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How To Reach Nottingham
Renowned for the legend of Robin Hood, Nottingham is located in the Midlands region of Central England and is also popular for the art gallery and the Nottingham Castle Museum on the hilltop. The city of Nottingham also thrives on tobacco, lace making and Raleigh Bike industries. With a notable repute in the realm of public transportation, Nottingham has the largest public bus network in the UK and is also supported by the Nottingham Railways and Modern Express Transit Trams.
UNESCO also labeled the city of Nottingham as the City of Literature, reflecting its scholarly heritage and having two universities - University of Nottingham, Nottingham Trent University and a campus of the University of Law. Here's a short guide to help you reach Nottingham.
It takes roughly 13 ½ hours to travel from New Delhi to Nottingham by air, inclusive of transfers and operators like Swiss Air, Air France, Air India and few others flying direct on the route. One of the cheapest and fastest ways to reach Nottingham is to fly to London Heathrow Airport and then travel onward by train via Piccadilly-King’s Cross St. Pancras St. - Nottingham. The travel time ranges between 13 ½ hours to almost 15 hours at an estimated fare of INR 20,000-70,000.
The best way to reach Nottingham is to take a flight to Birmingham International Airport (9 hours and 30 minutes) and then travel onward to Birmingham New Street and then further to Nottingham by train (travel time: an hour and 19 minutes) at an estimated fare of INR 230-4,500.
On average, the travel time between Birmingham International Airport and Nottingham is an hour and 36 minutes, with a train daily. There are roughly 31 trains on the route and train fares are estimated as low as £4.40 for reservations made in advance, varying basis the route, time of the day and class you’re looking to book. The first train out is at 6.19am, while the last train leaves at 23.09hrs.
If you prefer traveling by road, then the driving distance between Birmingham and Nottingham is 88 km with the journey time being 47 minutes approx. You can rideshare to Nottingham, it will take you about an hour and 15 mins at an estimated fare of IN 380-700.
You can also travel to Nottingham by bus, departing from the Birmingham Coach Station, Digbeth, where buses ply on the route 5 times in a day and every day. The travel time is roughly 2 hours at approx. fare of INR 1,200-1,700.
Nottingham is said to have one of the best transport networks in the public domain in the country at affordable rates and you can make the most of it by trying the different options available. With several bus services operational both around the Jubilee & University Park Campuses, from the halls at University Park, the best place to catch a bus would be East Drive, where there’s a bus every 5-10 minutes. From UP to the town, you can board bus nos. 34/36/Y36 or the Indigo. The Indigo operates 24/7 and also goes up to the Coach Station that’s the closest to Nottingham Railway Station. The last bus is N34 that end at 3 am and operates from the town center through UP, with stops at different halls.
Nottingham Train Station is located at the city’s center and the best way to get to it is by Indigo Bus. You can also explore the Tram Service that can quickly transport you to Nottingham Center or the Old Market Square, which is central to every place in the town. If you like cycling, then renting a bike would be easier, with innumerable bike trails and lanes around Nottingham.