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How to get from Birmingham Airport to Nottingham

Nottingham is a picturesque city located in the Midlands of England. Known for its amusing connection to the Robin Hood legends, this is the perfect place to delve into the history and mystery of the famous story. Be sure to visit the hilltop Nottingham Castle Museum, Elizabethan Mansion and Deer Park and the famous Lace Market area while in Nottingham.

When it comes to travelling from Birmingham airport to Nottingham you have three options; taxi, bus or train. Taking a Birmingham airport taxi is the easiest and by far the quickest way to get into Nottingham. A Birmingham airport taxi costs around £110 (€135) and takes just 1 hour to reach Nottingham city. Taking the bus is a cheaper option, but it’s also the longest journey as you would need to make a change at Birmingham Coach Station. The total journey time on the bus is 2 hours and 45 minutes and costs around £12 (€14.50). Taking the train is another cheap option at £27 (€32) per traveller, however, keep in mind, it takes at least 2 hours and multiple changes to reach Nottingham that way.

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Comparison of the options

PRICE FOR 2PASSENGERS
OPTION PRICE DURATION AVAILABILITY
Taxi €135 60min 24/7
Bus €29 165min 05:45–22:30
Train €64 120min 04:52–01:27

How to get from Birmingham airport to Nottingham by taxi

Taking a taxi from Birmingham airport to Nottingham is the quickest and the only direct transfer option. You can make your way comfortably from the door of BHX airport to the door of your Nottingham hotel in just 60 minutes. However, taking a Birmingham airport taxi does cost a little more than the other options at around £110 (€135).

How much is a taxi from Birmingham Airport to Nottingham?

The cost of a local taxi outside Birmingham airport depends on a few factors, such as the length of your journey, the time of day, the number of passengers and the vehicle type. However, the average cost for a taxi from Birmingham airport to Nottingham is around £110 (€135).

Cost

£110 (€135)

Trip Duration

60 Min.

*Prices may vary unless booked in advance.

Convenience
Safety
Value for Money

Taxis are available 24/7 at Birmingham Airport.

Where do I get it from?

You can find a line of taxis outside of Birmingham airport 24/7. Just look for the taxi rank signs and make your way to the front of the line.

Convenience

As taking a taxi is the only way to get directly from the airport to your hotel in Nottingham, it’s the safest and most convenient option. You won’t need to make multiple stops or changes, won’t need to move your luggage from one bus to the other and won’t need to wait in the cold for your transport for hours. Taking a taxi is a stress-free and hassle-free transfer option.

Editor’s Note

To save money on your taxi transfer, you can book online in advance with a trusted company such as Welcome Pickups, or split the fare between a group of people.

Useful Tips

If you'd prefer, some taxi drivers will accept a set-rate fare if you discuss it beforehand.
Be sure to carry change in GBP as not all taxi drivers can break large bills.
You must wear your seatbelt at all times while in the taxi by law.

How to get from Birmingham airport to Nottingham by bus

Unfortunately, there’s no direct bus from Birmingham airport to Nottingham. You will first need to take either the X1 or X12 bus into Birmingham Coach Station and then the National Express coach from there to Nottingham. The total journey time is around 2 hours and 45 minutes and the cost is approximately £12 (€14.50) one-way.

How much is the bus from Birmingham Airport to Nottingham?

The cost of the X1 or X12 bus from Birmingham airport to Birmingham Coach Station is £3 (€3.50), then the cost of the National Express bus from there to Nottingham is around £9 (€11), giving a total cost of approximately £12 (€14.50). The cost of your National Express coach ticket will depend on the time of day and if you book in advance (online) or not.

Cost

£12 (€14.50)

Trip Duration

2 Hr 45 Min

*There's a waiting time of up to 3 hours for the bus.

Convenience
Safety
Value for Money

The X1 bus runs from 01:34 to 00:50, the X12 bus runs from 05:12 to 00:01 and the National Express bus runs from 05:45 to 22:30.

Where do I get it from?

The National Express bus from Birmingham to Nottingham leaves from Birmingham Coach Station in the city centre. To get there, you must first take the X1 or X12 bus from the airport to the city centre.

Convenience

As you will need to make a change in Birmingham Coach Station and the wait time for the coaches are up to 3 hours, this is a very slow and inconvenient transfer option. Plus, if you’re travelling with luggage, you will have to carry it all through multiple bus stations and wait in line to check them onto the bus.

Editor’s Note

If you're travelling with small children or lots of luggage, this is a very difficult transfer option for you. I would recommend looking into a much more convenient and safe taxi transfer.

Useful Tips

Book your National Express bus ticket in advance to save money.
You can pay the driver for your X1 or X12 bus ticket as you get on the bus.
There's limited luggage storage space, so be sure to travel light.

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If you feel more relaxed knowing that somebody is waiting for you, you may as well book a Welcome Pickups transfer. As soon as you arrive at the airport you will be greeted by your driver. He will be waiting for you at the terminal of your arrival with a sign that has your name on it. Your driver will help you out with your luggage and together you will make your way to the vehicle. While he is driving you to your accommodation, the driver can give you some tips and recommendations on what to do during your holidays in Birmingham. Our drivers are hand-picked and speak fluent English. No need to worry about miscommunication issues that you may face with the local taxi drivers regarding your destination. Relax and enjoy your ride.

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How to get from Birmingham Airport to Nottingham by train

No train runs directly from Birmingham airport to Nottingham. You will first need to take the Air-Rail Link to Birmingham International railway station and then take the train from there. All trains into Nottingham have multiple changes in stations such as Birmingham New Street Station, Leicester and Derby, so this adds a lot of time and effort to your journey. Having said that, the total cost of a train from Birmingham airport to Nottingham is around £27 (€32).

How much is the train from Birmingham Airport to Nottingham?

The cost of a one-way ticket on the train from Birmingham airport to Nottingham is around £27 (€32). However, this may change depending on the time of day you need to travel, the class of your ticket and if you booked online in advance or not.

Cost

£27 (€32)

Trip Duration

2 Hrs.

*There's a waiting time of up to 20 minutes for the train.

Convenience
Safety
Value for Money

The trains run from 04:52 to 01:27.

Where do I get it from?

Trains don’t run from the Birmingham Airport Passenger Terminal. You will first need to take the free Air-Rail Link to the Birmingham International railway station and take the train from there.

Convenience

Although taking the train is a cheaper transfer option, it’s not very convenient. You will have to make at least three changes and carry your luggage on and off multiple trains, adding time and stress to your journey. Plus, once you arrive in Nottingham, you will need to find alternate transportation to get from the train station to your hotel.

Editor’s Note

If you're travelling in a group of 4 people or more, you can split the cost of a taxi for around the same price as taking the train. Taking a taxi is a much more enjoyable and convenient transfer option.

Useful Tips

Purchase your tickets online in advance to save up to 43%.
There's limited luggage storage at the end of each carriage on the train.
Make sure to purchase your train tickets before heading for the train, as you will need to present these to the ticket collector.

Frequently asked questions

How to get from Birmingham airport to Nottingham?

There are three ways to get from Birmingham Airport to Nottingham; taxi, bus or train. Taking a Birmingham airport taxi is the most convenient option as it takes just 1 hour to reach the city, although it does cost around £110 (€135). Taking the bus or train takes much longer at 2 hours 45 minutes and 2 hours journey time, respectively. The train from Birmingham Airport to Nottingham costs approximately £27 (€32) and the bus costs around £12 (€14.50).

How do you get from Birmingham airport to Nottingham by bus?

There is no direct bus from Birmingham airport to Nottingham. Instead, you will need to take the X1 or X12 into Birmingham Coach Station and then take the National Express bus from there to Nottingham. The total journey time is 2 hours and 45 minutes and the cost is approximately £12 (€14.50).

How do you get from Birmingham airport to Nottingham by taxi?

Birmingham airport taxis are available 24/7 outside the airport. The journey time for a taxi from Birmingham Airport to Nottingham is just 60 minutes and the cost is around £110 (€135), depending on the number of passengers and the time of day you’re travelling.

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