North/South on the M1
The quickest way onto the M1 from Nottingham is to go to Trowell Service Station. You can get there on the bus "Rainbow 2" which leaves every half an hour from the Victoria Centre bus station. From when you leave the built up area, count 3 bus stops and get off there. Then walk up the lane opposite the bus stop for 10 minutes and you're there. As an alternative to the overpriced Nottingham buses it is fairly easy to thumb a lift on the A52 heading west at one of the areas to pull in after the QMC hospital roundabout.
Most routes within the City served by Nottingham City Transport, longer routes going to the suburbs served by Trent Barton. Very centralized system with all buses starting in the not-so-big City Centre. Lots of every '10 min + services' and the Kangaroo day pass is not bad at £3.40 for all buses and the tram. Journey planner at triptimes.co.uk.