nottingham city view

Trains to Nottingham

Home to Stilton cheese, pork pies and the legendary hero of all ages Robin Hood, the town holds an adventurous spirit that prides itself on its history and culture.

Whether you want to follow the footsteps of everybody’s favourite outlaw, or immerse yourself in the historic sites, there is plenty for everyone to see and do in Nottingham.

Popular Routes to Nottingham

Nottingham station has all the amenities required for a smooth journey in and out of the city. The station has toilets, ATMs and even a cafe should you want to grab a coffee or a quick bite to keep you going. 

The station is also just a few minutes walking distance from the city centre, the infamous Nottingham Castle and Lace Market Quarter.



Average Travel Time*



1 h 30 min



1 h 5 min



1 h 43 min



2 h 30 min



1 h 30 min



2 h 34 min



1 h

* Please note journey times are based on average and may vary depending on the rail provider and time of travel.

Cheap Tickets to Nottingham

Railcards offer value for money if you travel by train, saving you at least 1/3 on most rail fares. With a bit of planning, buying tickets in advance can save you a pretty pound, and if the travel bug has you travelling a lot then a Railcard might be worth your while!

The Railcards available include:



·         16-25 Railcard

·         Two Together Railcard

·         Family & Friends Railcard

·         Senior Railcard

·         Disabled Persons Railcard

·         26-30 Railcard

Visit the Railcard Website and buy a Railcard Now!

You may also want to check out our Regional Railcards to see if there are discounts for travelling to and from where you are. 


Under 5 Travel free, accompanied by a fare-paying passenger.
5-15 Are eligible for a 50% discount on most tickets, though proof of age will need to be carried where appropriate.
16-17 Saver Like a Railcard but with bigger discounts for anyone aged 16 or 17.


When in Nottingham

Visit Sherwood Forest made famous by legend Robin Hood and has fantastic walking and nature trails. If you’re lucky enough to visit the forest in August, be prepared for a fun-filled week at the Robin Hood Festival, where you can immerse yourselves in medieval merriment and is great for all ages!

Venture out of the forest and under the streets of Nottingham into the City of Caves, a series of caves carved from sandstone dating back to the dark ages. Fancy a drink with your adventure? Try and seek out The Lost Caves hidden under the oldest hotel in Nottingham.

Atop the caves, and beneath Nottingham Castle, sits Ye Olde Trip to Jerusalem. Known as England’s oldest inn, it was also supposed to have served the crusaders on their way out to Jerusalem in the 12th century. The rock caves below also provided the ideal environment for setting up a brewhouse, where a speaking tube found dating back to the Medieval times was used as a way to receive orders from the castle. A major part of Nottingham’s identity, the inn remains a functioning pub to this day.


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Last updated:   11 October 2021