatedeast midlands railway PeakGet tickets1h 36m, direct
08:06 On timelondon st pancras international09:49 On timenottinghamPlat. 2 estimatedeast midlands railway PeakGet tickets1h 43m, direct
08:35 On timelondon st pancras international10:11 On timenottinghamPlat. 4 estimatedeast midlands railway PeakGet tickets1h 36m, direct
09:05 On timelondon st pancras international10:50 On timenottinghamPlat. 2 estimatedeast midlands railway PeakGet tickets1h 45m, direct
09:35 On timelondon st pancras international11:07 On timenottinghamPlat. 4 estimatedeast midlands railway PeakGet tickets1h 32m, direct
10:05 On timelondon st pancras international11:50 On timenottinghamPlat. 2 estimatedeast midlands railway Super Off PeakGet tickets1h 45m, direct
10:35 On timelondon st pancras international12:08 On timenottinghamPlat. 3 estimatedeast midlands railway Super Off PeakGet tickets1h 33m, direct
11:05 On timelondon st pancras international12:48 On timenottinghamPlat. 2 estimatedeast midlands railway Super Off PeakGet tickets1h 43m, direct
11:35 On timelondon st pancras international13:07 On timenottinghamPlat. 4 estimatedeast midlands railway Super Off PeakGet tickets1h 32m, direct

London to Nottingham train times information

East Midlands Railway (formerly East Midlands Trains) operates a direct route to Nottingham from London St Pancras International – trains depart at every 5 minutes, 34 minutes and 48 minutes past the hour, taking just under 2h to reach Nottingham or 1h 31m on the fastest service. Alternatively, you can take an LNER service from London Kings Cross and change at Grantham, which takes around 2h.

East Midlands Railway offers an array of hot and cold snacks for Standard Class passengers from the buffet bar. If you’re travelling in First Class, you can enjoy at-seat dining on weekdays or free tea, coffee and a snack from the buffet bar at the weekend.

Free 4G WiFi is available on most East Midlands Railway services, as well as at Nottingham train station.

*Information correct at time of writing (August 2019). May be subject to change.

Find out more information about how to buy cheap train tickets to Nottingham.

Journey details

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

The average journey time by train between London and Nottingham is 2 hours and 7 minutes, with around 45 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 London and Nottingham by train?

The fastest journey time by train from London to Nottingham is 1 hour and 30 minutes.

How much does the train from London to Nottingham cost?

Train ticket prices from London to Nottingham can start from as little as £13.50 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 London to Nottingham?

Yes, it is possible to travel from London to Nottingham without having to change trains. There are 45 direct trains from London 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 London to Nottingham leave?

The first train from London to Nottingham leaves at 05:48. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.

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

The last train from London to Nottingham leaves at 01:00. 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 London and Nottingham by train?

Trains travelling from London to Nottingham cover a distance of around 108 miles (174 km) during the journey.

Looking for more information?

If you’re looking for the return train journey, check out trains from Nottingham to London. If you’re looking for other options, you can also catch the bus from London to Nottingham.

Cheap train tickets from London to Nottingham

Train tickets from London to Nottingham start at £13.50 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, and even tell you when the prices are likely to increase with Price Prediction.

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 London to Nottingham is right for you.

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