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from London to Derby

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

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Thu
23 Sep
£113
£3Flixbus
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24 Sep
£45
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25 Sep
£53
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26 Sep
£74
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27 Sep
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28 Sep
£28
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29 Sep
£28
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30 Sep
£28
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1 Oct
£33
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2 Oct
£45
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3 Oct
£45
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4 Oct
£28
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5 Oct
£28
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Wed
6 Oct
£24
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Thu
7 Oct
£28
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8 Oct
£24
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9 Oct
£38
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11 Oct
£24
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12 Oct
£24
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13 Oct
£24
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Travel Information from London to Derby

distanceDistance113 miles (182 km)
modeAvailable travel modesCoach or train
priceTicket price range£3 - £45
cheapestCheapest modeCoach • £3 • 3 h 25 min
fastestFastest modeTrain • £45 • 1 h 25 min
carriersPopular travel companiesFlixbus or

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 £3. The most popular travel providers which serve this route are Flixbus or among others. Travellers can even take a direct coach 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
What are my London to Derby travel options?

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

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

The cheapest way from London to Derby is by taking a coach. You can find average ticket prices around £3 compared to other travel options to Derby:

A coach is generally £42 less than a train for the same route. A train costs on average £45 from London to Derby.

What is the quickest way from London to Derby?

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, getting to Derby by coach can take on average 3 h 25 min.

How far is Derby from London?

You should expect to travel around 113 miles (182 km) from London to Derby.

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

The average frequency per day from London to Derby is:

  • 25 trains per day.

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

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

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

  • Coaches from London to Derby most often leave from London, Victoria Coach Station and arrive in Derby, Bus Station.
  • Trains mostly leave from London Victoria and tend to arrive in Derby.
Which travel companies can get me from London to Derby?

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

  • Flixbus can take you to Derby by coach. If searching for a good deal on coaches, you can find tickets for Flixbus from London to Derby for £3.
Is there a way to travel directly from London to Derby?

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

  • You can book a direct coach with Flixbus or National Express.

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 from London to Derby.

What other destinations are worth visiting after travelling from London to Derby?
Omio customers who travel from London to Derby often also extend their holiday to go to Birmingham, Manchester or Glasgow. 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 book a ticket to Derby from London online to score the best deals?

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

  • Coach tickets cost £3 one way on average.
  • Train tickets cost on average £45 one way.

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

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Important Stations and Airports for this Journey

London
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London
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Frequently Asked Questions

Where is the bus station and what is the best way to get there?
This station is not located in the city centre but it can be reached by public transport.<br>Metro lines Central, Circle, Hammersmith, City
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