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Trains from Birmingham to Nottingham

Running 31 times a day with CrossCountry*

*Based on scheduled timetable

You can get Advance tickets on journeys up to 15 minutes before their scheduled departure time.

The average journey time for trains from Birmingham to Nottingham is 1 hour and 12 minutes. This is a hugely popular route both during the week and at the weekend, as people head into Nottingham for a day or a weekend of exploring. The station was originally opened in 1848 and was rebuilt in 1904, giving the building a charming historical feel.

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CrossCountry Trains from Birmingham New Street to Nottingham

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Travelling to Nottingham

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Travelling from Birmingham to Nottingham

There’s plenty to see and do in Nottingham, whether you want to visit for a day or a long weekend. Nottingham Castle is a wonderful spot to discover if you are visiting with children, as they can spend hours investigating the manmade caves and tunnels. The Galleries of Justice Museum is another hotspot, while the Lace Market is part of the trendy Creative Quarter, where visitors can find independent shops, bars, cafés and eateries.

Once you have arrived in Nottingham

Onward travel: Buses, Taxis & Trams

When you arrive at Nottingham Train Station, you can choose between a number of options for your onward travel. You can walk into the city centre, take a bus from outside the station or hop onto a tram. The Nottingham Tram Station is located on the new bridge and provides visitors with an interchange with the railway. If you require a taxi, please note there isn’t a taxi rank at Nottingham Station and you will need to pre-book it with a local company.

Shopping in Nottingham

Nottingham is a great city to visit if you have a penchant for shopping. There are two primary malls to explore, namely the Victoria Centre and Broadmarsh Centre. The city is home to large, well-known department stores such as John Lewis, House of Fraser and Debenhams. Derby Road is great for those searching for specialist shops, while designer clothing can be found in the plush Bridlesmith Gate area. The Flying Horse Walk and The Exchange Arcade are small shopping centres that are great for those who want to avoid the crowds in the larger malls.

Culture in Nottingham

The Theatre Royal, The Nottingham Playhouse and The Royal Concert Hall make up the Royal Centre that offers visitors an opportunity to enjoy a live theatrical performance. Smaller theatres such as the New Theatre are also found in the city, while those looking for a great museum to explore should head to Green’s Windmill and Science Centre. The Nottingham Castle Museum is a must for families and the Nottingham Natural History Museum in Wollaton Park is another great attraction well worth adding to the itinerary.

Spending time in Nottingham?

If you want to spend a day, a weekend or an entire week or more in Nottingham, check out our helpful Guide to Nottingham that will help you to organise the perfect trip.

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