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Overview: Coach from Birmingham to Derby

distanceDistance35 miles (56 km)
durationAverage coach duration3 h 10 min
priceAverage coach ticket price£14 (€16)
changesDirect coachYes
carriersCoach companiesNational Express

Coaches from Birmingham to Derby cover the 35 miles (56 km) long route taking on average 3 h 10 min with our travel partners like National Express. There are direct coach services available. You can get the cheapest coach tickets for this trip for as low as £13, but the average price of coach tickets is £14. Travellers depart most frequently from Birmingham New Street and arrive in Derby, Bus Station.

Coach companies: National Express Birmingham to Derby

You can travel by coach between Birmingham and Derby with National Express for as low as £13. When you search for timetables and tickets, Omio will show you the best journey.

National Express

National Express is the leading coach operator for routes throughout the United Kingdom, operating over 550 coaches a day and serving over 900 destinations across the country. National Express even offers routes to and from major UK airports like Heathrow, Gatwick, Stansted, Luton and Bristol 24 hours a day at affordable prices for the budget traveller in mind. All National Express coaches are air-conditioned and provide free WiFi and onboard entertainment. Most coaches are equipped with seat belts and power outlets in each seat, so you can charge your phone or laptop during a long journey. You can select between three ticket types for the Birmingham - Derby coach: Restricted Fare, Standard Fare, and Fully Flexible Fare. Refundable tickets provide more flexibility than other ticket options, meaning you can cancel or change your ticket easily, should you need to.

  • Average Price: £13

National Express has the following ticket policies due to COVID-19, which you should be aware of when booking and travelling by coach from Birmingham to Derby:

  • Cashless payments recommended
  • Online booking and check-in recommended
  • Pre-reservation / seat allocation
  • Verification of ticket with valid ID
  • Exceptions to waive change or cancellation fees policy
  • For journeys between July 1st and October 31, 2020, the following change and refund policies apply:
    • Restricted ticket: One change is allowed free of charge
    • Standard ticket: Full refund or one change is allowed free of charge
    • Fully flexible ticket: Unlimited changes to time or date are allowed
    • All change and refund requests must be made at least 24 hours before the original outbound journey. Partial refunds are not allowed.

Buses from Birmingham to Derby: Journey Details

Just 57 kilometres separate the two Midlands cities of Birmingham and Derby and comfortable coaches travel between them in just over an an hour. National Express offers 6 daily departures with the first leaving in the morning and the last in the evening. Most are direct; a few require coach changes at Leicester and take around 3 hours. Most are non stop with 2 calling at Lichfield.

Taking the Bus from Birmingham

Buses from Birmingham to Derby leave from Birmingham Coach Station. It’s located on Mill Lane in the Digbeth area of the city some 650 metres from Moor Street Train Station and a 10 minute walk from New Street Station and the Bullring Shopping Centre. A regular shuttle bus connects the coach station with Birmingham’s 3 train stations. As a National Express Headquarters, the coach station receives services from all over the UK. Passengers can also travel to Mill Lane on buses operated by Arriva West Midlands and there’s a taxi stand on the north side of the station.

Getting into Derby by Bus

The east Midlands city of Derby was the birthplace of the industrial revolution and is still an important manufacturing centre. However today’s Derby is also a city devoted to culture and boasts a swank new waterfront development. It’s a pleasant city with over 300 green spaces including a celebrated arboretum. Most places of interest lie in the graceful Cathedral Quarter in the centre of town and include the Royal Crown Derby Factory which produces exquisite bone china. Derby is also a great base from which to explore the nearby Peak District. Buses from Birmingham to Derby arrive at Derby Bus Station on Morledge, east of the Westfield shopping mall. Passengers can continue their journeys on local bus routes operated by Arriva Midland, Transpeak, Trent Barton, Your Bus, and Notts and Derby.

Travel Tips: Coach to Derby from Birmingham

Take the bus to Derby easily. Whether you want fast, cheap or something entirely different, our travel experts have collected everything you need to know so you can find the best option from Birmingham to Derby.

How much do cheap coaches from Birmingham to Derby cost?

If you’re looking to save money on tickets, you can find a cheap coach between Birmingham and Derby for as little as £13  in the next 7 days.

How much is a coach ticket from Birmingham to Derby?

If you are looking to purchase your coach ticket in the next 7 days, you can expect the Birmingham to Derby coach to cost on average £14  one way.

How far is it from Birmingham to Derby by coach?

You should expect to travel around 35 miles (56 km)  to Derby from Birmingham by coach.

How long is the coach journey between Birmingham and Derby?

On average the coach from Birmingham to Derby duration is 3 h 10 min  for the 35 miles (56 km) long journey, but the travel time can vary if you depart on weekends and holidays.

What station does the Birmingham to Derby coach leave from? Which Derby coach station do I come into from Birmingham?

There are a few coach stations in Birmingham to start your journey from including Birmingham, Coach Station, Birmingham, Station Street (Stop NS13) and Birmingham, Hill St / Railway Bridge. In Derby you have a few coach station options to choose from for your arrival including Derby, Bus Station, Derby, Railway Station (Stop S1) and Derby.

Omio customers travelling this route depart most frequently from Birmingham New Street   and arrive in Derby, Bus Station.

Where is the departure coach station in Birmingham located? Where is the arrival coach station in Derby located?

Passengers board the coach most frequently from Birmingham New Street, which is located around 0.2 miles (399 m) away from the city centre, and they get off the coach at Derby, Bus Station, located 0.2 miles (389 m) away from the city centre.

Which coach companies can take me from Birmingham to Derby?

For the route from Birmingham to Derby you can take a coach with National Express. Be sure to check out all possible coach companies that offer services to Derby from Birmingham on Omio to compare what amenities they may have.

When does the first coach depart from Birmingham to Derby? When does the last coach depart from Birmingham to Derby?

The earliest coach departing from Birmingham to Derby leaves at 12: 00. The last coach departing from Birmingham to Derby leaves at 18: 00. You can find the latest Birmingham to Derby coach schedule on Omio and book the best time to leave for your journey on your chosen travel date.

How far in advance should I purchase coach tickets between Birmingham and Derby for the best deals?

If you buy Birmingham to Derby coach tickets within the next 7 days, you can find one way tickets to cost on average £14. However, booking in advance gives you access to the best prices for coaches between Birmingham and Derby. Look out for coach tickets for this journey to go on sale a few months before your planned departure date to find the best deals.