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Cheap bus tickets and times from Derby to London

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Fastest Journey

2 h 35 m


4 h 19 m

Buses per day



182 km

Cheap bus tickets from Derby to London start from $11 with an average ticket price of $43.

The fastest bus from Derby to London takes 2h 35m in comparison to an average duration of 4h 19m and covers a distance of 182 km.

5 buses leave Derby for London every day with 5 travelling directly.

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Overview: Bus from Derby to London

distanceDistance113 miles (182 km)
durationAverage bus duration2 h 30 min
priceAverage bus ticket price$27 (€24)
frequencyBus frequency12 a day
changesDirect busYes, there are 12 direct buses a day
carriersBus providersNational Express, Megabus or FlixBus

Buses from Derby to London cover the 113 miles (182 km) long journey taking on average 2 h 30 min with our travel partners like National Express, Megabus or FlixBus. Normally, there are 12 buses operating per day. You can get the cheapest bus tickets for this trip for as low as $11 (€10), but the average price of bus tickets is $27 (€24). Travelers depart most frequently from Derby, Railway Station (Stop S1) and arrive in London, Victoria Coach Station.

Bus providers: National Express, Megabus and FlixBus from Derby to London

National Express, Megabus and FlixBus buses will get you between Derby and London from $11 (€10). With over 1000 travel companies on Omio, you can find the best bus times and tickets for your trip.

National Express is the leading bus company for routes throughout the United Kingdom, operating over 550 buses a day and serving over 900 destinations across the country. National Express even offers routes to and from major UK airports like Heathrow, Gatwick, Stansted, Luton and Bristol 24 hours a day at affordable prices for the budget traveler in mind. All National Express buses are air-conditioned and provide free WiFi and onboard entertainment. Most buses are equipped with seat belts and power outlets in each seat, so you can charge your phone or laptop during a long journey. You can select between three ticket types for the Derby - London bus: Restricted Fare, Standard Fare, and Fully Flexible Fare. Refundable tickets provide more flexibility than other ticket options, meaning you can cancel or change your ticket easily, should you need to.

Bus information from Derby to London with National Express:

  • Average Duration: 4 h 15 min
  • Cheapest Price: $14
  • National Express frequency: 6 a day

Buses from Derby to London

With nine direct departures a day and a further three that involve one connection, traveling by bus from Derby to London is a relaxing and cost-effective way of making the journey. Direct routes take between four and four and a half hours while other routes have an overall journey time of up to six hours. Departures are from Derby Bus Station with routes terminating at London Victoria bus Station. 

Which bus companies travel from Derby to London?

Buses from Derby to London are provided by National Express Coaches, a large transport provider that operates across the UK and Europe. Its headquarters are in Birmingham. The National Express fleet is made up of modern buses that have comfortable seats and onboard services such as WiFi, toilets, air conditioning or heating and, on some coaches, power outlets.

How long is the bus from Derby to London?

Direct buses to London from Derby take between four and four and a half hours depending on city traffic conditions at the departure or arrival time. Connecting routes are on the road for approximately four and a half hours, although the overall journey time can be up to six hours depending on transfer waiting times. Connections are made at London Heathrow Bus Station, Leicester or Birmingham.

How many buses are there from Derby to London?

There are nine direct departures of buses from Derby to London and a further three connecting routes every day of the week. The first bus leaves in the early hours of the morning with departures continuing until late at night.

What are the departure and arrival stations for buses from Derby to London?

Departure bus station: All buses from Derby to London leave from Derby Bus Station which is located only a couple of minutes' walk from the city center and just over half a mile from Derby Train Station. It is served by cabs and local buses. Its facilities include toilets, a passenger lounge, fast food kiosks and a cafe, while banks, ATMs and shops are all located nearby.

Arrival bus station: Buses to London from Derby arrive at the centrally located London Victoria bus Station. The bus station is served by local and long-distance buses while regional, intercity and underground trains depart from the nearby London Victoria Station. There is a wide range of passenger facilities at the bus station including WiFi, ATMs, cabs and tourist information.

FAQs: Bus from Derby to London

FAQs: Take the bus from Derby to London with ease. Whether you want fast, cheap or something entirely different, our travel experts have the information you need to know so you can find the best option from Derby to London.
Cheap bus tickets from Derby to London can start from as little as $11 (€10) when you book in advance. The average bus ticket price for Derby to London is $27 (€24); however, prices vary depending on the time of day and class and they tend to be more expensive on the day.
On average the Derby to London bus travel time is 2 h 30 min   for the 113 mile (182 km) long trip, but the duration can vary if you travel on weekends and holidays.
The first bus from Derby to London leaves at 8: 30 AM. Plan your trip with the Journey Planner   from Omio.
The last bus from Derby to London leaves at 10: 25 PM.
There are 12 buses a day from Derby to London which require at least one change with National Express, Megabus or FlixBus. Schedules can vary on holidays or weekends with fewer buses.
For the best Derby to London bus to buy, you can travel safely and comfortably with National Express, Megabus or FlixBus. However, it's always good to check all possible bus companies with services to London from Derby to compare what amenities they may offer.

When departing from Derby, you have various bus station options to start your trip from including Derby, Railway Station (Stop S1), Derby, Royal Way (Derby Arena) and Derby, Bus Station. When arriving in London, you can end your journey in bus stations like London, Victoria Coach Station, Luton, London Luton Airport Bus Station and London, Golders Green Station.

Passengers board the bus most frequently from Derby, Railway Station (Stop S1), which is located around 0.8 miles (1.3 km) away from the city centre, and they get off the bus at London, Victoria Coach Station, located 2.1 miles (3.4 km) away from the city centre.

The cheapest month to travel from Derby to London by bus is September.
You have options as you can travel from Derby to London 3 different ways: train, bus or flight.

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