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from Derby to Manchester

You can get from Derby to Manchester by train, bus or flight.

Our recommendation

To get from Derby to Manchester on 29 Oct we recommend taking a train because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

09:31Derby1h33 11:04Manchester Piccadilly
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08:45Derby1h56 10:41Manchester Oxford Road
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09:48Derby1h35 11:23Manchester Piccadilly
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10:32Derby1h32 12:04Manchester Piccadilly
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10:47Derby1h36 12:23Manchester Piccadilly
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Travel Information to Manchester from Derby

distanceDistance50 miles (80 km)
modeAvailable travel modesCoach or train
priceTicket price range£9 - £16
cheapestCheapest modeCoach • £9 • 4 h 50 min
fastestFastest modeTrain • £16 • 1 h 35 min
carriersPopular travel companiesFlixbus or

Take a coach or train to travel 50 miles (80 km) between Derby and Manchester. If speed is a priority, then a train is the best option with an average duration of 1 h 35 min; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a coach is the best option with prices starting as low as £9. The most popular travel providers which serve this route are Flixbus or among others. Travellers can even take a direct from Derby to Manchester.

Travel Tips

Travel from Derby to Manchester
Travel to Manchester 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 Manchester.
What are my Derby to Manchester travel options?

There are 2 ways to travel from Derby to Manchester including taking a coach or train.

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

Coach services offer the cheapest way to get from Derby to Manchester. Tickets for a coach cost on average £9.

This is compared to other travel options to Manchester:

A coach is about £7 less than a train, which costs on average £16 for this trip.

What is the quickest way from Derby to Manchester?

The quickest way to travel to Manchester from Derby is by train, which takes on average 1 h 35 min   compared to other travel options that may take you longer to get to your destination:

In comparison, going by coach can take 4 h 50 min   on average.

How many miles from Derby to Manchester would I travel?

The Derby to Manchester distance is approximately 50 miles (80 km).

How many scheduled departures are there a day from Derby to Manchester?

The average frequency per day from Derby to Manchester is:

  • 25 trains per day.

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

Where do I depart from Derby? Where do I arrive in Manchester?

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

  • Most travellers board their coach from Derby, Bus Station and arrive in Manchester, Shudehill Interchange.
  • Most travellers take a train from Derby to Manchester Piccadilly.
Which travel companies can help me find a way to get from Derby to Manchester?

Omio works with many trusted partners that can help you travel the best way from Derby to Manchester:

  • You can take a coach from Derby to Manchester with Flixbus. Cheap tickets can be found for £9 with Flixbus from Derby to Manchester.
What other popular destinations should I add to my itinerary for my trip to Manchester from Derby?
Many of our customers who book a trip from Derby to Manchester often extend their holiday and travel to other popular destinations like London, Liverpool or Edinburgh. If you’re thinking of adding another destination to your Derby and Manchester itinerary, let Omio find you the best connections between Manchester and any of these top destinations today!
How early should I book tickets between Derby and Manchester online for the best deals?

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

  • Coach tickets are costing £9 one way on average.
  • Train tickets are costing on average £16 one way.

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

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