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Intercity buses operate from St Margaret's bus station, north of the city centre. The useful Skylink bus runs to East Midlands Airport (£7.30, one hour, at least hourly, 24 hours) and continues on to Derby.

National Express services:

Coventry £5.50, 45 minutes, three daily

London Victoria £11.60, 2¾ hours, hourly

Nottingham £4.60, 45 minutes, up to two per hour


East Midlands trains:

Birmingham £19.20, one hour, up to two per hour

London St Pancras £86.50, 1¼ hours, up to four per hour