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Cheap train tickets from London to Derby

Showing times and prices for 24 Apr

Cheapest

The best way to find a cheap train ticket from London to Derby is to book your journey as far in advance as possible and to avoid travelling at rush hour.

Cheapest
East Midlands Railway
09:321h36
London St Pancras International (STP)
11:08Derby station (DBY)
£611One-way
0 changes
Cheapest
East Midlands Railway
10:021h27
London St Pancras International (STP)
11:29Derby station (DBY)
£611One-way
0 changes
West Midlands Railway
08:461h52
London Euston (EUS)
10:38Derby station (DBY)
£661One-way
1 change
East Midlands Railway
08:321h39
London St Pancras International (STP)
10:11Derby station (DBY)
£871One-way
0 changes
East Midlands Railway
09:021h28
London St Pancras International (STP)
10:30Derby station (DBY)
£871One-way
0 changes

Train timetableLondon to Derby

Showing trains for tomorrow, Wednesday, 24 April
East Midlands Railway
08:031h27
London St Pancras International (STP)
09:30Derby station (DBY)
0 changes
East Midlands Railway
08:321h39
London St Pancras International (STP)
10:11Derby station (DBY)
0 changes
West Midlands Railway
08:461h52
London Euston (EUS)
10:38Derby station (DBY)
1 change
East Midlands Railway
09:021h28
London St Pancras International (STP)
10:30Derby station (DBY)
0 changes
East Midlands Railway
09:321h36
London St Pancras International (STP)
11:08Derby station (DBY)
0 changes
East Midlands Railway
10:021h27
London St Pancras International (STP)
11:29Derby station (DBY)
0 changes

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Train times from London to Derby

Showing times and prices for 24 Apr

Fastest Journey

1 h 27 m

Average

1 h 34 m

Trains per day

6

Distance

182 km

Of the 6 trains that leave London for Derby every day 5 travel direct so it’s quite easy to avoid journeys where you’ll have to change along the way.

Fastest
East Midlands Railway
10:021h27
London St Pancras International (STP)
11:29Derby station (DBY)
£611One-way
0 changes
Fastest
East Midlands Railway
08:031h27
London St Pancras International (STP)
09:30Derby station (DBY)
£1021One-way
0 changes
East Midlands Railway
09:021h28
London St Pancras International (STP)
10:30Derby station (DBY)
£871One-way
0 changes
East Midlands Railway
09:321h36
London St Pancras International (STP)
11:08Derby station (DBY)
£611One-way
0 changes
East Midlands Railway
08:321h39
London St Pancras International (STP)
10:11Derby station (DBY)
£871One-way
0 changes

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Overview: Train from London to Derby

distanceDistance113 miles
durationAverage train duration1 h 36 min
priceAverage train ticket price£61 (€67)
frequencyTrain frequency19 a day
changesDirect trainYes, there are 18 direct trains a day
carriersTrain companiesEast Midlands Trains, West Midland Trains, Virgin Trains or Bus

Trains from London to Derby cover the 113 miles long route taking on average 1 h 36 min with our travel partners like East Midlands Trains, West Midland Trains, Virgin Trains or Bus. Normally, there are 19 trains operating per day. While the average ticket price for this route costs around £61, you can find the cheapest train ticket for as low as £31. Travellers depart most frequently from London Euston and arrive in Derby.

Trains from London to Derby

When booking train tickets from London to Derby you will be completing a journey that covers 113 miles (182 km). To travel this distance, you should allow about 1h 30min travel time. You'll find a variety of different routes, including direct routes and trips with changes. You can expect an average of 25 departing trains every day heading to Derby from London.

London to Derby Train Time: Daily Departures

The London to Derby weekday schedule begins in the early morning and runs throughout the day, with a train leaving every half hour until the final departure from London very late in the evening. Journey times are approximately an hour and a half. Trains that operate this route in the evening tend to take slightly longer to complete the trip. If you are travelling on a Sunday, keep in mind that fewer trains travel to London along this route.

How long is the journey by train from London to Derby?

When travelling by train along this route between London and Derby, you will be travelling a route that spans 113 miles (182 km). When booking train tickets from London to Derby, specific dates and times will affect the travel time needed for this trip, but generally, you should allow for about one and half hours.

Trains from London to Derby: National Gallery in London at night. Source: Shutterstock

What is/are the departure and arrival stations for trains from London to Derby?

Departure train station: Travelers who travel this route most commonly depart from London Victoria train station. The station is around 1.2 miles (2 km) away from the city centre. You will find three modes of public transport available to make the trip from the station to the city centre. You can catch a bus, which leaves every 10min and is a reliable choice. If you want a truly authentic London experience, you might choose to take the subway. Quicker than the bus, the subway offers a trip every 7min along this route. If you are travelling with luggage, your most convenient choice would be to catch a taxi.

Arrival train station: Derby Train Station is the arrivals train station for this journey. It is 0.7 miles (1.2 km) away from the city centre. The station operates 24 hours a day, seven days a week and is only closed to the public for half an hour each day in the very early hours of the morning. There are first-class lounges at the station available for a fee, serving complimentary tea, coffee and snacks if you find yourself with time to spare before or after your trip. You will also have access to toilet and shower facilities. The station does house an exchange bureau and a post office.

Which train companies travel from London to Derby?

If you're looking for trains from London to Derby, you will be travelling with either East Midlands Trains or West Midlands Railway to get you to Derby. Out of the two available providers, you will find that East Midland provide direct trains from London to Derby. West Midlands Railway has direct trains available, and they also provide a journey with a single change. Direct trains will be faster than the one change option, which generally adds about 30 mins to your travel time.

Night trains Derby

Unfortunately, due to the distance of the route and the train times, there are no dedicated night trains on offer for this route. Several trains arrive in Derby after midnight, but these are all standard trains. East Midlands Railway operates all trains operating past midnight along these routes.

West Midland Railway trains from London to Derby

West Midlands Railways company is the provider that offers train services from London to Derby that include changeovers en route. The route includes a stop at Tamworth station. You will have about 15min to make the change. They also offer direct routes between London and Derby. The duration of the trip is around one and a half hours, and adding the change over stop will increase your travel time by about 30min, sometimes slightly more. Making the total travel time between 2h and 2h 10min.

East Midland Railway trains from London to Derby

East Midland Railway is the most popular service provider from London to Derby. This company only offers direct trains. You will find that the East Midland Railway company offers trains departing every 10min during the morning rush hours on the weekdays. The number of trains decreases during the after-hours and picks up again for the rush home. You will be looking at 1h and 30min to complete this direct train trip with East Midland Railway company.

Trains from London to Derby: Sustainability travel

Travelling by train is one of the most eco-friendly ways to travel, apart from biking or walking. Taking a train between these two destinations could reduce your CO2 emissions by almost 70% compared to cars and planes. Trains also offer more efficient use of space, transporting many more passengers in a single journey than either. You'll also find less noise pollution on trains. Trains only account for around 3% of global transport emissions.

Train London to Derby: Services on Board

East Midlands Trains luggage allowance is three pieces of luggage, including one small item of hand luggage and two larger bags, which you must store in the baggage container. Oversized items such as surfboards are not allowed. Dogs, cats, birds and other small, domestic animals are welcome on board East Midlands Trains free of charge. You can travel with your bike on the train, but you will need to book in advance. East Midlands trains are accessible to wheelchairs. You can also ride the train if you are using a mobility scooter. Please let the company know before you board. You will be allocated a special area for your scooter or wheelchair that allows you easy access to the entrance and exit of the train and convenient access to the onboard bathrooms. If you are a first-time train traveler, be sure to check out some handy travel tips on our Omio Magazine.

How to find cheap train tickets from London to Derby?

The most effective way to book cheap train tickets from London to Derby if you are travelling on a budget is to make sure you book in advance. The price of a ticket increases as you get closer to the expected departure time, so booking in advance is the most reliable way to ensure you get the best price possible. Booking a train that includes one stop is also a great way to decrease the cost of your ticket, as direct trains are generally more expensive. Another way to make sure you get the best price for your tickets from London to Derby is to be flexible with your travel dates. You'll find that if you're able to move your date either forward or back by a day or two, you might move out of a high traffic period and into a less popular time and date to travel.

Trains from London to Derby: woman working on a train to Derby. Source: Shutterstock

To Derby by train—travel tips

Visiting Derby does boast a great base of operations to explore the rest of the county. It also has a great local public transport system, so getting around is hassle-free. There are all sorts of activities available in Derbyshire, mainly because it's one of the most beautiful and scenic places in the British Isles. Derby is home to a world heritage site. The Derwent Valley Mills World Heritage Site is a series of mill complexes powered by watercourses. Daily tours are a popular activity for tourists visiting the area.

Derby is home to several traditional pub-style experiences and accommodates more fine-dining style travellers. One of the most popular restaurants in the region is The Mixing House, which brings spice to Derby with its rooftop terrace bar, and Indian infused menu. Roosters Bar, Set within parkland golf courses amidst the Derbyshire countryside, the Roosters Bar provides the perfect location to meet with friends. You will find an extensive range of local and traditional ales, lagers, spirits, liqueurs, including a selection of gins.

  • The Wonky Table
  • Museum of Making at Derby Silk Mill (UNESCO World Heritage Site)
  • Cathedral Tours
  • Derby River Boat Trips
  • Derby Brewing Company Microbrewery Tour

FAQs: London to Derby train

FAQs: Travel by train from London 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 London to Derby.
FAQs
Cheap train tickets from London to Derby can start from as little as £31 when you book in advance. The average train ticket price for London to Derby is £61; however, prices vary depending on the time of day and class and they tend to be more expensive on the day.
On average the London to Derby train time is 1 h 36 min   covering the 113 mile long route, but the journey time can vary depending on specific dates or if traveling on weekends and holidays.
The first train from London to Derby leaves at 05: 27. Plan your trip with the Journey Planner   from Omio.
The last train from London to Derby leaves at 23: 35.
There are 19 trains a day from London to Derby which require at least one change with East Midlands Trains, West Midland Trains, Virgin Trains or Bus. Schedules can vary on holidays or weekends with fewer trains.
Yes, there's a high-speed train to Derby. Take the fast train with East Midlands Trains from London to Derby.
For the trip from London to Derby you can take a train with East Midlands Trains, West Midland Trains, Virgin Trains or Bus. Be sure to check out all possible train providers that offer services from London to Derby on Omio to compare what amenities they may have.
No, there are no night trains, the latest train for this route is 23: 35.

Passengers board the train most frequently from London Euston, which is located around 1.8 miles (2.9 km) away from the city centre, and they get off the train at Derby, located 1 mile (1.6 km) away from the city centre.

The cheapest month for a train from London to Derby is March.
You have options as you can travel between London and Derby 3 different ways: train, coach or flight.

Important Stations and Airports in London and Derby

London
Derby
The major railway station for departures from London is London Euston. Read all the information you need to know about services, amenities and connections at London Euston for your trip between London and Derby.
Amenities at station
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Phone Number
+44 3457114141
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Ticket Office Hours
Mon - Fri: 06: 00 - 00: 00 | Sat: 06: 00 - 23: 00 | Sun: 07: 00 - 00: 00
Public transport options for London Euston
Tube lines: Circle, Hammersmith & City, Metropolitan, Northern (Bank and Charing Cross branches), Victoria
Overground lines: Watford DC
Bus lines: 18, 30, 59, 68, 73, 91, 168, 205, 253, 390, N5, N20, N73, N91, N205, N253
Rail lines: London North Western Railway, London Overground, Avanti West Coast, Caledonian Sleeper
Location for Rail Replacement Services: Go to Platform 2, there is a gate adjacent to the station from the main road.
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Mon - Fri: 05: 45 - 22: 00 | Sat: 06: 00 - 21: 00 | Sun: 08: 00 - 22: 15
Public transport options for London St Pancras International
Subway lines: Circle Line, Hammersmith & City Line, Metropolitan Line, Northern Line, Piccadilly Line, Victoria Line
Train lines: Overground line, High Speed 1, Eurostar
Bus lines: 326, 139
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Public transport options for London Paddington
Underground lines: Bakerloo Line, Circle Line, District Line, Hammersmith Line
Bus lines: N7, 23, 27, N27, 36, 205, N205, 332, 7, 46, A1, 18, N18
Train lines: Great Western Main Line, Heathrow Express
Metro: Tube Lines.
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Mon - Fri: 05: 00 - 01: 36 | Sat: 05: 00 - 00: 36 | Sun: 05: 30 - 01: 36
Public transport options for London Kings Cross
Underground lines: Circle, Piccadilly, Hammersmith & City, Northern, Metropolitan, Victoria
Bus lines: 10, 17, 30, 45, 46, 59, 63, 73, 91, 205, 214, 259, 390, 476
Train lines: Thameslink, Grand Central, Hull, London North Eastern, Gatwick Express
Metro: N/A
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Phone Number
+44 3450774224
Public transport options for London Victoria
Onward travel information: Victoria Bus Station at Station Front
Location for Rail Replacement Services: When weekend engineering dictate that replacement bus services will operate, these will usually depart from the immediate Station front/Terminus Place. Travel from London Victoria is usually conveyed by London Buses in these instances. Check posters and staff for more details.
Metro: Underground services: Victoria Line, District Line and Circle Line
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+44 3451652030
Public transport options for London Waterloo
Onward travel information: Waterloo is well connected to London's public transport network. Waterloo Underground station serves the Bakerloo, Jubilee, Northern and Waterloo & City Lines. Plan a journey - Transport for London (tfl. Gov. Uk) Buses depart from several points around the station. All Transport for London Buses are accessible with step free access and have a dedicated mobility space. Buses from Waterloo (tfl. Gov. Uk) The station has a dedicated taxi rank for London Black Taxis on the roadway outside exit 3. Santander Hire Bicycles are available from the docking stations outside. Santander Cycles - Transport for London (tfl. Gov. Uk) Waterloo is within easy walking distance of the South Bank and a number of visitor attractions. Walking - Transport for London (tfl. Gov. Uk).
Metro: Waterloo Underground station is served by the Bakerloo, Jubilee, Northern and Waterloo & City Lines. Step free access is available to and from the Jubilee Line. For more information on London Transport accessibility: Plan an accessible journey - Transport for London (tfl. Gov. Uk).
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Public transport options for London Liverpool Street
Location for Rail Replacement Services: Replacement transport stop on either Liverpool Street (outside the station entrance), or beside Platform 10, depending on operational requirements
Metro: Liverpool Street underground station has connections to the Central, Circle, Hammersmith & City and Metropolitan lines.
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Public transport options for London Bridge
Onward travel information: The Bus Station is located directly outside the main entrance at upper level. There are also bus stops outside on Tooley Street. For further information on buses, a bus information kiosk is also located outside the main doors of the station at upper level.
Location for Rail Replacement Services: Rail replacement bus services are usually found outside the front of the station. However this is sometimes subject to change. Please check engineering posters or consult a member of staff.
Metro: For North and North East Kent and South East London
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Public transport options for London Marylebone
Location for Rail Replacement Services: At station entrance.
Metro: Bakerloo Line.
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Public transport options for Heathrow Terminals 2 & 3
Onward travel information: National Rail trains serving London Paddington National Express coaches to Victoria Coach Station and Gatwick Airport London Underground
Metro: Connection available with the London Underground (Piccadilly Line)
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Public transport options for London Charing Cross
Metro: Bakerloo Line Northern Line.
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