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Coach Information from Manchester to Derby

distanceDistance50 miles (80 km)
durationAverage coach duration4 h 55 min
changesDirect coachYes
carriersCoach companiesNational Express

Coaches from Manchester to Derby cover the 50 miles (80 km) long route taking on average 4 h 55 min with our travel partners like National Express. There are direct coach services available. Travellers depart most frequently from Manchester Piccadilly and arrive in Derby, Bus Station.

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Coach from Manchester to Derby with National Express

You can travel by coach between Manchester and Derby with National Express. When you search Omio for times and tickets, we’ll show you the best deals available.

National Express

Taking the coach with National Express is a great way to travel from Manchester to Derby! National Express is the UK’s leading coach operator with hundreds of routes to cities, towns and major airports throughout the country at affordable prices. As an official travel partner of National Express, Omio shows you the best deals for National Express coach tickets from Manchester to Derby, so you can book the cheapest, fastest or earliest ticket. Simply choose the best times and tickets available for the Manchester to Derby journey on Omio. You can expect to travel around 50 miles (80 km) between Manchester and Derby on a National Express coach.

All National Express coaches have air conditioning and free WiFi access as well as onboard entertainment. Most coaches have seat belts and power outlets in every seat, so you can charge your phone or laptop during a long trip. You can select from three ticket options for the Manchester to Derby coach: Restricted Fare, Standard Fare, and Fully Flexible Fare. If you’re looking for more flexibility on cancelling or changing your coach ticket easily, we recommend booking the Fully Flexible Fare option.

National Express 's current ticket policies due to COVID-19 for your coach between Manchester and Derby are the following:

  • 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 Manchester to Derby

Buses from Manchester to Derby depart eight times each day from Manchester Coach Station, with the first bus leaving the station at 6:30 a.m. and the last bus of the day departing at approximately 7:00 p.m. There are three direct services to Derby each day and the journey takes approximately 2 hours and 30 minutes. The remainder of services, however, involve one stop and the journey takes approximately 5 hours and 15 minutes. The service from Manchester to Derby is operated by National Express Coaches.

What are the departure and arrival stations for buses from Manchester to Derby?

Departure Station: Buses from Manchester to Derby leave from Manchester Coach Station which is situated on Chorlton Street in the heart of the city. Piccadilly Train Station is a 5-minute walk from the coach station and Victoria Train Station is a 15-minute walk. Taxis are available from the coach station and buses to surrounding areas are available in Piccadilly Gardens.

Arrival Station: Buses from Manchester to Derby leave from Derby Central Bus Station, situated in the Morledge area in the heart of the city. Local bus services also operate from the station to the surrounding areas and taxis are also available at the station.

Travel Tips

Buses from Manchester 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 Manchester to Derby.
What is the distance by coach from Manchester to Derby?
The Manchester to Derby coach distance is approximately 50 miles (80 km).
What is the average Manchester to Derby coach duration?
The coach time between Manchester and Derby is on average 4 h 55 min  for the 50 miles (80 km) long journey, but the time it takes to go to Derby from Manchester by coach can vary depending on specific dates or travelling on weekends and holidays.
What is the departure coach station in Manchester and arrival coach station in Derby?

When taking a coach from Manchester, you have a couple of coach stations you can depart from including Manchester, Shudehill Interchange, Manchester, Coach Station and Manchester, Shudehill Interchange. When you arrive in Derby, your coach can arrive in coach stations including Derby, Bus Station, Derby, Railway Station (Stop S1) and Derby.

Omio customers travelling this route book their coaches from Manchester Piccadilly   to Derby, Bus Station.

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

Passengers board their coach most frequently from Manchester Piccadilly and travel around 0 mile (s) / 0 km from the city centre to this coach station.

Passengers travelling this route most often arrive at Derby, Bus Station and need to travel approximately 0 mile (s) / 0 km from the coach station to the city centre in Derby.

What coach companies offer a service to Derby from Manchester?
If you're looking for coaches from Manchester to Derby, you can rely on National Express to get you to Derby. It's also good to check out all possible coach companies for the Manchester to Derby trip to see if there might be differences in the amenities they offer.
When can I take the first coach from Manchester to Derby? When can I take the last coach for the day?
If you prefer early morning coaches from Manchester to Derby, the first coach leaves at 07: 30. If you prefer late night coaches from Manchester to Derby, the last coach of the day leaves at 07: 30. Omio shows you the latest coach from Manchester to Derby timetable to help you book the best departure time for this route.

Important Stations and Airports for this Journey

Manchester (Coach Station)

Frequently Asked Questions

Where is the train 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.
How long does it take to get from the train station to the city centre?
This station is a 5-10 minute walk from the city centre.