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Train Information between Manchester and Derby

distanceDistance50 miles (80 km)
durationAverage train duration1 h 43 min
priceAverage train ticket price$41 (€34)
frequencyTrain frequency25 a day
changesDirect trainYes, there are 25 direct trains a day
carriersTrain providersFirst Transpennine Express or East Midlands Trains

Trains from Manchester to Derby cover the 50 miles (80 km) long trip taking on average 1 h 43 min with our travel partners like First Transpennine Express or East Midlands Trains. Normally, there are 25 trains operating per day, including direct services available. You can get the cheapest train tickets for this route for as low as $20 (€16), but the average price of train tickets is $41 (€34). Travelers depart most frequently from Manchester Piccadilly and arrive in Derby.

Travel Tips

Trains from Manchester to Derby
Travel by train 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 Manchester to Derby.
How much are cheap trains from Manchester to Derby?
If you’re looking to save money on tickets, you can find cheap Manchester to Derby trains for as little as $20 (€16)  in the next 7 days.
How much does it cost to take a train to Derby from Manchester?
The Manchester to Derby train ticket price is on average $41 (€34)  if you are looking to purchase your tickets for this journey in the next week.
What is the distance to Derby from Manchester by train?
You should expect to travel around 50 miles (80 km)  between Manchester and Derby by train.
How long is the train between Manchester and Derby?
The Manchester to Derby train duration is on average 1 h 43 min, which is to be expected when traveling 50 miles (80 km) between Manchester and Derby. However, the time it takes can vary based on specific dates, weekends, and holidays.
When traveling by train from Manchester to Derby, which train station in Manchester do I depart from and which train station in Derby do I arrive in?

Omio customers traveling this route depart most frequently from Manchester Piccadilly   and arrive in Derby.

Where is the train station in Manchester to go to Derby? Where is the train station in Derby located?

Passengers board the train most frequently from Manchester Piccadilly, which is located around 0.4 miles (587 m) away from the city center, and they get off the train at Derby, located 0.7 miles (1.2 km) away from the city center.

Which train companies can take me from Manchester to Derby?
Take the Manchester to Derby train with First Transpennine Express or East Midlands Trains. However, it's always good to check out all possible train companies for the trip from Manchester to Derby as there might be differences in the amenities they offer.
How many trains are there from Manchester to Derby a day?
On average, there are 25 trains a day from Manchester to Derby. The train times and services may be different on weekends and holidays compared to weekdays.
How early should I purchase train tickets between Manchester and Derby to score the best deals?
In general, we recommend booking tickets for trains in advance to score the best deals from all possible train companies offering this trip and save money. If you book train tickets between Manchester and Derby within the next 7 days, you can find tickets to cost on average $41 (€34) one way. To find the best prices for this route, consider booking your train ticket from Manchester to Derby a few months in advance.

Important Stations and Airports for this Journey

The major railway station for departures from Manchester is Manchester Piccadilly. Read all the information you need to know about services, amenities and connections at Manchester Piccadilly for your journey from Manchester to Derby.
Amenities at station
Phone Number
+44 3457114141
Ticket Office Hours
Mon - Sat: 04: 30 - 22: 30 | Sun: 07: 00 - 22: 30
Public transit options for Manchester Piccadilly
Bus lines: 1, 2, 3, 147
Train lines: Northern, TransPennine Express, Avanti West Coast, CrossCountry, East Midlands Trains, Transport for Wales