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.
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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.
The fastest journey time by train from London to Nottingham is 1 hour and 30 minutes.
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.
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.
The first train from London to Nottingham leaves at 05:48. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.
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.
Trains travelling from London to Nottingham cover a distance of around 108 miles (174 km) during the journey.
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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