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Journey Information

There are 5 intercity coaches per day from Birmingham to Nottingham. Traveling by coach from Birmingham to Nottingham usually takes around one hour and 48 minutes, but the fastest Megabus coach can make the trip in just one hour,

Distance45 mi (72 km)
Shortest duration1h 0m
Cheapest price£6.12
Trips per day5
Most frequent serviceNational Express
Coach lines3

How much is a coach ticket from Birmingham to Nottingham?

The average price for a coach ticket to Nottingham is £7.40, This is a superb deal on a coach trip, one of the best that we have seen. Wanderu ensures that you find great deals on coach tickets everytime, we search all of the best coach options to present you the lowest prices available from our partner carriers.

Monthly average prices

Traveling from Birmingham to Nottingham by coach will cost you about the same throughout the year. In general, coach ticket prices for that route are fairly consistent, so expect to pay around £9 whenever you decide to travel.

What coach companies travel from Birmingham to Nottingham?

There are 3 coach lines from Birmingham to Nottingham available for you to search and book on Wanderu. With 4 daily trips, National Express usually has the most coaches running on any given day. Here are some time and price comparisons for all the available options:

CoachDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
FlixBus11h 15m£10.89
Megabus11h 7m£6.26
National Express41h 58m£8.43
  • FlixBus


    First launched in Germany in 2013, FlixBus has become one of the largest intercity coach companies in Europe. Its fleet travels through nearly every country in Europe, including the U.K. FlixBus operates an average of 1 trips from Birmingham to Nottingham, and usually makes the trip in about 1 hours and 15 minutes. On your trip, you'll enjoy Wi-Fi and live GPS, as well as restrooms, air conditioning, and power outlets.

  • Megabus


    Book Megabus from Birmingham to Nottingham from £6. There are 1 Megabus schedules from Birmingham to Nottingham and you can expect on average to pay for a Megabus ticket to Nottingham. In Birmingham, Megabus departs to Nottingham from Brunel St and no other station. In Nottingham, Megabus arrives at Nottingham East Midlands Pkwy Railway Station and 1 other station.

    An average trip on Megabus from Birmingham to Nottingham takes 1 hours and 7 minutes , while the fastest available Megabus trip will get you to Nottingham in 1 hours and 0 minutes .

    On weekends, Megabus offers 1 trip per day and you could expect to pay for a weekend getaway to Nottingham.

  • National Express

    National Express

    Book National Express from Birmingham to Nottingham from £7. There are 4 National Express schedules from Birmingham to Nottingham and you can expect on average to pay for a National Express ticket to Nottingham. In Birmingham, National Express departs to Nottingham from National Express Station and no other station. In Nottingham, National Express arrives at Station St and no other station.

    An average trip on National Express from Birmingham to Nottingham takes 1 hours and 58 minutes , while the fastest available National Express trip will get you to Nottingham in 1 hours and 0 minutes .

    On weekends, National Express offers 4 trips per day and you could expect to pay for a weekend getaway to Nottingham.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to travel by coach from Birmingham to Nottingham during the COVID-19 pandemic?

Our coach partners have implemented several different policies to keep you safe during the COVID-19 pandemic. From limiting vehicle capacity to enhancing cleaning protocols and upgrading air filters, coach carriers are committed to maintaining a safe environment. For details on what each company is doing to ensure their fleet remains safe for travel, click here.

In addition, federal law requires all coach passengers to wear a face covering for the entire duration of the trip. Please make sure you are wearing a face mask or you may not be allowed to board the coach.

Please visit our COVID-19 Travel Guide for more information on all carrier policies and the latest travel advisories issued by every U.S. state, Canadian province, and European country.

How long is the coach ride?

The coach takes an average of one hour and 48 minutes to cover the 45 miles from Birmingham to Nottingham. However, the fastest coach only takes an hour. You'll have just enough time for a small nap on this relatively short coach trip. Keep in mind that your actual coach may arrive earlier or later than scheduled, depending on whether there is more or less traffic than usual.

What is the busiest day of the week to travel by coach?

Sunday tends to be the busiest day for coaches, as many passengers take the coach to Nottingham at the end of the week. If you are planning to travel on a Sunday, you should make sure to book tickets well in advance as they may sell out.

On the other hand, Friday is typically the least busy day for coach travel on this route. If you’re looking for a little extra space, a Friday ticket is the way to go.

When do the earliest and latest coaches leave Birmingham?

The first coach leaves at 03:00 and the last coach leaves at 13:00. To see the times for all coaches from Birmingham to Nottingham, enter your specific travel dates in the search bar.

How many coach trips to Nottingham are there per day?

There are 5 scheduled coaches that travel from Birmingham to Nottingham every day, so you have a decent number of options to choose from. Furthermore, all of these are direct coaches which you can take the entire route from Birmingham to Nottingham without transferring.

Need more travel options? Consider taking the train from Birmingham to Nottingham; ticket prices start at £11.30.

City Information


As the second-largest city in the UK, Birmingham effortlessly blends the city’s quaint vibe with modern-day high-rises. One of the top local attractions is St. Martin in the Bull Ring, the original parish church of Birmingham. Featuring remarkable Gothic Revival architecture standing in stark contrast with the futuristic-looking shopping centers, the church is a great spot for travelers looking for a bit of respite. As you stroll around the city, don’t forget to visit the famous Cadbury World, which details the long history of the brand, as well as all the products it produces. For culturally-inclined activities, head to the Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery, which offers over 40 exhibits.

If you wish to try out authentic Indian dishes with a local twist, head over to Pushkar. For those who wish to enjoy a more upscale dining experience, Bank offers a chic menu in an elegant setting.

The principal rail station is Birmingham New Street Station, which is the busiest train station in the UK. The Birmingham Coach Station offers coach services by National Express as far as London and Dublin. The city’s main airport is the Birmingham Airport, which is located 6 miles east of the city center.


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Nottingham is famous as Robin Hood's hometown, where he romped through Sherwood Forest and slept beneath the Major Oak. While you can still enjoy attractions as old as the 800 sandstone caves from the Dark Ages, modern-day Nottingham is a thriving shopping area that offers cricket, bowling, and dozens of cultural attractions.

If Robin Hood's story entices you, step back in time to reimagine the experience. The city's Robin Hood Town tour dives into Nottingham's rich history and highlights the life of Robin Hood, including the city's landmarks associated with him. Then, channel your own inner Robin Hood with an archery class in Sherwood Forest, or simply explore the forest's cycle trails on a bike.

After you've worked up an appetite, head to one of the top restaurants in Nottingham: Josephine's Tea Room and Café, The Wollaton Pub and Kitchen, and Bill's Restaurant and Bar. Cosy Club, The Cod's Scallops, and The Alchemist are excellent options for some lively libations.

Nottingham is easy to reach by either train or coach. Northern Rail and CrossCountry travel directly to Nottingham and connect to many other British train lines. In addition, FlixBus and Megabus provide coach service in the area. To reach Nottingham by flight, you'll arrive at East Midlands Airport.

Station Information

Where does the coach leave from in Birmingham?

Departure stations

Coaches to Nottingham leave from 3 stations in Birmingham.

All coach stations in Birmingham:

  • National Express Station

  • Brunel St

  • 89 Dudley Street

Where does the coach arrive in Nottingham?

Arrival stations

Nottingham's primary bus stop is located on the north side of the Nottingham Railway and Tram Station, at street level. Several bus and coach lines pull up to shelters on both sides of Station Street for passenger boarding. Although there is no bus station building, the next-door railway station offers any amenities required, such as restrooms or dining. The bus station is about a 15-minute walk from Old Market Square in the centre of Nottingham, but there are several hotel options much closer than that. National Express, Megabus, and FlixBus routes depart from this station to destinations like Birmingham and Manchester.

Coach stations in Nottingham:

  • Station St

  • 35 Station St

  • Nottingham East Midlands Pkwy Railway Station

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