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Bus Information from Cardiff to Derby

distanceDistance123 miles (198 km)
durationAverage bus duration11 h 40 min
priceAverage bus ticket price$20 (€16)
changesDirect busYes
carriersBus providersNational Express

Buses from Cardiff to Derby cover the 123 miles (198 km) long route taking on average 11 h 40 min with our travel partners like National Express. There are direct bus services available. While the average ticket price for this journey costs around $20 (€16), you can find the cheapest bus ticket for as low as $20 (€16). Travelers depart most frequently from Cardiff Central and arrive in Derby, Bus Station.

Bus companies

National Express between Cardiff and Derby

You can travel by bus from Cardiff to Derby with National Express for as low as $20 (€16). When you search for schedules and tickets, Omio will show you the best route.

National Express

Looking for a cheap and hassle-free way to travel from Cardiff to Derby? National Express is the UK’s leading bus company that provides premium services and comfortable travel experiences on a budget. National Express connects hundreds of cities and towns throughout the country and even offers routes to and from major UK airports like Heathrow, Gatwick, Stansted, Luton and Bristol. Check National Express bus schedules and tickets available for the trip on Omio to find the best deals on buses between Cardiff and Derby. When you ride with National Express, you can expect to travel 123 miles (198 km) from Cardiff to Derby.

All National Express buses are air-conditioned and provide free WiFi and onboard entertainment. Most buses have seat belts and power outlets in every seat, perfect if you need to charge your phone or laptop. You can select from three ticket options for the Cardiff to Derby bus: Restricted Fare, Standard Fare, and Fully Flexible Fare. If you’re looking for more flexibility on canceling or changing your bus ticket easily, we recommend splurging on the Fully Flexible Fare option.

National Express' current ticket policies due to COVID-19 for your bus between Cardiff and Derby are the following:

  • Cashless payments recommended
  • Online booking and check-in recommended
  • Pre-reservation / seat allocation
  • Verification of ticket with valid ID
  • Exceptions to waive change or cancellation fees policy
  • For journeys between July 1st and October 31, 2020, the following change and refund policies apply:
    • Restricted ticket: One change is allowed free of charge
    • Standard ticket: Full refund or one change is allowed free of charge
    • Fully flexible ticket: Unlimited changes to time or date are allowed
    • All change and refund requests must be made at least 24 hours before the original outbound journey. Partial refunds are not allowed.

Travel Tips

Buses from Cardiff to Derby
Take the bus 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 Cardiff to Derby.
What is the price of the cheapest bus from Cardiff to Derby?
Omio customers have found the cheapest buses from Cardiff to Derby to cost as little as $20 (€16)  in the next 7 days.
How much is the bus between Cardiff and Derby on average?
The bus price to Derby from Cardiff is on average $20 (€16)  if you are looking to buy your tickets for this journey in the next 7 days.
What is the distance from Cardiff to Derby by bus?
You should expect to travel around 123 miles (198 km)  from Cardiff to Derby by bus.
How long is a bus from Cardiff to Derby on average?
On average the Cardiff to Derby bus travel time is 11 h 40 min  for the 123 miles (198 km) long trip, but the duration can vary if you travel on weekends and holidays.
Which bus station from Cardiff to Derby do I depart from? Which Derby bus station from Cardiff do I arrive in?

Some of the Cardiff bus stations to Derby you can start your journey from include Cardiff, Sophia Gardens, Cardiff, University and Cardiff, National Museum (Stop Rg). Similarly, some of the arrival bus stations in Derby include Derby, Bus Station, Derby, Railway Station (Stop S1) and Derby.

When traveling this route, Omio customers are departing most frequently from Cardiff Central   and arriving in Derby, Bus Station.

Where do I find the Cardiff bus station to Derby? Where is the Derby bus station?

Passengers booking this trip most frequently board their buses from Cardiff Central and need to travel around 0 mile (s) / 0 km from the city center to get to this bus station.

Passengers arriving in Derby most often arrive at Derby, Bus Station and need to travel around 0 mile (s) / 0 km from this bus station to the city center.

Which bus companies can take me between Cardiff and Derby?
When taking a bus from Cardiff to Derby, you can count on National Express for the best way to get you to Derby. You can also check all possible bus companies who offer a service between Cardiff and Derby and compare the amenities they offer before buying a bus ticket.
What time is the earliest bus from Cardiff to Derby? What time is the last bus from Cardiff to Derby?
The earliest bus for this trip departs from Cardiff at 7: 10 AM. The last bus leaves from Cardiff at 7: 10 AM. Check Omio for the latest bus schedule from Cardiff to Derby and book the best time to depart on your chosen travel date.
How early should I purchase Cardiff to Derby bus tickets to get the best deals?
If you buy a bus ticket from Cardiff to Derby within the next 7 days, you can find tickets to cost on average $20 (€16) one way. However, we recommend booking your bus in advance to get access to the best prices. Bus tickets between Cardiff and Derby are generally on sale a few months before the planned departure date.

Important Stations and Airports for this Journey