It takes an average of 1h 21m to travel from Nottingham to Birmingham by train, over a distance of around 45 miles (72 km). There are normally 43 trains per day travelling from Nottingham to Birmingham and tickets for this journey start from £8.90 when you book in advance.
From 1h 5m
45 miles (72 km)
43 trains per day
Direct trains available
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The train from Nottingham to Birmingham usually takes around 1h 16m but can take just 1h 5m on the fastest services. Every day, around 44 trains operated by CrossCountry run between Nottingham and Birmingham. As direct trains are available on this popular route, you won’t need to worry about making any changes along the way either, so just sit back, relax and take advantage of the amenities offered on board, including free WiFi and a catering service.
To search for cheap ticket prices, use our Journey Planner at the top of the page – we’ll show you how much you can save on your train fare if you travel Off-Peak or buy a Railcard.
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The average journey time by train between Nottingham and Birmingham is 1 hour and 21 minutes, with around 43 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 Nottingham to Birmingham is 1 hour and 5 minutes.
Train ticket prices from Nottingham to Birmingham can start from as little as £8.90 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 Nottingham to Birmingham without having to change trains. There are 43 direct trains from Nottingham to Birmingham each day. Though there may be fewer direct services available depending on your exact departure date.
The first train from Nottingham to Birmingham leaves at 05:00. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.
The last train from Nottingham to Birmingham leaves at 21:37. 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 Nottingham to Birmingham cover a distance of around 45 miles (72 km) during the journey.
If you’re looking for the return train journey, check out trains from Birmingham to Nottingham.
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 Nottingham to Birmingham is right for you.
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