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Old 17th February 2017, 18:13   #1
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Default Nottingham - Ilkeston - Langley Mill buses?

On Monday, I'm heading to Nottingham by train. Clearly, the train will not stop at Ilkeston as it isn't ready yet. Is it possible to take a bus from Nottingham to Ilkeston and then another bus from Ilkeston to somewhere further along the line in a Sheffield direction ie: Langley Mill or Alfreton?

Also, fares and timings of these departures would be welcome

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Old 17th February 2017, 18:58   #2
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On Monday, I'm heading to Nottingham by train. Clearly, the train will not stop at Ilkeston as it isn't ready yet. Is it possible to take a bus from Nottingham to Ilkeston and then another bus from Ilkeston to somewhere further along the line in a Sheffield direction ie: Langley Mill or Alfreton?

Also, fares and timings of these departures would be welcome

Thank you in advance.
Yes. Lots of buses.


Here's the main bus services to Ilkeston:

https://www.trentbarton.co.uk/userfiles/Ilkeston.pdf


Every 10 minutes from Nottingham to Ilkeston:

https://www.trentbarton.co.uk/services/two/timetable

(There's also much slower, less frequent services on the 18 and 21)

The Black Cat runs every hour to Langley Mill.

https://www.trentbarton.co.uk/servic...kcat/timetable

After 1700 there's a handful on the Ilkeston Flyer too.

https://www.trentbarton.co.uk/servic...lyer/timetable

There's frequent buses to Heanor to change for Alfreton.

Fares info here:

https://www.trentbarton.co.uk/fares-...e-right-ticket

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Old 17th February 2017, 19:01   #3
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The trentbarton two goes from Nottingham to Ilkeston every 10 minutes. The black cat goes from Ilkeston to Langley Mill every hour.

Edit: See Deerfold's more comprehensive reply above.
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Your best ticket would probably be a zig-zag, for the initial payment of ú6, you can then use it on virtually any service for the rest of the day.
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I see that the railway station and bus station in Nottingham are on other sides of the city centre. What is the walking time between these? Is it better to use the tram (price?)?
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I see that the railway station and bus station in Nottingham are on other sides of the city centre. What is the walking time between these? Is it better to use the tram (price?)?
Not more than 15min brisk walk. The stop outside the Theatre Royal is closest, as the bus then veers back out of town to Victoria bus station (see Googlemap on the link above). This is right next to a tramstop, for which you will need another ticket costing ú2.20 single, or you can use the free Centrelink electric bus.

http://www.nottinghamcity.gov.uk/tra...rk/centrelink/
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Or catch any Nottingham City Transport Green Line buses from 5 to 11 to the Victoria Centre which is a couple of minutes from Victoria bus station, a Inner City Return ticket is available for ú2.20, all NCT buses are exact fare only though. https://www.nctx.co.uk/fares-tickets/inner-city-return/

https://www.nctx.co.uk/wp-content/up...p-Map-WEB1.pdf
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Centrelink electric goes from outside the station (Carrington St exit and cross to the other side of the road) straight to Victoria Bus station for free every 10 minutes using some new Chinese electric single deckers (please report back, I've not had chance to sample yet!)

See here https://farm1.static.flickr.com/757/...5af5520c_b.jpg

http://www.ct4nottingham.co.uk/centrelink/
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