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Overview: Train from Manchester to Derby

distanceDistance50 miles (80 km)
durationAverage train duration1 h 44 min
priceAverage train ticket price£21 (€24)
frequencyTrain frequency25 a day
changesDirect trainYes, there are 25 direct trains a day
carriersTrain providersFirst Transpennine Express or East Midlands Trains

Trains from Manchester to Derby cover the 50 miles (80 km) long route taking on average 1 h 44 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 trip costs around £21, you can find the cheapest train ticket for as low as £14. Travellers depart most frequently from Manchester Piccadilly and arrive in Derby.

Trains from Manchester to Derby

The route from Manchester Piccadilly Station to Derby Train Station is served by CrossCountry, Virgin Trains, First TransPennine Express and East Midland Trains. A variety of services operate throughout the day and evening, with the first train departing from Manchester at 5:11 a.m. and the last train leaving the station at 10:28 p.m. The service involves one change and the approximate duration of the journey is 1 hour and 30 minutes. Passengers should be aware, however, that journey times may vary depending on the time of travel.

Taking the Train from Manchester

Trains from Manchester to Derby depart mainly from Manchester Piccadilly, although it is possible to also travel from Manchester Oxford Road. Piccadilly is the main railway station in the city of Manchester and one of the busiest in the UK. Located in the city centre, Manchester Piccadilly is a major terminus for the Manchester Metrolink, with services arriving from various locations around the city throughout the day. The station is also serviced by the Metroshuttle bus service.

Getting into Derby by Train

Derby has a rich industrial heritage and is famous for its association with the production of Rolls-Royce aircraft engines. The city has undergone extensive refurbishment in recent years and is now home to an impressive river-front development. Derby train station is located in Railway Terrace, near to the centre of the city. Onward travel from the station is possible by both bus and taxi. Bus routes 5 and 6, operated by Plusbus, connect the station to the city centre and run from Monday to Friday. Services D2 and D3, also from Plusbus, are in operation from Monday through to Saturday.

Travel Tips: Trains from Manchester to Derby

Travel by train 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.

How much do cheap train tickets from Manchester to Derby cost?

Looking to save money on your trip? Omio customers have found the cheapest train to Derby from Manchester for the next 7 days starting from £14  one way.

What is the average price of train tickets between Manchester and Derby?

If you’re looking to purchase your train tickets in the next week, you can expect the Manchester to Derby train price to come in at an average of £21  one way.

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

You should expect to travel around 50 miles (80 km)  between Manchester and Derby by train.

What is the average Manchester to Derby train duration?

On average the train from Manchester to Derby duration is 1 h 44 min  for the 50 miles (80 km) long journey, but the travel time can vary if you depart on weekends and holidays.

When travelling by train from Manchester to Derby, which train station in Manchester do I depart from and which train station in Derby do I arrive in?

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

Where do I find the Manchester train station to Derby? Where is the Derby train station?

Passengers board the train most frequently from Manchester Piccadilly, which is located around 0.4 miles (587 m) away from the city centre, and they get off the train at Derby, located 0.7 miles (1.2 km) away from the city centre.

Which train companies can take me from Manchester to Derby?

Take the Manchester to Derby train with First Transpennine Express or East Midlands Trains. However, it's always good to check out all possible train companies for the route from Manchester to Derby as there might be differences in the amenities they offer.

How many trains per day are there to Derby from Manchester?

The average number of trains departing Manchester for Derby 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 Manchester to Derby?

If you prefer early morning trains from Manchester to Derby, the first train leaves at 08: 27. If you prefer late night trains from Manchester to Derby, the last train of the day leaves at 12: 19. Omio shows you the latest train from Manchester to Derby timetable to help you book the best departure time for this route.

How early should I book Manchester to Derby train tickets to get the best deals?

In general, we recommend booking tickets for trains in advance to score the best deals from all possible train providers offering this journey and save money. If you buy train tickets to Derby from Manchester within the next 7 days, you can find tickets to cost on average £21 one way. To find the best prices for this journey, consider booking your train ticket from Manchester to Derby a few months in advance.

Important Stations and Airports for this Journey

The major railway station for departures from Manchester is Manchester Piccadilly. Read all the information you need to know about services, amenities and connections at Manchester Piccadilly for your trip between Manchester and Derby.
Amenities at station
Phone Number
+44 3457114141
Ticket Office Hours
Mon - Sat: 04: 30 - 22: 30 | Sun: 07: 00 - 22: 30
Public transport options for Manchester Piccadilly
Bus lines: 1, 2, 3, 147
Train lines: Northern, TransPennine Express, Avanti West Coast, CrossCountry, East Midlands Trains, Transport for Wales