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Train Information between Derby and Manchester

distanceDistance50 miles (80 km)
durationAverage train duration1 h 35 min
priceAverage train ticket price£25 (€29)
frequencyTrain frequency25 a day
changesDirect trainYes, there are 25 direct trains a day
carriersTrain providersFirst Transpennine Express or East Midlands Trains

Trains from Derby to Manchester cover the 50 miles (80 km) long journey taking on average 1 h 35 min with our travel partners like First Transpennine Express or East Midlands Trains. Normally, there are 25 trains operating per day, including direct services available. While the average ticket price for this journey costs around £25, you can find the cheapest train ticket for as low as £16. Travellers depart most frequently from Derby and arrive in Manchester Piccadilly.

Trains from Derby to Manchester: Journey Details

There are no direct trains from Derby to Manchester, although there are numerous journey options that require just one change. The most frequent connection involves taking a CrossCountry or East Midlands train to Sheffield before changing to the TransPennine Express service to Manchester. An alternative option entails taking an East Midland train to Stoke on Trent and connecting with the Virgin Trains service to Manchester. Departures begin in the early morning and continue with about 3 trains an hour until the final departure in the late evening. Journey times are approximately an hour and 45 minutes. Sunday services are less frequent, with no early morning trains. Weekday off-peak day return fares are available from the 9:25 a.m. departure onwards.

Where do trains from Derby to Manchester depart from and arrive?

Trains From Derby to Manchester depart from the main station located south-east of the city centre. There are bus stops by both exits from the station, on Roundhouse Road and Railway Terrace, and also nearby on Pride Parkway. The R1 shuttle bus offers regular connections between the rail station and bus station from Monday to Saturday. The taxi rank is situated on the station forecourt.

Manchester combines a rich industrial heritage with its modern status as a vibrant media and culture hub. Highlights for visitors include the Lowry arts complex and theatre, and the National Football Museum with its interactive exhibits. Trains From Derby to Manchester arrive at Piccadilly station, close to the city centre. The station has its own stop on the Metrolink tram network, with connections to the airport and Greater Manchester. The free Metroshuttle bus operates a circular route around city centre locations. Taxis are available until 2:00 a.m. by the Fairfield Street exit.

Travel Tips

Trains from Derby to Manchester
Travel by train to Manchester 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 Manchester.
How much does a cheap train from Derby to Manchester cost?
If you’re looking to save money on tickets, you can find a cheap train between Derby and Manchester for as little as £16  in the next 7 days.
How much does the train from Derby to Manchester cost on average?
The Derby to Manchester train ticket price is on average £25  if you are looking to book your tickets for this journey in the next week.
What is the distance to Manchester from Derby via train?
The Derby to Manchester train distance is approximately 50 miles (80 km).
How long does it take from Derby to Manchester by train?
On average the train from Derby to Manchester duration is 1 h 35 min  for the 50 miles (80 km) long trip, but the travel time can vary if you depart on weekends and holidays.
Which train station in Derby goes to Manchester? Which train station do I come into Manchester from Derby?

When travelling this route, Omio customers are departing most frequently from Derby   and arriving in Manchester Piccadilly.

Where is the departure train station in Derby located? Where is the arrival train station in Manchester located?

Passengers booking this route most frequently board their trains from Derby and need to travel around 1 mile (s) / 1 km from the city centre to get to this train station.

Passengers arriving in Manchester most often arrive at Manchester Piccadilly and need to travel around 0 mile (s) / 0 km from this train station to the city centre.

Which train providers can get me from Derby to Manchester?
For the best Derby to Manchester train to purchase, you can travel safely and comfortably with First Transpennine Express or East Midlands Trains. However, it's always good to check all possible train companies with services to Manchester from Derby to compare what amenities they may offer.
How many trains are there to Manchester from Derby a day?
The average number of trains departing Derby for Manchester is 25 a day. The train schedules and services may vary between weekdays and weekends.
What are the first and last departure train times from Derby to Manchester?
The first Derby to Manchester train departs at 07: 45   and the last train from Derby to Manchester leaves at 10: 45. Check out the most up-to-date Derby to Manchester train timetable on Omio and find the best time to travel to your destination.
How far in advance should I buy train tickets from Derby to Manchester for the best deals?
If you book Derby to Manchester train tickets within the next 7 days, you can find one way tickets to cost on average £25. However, booking in advance gives you access to the best prices for trains to Manchester from Derby. Look out for train tickets for this trip to go on sale a few months before your planned departure date to find the best deals.

Important Stations and Airports for this Journey

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 Manchester.