Getting Here by Rail
High speed trains from London St Pancras to Nottingham and East Midlands Parkway with East Midlands Trains can take as little as 1 hour 45 minutes. Their trains will take you to Worksop in the north of Nottinghamshire with stops at Creswell and Newstead, as well as the east with trains to the market town of Newark. The East Midlands Trains network operates from as far north of the UK as Liverpool and from Norwich in the east, as well as surrounding counties.
There is also a direct train from Kings Cross to Newark with East Coast Trains which is no more than a 90 minute journey.
Cross Country Trains has an extensive rail network with journey’s from as far north as Aberdeen in Scotland and as far south as Penzance in Cornwall with trains connecting to Nottingham.
Northern Rail provides local, direct train services to Nottingham from Sheffield, Leeds, Barnsley and Chesterfield.
Are you bringing your bicycle with you?
East Midlands Trains - can store two bicycles free of charge. It is recommended you pre-book. (Folding bikes are permitted provided they can be stored safely).
Cross Country Trains – two bike spaces for reserving and one further space for an unreserved bike.
East Coast Trains - space for five bikes per train but reservations are compulsory.
Northern Rail - free bike storage available in the spaces clearly marked and is allocated on a first come first serve basis.
All of the latest timetables and prices for all trains to Nottinghamshire can be found at East Midlands Trains.
Getting Here by Road
Travelling by Coach
National Express Coaches operate an extensive network of reliable coach services across the UK with services to the city of Nottingham as well as the towns of Mansfield, Newark, Retford and Worksop. The direct service from London Victoria to Nottingham takes as little as 2 hours 45 minutes. There is also a regular service from East Midlands Airport to Nottingham which takes just 55 minutes and operates 24 hours a day.
Once you arrive in Nottinghamshire there are many local bus services available to get you to your final destination. Find out more here
Travelling by Car
The proximity of major motorways and connecting A roads means that Nottinghamshire is easily accessible by car.
From the South the M1 and A1 provide excellent links. The M4, M5 and M42 also connect the M1 from the South West, West Country and South Wales
From Wales use motorway connections from the M6 from North Wales and the M4 from South Wales
From the North West the M62, M60 M1 and A50 will connect you and the A1 from the North East.
Plan your route with the AA Route Planner
Getting Here by Air
Flights to East Midlands International Airport are available from Aberdeen, Belfast, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Jersey and Guernsey.
Train connections are available from East Midlands Parkway just 10 minutes away from the airport. There is also a regular Skylink bus service which operates 24 hours a day into Nottingham Broad Marsh Bus Station where you can then connect to many local bus services around the county.