Cheap train tickets from Edinburgh to Derby

Showing times and prices for 28 Jan

Cheapest

£48

Average

£104

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 Edinburgh to Derby will cost around £ 104 if you buy it on the day, but the cheapest tickets can be found for only £ 48.

Cheapest
08:52Edinburgh Waverley4h27 13:19Derby
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£481One-way
10:52Edinburgh Waverley4h27 15:19Derby
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£571One-way
10:00Edinburgh Waverley4h26 14:26Derby
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£781One-way
09:04Edinburgh Waverley4h22 13:26Derby
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£1461One-way
08:08Edinburgh Waverley4h18 12:26Derby
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£1461One-way

Train schedule Edinburgh to Derby

Showing trains for tomorrow, Fri, 28 Jan
08:08Edinburgh Waverley4h18 12:26Derby
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08:30Edinburgh Waverley4h21 12:51Derby
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08:52Edinburgh Waverley4h27 13:19Derby
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09:04Edinburgh Waverley4h22 13:26Derby
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10:00Edinburgh Waverley4h26 14:26Derby
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10:52Edinburgh Waverley4h27 15:19Derby
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Fastest train times from Edinburgh to Derby

Showing times and prices for 28 Jan

Fastest Journey

4 h 18 m

Average

4 h 23 m

Trains per day

6

Distance

355 km

Of the 6 trains that leave Edinburgh for Derby every day 2 travel direct so it’s quite easy to avoid journeys where you’ll have to change along the way.

These direct trains cover the 355 km distance in an average of 4 h 23 m but if you time it right, some trains will get you there in just 4 h 18 m .

The slowest trains will take 4 h 27 m and usually involve a change or two along the way, but you might be able to save a few pennies if you’re on a budget.

Fastest
08:08Edinburgh Waverley4h18 12:26Derby
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£1461One-way
08:30Edinburgh Waverley4h21 12:51Derby
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£1461One-way
09:04Edinburgh Waverley4h22 13:26Derby
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£1461One-way
10:00Edinburgh Waverley4h26 14:26Derby
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£781One-way
08:52Edinburgh Waverley4h27 13:19Derby
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£481One-way

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Overview: Train from Edinburgh to Derby

distanceDistance219 miles (354 km)
durationAverage train duration4 h 21 min
priceAverage train ticket price£65 (€75)
changesDirect trainYes
carriersTrain providersCross Country

Trains from Edinburgh to Derby cover the 219 miles (354 km) long trip taking on average 4 h 21 min with our travel partners like Cross Country. There are direct train services available. You can get the cheapest train tickets for this journey for as low as £36, but the average price of train tickets is £65. Travellers depart most frequently from Edinburgh Waverley and arrive in Derby.

Train providers: CrossCountry trains Edinburgh to Derby

CrossCountry trains will get you to Derby from Edinburgh from £36. With over 1000 travel companies on Omio, you can find the best train times and tickets for your trip.

CrossCountry

CrossCountry is a fast speed train company in the United Kingdom and for your next train to Derby from Edinburgh you can choose between Standard Class and First Class tickets on Omio.

If you're looking for cheap CrossCountry tickets to Derby from Edinburgh, check out Omio! With one-way Edinburgh to Derby train ticket prices starting as low as £142 when you book in advance, we'll help you get to Derby from Edinburgh by showing you the latest CrossCountry offers, train timetables and tickets for this 219 miles (354 km) route. You can also review relevant ticket information for each class fare available on this journey, such as luggage policy and amenities offered onboard with CrossCountry. If you search for CrossCountry tickets between Edinburgh and Derby in the Omio app, you can quickly see if they are mobile tickets so that you can go paperless when taking the train. Whether you're looking for the cheapest, fastest or earliest train between Edinburgh and Derby on offer, Omio makes it easier than ever for you to find that perfect train with CrossCountry so you can enjoy a smooth and comfortable journey.

CrossCountry from Edinburgh to Derby train information:

  • Average Duration: 4 h 18 min
  • Average Price: £142
  • CrossCountry frequency: 12 a day

CrossCountry 's current ticket policies due to COVID-19 for your train to Derby from Edinburgh are the following:

  • Refund or voucher policy
  • If you have an Off-Peak or Anytime ticket, you can get a full refund and the £10 admin fee has been waived. Advance tickets are normally non-refundable but you can now also get a full refund if your Advance ticket was booked before 23 March 2020.
  • Cashless payments recommended
  • Online booking and check-in recommended

Trains from Edinburgh to Derby

Daily direct trains from Edinburgh to Derby offer regular connections from the Scottish capital to the Midlands. There are hourly departures from Edinburgh Waverley from early morning through to early evening. Indirect services requiring one change en route provide additional options. Journey times on this route range from just under 4 hours to around 4 hours and 20 minutes. Sunday services are a little less frequent with a later departure time for the first connection.

Which train companies travel from Edinburgh to Derby?

Direct trains to Derby from Edinburgh are operated by CrossCountry. Indirect journeys involve using CrossCountry or LNER services from Edinburgh with a change to CrossCountry trains at Newcastle, or Virgin Trains departures to Crewe connecting with East Midlands Trains routes to Derby.

How long is the train from Edinburgh to Derby?

The fastest CrossCountry direct services from Edinburgh to Derby take 3 hours and 51 minutes to cover the 221 mile journey south. Indirect connections take longer, with journey times ranging from 4 hours and 16 minutes to 4 hours and 32 minutes.

How many trains are there from Edinburgh to Derby?

From Monday to Saturday, CrossCountry offers hourly direct services from Edinburgh to Derby from 6:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Indirect connections offer at least one additional journey each hour. After 6:00 p.m. there are two additional connections from Edinburgh but these will require two changes of train en route to Derby.  Sunday schedules start around 9:00 a.m. and also feature fewer indirect options. Whenever passengers decide to travel, they should expect to find a train to suit their schedule.

What are the departure and arrival stations for trains from Edinburgh to Derby?

Departure train station: Edinburgh Waverley Station is located in the centre of the city, with public transport connections available from bus and tram stops nearby on Princes Street. Airport buses depart from stops opposite the station on Waverley Bridge. The station has a taxi rank by the main concourse and offers left luggage facilities, cafes and restaurants.

Arrival train station: Derby Midland Station is situated about a mile to the south-east of the city centre, with numerous local bus connections available from stops on Midland Road.  Skylink buses offer regular connections to East Midlands airport.  Station facilities include a taxi rank, shops and refreshment outlets.

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FAQs

How much does a cheap train between Edinburgh and Derby cost?

If you’re looking to save money on tickets, you can find a cheap train to Derby from Edinburgh for as little as £36  in the next 7 days.

What is the cost of a train ticket from Edinburgh to Derby on average?

The Edinburgh to Derby train ticket price is on average £65  if you are looking to book your tickets for this journey in the next week.

How many miles is it from Edinburgh to Derby by train?

The Edinburgh to Derby train distance is approximately 219 miles (354 km).

What is the average Edinburgh to Derby train duration?

The Edinburgh to Derby train duration is on average 4 h 21 min, which is to be expected when travelling 219 miles (354 km) to Derby from Edinburgh. However, the time it takes can vary based on specific dates, weekends, and bank holidays.

What is the departure train station in Edinburgh and arrival train station in Derby?

Omio customers who travel this route most frequently depart from Edinburgh Waverley   and arrive in Derby.

Where is the Edinburgh train station located? Where is the Derby train station located?

You can find the most popular departure train station for this route, Edinburgh Waverley, located approximately 0.2 miles (429 m) from the city centre of Edinburgh. The most popular arrival train station in Derby, called Derby, is located around 0.7 miles (1.2 km) away from its city centre.

Which train companies should I travel with from Edinburgh to Derby?

For the best Edinburgh to Derby train to book, you can travel safely and comfortably with Cross Country. However, it's always good to check all possible train providers with services to Derby from Edinburgh to compare what amenities they may offer.

When is the earliest train from Edinburgh to Derby? When is the last train from Edinburgh to Derby?

The earliest train for this route departs from Edinburgh at 08: 30. The last train leaves from Edinburgh at 12: 52. Check Omio for the latest train timetable from Edinburgh to Derby and book the best time to depart on your chosen travel date.

How far in advance should I buy a train ticket to Derby from Edinburgh to get the best deals?

In general, we recommend booking tickets for trains in advance to score the best deals from all possible train companies offering this journey and save money. If you purchase train tickets between Edinburgh and Derby within the next 7 days, you can find tickets to cost on average £65 one way. To find the best prices for this trip, consider booking your train ticket from Edinburgh to Derby a few months in advance.

Important Stations and Airports for this Journey

Edinburgh
Derby
The major railway station for departures from Edinburgh is Edinburgh Waverley. Read all the information you need to know about services, amenities and connections at Edinburgh Waverley for your trip to Derby from Edinburgh.
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ParkingParking
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Phone Number
+44 3457114141
ticketOfficeHours
Ticket Office Hours
Mon - Sat: 05: 00 - 23: 59 | Sun: 07: 00 - 23: 59
Public transport options for Edinburgh Waverley
Bus lines: 22, 30, 33, X22, X25, X37
Train lines: Avanti West Coast, Caledonian Sleeper, CrossCountry, LNER, ScotRail, Transpennine Express