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Nottingham to Birmingham New Street by train

It takes an average of 1h 16m to travel from Nottingham to Birmingham New Street by train, over a distance of around 45 miles (73 km). There are normally 43 trains per day travelling from Nottingham to Birmingham New Street and tickets for this journey start from £9.70 when you book in advance.

First train

05:00

Last train

21:37

Departure station

Nottingham

Arrival station

Birmingham New Street

Journey time

From 1h 5m

Distance

45 miles (73 km)

Frequency

43 trains per day

Changes

Direct trains available

Price

From £9.70

Train operators

CrossCountry

Travelling by train from Nottingham to Birmingham in just over 1 hour

Want to travel from Nottingham to Birmingham by train and need more information about the journey? Look no further! 

On average, the journey from Nottingham to Birmingham New Street by train takes around 1 hour and 17 minutes, although the fastest services can take as little as 1 hour and 5 minutes. As there are around 45 direct trains running on this route each day, you don’t need to worry about making any changes along the way.  

When travelling on this route, you’ll board a train at CrossCountry train at Nottingham station. Once you’ve found your seat, you can begin to enjoy the available amenities, such as comfortable seating, free WiFi and onboard catering on most services. If you prefer to travel in style, upgrade to CrossCountry First Class and enjoy larger reclining seats, extra table space and complimentary food and drink on some services. After just an hour, your train will arrive at Birmingham New Street station, in the heart of the city.  

Once you’ve left the station, you’ll find yourself perfectly positioned to start exploring the city’s most popular sights. Not sure where to begin? Check out our guide to the best things to do in Birmingham, including a trip to the Bullring Shopping Centre and Cadbury World.  

If you’re hoping to purchase cheap train tickets, try travelling at Off-Peak times, as tickets are usually cheaper during quieter travel times on weekdays and weekends. If you tend to travel by train often, get yourself a Railcard and you’ll save up to 1/3 on eligible journeys for a whole year. 

Keen to book? Search for cheap train tickets from Nottingham to Birmingham New Street in our Journey Planner at the top of the page. No need to wait, start a search with us today! If you want to find out a bit more about the journey first, keep reading for our train timetables, tips on booking cheap tickets and FAQs. 

Journey details

Want to know more about your journey from Nottingham to Birmingham New Street? 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 Nottingham to Birmingham New Street take?

The average journey time by train between Nottingham and Birmingham New Street is 1 hour and 16 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.

What's the fastest journey time between Nottingham and Birmingham New Street by train?

The fastest journey time by train from Nottingham to Birmingham New Street is 1 hour and 5 minutes.

How much does the train from Nottingham to Birmingham New Street cost?

Train ticket prices from Nottingham to Birmingham New Street can start from as little as £9.70 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 Nottingham to Birmingham New Street?

Yes, it is possible to travel from Nottingham to Birmingham New Street without having to change trains. There are 43 direct trains from Nottingham to Birmingham New Street each day. Though there may be fewer direct services available depending on your exact departure date.

What time does the first train from Nottingham to Birmingham New Street leave?

The first train from Nottingham to Birmingham New Street leaves at 05:00. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.

What time does the last train from Nottingham to Birmingham New Street leave?

The last train from Nottingham to Birmingham New Street 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.

What's the distance between Nottingham and Birmingham New Street by train?

Trains travelling from Nottingham to Birmingham New Street cover a distance of around 45 miles (73 km) during the journey.

Looking for more information?

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

Cheap train tickets from Nottingham to Birmingham New Street

Train tickets from Nottingham to Birmingham New Street start at £9.70 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 Nottingham to Birmingham New Street 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.

Advance adult single fare. Excludes booking fee. Prices seen by Trainline customers in the last 30 days. Availability limited.
† Average savings on advance fares booked at least one week before day of travel vs Anytime fares purchased on day of travel. Subject to availability. Excludes coach.

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