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from Cardiff to Derby

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Travel Information from Cardiff to Derby

distanceDistance123 miles (198 km)
modeAvailable travel modesCoach or train
priceTicket price range£8 - £37
cheapestCheapest modeCoach • £8 • 11 h 30 min
fastestFastest modeTrain • £37 • 2 h 47 min
carriersPopular travel companiesFlixbus or Cross Country

Travel 123 miles (198 km) by coach or train to Derby from Cardiff. If speed is a priority, then a train is the best option with an average duration of 2 h 47 min; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a coach is the best option with prices starting as low as £8. The most popular travel providers which serve this trip are Flixbus or Cross Country among others. Travellers can even take a direct from Cardiff to Derby.

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Travel from Cardiff to Derby
Travel 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 Cardiff to Derby.
How do I go from Cardiff to Derby?

There are 2 ways to get from Cardiff to Derby: coach or train.

What is the cheapest way to get from Cardiff to Derby?

The cheapest way from Cardiff to Derby is by taking a coach. You can find average ticket prices around £8 compared to other travel options to Derby:

A coach is £29 less than a train for this journey with tickets for a train from Cardiff to Derby costing on average £37.

What is the fastest way from Cardiff to Derby?

The fastest way from Cardiff to Derby is by train with an average journey time of 2 h 47 min.

Other travel options between Cardiff and Derby can usually take longer:

In comparison, taking a coach requires on average 11 h 30 min   of travel time.

How far is it from Cardiff to Derby?

Derby is approximately 123 miles (198 km) away from Cardiff.

How many services a day are there between Cardiff and Derby?

The average frequency per day from Cardiff to Derby is:

  • 25 trains a day.

However, we recommend checking specific travel dates for your route to Derby from Cardiff as scheduled services by coach or train can vary by season or day of the week.

When going from Cardiff to Derby, where do I depart from Cardiff and where do I arrive in Derby?

These are the most popular departure and arrival points for travellers from Cardiff to Derby:

  • Coaches from Cardiff to Derby most often leave from Cardiff, Sophia Gardens and arrive in Derby, Bus Station.
  • Trains mostly depart from Cardiff Central and arrive in Derby.
Which travel companies can get me from Cardiff to Derby?

If finding a good deal is your main consideration for your trip from Cardiff to Derby, then we'll help you find the best value travel companies for you:

  • Travel with Flixbus to go to Derby by coach. For a good deal on tickets, you can find Flixbus Cardiff to Derby tickets on Omio for £8.
  • Travel with Cross Country to go to Derby by train. For a good deal on tickets, you can find Cross Country Cardiff to Derby tickets on Omio for £37.
What other destinations are worth visiting after travelling from Cardiff to Derby?
Looking to extend your trip from Cardiff to Derby? Many Omio customers who go from Cardiff to Derby usually extend their holiday to explore other popular destinations like London, Birmingham or Manchester. If you're looking to explore London, Birmingham or Manchester from Derby, let Omio find you the best connections available at an affordable price.
How early should I book Cardiff to Derby tickets online to score the best deals?

When planning your trip to Derby from Cardiff, it’s good to keep in mind what tickets to purchase and their prices in the next 7 days:

  • Coach tickets are costing on average £8 one way.
  • Train tickets are costing on average £37 one way.

However, we recommend buying tickets to Derby from Cardiff online a few months in advance to get the best deals and save money on your upcoming journey.

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