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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Travelling to Nottingham
First CrossCountry train - 06:49
Last CrossCountry train - 23:09
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.
Are there direct trains from Birmingham to Nottingham?
Yes, there are CrossCountry trains that will take you directly from Birmingham to Nottingham.
What amenities are available onboard trains from Birmingham to Nottingham?
CrossCountry trains from Birmingham to Nottingham provide passengers with a choice of seating options. Our tables have electric points, while food and drinks from our catering teams can often be found in the catering carriage. There are also dedicated luggage areas and if you want to treat yourself to an extra comfortable ride, reserve a seat in our First Class carriage.
Does Nottingham have step-free access?
The whole of Nottingham Train Station is fully accessible to people with a range of mobility needs. Assistance is also available if required to help passengers to get to and from the platforms and wheelchair ramps can be provided.
How far is the city centre?
Nottingham Train Station is in the very heart of the city, making it fast and simple to get from the station into the core of the action.
Does the station have family areas?
For those travelling with babies, there are dedicated baby changing areas available. There are also comfortable waiting rooms and a few shops and cafés that are perfect for anyone travelling with children to visit.
For further information about Nottingham Train Station, check out our station guide.
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.
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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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