The cheapest buses from Liverpool to Derby

Showing times and prices for 18 Sep





The best way to find a cheap fare is to book your ticket as far in advance as you can and to avoid traveling at rush hour.

The average ticket from Liverpool to Derby will cost around £ 40 if you buy it on the day, but the cheapest tickets can be found for only £ 39.

08:10Liverpool, Coach Station, Norton Street6h15 14:25Derby
2 changes
2nd Cheapest
10:40Liverpool, Coach Station, Norton Street7h40 18:20Derby
2 changes

Timetable Liverpool to Derby

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08:10Liverpool, Coach Station, Norton Street6h15 14:25Derby
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10:40Liverpool, Coach Station, Norton Street7h40 18:20Derby
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18 Sep
£39National Express
19 Sep
£55First Transpennine Express
£34National Express
20 Sep
£26National Express
22 Sep
£32National Express
23 Sep
£39National Express

The fastest buses from Liverpool to Derby

Showing times and prices for 18 Sep

Fastest Journey

6 h 15 m


6 h 57 m

Buses per day



114 km

It's difficult to get from Liverpool to Derby without changing at least 2 times.

08:10Liverpool, Coach Station, Norton Street6h15 14:25Derby
2 changes
2nd Fastest
10:40Liverpool, Coach Station, Norton Street7h40 18:20Derby
2 changes

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Coach Information between Liverpool and Derby

distanceDistance70 miles (113 km)
durationAverage coach duration6 h 15 min
priceAverage coach ticket price£35 (€39)
changesDirect coachYes
carriersCoach companiesNational Express

Coaches from Liverpool to Derby cover the 70 miles (113 km) long journey taking on average 6 h 15 min with our travel partners like National Express. There are direct coach services available. While the average ticket price for this trip costs around £35, you can find the cheapest coach ticket for as low as £26. Travellers depart most frequently from Liverpool Lime Street and arrive in Derby, Bus Station.

National Express

Enjoy a comfortable coach ride from Liverpool to Derby with National Express, the UK’s leading long-distance coach operator. National Express connects hundreds of cities and towns throughout the country and even offers routes to and from major UK airports like Heathrow, Gatwick, Stansted, Luton and Bristol at affordable prices for the budget traveller in mind. All National Express coaches are air-conditioned and provide free WiFi access and onboard entertainment. Most coaches are equipped with seat belts and power outlets in each seat, so charging your phone or laptop won’t be a problem.

Omio shows you the National Express coach timetable for the Liverpool to Derby route, so you can select the best times for your upcoming journey. You can take a coach with National Express for the 70 miles (113 km) journey between Liverpool and Derby with prices starting as low as £26. Select from three different ticket options: 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. Once you’ve picked your preferred ticket, book a cheap coach between Liverpool and Derby on Omio today!

When you buy your National Express coach tickets between Liverpool and Derby don't forget to keep the following COVID-19 related policies in mind:

  • 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.

Bus from Liverpool to Derby

Passengers who are seeking tickets from Liverpool to Derby will always find service with the leading coach provider, National Express. National Express coaches depart from Liverpool, One Bus Station, Canning Place 4 times a day. Your coach will then reach Derby’s main coach station, Derby Bus Station. A journey can range from 8h 5min to 12h 50min, depending on when you choose to travel. All routes will require 2 changes onboard your route via Birmingham Coach Station then Leicester, St. Margaret’s Bus Station. The first coach departs at 08:00 a.m. and the last train departs at 11:35 p.m. Coaches with National Express include some great onboard facilities and great service from staff.

National Express to Derby

Those who are looking for tickets from Liverpool to Derby will always find that they will be coaching with one of the top UK’s coach providers, National Express. National Express offer a service 4 times a day, all of which require 2 changes. A passenger will not be able to find a direct route to Derby from Liverpool with National Express but will instead find changes via locations like Birmingham Coach Station and Leicester, St. Margaret’s Bus Station. Including layover time, duration of travel usually takes 8h 5min to 8h 40min but if you choose to travel at the last departing train of the day at 11:35 p.m., your coach will take a longer time of 12h 50min.

National Express’ first departing train of the day is at 08:00 a.m. and has an arrival time of 4:40 p.m. and a duration of 8h 40min. There are two trains departing at this time in the morning every day. The next train then departs at 10:40 a.m. and has a duration of 8h 5min and an arrival time at 6:45 p.m. The last coach departs at 11:35 p.m. These coaches will always depart and arrive at the same coach stations of Liverpool, One Bus Station, Canning Place, and Derby Bus Station. Both of these stations are well located and have good facilities and service from staff.

Main bus stations in Derby

Passengers will find that their coach from Liverpool will always reach the main bus and coach station in Derby and that station is Derby Bus Station. The station is well located with some great facilities for people passing through to enjoy. Just 1 mile (1.6 km) from Derby’s city centre, the distance can be reached in as little as 1 to 4min by public transport. Alternatively, taking a footpath will take 8min for the 0.4-mile (0.6 km) distance.

Although there are several buses that could take you to the city centre, taking buses like V3 towards Burton upon Trent takes just 1min. A passenger aboard this bus will simply need to depart at Albert Street (Stop B3.) Derby Bus Station has facilities like wheelchair access, a ticket counter, a café/restaurant, toilet facilities, and more. In addition, passengers will find that the opening hours of the station are 06:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Monday through to Saturday and open 08:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. on Sundays. These times will not affect your travel.

Colorful Liverpool. Source: Shutterstock

Onboard facilities to Derby

National Express is the only coach provider that travels from Liverpool to Derby and passengers can find a selection of great onboard facilities, as well as great service from staff, on and offboard the coaches. Before a passenger even steps onboard the coach, expect to use the easy use of a mobile ticket to board the coach. Whilst onboard, passengers can enjoy the use of free and unlimited Wi-Fi, plug sockets and charging points to accommodate all of your electronic devices, comfortable seating, lots of additional legroom, as well as much more. In addition, if you are planning to travel with a passenger with reduced mobility, you can expect National Express staff to help you on and off the coach. All services must be pre-booked to secure availability. A passenger who is intending to bring luggage onboard the coach will not be able to bring baggage that outweighs the maximum allowance of 20 kg (44lbs.)

Liverpool Panoramic View. Source: Shutterstock

To Derby by bus – travel tips

When visiting Derby it’s worth noting that public transport is quite limited and the easiest way to travel around the city is either by taxis or by buses. Whilst the buses offer budget-friendly fares, passengers can also find additional benefits for older people or disabled people with the use of bus Gold Cards. These cards allow passengers to travel for free during off-peak periods. Free travel is available on local buses from 09:30 a.m. to 11:00 p.m. on weekdays, all day at weekends and on bank holidays. In addition, these cards also allow discounts on local shops, businesses, and more. Otherwise, any passenger can get a normal bus ticket with all-day travel. These buses take you to nearly every suburb nearby within just 10min. The buses also include free Wi-Fi. Passengers looking for accommodation during their time in Derby will find lots of suitable places of stay all throughout the city.

To Derby by bus – travel tips

Derby is extremely versatile with its offerings and have lots in store for those visiting with families and children but also for those looking to travel in groups with their friends. If you are looking to visit Derby with your friends then consider renting accommodating within the city centre to enjoy some of the leading bars, clubs, and restaurants.

Just some of the top clubs in Derby include MooMoo Nightclub Derby, Bar Fever Derby, Rasel’s House, The Attic Adult Club, Living Lounge Derby, Baby Platinum, BlueNote, Popworld, Jaxx Derby, Eden Lap Dance Derby, Victoria Club, Evington Club, Chaddesden Jubilee Club Limited, as well as much more.

Alternatively, those who are visiting Debry with the intentions of playing tourist throughout your duration then consider visiting some of the top landmarks and attractions. These include Crich Tramway Village, National trust – Kedleston Hall, National Trust – Calke Abbey, National Trust – Hardwick Hall, Heights of Abraham, Haddon Hall, Debry Museum & Art Gallery, Derwent Valley Mills, The Museum of Making at Derby, among others. No matter how you choose to spend your time in Derby, you’ll be quickly anticipating your return and Derby will be waiting to have you.

Bus tickets to Derby

Useful to know

  • Passengers who are travelling to Derby from Liverpool will only find one coach provider serving the journey and that provider is National Express. Travelling with National Express means that there are a few regulations that a passenger must abide by. All passengers must show proof of legitimate identification that matches the name on their ticket. Examples of legitimate identification includes the use of a passport, a bank card, a driving licence, and a provisional driving licence.

  • If passengers don’t bring this identification onboard with them, they might be refused travel. All passengers aboard National Express coaches can benefit from the environmentally friendly use of an e-ticket, also known as a mobile ticket. Mobile tickets can be shown on any electronic device of your choosing and are extremely easy to use, thanks to Omio. All mobile tickets are able to be stored on your Omio account, making ticket filing and sourcing of upcoming coach tickets easy and quick.

Travel Tips

Buses from Liverpool to Derby
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 Liverpool to Derby.
How much do cheap coaches between Liverpool and Derby cost?
Looking to save money on your route? Omio customers have found the cheapest coach from Liverpool to Derby for the next 7 days starting from £26  one way.
What is the average price of coach tickets to Derby from Liverpool?
In the next 7 days you’ll find that the average cost of a coach ticket from Liverpool to Derby is £35  one way.
What is the distance between Liverpool and Derby via coach?
The coach distance from Liverpool to Derby is around 70 miles (113 km).
How long does it take from Liverpool to Derby by coach?
While the time it takes to travel 70 miles (113 km) to Derby from Liverpool can vary based on specific dates, weekends, and bank holidays, the coach duration from Liverpool to Derby is on average 6 h 15 min.
What is the departure coach station in Liverpool and arrival coach station in Derby?

When departing from Liverpool, you have various coach station options to start your journey from including Liverpool, Liverpool One, Liverpool, One Bus Station, Canning Place and Liverpool, Kempston Street. When arriving in Derby, you can end your trip in coach stations like Derby, Bus Station, Derby, Railway Station (Stop S1) and Derby.

Omio customers book a coach from Liverpool Lime Street   to Derby, Bus Station   most frequently for this route.

Where is the Liverpool coach station located? Where is the Derby coach station located?

You can find the most popular departure coach station for this journey, Liverpool Lime Street, located approximately 0 mile (s) / 0 km from the city centre of Liverpool. The most popular arrival coach station in Derby, called Derby, Bus Station, is located around 0 mile (s) / 0 km away from its city centre.

Which coach companies should I travel with from Liverpool to Derby?
For the best Liverpool to Derby coach to book, you can travel safely and comfortably with National Express. However, it's always good to check all possible coach companies with services from Liverpool to Derby to compare what amenities they may offer.
When is the earliest coach from Liverpool to Derby? When is the last coach from Liverpool to Derby?
The first coach from Liverpool to Derby leaves at 07: 00   and the last coach for this leaves at 09: 55. Omio shows you the latest coach from Liverpool to Derby schedule to help you book the best departure time for this trip.
How far in advance should I purchase coach tickets to Derby from Liverpool for the best deals?
The price of a one way coach ticket from Liverpool to Derby is on average £35 if you purchase within the next 7 days. But we recommend booking tickets before your planned travel date to find the best prices for coaches from all possible coach companies offering this route. In general, you can find coach tickets from Liverpool to Derby available a few months in advance.

Important Stations and Airports for this Journey

Liverpool (Coach Station)
Liverpool Liverpool One Bus Station

Frequently Asked Questions

Where is the bus station and what is the best way to get there?
This station is within walking distance of the city centre and is connected to other parts of the city by public transport.