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Nottingham to Birmingham Train Tickets E‑TICKET

Nottingham to Birmingham Train Tickets

Experience the thrill of traveling from Nottingham to Birmingham by train during your next visit to central England! Whether you ride with CrossCountry, East Midlands Trains or Northern, you can look forward to a comfortable, no-fuss journey aboard one of their stylish First or Second Class coaches (CrossCountry even offers a number of non-stop connections each day). While en route to the nation’s famous city of canals, cafés and confections, you’ll have access to several convenient services and amenities designed to further enhance your trip.

Once a leading industrial powerhouse of the 18th century, Birmingham is called the “City of a 1000 Trades” by many. Take a leisurely walk along scenic canals that evoke images of Venice, do some light shopping in Birmingham’s unique “Bullring” commercial district, and feast your eyes on the sweets of Cadbury World! Other key sights you won’t want to miss during your stay include the Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery, the National Sea Life Centre and Cannon Hill Park.

Purchase your Nottingham to Birmingham train ticket right here Then, use the ticket collection reference # provided in the email we send you to retrieve your actual train ticket from a ticket collection machine anywhere in Britain.

Journey details

Frequency
Trains depart approximately every 5 to 15 minutes during peak times and every 30 minutes otherwise, with an average of 40 daily departures (30 of them direct routes)

Travel time
1 hour and 12 minutes direct (fastest time)

Train stations
Nottingham and Birmingham New Street

Train features
CrossCountry, East Midlands Trains and Northern passenger trains, reaching a maximum speed of 160km/h

Nottingham to Birmingham ticket fares

When booking your ticket to travel from Nottingham to Birmingham by train, the following fare options may be available:
  • Ticket ONLY on Departure - Anytime
    These tickets are fully flexible. There are no time restrictions, so you are free to travel aboard any train, even during peak hours. Seat reservations are not included.
  • Ticket ONLY on Departure - 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. Seat reservations are not included.
  • Ticket on Departure & Reservation - Anytime
    These tickets are fully flexible. There are no time restrictions, so you are free to travel aboard any train, even during peak hours. Seat reservations are included.
  • Ticket on Departure & Reservation - Advance
    These 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. Seat reservations are included.
  • Ticket on Departure & Reservation - 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. Seat reservations are included.

Nottingham to Birmingham 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. Complimentary at-seat snack and refreshment service plus free WiFi internet is available to First Class passengers on CrossCountry trains.

Nottingham to Birmingham 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 on select trains
  • WiFi access (where available)
  • Power outlets and work tables for laptops on select trains
  • Designated storage areas for personal luggage items
  • Travel assistance for the disabled
  • Non-smoking coaches

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Seat reservations

  • When booking a ‘Ticket ONLY on Departure’ e-ticket, the seat reservation is not included.
  • When booking a ‘Ticket on Departure & Reservation’ e-ticket, the seat reservation will be included 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 Nottingham to Birmingham by train may be booked up to 3 months in advance. Refunds and exchanges are not allowed.

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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