How to travel from Derby to Manchester

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from Derby to Manchester

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

Our recommendation

To get from Derby to Manchester on Mar 24 we recommend taking a bus because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

08:30PMDerby2h30 11:00PMManchester
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08:30PMDerby2h30 11:00PMManchester
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09:31AMDerby1h34 11:05AMManchester Piccadilly
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09:48AMDerby1h31 11:19AMManchester Piccadilly
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10:47AMDerby1h32 12:19PMManchester Piccadilly
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Travel Information to Manchester from Derby

distanceDistance50 miles (80 km)
modeAvailable travel modesBus or train
priceTicket price range$27 - $33
cheapestCheapest modeTrain • $27 (€24) • 1 h 48 min
fastestFastest modeTrain • $27 (€24) • 1 h 30 min
carriersPopular travel companiesNational Express or East Midlands Railway

Take a bus or train to travel 50 miles (80 km) between Derby and Manchester. If speed is a priority, then a train is the best option with an average duration of 1 h 30 min; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a train is the best option with prices starting as low as $27 (€24). The most popular travel companies which serve this route are National Express or East Midlands Railway among others. Travelers can even take a direct bus or train from Derby to Manchester.

Travel Tips: Travel from Derby to Manchester

Travel Tips: Travel to Manchester 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 Derby to Manchester.

There are 2 travel options from Derby to Manchester: bus or train.

The cheapest way to get from Derby to Manchester is by taking a train. You can find average ticket prices around $27 (€24) compared to other travel options to Manchester:

Taking a train is about $6 (€5) less than taking a bus, which costs on average $33 (€29) for this trip.

The fastest way from Derby to Manchester is by train with an average journey time of 1 h 30 min.

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

In comparison, traveling by bus can take you on average 2 h 20 min.

The distance from Derby to Manchester is approximately 50 miles (80 km).

The average frequency per day from Derby to Manchester is:

  • 1 bus per day.
  • 37 trains per day.

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

These are the most popular departure and arrival points from Derby to Manchester:

  • Buses mostly depart from Derby and arrive in Manchester, Coach Station.
  • Trains most often depart from Derby at Derby and arrive in Manchester at Manchester Piccadilly.

Omio works with many trusted partners that can help you travel the best way from Derby to Manchester:

  • You can go to Manchester from Derby by bus with National Express. You'll see cheap bus tickets for $33 (€29) with National Express from Derby to Manchester on Omio.
  • You can travel by train between Derby and Manchester with East Midlands Railway, and you can find East Midlands Railway Derby to Manchester tickets for $27 (€24) on Omio.

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

  • You can travel directly by bus with with 1 direct bus per day.

Direct services tend to save you time and add more convenience in getting you to Manchester as you won't need to transfer at another stop in between, so it's worth paying attention to before booking your tickets to Manchester from Derby.

Omio customers who travel from Derby to Manchester often also extend their vacation to go to London, Liverpool or Glasgow. Omio can help you plan your trip by finding the best connections between Manchester and these popular destinations at a great price.

Before traveling from Derby to Manchester, it’s good to know what ticket you can purchase and how much it will cost in the next 7 days:

  • A bus ticket is costing on average $33 (€29) one way for this route.
  • A train ticket is costing on average $27 (€24) one way for this trip.

But we recommend booking Derby to Manchester tickets online a few months before your planned travel date to score the best deals and save money on your trip.

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