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You may prefer to tour the county by car, take the bus or train, or even explore by bicycle. Whichever mode of transport you chose you will not be short of options for getting around.
Jump on a tram
Nottingham Express Transit (NET) is your direct connection to shopping, leisure and tourist attractions in Nottingham and the surrounding areas. The NET trams provide a quick and easy way to get across Nottingham. They travel as far as Hucknall and Clifton, and serve a number of park and ride car parks. There are five stops in the city centre and it takes less than eight minutes to travel across town. To see the map of Nottingham's tram system click here.
Taking the train
East Midlands Trains connect to Worksop in the north of Nottinghamshire with stops at Creswell Crags and Newstead Abbey, as well as Newark in the east of the county. East Coast Trains and Cross Country Trains also stop at a number of Nottinghamshire towns. Plus, Northern Rail provides local, direct train services to Nottingham from Sheffield, Leeds, Barnsley and Chesterfield.
Hopping on a bus
You will not be short of buses to get you around the county. Most bus services from the city operate from Nottingham’s Broad Marsh and Victoria bus station and buses around the city are mostly operated by Nottingham City Transport.
Some of the key services around the county are:
The Sherwood Arrow service operated by Stagecoach from Ollerton to Worksop will take you from Nottingham Victoria to Sherwood Forest. Stops include White Post Farm and Rufford Abbey Country Park. Stagecoach has a number of services that operate throughout the north of the county with key stops at Mansfield, Newark, Retford and Worksop.
The Trent Barton Pronto which operates a regular service from Nottingham Victoria and will take you to Newstead Abbey. There are a number of other Trent Barton services in Nottinghamshire including the Rainbow 1 service to Eastwood for D.H Lawrence Birthplace.
We recommend you visit Traveline to find out more about the many other bus services around the county or call Traveline East Midlands on 0871 200 22 33.
Take a taxi
For our green visitors Cloud Cars Ltd is Nottingham's first environmentally conscious taxi company. Their 4th generation Prius hybrid cars have the lowest CO2 emissions in their class.
Walking and Cycling
Nottinghamshire is ideal for exploring by foot or bicycle, whether you are visiting the vibrant city of Nottingham or one of our beautiful rural spots. For inspiration visit our cycling and walking pages.
You may want to plan your own cycle path. Transport Direct can provide you with some great journeys across many parts of the county. Walkit.com has a great online walking journey planner for Nottingham and is a great way to get to know the city ahead of your visit.
If you want total freedom to explore Nottingham and Nottinghamshire during your visit, why not hire a car? From Nottingham's cave history all the way out to Sherwood Forest's ties to Robin Hood, the county is your oyster once you hire your own car to explore.
Sixt Rent A Car offer first class car hire services from their bases in the city centre, near Nottingham train station and Stapleford with a wide range of travel options from economy to luxury vehicles.