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Nottingham to Manchester by train

It takes an average of 2h 5m to travel from Nottingham to Manchester by train, over a distance of around 58 miles (94 km). There are normally 36 trains per day travelling from Nottingham to Manchester and tickets for this journey start from £9.30 when you book in advance.

First train

03:58

Last train

19:48

Departure station

Nottingham

Arrival station

Manchester

Journey time

From 1h 45m

Distance

58 miles (94 km)

Frequency

36 trains per day

Changes

Direct trains available

Price

From £9.30

Train operators

East Midlands Railway

Travelling from Nottingham to Manchester by train

Looking for more information about taking the train from Nottingham to Manchester? Look no further!

Are you wondering – how far is Nottingham from Manchester? By train, the journey usually takes around 2h 6m, but can be as quick as 1h 46m on the fastest services. You’ll be travelling on an East Midlands Railway (EMR), who provide around 41 trains on this popular route every day. Once you’re on board, you can sit back and relax as you don’t need to change along the way. Also, you can take advantage of the amenities offered on board, including free WiFi.

Once you’ve arrived in Manchester, you can head to the city’s fascinating galleries and museums, including the Science and Industry Museum, Manchester Art Gallery, Manchester Museum, and the National Football Museum.

If you’re ready to buy your train tickets from Nottingham to Manchester, use our Journey Planner at the top of the page to start your journey. We’ll show you how much you can save on your train tickets if you have a Railcard of if you travel Off-Peak.

If you’re looking for more information, keep reading for our timetable where you can find first and last train times, as well as advice on how to find the cheapest train fares.

Journey details

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

The average journey time by train between Nottingham and Manchester is 2 hours and 5 minutes, with around 36 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 Manchester by train?

The fastest journey time by train from Nottingham to Manchester is 1 hour and 45 minutes.

How much does the train from Nottingham to Manchester cost?

Train ticket prices from Nottingham to Manchester can start from as little as £9.30 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 Nottingham to Manchester?

Yes, it is possible to travel from Nottingham to Manchester without having to change trains. There are 36 direct trains from Nottingham to Manchester 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 Manchester leave?

The first train from Nottingham to Manchester leaves at 03:58. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.

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

The last train from Nottingham to Manchester leaves at 19:48. 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 Manchester by train?

Trains travelling from Nottingham to Manchester cover a distance of around 58 miles (94 km) during the journey.

Looking for more information?

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

Cheap train tickets from Nottingham to Manchester

Train tickets from Nottingham to Manchester start at £9.30 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 Nottingham to Manchester 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.

Split your tickets

Download our app to find split tickets — courtesy of SplitSave, our handy feature which 'splits' your train tickets where possible to find you a better deal. Learn more about the clever tech behind split tickets, and how to spot SplitSave discounts in our app.

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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