Derby to London train

Cheap train tickets from Derby to London

Showing times and prices for 22 May

Cheapest

£58

Average

£74

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.

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12:23Derby1h45 14:08London St Pancras
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£581One-way
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10:12Derby2h44 12:56London St Pancras
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£581One-way
11:24Derby1h44 13:08London St Pancras
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£821One-way
08:25Derby2h47 11:12London St Pancras
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£821One-way
10:09Derby2h10 12:19London St Pancras
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£821One-way

Train schedule Derby to London

Showing trains for tomorrow, Sunday, 22 May
08:25Derby2h47 11:12London St Pancras
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10:09Derby2h10 12:19London St Pancras
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10:09Derby2h15 12:24London St Pancras
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10:12Derby2h44 12:56London St Pancras
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11:24Derby1h44 13:08London St Pancras
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12:23Derby1h45 14:08London St Pancras
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Fastest train times from Derby to London

Showing times and prices for 22 May

Fastest Journey

1 h 44 m

Average

2 h 14 m

Trains per day

6

Distance

182 km

Of the 6 trains that leave Derby for London every day 4 travel direct so it’s quite easy to avoid journeys where you’ll have to change along the way.

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11:24Derby1h44 13:08London St Pancras
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£821One-way
12:23Derby1h45 14:08London St Pancras
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£581One-way
10:09Derby2h10 12:19London St Pancras
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£821One-way
10:09Derby2h15 12:24London St Pancras
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£821One-way
10:12Derby2h44 12:56London St Pancras
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£581One-way

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Overview: Train from Derby to London

distanceDistance113 miles (182 km)
durationAverage train duration1 h 36 min
priceAverage train ticket price£40 (€46)
frequencyTrain frequency25 a day
changesDirect trainYes, there are 25 direct trains a day
carriersTrain providersEast Midlands Railway, Thameslink or West Midlands Railway

Trains from Derby to London cover the 113 miles (182 km) long route taking on average 1 h 36 min with our travel partners like East Midlands Railway, Thameslink or West Midlands Railway. Normally, there are 25 trains operating per day, including direct services available. You can get the cheapest train tickets for this journey for as low as £29, but the average price of train tickets is £40. Travellers depart most frequently from Derby and arrive in London Victoria.

Trains from Derby to London

Direct trains from Derby to London take approximately two hours and arrive at either London St Pancras International or London Euston. The first train on a Monday to Saturday departs Derby early in the morning, arriving in London before the working day. Two or three Derby to London trains depart per hour throughout the day. On Sundays, trains depart a couple of hours later. Peak fares apply on trains departing Derby before 9:30 a.m. Several trains then depart each hour with the final direct train departing Derby mid-evening. After this time indirect trains changing at Birmingham are available until later in the evening.

 

Which train companies run from Derby to London?

Derby to London trains are operated by East Midlands Trains, Virgin Trains, and London Midland trains.

How long is the train journey from Derby to London?

The average journey time for most trains travelling from Derby to London varies from 1½ hours to 2½ hours depending on train company, time of day and time of week passengers are travelling. London Midland trains can take 3½ hours.

When are the first and last trains of the day from Derby to London?

Trains from Derby to London begin running in the early morning and continue regularly throughout the day into the late evening. The first Derby to London train departs at 5:00 a.m. while the last leaves Derby at 9:30 p.m.

Where do trains depart from and arrive to?

All trains from Derby to London depart from Derby train station. Trains arrive at either London's St Pancras or Euston train station. Both St Pancras and Euston train stations are connected to local transport via buses, taxis, connecting trains, and the London underground.

Taking the Train from Derby

Derby Station is located 1.5 miles to the east of central Derby and can be reached on foot in less than twenty minutes. Bus numbers 6, 44, 45 and 73 run frequent services between the town centre and the train station. Taxis are also available from central Derby.

Britain's most centrally located city, Derby is the gateway to the Peak District. The city is home to some of the world's best ale houses, diverse festivals, stunning historical landmarks and excellent dining options. From exploring the Peak District National Park, the second most visited park in the world, to enjoying a fun-filled day out at Alton Towers or discovering the city's rich heritage in the 12th century Bolsover Castle, Derby offers endless things to see and do.

Getting into London by Train

Trains form Derby arrive in either London St Pancras or London Euston, two of the major transport termini in North London. From both stations a number of underground options are available, each taking approximately ten minutes to either the City or the West End. The underground runs until 1:30 a.m. with night bus services running throughout the night. Taxis are also available outside both stations.

The grand city of London boasts an eclectic mix of stark modern, Victorian, Georgian and even medieval architecture. London instantly conjures up images of its iconic skyline, magnificent palaces, royal museums, enchanting countryside and swanky theatres. Steeped in history and culture, this leading cosmopolitan city is also one of the world's finest tourist destinations. London offers a plethora of great activities and attractions, from its world-renowned landmarks like Tower Bridge, Buckingham Palace, and Houses of Parliament to its numerous galleries and museums, many of which are free of charge.

Travel Tips: Trains from Derby to London

Travel by train to London 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 Derby to London.
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Looking to save money on your journey? Omio customers have found the cheapest train between Derby and London for the next 7 days starting from £29  one way.
In the next 7 days you’ll find that the average cost of a train ticket from Derby to London is £40  one way.
You should expect to travel around 113 miles (182 km)  from Derby to London by train.
On average the train from Derby to London duration is 1 h 36 min  for the 113 miles (182 km) long journey, but the travel time can vary if you depart on weekends and holidays.

Omio customers book a train from Derby   to London Victoria   most frequently for this route.

Passengers board the train most frequently from Derby, which is located around 1.4 miles (2.2 km) away from the city centre, and they get off the train at London Victoria, located 1.8 miles (2.9 km) away from the city centre.

For the trip from Derby to London you can take a train with East Midlands Railway, Thameslink or West Midlands Railway. Be sure to check out all possible train companies that offer services between Derby and London on Omio to compare what amenities they may have.
Yes, there are 25 direct trains per day from Derby to London with East Midlands Railway, and you won’t need to change in between. Direct train services tend to offer more convenience and save you time when travelling to your destination, so it's worth paying attention to before you purchase your train ticket.
The average number of trains departing Derby for London is 25 a day. The train schedules and services may vary between weekdays and weekends.
The first Derby to London train departs at 05: 02   and the last train from Derby to London leaves at 22: 20. Check out the most up-to-date Derby to London train schedule on Omio and find the best time to travel to your destination.
You can find a train to London from Derby to cost on average £40 one way if you book within the next 7 days. But we recommend buying train tickets in advance to score the best deals and save money on your route. You’ll see tickets for the Derby to London train generally on sale a few months before the planned travel date.

Important Stations and Airports for this Journey

Derby
London
The major railway station for departures from Derby is Derby. Read all the information you need to know about services, amenities and connections at Derby for your trip from Derby to London.

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