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from London to Derby

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

Our recommendation

To get from London to Derby on 28 Jan we recommend taking a bus because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

14:30London3h00 17:30Derby
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£91One-way
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14:30London3h00 17:30Derby
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£91One-way
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21:00London3h25 00:25Derby
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£121One-way
18:00London3h40 21:40Derby
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£171One-way
14:30London4h40 19:10Derby
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£101One-way

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Fri
28 Jan
£45East Midlands Railway
£3Flixbus
£190British Airways
Sat
29 Jan
£53East Midlands Railway
£4Flixbus
£69BA Cityflyer
Sun
30 Jan
£44West Midlands Railway
£8Megabus
£61British Airways
Mon
31 Jan
£33East Midlands Railway
£4Flixbus
£83British Airways
Tue
1 Feb
£28East Midlands Railway
£3Flixbus
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Wed
2 Feb
£28East Midlands Railway
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Thu
3 Feb
£28East Midlands Railway
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Fri
4 Feb
£28East Midlands Railway
£3Flixbus
£59British Airways
Sat
5 Feb
£28East Midlands Railway
£4Flixbus
£56British Airways
Mon
7 Feb
£24East Midlands Railway
£3Flixbus
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Tue
8 Feb
£24East Midlands Railway
£3Flixbus
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Wed
9 Feb
£24East Midlands Railway
£3Flixbus
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Thu
10 Feb
£28East Midlands Railway
£3Flixbus
£75British Airways
Fri
11 Feb
£24East Midlands Railway
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Sat
12 Feb
£28East Midlands Railway
£4Flixbus
£67British Airways
Sun
13 Feb
£72
£7National Express
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Tue
15 Feb
£24East Midlands Railway
£4Flixbus
£48British Airways
Wed
16 Feb
£24East Midlands Railway
£4Flixbus
£46British Airways

Travel Information between London and Derby

distanceDistance113 miles (182 km)
modeAvailable travel modesCoach or train
priceTicket price range£8 - £56
cheapestCheapest modeCoach • £8 • 2 h 40 min
fastestFastest modeTrain • £56 • 1 h 25 min
carriersPopular travel companiesMegabus or West Midlands Railway

Travel 113 miles (182 km) by coach or train to Derby from London. If speed is a priority, then a train is the best option with an average duration of 1 h 25 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 Megabus or West Midlands Railway among others. Travellers can even take a direct coach or train from London to Derby.

Travel from London to Derby: Journey Details

Direct travel in the UK between London and Derby can be made by train or bus. Going by train is the most efficient method of traveling from London to Derby. Flights from London to Derby land at Manchester Airport nearly 120 kilometers from Derby. Considering the city is only around 200 kilometers from London, flying is not the most cost-effective way of traveling between these two cities.

Return trips from Derby to London are also available.

Coaches from London to Derby

National Express coaches from London to Derby depart once or twice an hour from around 8:30 a.m. until just after 11:30 p.m. Coaches from London to Derby take approximately 4 hours. Coaches depart from London Victoria Coach Station, located in central London and served by London Underground, regional trains, local coaches, taxis and car rentals. London also has frequent night bus services. Coaches arrive at Derby Bus Station which is within walking distance of the city center.

Trains from London to Derby

East Midlands Trains offers 2 trains from London to Derby per hour commencing around 6:00 a.m. and continuing until about 11:00 p.m. Journeys take around 1.5 hours with departures from London St Pancras Station. This is on the Northern Line of the London Underground as well as having local bus, taxi and car rental links. Derby Train Station is located near the city center and served by Trent Barton and Arriva coaches as well as taxis.

Flights from London to Derby

British Airways operates 8 flights from London to Derby per day. Flights depart from London Heathrow to Manchester Airport between around 5:00 a.m. and just before 6:30 p.m. Onward journeys are made directly from the airport on Transpennine Trains resulting in a total traveling time of approximately 5 hours. London Heathrow Airport is linked to the city center by the Heathrow Express train, London Underground services and local coaches, as well as car rentals and taxis.

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FAQs

How do you get from London to Derby?

There are 2 travel options from London to Derby: coach or train.

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

A coach service offers the cheapest way to travel from London to Derby, which costs on average £8.

This is compared to other ways of getting to Derby:

A coach is about £48 less than a train, which costs on average £56 for this trip.

What is the fastest way to get to Derby from London?

The fastest way to get to Derby from London is by train with an average travel time of 1 h 25 min.

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

In comparison, going by coach can take 2 h 40 min   on average.

What is the distance from London to Derby?

The distance from London to Derby is approximately 113 miles (182 km).

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

The average frequency per day from London to Derby is:

  • Around 25 trains per day.

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

What are the departure and arrival points when travelling from London to Derby?

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

  • Coaches most often depart from London at London, Hammersmith Bridge Road and arrive in Derby at Derby, Bus Station.
  • Trains most often depart from London at London Victoria and arrive in Derby at Derby.

Which travel companies can help me find a way to get from London to Derby?

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

  • You can take a coach from London to Derby with Megabus. Cheap tickets can be found for £8 with Megabus from London to Derby.
  • You can take a train from London to Derby with West Midlands Railway. Cheap tickets can be found for £56 with West Midlands Railway from London to Derby.

Is it possible to travel directly between London and Derby?

Yes, there are direct services available from London to Derby with the following travel operators:

  • You'll find direct coaches per day with Flixbus or National Express.
  • You can travel directly by train with East Midlands Railway with 25 direct trains per day.

Direct services tend to save you time and add more convenience in getting you to Derby as you won't need to change in between, so it's worth paying attention to before booking your tickets to Derby from London.

What is another destination I should add to my tour from London to Derby?

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

How far in advance should I buy tickets between London and Derby online to get the best deals?

Before travelling from London 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 coach ticket for this trip is £8 one way on average.
  • The price of a train ticket for this trip is on average £56 one way.

But we recommend booking London to Derby 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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