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from Edinburgh to Derby

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

Our recommendation

To get from Edinburgh to Derby on 18 Jan we recommend taking a train because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

08:52Edinburgh Waverley4h27 13:19Derby
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08:52Edinburgh Waverley4h27 13:19Derby
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10:52Edinburgh Waverley4h27 15:19Derby
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10:00Edinburgh Waverley4h26 14:26Derby
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08:30Edinburgh Waverley4h21 12:51Derby
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Travel Information from Edinburgh to Derby

distanceDistance219 miles (354 km)
modeAvailable travel modesFlight or train
priceTicket price range£39 - £48
cheapestCheapest modeFlight • £39 • 1 h 15 min
fastestFastest modeFlight • £39 • 1 h 15 min
carriersPopular travel companieseasyJet or Avanti West Coast

Travel 219 miles (354 km) by flight or train to Derby from Edinburgh. If speed is a priority, then a flight is the best option with an average duration of 1 h 15 min; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a flight is the best option with prices starting as low as £39. The most popular travel providers which serve this trip are easyJet or Avanti West Coast among others. Travellers can even take a direct from Edinburgh to Derby.

Travel Tips: Travel from Edinburgh 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 Edinburgh to Derby.

How do you get from Edinburgh to Derby?

There are 2 ways to travel to Derby from Edinburgh including taking a flight or train.

What is the cheapest way to go to Derby from Edinburgh?

A flight service offers the cheapest way to travel from Edinburgh to Derby, which costs on average £39.

This is compared to other ways of getting to Derby:

A flight is £9 less than a train for this journey with tickets for a train from Edinburgh to Derby costing on average £48.

What is the fastest way to Derby from Edinburgh?

The fastest way from Edinburgh to Derby is by flight with an average journey time of 1 h 15 min.

Other travel options from Edinburgh to Derby can usually take longer:

In comparison, going by train can take 4 h 21 min   on average.

What is the distance from Edinburgh to Derby?

You should expect to travel around 219 miles (354 km) from Edinburgh to Derby.

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

The average frequency per day from Edinburgh to Derby is:

  • Around 12 trains per day.

However, we recommend checking specific travel dates for your trip between Edinburgh and Derby as scheduled services by flight or train can vary by season or day of the week.

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

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

  • Trains most often depart from Edinburgh at Edinburgh Waverley and arrive in Derby at Derby.

Who can get me from Edinburgh to Derby?

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

  • You can travel by plane to Derby from Edinburgh with easyJet, and you can find easyJet Edinburgh to Derby tickets for £39 on Omio.
  • You can travel by train from Edinburgh to Derby with Avanti West Coast, and you can find Avanti West Coast Edinburgh to Derby tickets for £48 on Omio.

What other popular destinations should I add to my itinerary for my trip to Derby from Edinburgh?

Many of our customers travelling from Edinburgh to Derby don't make Derby their final stop. Some of the destinations worth visiting after are London, Birmingham or Manchester, either of which you could add to your Edinburgh and Derby trip itinerary. Check Omio for the best and cheapest ways to travel from Derby to any of these top destinations today!

How early should I buy Edinburgh to Derby tickets online to score the best deals?

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

  • The price of a plane ticket is £39 one way on average for this trip.
  • The price of a train ticket for this journey is £48 one way on average.

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