How to travel from Birmingham to Derby

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from Birmingham to Derby

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

Our recommendation

To get from Birmingham to Derby on Feb 09 we recommend taking a train because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

09:49AMBirmingham New Street0h44 10:33AMDerby
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05:00PMBirmingham, Coach Station1h25 06:25PMDerby
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08:03AMBirmingham New Street0h37 08:40AMDerby
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09:12AMBirmingham New Street0h41 09:53AMDerby
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08:18AMBirmingham New Street0h42 09:00AMDerby
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Travel Information to Derby from Birmingham

distanceDistance35 miles (56 km)
modeAvailable travel modesBus, ferry, flight or train
priceTicket price range$13 - $17
cheapestCheapest modeTrain • $13 (€11) • 39 min
fastestFastest modeTrain • $13 (€11) • 33 min
carriersPopular travel companiesNational Express or Cross Country

Travel 35 miles (56 km) by bus, ferry, flight or train to Derby from Birmingham. If speed is a priority, then a train is the best option with an average duration of 33 min; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a train is the best option with prices starting as low as $13 (€11). The most popular travel companies which serve this route are National Express or Cross Country among others. Travelers can even take a direct bus or train from Birmingham to Derby.

Travel Tips: Travel from Birmingham to Derby

Travel Tips: Travel 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 Birmingham to Derby.

There are 4 ways that you can travel to Derby from Birmingham. You can take a bus, ferry, flight or train.

The cheapest way to get from Birmingham to Derby is by taking a train. You can find average ticket prices around $13 (€11) compared to other travel options to Derby:

A train is generally $4 (€4) less than a bus for the same trip. Taking a bus costs on average $17 (€15) from Birmingham to Derby.

The fastest way from Birmingham to Derby is by train with an average journey time of 33 min.

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

In comparison, traveling by bus can take you on average 0 h 0 min.

The distance from Birmingham to Derby is approximately 35 miles (56 km).

The average frequency per day from Birmingham to Derby is:

  • 46 trains a day.

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

These are the most popular departure and arrival points when traveling from Birmingham to Derby:

  • Most travelers board their bus from Birmingham, Brunel Street and arrive in Derby.
  • Most travelers catch their train from Birmingham New Street and arrive in Derby.

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

  • National Express can get you to Derby by bus. You can find a good deal for bus tickets with National Express from Birmingham to Derby for $17 (€15) on Omio.
  • Travel with Cross Country to go to Derby by train. For a good deal on tickets, you can find Cross Country Birmingham to Derby tickets on Omio for $13 (€11).

Yes, there are direct services available from Birmingham to Derby with the following travel companies:

  • You can travel directly by train with Cross Country with 46 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 transfer at another stop in between, so it's worth paying attention to before booking your tickets from Birmingham to Derby.

Your trip from Birmingham to Derby doesn't have to end in Derby. Many of our customers like to extend their vacation to explore other popular destinations like London, Manchester or Leicester. If you’d like to add London, Manchester or Leicester to your Birmingham to Derby tour, check Omio for the best and cheapest ways to travel to any of these top destinations from Derby today!

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

  • Bus tickets cost $17 (€15) one way on average.
  • Train tickets are costing $13 (€11) one way on average.

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

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