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Edinburgh to Nottingham train

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Cheap train calendar from Edinburgh to Nottingham

Find cheapest tickets to travel from Edinburgh to Nottingham by train, bus, ride sharing and plane. With the calendar below, choose the day you want to travel and easily find the cheapest price.

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Find the best prices for train tickets Edinburgh to Nottingham

from £26.90 MORE 4h39m
Other modes of transport available to travel from Edinburgh to Nottingham
from £18.40 MORE 10h37m

Discount Edinburgh to Nottingham train tickets

Do you want to travel for less? Many railcards and discounts exist to spend less for your Edinburgh Nottingham train ticket and save even more money on your tickets: special train fares for children, railcards for all ages, group travel, or charity discount. There are different types of railcards available: 16-25 railcard, Two together railcard, Family and Friends Railcard, Senior railcard, Disabled persons railcard.

When purchasing a railcard, you want to make savings after several trips. But is it really worth it when taking the train from Edinburgh to Nottingham? Check with your calculator, taking into account:

A = the cost of the railcard (i.e.: £30)

B = average discount offered by the railcard (i.e.: 34%)

C = average cost for a Edinburgh Nottingham ticket (i.e.: £46.44)(1)

Start by dividing A by B: this will show you the budget from which the card will be profitable. Now divide that number by C. It will give you the approximate number of journeys needed across the year to start saving money.

In our example, A/B = £30/34% = £88.00. Then, 88/£46.44 = 1.9. Your railcard will be profitable after around 2 trips from Edinburgh to Nottingham (one way journey).

All railcards cost £30 except the Disabled persons railcard for which you will pay £20. Railcards give you 34% off most rail fares, so you will save 1/3 on most train fares.

(1)Average prices observed over the last 3 months for one way journey

Train Journey Average price without railcard(1) With a railcard 34% off(2) Saving based on a one-way trip Number of return trips to pay off the cost
Edinburgh to Nottingham train £46.44 £30.96 £15.48 1.9

(1)Average price observed over the last 3 months for one way

(2)Price calculated with an average reduction of 34% on train tickets fare

Edinburgh - Nottingham: the best time to book cheap trains

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The graph above is based on the cheapest prices found over the past six months depending on how many time in advance the train is bought. Booking your train from Edinburgh to Nottingham in advance should enable you to save money for your journey.

The cheapest tickets we found were from £47 when booking your seat 1 month in advance which is 57% cheaper than the cheapest fare we found when buying your ticket on the day you're travelling.

How to find cheap train tickets Edinburgh to Nottingham ?

Here's how to find cheap train tickets Edinburgh to Nottingham. If you're following these few tips, you should often find cheap train tickets for your trip.

To travel for cheap you need to purchase your ticket in advance. A good timing to buy your advance train ticket is around 90 days before. So you must try to book abount 90 days in advance. Thanks to this tip you can benefit from great savings of up to 80%.

If you want to get cheap train tickets, you need to avoid the busy peak travel times between 06:30 to 09:30 and 15:30 to 18:30. Be flexible and your train ticket Edinburgh to Nottingham will cost less.

It's quite often that two singles cost less than a return ticket, that's why you should always check both fares for your journey in order to pay less.

Splitting your ticket for your journey to Nottingham is another way to pay less. It is completely legal to split your ticket into 2 or more tickets covering the different stages of your journey, the only rule is that the train you're using calls at the stations you bought tickets for.

Best price found for train ticket from Edinburgh to Nottingham

We compare train ticket prices for all major companies to travel from Edinburgh to Nottingham by train and find the best price for you. Here are the best prices selected for the coming days to go to Nottingham. Your Edinburgh to Nottingham train ticket is just few clicks away!

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Transport operators from Edinburgh to Nottingham

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Travel information for your train journey

Edinburgh Nottingham train

Route Edinburgh to Nottingham

Edinburgh Nottingham train map

Train duration 4h27m
Arrival city Nottingham, England
Departure city Edinburgh, Scotland
Distance 223 Miles
Lowest train ticket price from £26.90
  • There are several train companies across the country & Europe. By searching for your ticket on gopili, you will be able to see the trains from Edinburgh in Scotland to Nottingham in England as well as the train company for this route.
  • The train is a fast and convenient solution to get to Nottingham from Edinburgh. The average journey time from Edinburgh to Nottingham is 4h27m to cover the 223 miles.
  • The cheapest fare we've found to travel in the next 30 days is £26.90 one way.

And if you change?

Other alternatives of transport exist to travel from Edinburgh to Nottingham:

Bus from Edinburgh to Nottingham

Flights from Edinburgh to Nottingham

Main train ticket types in United Kingdom

There are three principal train tickets types in United Kingdom, Advance, Off-Peak and Anytime tickets. Each ticket types provides different fares and travel flexibility. But other tickets types exist like Season tickets, Super-Off-Peak tickets or Rover and Rangers tickets for example. Take a look at the different types of rail ticket from Edinburgh to Nottingham below:

If you want to buy the cheapest available ticket, Advance tickets are perfect for you. These tickets are released 12 weeks before travel and offer biggest reductions. The earlier you purchase, the cheaper the train fares are! But you can't cancel your advance rail ticket, they are non-refundable, and they are sold as singles.

Off-Peak and Super Off-peak tickets are available on many trains outside of peak travel times. With these tickets you travel at Off-Peak time, so don't have to pay the fare of a entirely flexible Anytime ticket. You can be reimbursed if you decide not to travel.

Anytime tickets is convenient for you, if you want a entirely flexible ticket with no restrictions to travel. They offer the greatest flexibility in your time of travel. But they are not advised if you want the cheapest type of ticket Edinburgh to Nottingham.

Season tickets are perfect for you if you make the same journey more than three or four times a week. In this instance, Season Tickets offer better value for money compared to buying daily tickets.

Departure and arrival for your train travel

A lot of trains travel day to day between Edinburgh to Nottingham. They serve the following train stations: Edinburgh Waverley train station, Nottingham train station

Price barometer for train tickets covering this trip

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Things to do in Nottingham

We have created for you a list of 6 places that you can visit in Nottingham.

  • Nottingham Castle Museum & Art Gallery
  • City of Caves
  • Nottingham Industrial Museum
  • The National Videogame Arcade
  • Brewhouse Yard
  • Nottingham Museum of archaeology

If you're visiting Nottingham for the first time and you do not really know the places that you can do during your time over there, we're here to help. The different options you have will obviously depend of the length of your stay as well as your areas of interest but the team at Gopili shares with you the well-known areas in Nottingham.

Nottingham Castle Museum & Art Gallery is probably among the most important things to do for visitors. You can also plan to see The National Videogame Arcade or City of Caves which are most of the time advised by the people who have already visited the city.

Another noteworthy area that you may want to see is Brewhouse Yard if you wish to find out more about the city.

Nottingham Industrial Museum is also a point of interest that we will recommend you to visit if you got spare time during your trip.

Lastly, if you're still looking to find out more about Nottingham, Nottingham Museum of archaeology can be the final step of your stay. While travellers may not consider it as the most important place to visit, it will enable you to get a full view of the city and its character.

Book cheap train from Edinburgh to Nottingham

You are able to buy your Edinburgh to Nottingham train ticket in three different ways:

Is it possible to book a train online?

When purchasing your train tickets online, you can easily compare the timetables and prices to make savings. Most rail operators and online ticket specialists give the ability to do this. Once your ticket is purchased, you will receive a confirmation email including a reference number that you will bring with your card to collect your ticket at the station before your journey.

Is it possible to book a train ticket over the phone?

If you don't want to buy your ticket at the station or online, you can get in touch with the train providers by telephone. Most of them offer this service.

Is it possible to book a train ticket directly at the station?

If you prefer to buy your ticket at the station, you can do it either by yourself using the self-service ticket machine and with an agent. For your information, some suburban stations might not have all these services.

The easiest way to find cheap train tickets from Edinburgh to Nottingham is to have a look online at the offers from all train companies. Gopili helps you to do it by comparing in one search train times and prices across all existing offers. If you need to travel back to Edinburgh afterwards, train tickets Nottingham to Edinburgh are also available on gopili.