Travelling to Nottingham
First CrossCountry train - 12:33
Last CrossCountry train - 21:34
Travelling from Derby to Nottingham
The home of Robin Hood, Nottingham has plenty to do that will please the whole family: Nottingham Castle, excellent shopping, delicious dining options and more. The journey from Derby arrives in the heart of the city, and, within a few minutes’ walk, you can reach lots of the main attractions.
Are there direct trains from Derby to Nottingham?
Yes, the CrossCountry network has frequent direct trains departing from Derby to Nottingham.
What amenities are available onboard trains from Derby to Nottingham?
You will be travelling in comfort on your short journey from Derby to Nottingham. With a variety of seating options, a range of hot and cold refreshments and our at-seat service, you’ll be kept satisfied throughout your journey. We also have plug sockets and plenty of luggage storage space for your belongings. For even more comfort, why not book a First Class ticket?
Does Nottingham Station have step-free access?
Nottingham Train Station is fully accessible to those with a range of mobility needs. Wheelchair ramps are available, as well as staff assistance to those that need help navigating to or from their train.
How far is the city centre?
Nottingham Station is in the city centre, with shops, restaurants and bars available as soon as you leave the station. intu Victoria, a major shopping centre, is around a 15-minute walk while the trendy Hockley area is 10 minutes away.
For further information about Nottingham Station, check out our station guide.
Once you have arrived in Nottingham
Onward Travel: Taxis, Buses and Trams in Nottingham
Nottingham has a fantastic public transport network that connects numerous surrounding towns and villages to the city. With various bus companies running until late, as well as a brilliant tram system, you can visit pretty much anywhere in and around the city. There are also taxi services available for those who prefer to travel direct.
Bear in mind that there isn’t a taxi rank at the station, but you can privately book one from a local company.
Shopping in Nottingham
Nottingham has become one of the best cities in the UK for shopping. Head to Hockley for several vintage and charity stores, or to the Bridlesmith Gate area, for high-end clothing, beauty and homeware. intu Victoria and intu Broadmarsh have an array of shops and restaurants, from department stores to famous brands and individual retailers. Venture upstairs in intu Victoria for its traditional market that’s been around for decades. With fresh fruit and vegetables, clothes, homeware and more, it’s worth a visit if you’re looking for a bargain.
Culture in Nottingham
It’s easy to see why people go to Nottingham for culture. With three theatres, a cinema, numerous art galleries and two football clubs, there is plenty to get stuck into on your visit.
Nottingham also boasts an impressive history that’s celebrated in lots of the city’s attractions. You can learn about Robin Hood’s heroism in The Robin Hood Experience’s immersive and interactive journey back in time. Likewise, the Galleries of Justice explores the history behind law and justice through interactive activities. You can even escape the hustle and bustle at the City of Caves and explore the maze that exists beneath Nottingham’s busy streets.
Once you’re back up above ground, there’s lots to do. Head to one of the numerous live music venues like Rock City, Bodega or Rescue Rooms for an intimate performance from up-and-coming musicians, as well as well-known artists. The National Ice Centre is home to the Nottingham Panthers – the renowned ice hockey team that locals rave about. Games occur frequently, as do public ice-skating sessions, concerts and comedy events in the neighbouring Motorpoint Arena, so bring the whole family!