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Manchester-Nottingham Bus Timetable

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Journey Information

Manchester to Nottingham bus - cost & duration

Cheapest price€12.65
Shortest Duration4h 42m
Trips per day11
Bus lines1

Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to travel by bus from Manchester to Nottingham right now?

We stand behind CDC guidelines that caution passengers against non-essential travel during the coronavirus outbreak. That said, we recognize not everyone is in a position to completely abstain. Whether it’s for work, to take care of family or to get back home, some circumstances inevitably require travel. If you’re one of those individuals who still needs to book a trip, you can continue to do so on Wanderu.

Know that most bus companies are still running at this time, though some have limited service. Visit our COVID-19 travel guide for resources and daily updates on the coronavirus and COVID travel restrictions.

In order to keep vehicles as clean and sanitized as possible, bus companies are taking extra precautions for coronavirus. For details on what various companies are doing to ensure their fleet remains safe for travel, click here.

How much is a bus ticket from Manchester to Nottingham?

Based on daily average prices in last 30 days, €12.85 was the low point for bus fares from Manchester to Nottingham. Buses from Nottingham to Manchester are similarly priced. Any tickets cheaper than €12.85 could be considered a great deal.

The best way to find cheap deals on bus tickets is by booking as early as possible, since most bus companies increase the price as the travel date approaches.

How long is the bus ride?

The bus usually takes around 5 hours and 51 minutes to cover the 58 miles (93 kilometers) from Manchester, MAN to Nottingham, NGM. However, the fastest bus only takes 4 hours and 42 minutes. The trip is definitely on the longer side, so plan to get comfortable on the bus. It's a good idea to bring water and snacks.

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

Thursday is usually the day of the week when buses are busiest. If you are planning to travel on a Thursday, you should make sure to book tickets well in advance as they may sell out.

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

When do the earliest and latest buses leave Manchester?

The first bus leaves at 12:00 and the last bus leaves at 17:00. To see the times for all buses from Manchester to Nottingham, enter your specific travel dates in the search bar.

How many buses are there each day?

There are 11 scheduled buses that travel from Manchester to Nottingham every day, so you have a decent number of options to choose from. Unfortunately, none of them are direct connections, so no matter which bus you take, you will have to transfer buses at least once during your journey.

Need more travel options? Consider taking the train from Manchester to Nottingham; ticket prices start at €9.00.

What bus companies travel from Manchester to Nottingham?

There is one bus company that operates from Manchester to Nottingham. National Express is the only company that connects the two cities by bus. Fortunately, it has multiple scheduled buses per day, so travelers still have a good amount of choice and flexibility.

BusDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
National Express115h 52m€12.85

Where does the bus leave from in Manchester?

Buses to Nottingham leave from multiple locations in Manchester, Manchester. These are the 4 most popular bus stations:

  • Broadway
  • Failsworth

Where does the bus arrive in Nottingham?

Buses arrive in Nottingham at 4 stations, depending on which bus line you are traveling with. These are the main bus stations in Nottingham, Nottingham:

  • Bulwell
  • Clifton Centre - Tram Stop
  • Wilford ln - Tram stop
  • Mansfield Rd

Price trends for buses from Manchester to Nottingham

Monthly average prices


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