How to get from Derby to Birmingham

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Travel Information between Derby and Birmingham

distanceDistance35 miles (56 km)
modeAvailable travel modesCoach or train
priceTicket price range£15 - £21
cheapestCheapest modeCoach • £15 • 2 h 50 min
fastestFastest modeTrain • £21 • 33 min
carriersPopular travel companiesNational Express or Cross Country

Take a coach or train to travel 35 miles (56 km) between Derby and Birmingham. If speed is a priority, then a train is the best option with an average duration of 33 min; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a coach is the best option with prices starting as low as £15. The most popular travel providers which serve this route are National Express or Cross Country among others. Travellers can even take a direct coach or train from Derby to Birmingham.

Travel Tips: Travel from Derby to Birmingham

Travel to Birmingham 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 Birmingham.

You can travel to Birmingham from Derby 2 different ways: coach or train.

The cheapest way from Derby to Birmingham is by taking a coach. You can find average ticket prices around £15 compared to other travel options to Birmingham:

A coach is generally £6 less than a train for the same journey. A train costs on average £21 from Derby to Birmingham.

The fastest way to get to Birmingham from Derby is by train with an average travel time of 33 min.

There are alternative travel options to Birmingham that can usually take longer:

In comparison, going by coach can take 2 h 50 min   on average.

You should expect to travel around 35 miles (56 km) from Derby to Birmingham.

The average frequency per day from Derby to Birmingham is:

  • 25 trains a day.

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

These are the most popular departure and arrival points when travelling from Derby to Birmingham:

  • Most travellers take a coach from Derby to Birmingham, Coach Station.
  • Most travellers board their train from Derby and arrive in Birmingham New Street.

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

  • Travel with National Express to go to Birmingham by coach. For a good deal on tickets, you can find National Express Derby to Birmingham tickets on Omio for £15.
  • Travel with Cross Country for trains to Birmingham. If you’re looking for a good deal on tickets, check for Cross Country Derby to Birmingham tickets on Omio for £21.

Yes, there are direct routes from Derby to Birmingham with the following travel companies:

  • You'll find direct coach services to Birmingham with with around direct coaches every day.
  • You can find 25 direct trains per day to Birmingham with Cross Country.

As you won't need to change at another stop in between, direct services to Birmingham tend to save you time and add more convenience, so it's worth paying attention to before you book tickets for this trip.

Looking to extend your trip from Derby to Birmingham? Many Omio customers who go from Derby to Birmingham usually extend their holiday to explore other popular destinations like London, Manchester or Glasgow. If you're looking to explore London, Manchester or Glasgow from Birmingham, let Omio find you the best connections available at an affordable price.

Before travelling from Derby to Birmingham, it’s good to know what ticket you can purchase and how much it will cost in the next 7 days:

  • The price of a coach ticket for this journey is £15 one way on average.
  • The price of a train ticket is on average £21 one way for this journey.

But we recommend booking Derby to Birmingham tickets online a few months before your planned travel date to score the best deals and save money on your trip.

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