London to Nottingham Train Tickets



One Way


Discover the city that inspired the famous Robin Hood legend by booking a trip from London to Nottingham by train! Whether you board with East Midlands Trains, London North Eastern Railway, Hull Trains or CrossCountry, you can expect to travel in comfort and style while the scenic English countryside rolls by your seat window. Both First and Standard class seating are available on all trains, along with several quality services and handy amenities.

Although trains leave London from either St. Pancras Int. or King’s Cross station, they all arrive in Nottingham at the city’s primary railway station (only East Midlands Trains offers direct routes between the two cities). With frequent departures available each day, you can travel from London to Nottingham by train when it suits you the most!

In as little as 1 hour and 36 minutes’ time, you’ll find yourself in the noble city of Nottingham. Besides its credit for introducing the popular archer, Nottingham is renowned for its lively culture, monumental castles, winding caves and charming shop-filled city center. Be sure to take in such popular area attractions as the iconic Nottingham Castle, the ancient City of Caves underground tunnels, St. Mary’s Church and Wollaton Park before browsing the shops of Nottingham’s Old Market Square.

Purchase your London to Nottingham ‘Ticket on Departure & Reservation’ e-ticket here and you’ll receive your order confirmation along with a ticket collection reference number by email shortly thereafter. Simply use this number to retrieve your actual ticket from a local ticket collection machine and you’ll be ready for travel!

Journey Details


Trains depart approximately every 5 to 10 minutes during peak times and every 30 minutes otherwise, with an average of 50 departures daily (26 of them direct routes)

Travel time

1 hour and 36 minutes direct (fastest time)

Train stations

London St. Pancras Int. or King’s Cross and Nottingham

Train features

East Midlands Trains, London North Eastern Railway, Hull Trains and CrossCountry high-speed trains, reaching a maximum speed of 200km/h
Ticket Fares

When booking your London to Nottingham train ticket, the following fare options may be available:


Anytime tickets offer full flexibility. With no time restrictions, you are free to travel aboard any train, even during peak hours.


Advance tickets are less expensive, but have a limited availability. The sooner you book, the less you pay. Ideal for those committed to traveling on a particular date, time and train.

Off-Peak & Super Off-Peak

Off-Peak & Super Off-Peak Tickets offer some flexibility, allowing you to travel aboard any train operating during off-peak hours on your ticket date. Though peak times may vary, they are typically before 9:30am and between 4:00pm and 7:00pm. Super Off-Peak tickets may be more restrictive.
Ticket Classes

Standard Class

Standard class coaches provide comfortable, quality seating.

First Class

First class coaches are equipped with larger, adjustable seats that offer superior comfort as well as plenty of leg and elbow room. Passengers can enjoy the complimentary at-seat food and drink service and free morning newspaper available on select train lines.
Ticket Discounts

Child discount

Children under 5 years of age travel for free. Children between the ages of 5 and 15 can save up to 50% off the adult ticket price.
Train Services and Amenities
  • Onboard food and drink catering (subject to availability)
  • WiFi internet access
  • Power outlets and work tables
  • Designated storage areas for personal luggage items
  • Wheelchair-accessible seating and facilities
  • “Quiet Coach” railcars on select train lines
Additional Details

Seat reservations

The ‘Ticket on Departure & Reservation’ includes a seat reservation in most cases. Exceptions where the seat may not be reserved at the time of booking include shorter journeys that don’t offer seat reservations or when the allocation of reservable seats is fully booked. In either case, your ticket is still valid and you can sit in any vacant seat.

Ticket Purchase Conditions and Delivery

Tickets for travel from London to Nottingham by train may be booked up to 3 months in advance. Refunds and exchanges are not permitted.
Once your e-ticket order has been processed, you will receive an email confirmation with a ticket collection #. Collect your physical ticket simply by using this number at a self-service ticket dispensing machine at the station before boarding.

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