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London on your Doorstep

Meridian at Nottingham station, photographed from above and courtesy of Matt Buck

The capital's closer than ever!

With £70 million worth of improvements made to our London route, you can now get to London faster than you think. So whether you are travelling on our Sheffield to London or Nottingham to London route, at our 125mph speed, the capital is just a short train journey away.

See how fast you could travel to London below:

To London St Pancras Journey Time
Sheffield 2hr 1min
Chesterfield 1hr 49min
Derby 1hr 29min
Nottingham 1hr 42min
East Midlands Parkway 1hr 24min
Loughborough 1hr 17min
Leicester 1hr 6min

Fastest journey time between 0900 and 1700, Monday to Friday.

So with fast journey times, you can enjoy more of London.  Whether you're wanting to pop down for a day of shopping amongst the thousands of stores and markets stalls of the capital or head for a weekend away, you can squeeze in more of the sights, more of the shops, or just savour the London atmosphere that little bit longer.  Plus, with thousands of seats every week to London St Pancras International for £39 return or less, you’ll be hard pushed to find an excuse not to go.

Already surprised by the shortened journey times? Over the coming years you’ll see even faster journey times with the electrification of the London route. Keep an eye out for more information about these improvements coming soon.

*Calculations posted on social media regarding the journey time from Sheffield to London by car are based on journey times provided by Google Maps.