Travel options
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 Sep we recommend taking a flight because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

11:30Edinburgh Airport1h35 13:05London Heathrow Airport
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£1251One-way
Cheapest
11:30Edinburgh Airport1h35 13:05London Heathrow Airport
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£1251One-way
Other options
06:30Edinburgh Airport1h40 08:10London Heathrow Airport
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£1611One-way
17:30Edinburgh Airport1h25 18:55London Heathrow Airport
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£2051One-way

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Trenitalia
Easyjet
Deutsche Bahn
SNCF

COMPARE Prices for trains, buses and flights

Sat
18 Sep
£78London North Eastern Railway
£113British Airways
Sun
19 Sep
£78London North Eastern Railway
£59easyJet
Mon
20 Sep
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£35easyJet
Tue
21 Sep
£67Cross Country
£44easyJet
Wed
22 Sep
£67Cross Country
£44easyJet
Thu
23 Sep
£67Cross Country
£44easyJet

Travel Information between Edinburgh and Derby

distanceDistance219 miles (354 km)
modeAvailable travel modesFlight or train
priceTicket price range£39 - £79
cheapestCheapest modeFlight • £39 • 1 h 15 min
fastestFastest modeFlight • £39 • 1 h 15 min
carriersPopular travel companieseasyJet or Cross Country

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 route are easyJet or Cross Country among others. Travellers can even take a direct flight or train from Edinburgh to Derby.

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FAQs
How do I go from Edinburgh to Derby?

There are 2 ways that you can travel between Edinburgh and Derby. You can take a flight or train.

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

Flight services offer the cheapest way to get from Edinburgh to Derby. Tickets for a flight cost on average £39.

This is compared to other travel options to Derby:

A flight is £40 less than a train for this trip with tickets for a train from Edinburgh to Derby costing on average £79.

What is the fastest way from Edinburgh to Derby?

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

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

In comparison, going by train can take 3 h 51 min   on average.

How many miles are between Edinburgh and Derby

The Edinburgh to Derby distance is approximately 219 miles (354 km).

How many services a day are there to Derby from Edinburgh?

The average frequency per day from Edinburgh to Derby is:

  • 12 trains a day.

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

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

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

    Which travel companies can get me from Edinburgh to Derby?

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

    • EasyJet can get you to Derby by plane. You can find a good deal for plane tickets with easyJet from Edinburgh to Derby for £39 on Omio.
    • Travel with Cross Country to go to Derby by train. For a good deal on tickets, you can find Cross Country Edinburgh to Derby tickets on Omio for £79.
    Is there a way to travel directly from Edinburgh to Derby?

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

    • You can check for a direct flight to Derby with British Airways with direct flights per day.
    • You can find 12 direct trains per day to take to Derby with Cross Country.

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

    What other destinations are worth visiting after travelling from Edinburgh to Derby?
    Omio customers who travel from Edinburgh to Derby often also extend their holiday to go to London, Birmingham or Manchester. Omio can help you plan your trip by finding the best connections between Derby and these popular destinations at a great price.
    When should I purchase a ticket between Edinburgh and Derby online to score the best deals?

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

    • Plane tickets cost on average £39 one way.
    • Train tickets are costing on average £79 one way.

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

    Stations

    Important Stations and Airports for this Journey

    Edinburgh
    Derby
    Edinburgh
    Amenities
    Refreshments
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    Frequently Asked Questions

    Where is the bus station and what is the best way to get there?
    This station is within walking distance of the city centre and is connected to other parts of the city by public transport.
    Edinburgh Waverley
    Amenities
    Refreshments
    WC

    Frequently Asked Questions

    Where is the train station and what is the best way to get there?
    This station is within walking distance of the city centre and is connected to other parts of the city by public transport.