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from London to Derby

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

Our recommendation

To get from London to Derby on Jan 30 we recommend taking a bus because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

02:30PMLondon3h00 05:30PMDerby
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$121One-way
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02:30PMLondon3h00 05:30PMDerby
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08:30AMLondon3h55 12:25PMDerby
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$161One-way
10:30AMLondon3h55 02:25PMDerby
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$221One-way
09:00PMLondon3h25 12:25AMDerby
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Sun
Jan 30
$61West Midlands Railway
$10Megabus
$143British Airways
Mon
Jan 31
$44East Midlands Railway
$6Flixbus
$112British Airways
Tue
Feb 1
$38East Midlands Railway
$4Flixbus
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Wed
Feb 2
$38East Midlands Railway
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Thu
Feb 3
$38East Midlands Railway
$5Flixbus
$131British Airways
Fri
Feb 4
$38East Midlands Railway
$4Flixbus
$80British Airways
Sat
Feb 5
$38East Midlands Railway
$6Flixbus
$80British Airways
Mon
Feb 7
$32East Midlands Railway
$4Flixbus
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Tue
Feb 8
$32East Midlands Railway
$4Flixbus
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Wed
Feb 9
$32East Midlands Railway
$4Flixbus
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Thu
Feb 10
$38East Midlands Railway
$4Flixbus
$102British Airways
Fri
Feb 11
$32East Midlands Railway
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Sat
Feb 12
$38East Midlands Railway
$5Flixbus
$95BA Cityflyer
Sun
Feb 13
$98
$10National Express
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Tue
Feb 15
$38East Midlands Railway
$6Flixbus
$77British Airways
Wed
Feb 16
$32East Midlands Railway
$5Flixbus
$63British Airways
Thu
Feb 17
$38East Midlands Railway
$6Flixbus
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Fri
Feb 18
$38East Midlands Railway
$6Flixbus
$61British Airways

Travel Information from London to Derby

distanceDistance113 miles (182 km)
modeAvailable travel modesBus, flight or train
priceTicket price range$5 - $274
cheapestCheapest modeBus • $5 (€4) • 3 h 20 min
fastestFastest modeFlight • $274 (€230) • 1 h
carriersPopular travel companiesFlixbus, British Airways or East Midlands Railway

Travel 113 miles (182 km) by bus, flight or train from London to Derby. If speed is a priority, then a flight is the best option with an average duration of 1 h; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a bus is the best option with prices starting as low as $5 (€4). The most popular travel companies which serve this route are Flixbus, British Airways or East Midlands Railway among others. Travelers can even take a direct bus, flight or train from London to Derby.

Travel from London to Derby: Journey Details

Direct travel in the UK between London and Derby can be made by train or bus. Going by train is the most efficient method of traveling from London to Derby. Flights from London to Derby land at Manchester Airport nearly 120 kilometers from Derby. Considering the city is only around 200 kilometers from London, flying is not the most cost-effective way of traveling between these two cities.

Return trips from Derby to London are also available.

How to get from London to Derby

The Best Way According to our Users

If you want to travel from London to Derby there are several options available to you. For this route, however, 53,49% of our customers choose the bus as their preferred method of transportation. Nowadays, traveling by bus is a relaxing and entertaining experience. Most bus companies offer different on-board services; ranging from "welcome drinks" to free wi-fi or personal entertainment. For this reason, the bus is often chosen as the best way to get from London to Derby. Bus companies normally offer comfortable journeys for reasonable prices, and if you choose to travel on a night bus you can even save the money of one night in a hotel. For that reason, the bus is most likely the cheapest way to get to your destination.

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Buses from London to Derby

National Express buses from London to Derby depart once or twice an hour from around 8:30 a.m. until just after 11:30 p.m. Buses from London to Derby take approximately 4 hours. Buses depart from London Victoria Coach Station, located in central London and served by London Underground, regional trains, local buses, taxis and car rentals. London also has frequent night bus services. Buses arrive at Derby Bus Station which is within walking distance of the city center.

Trains from London to Derby

East Midlands Trains offers 2 trains from London to Derby per hour commencing around 6:00 a.m. and continuing until about 11:00 p.m. Journeys take around 1.5 hours with departures from London St Pancras Station. This is on the Northern Line of the London Underground as well as having local bus, taxi and car rental links. Derby Train Station is located near the city center and served by Trent Barton and Arriva buses as well as taxis.

Flights from London to Derby

British Airways operates 8 flights from London to Derby per day. Flights depart from London Heathrow to Manchester Airport between around 5:00 a.m. and just before 6:30 p.m. Onward journeys are made directly from the airport on Transpennine Trains resulting in a total traveling time of approximately 5 hours. London Heathrow Airport is linked to the city center by the Heathrow Express train, London Underground services and local buses, as well as car rentals and taxis.

Travel Tips: Travel from London to Derby

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FAQs

How do I reach Derby from London?

There are 3 travel options from London to Derby: bus, flight or train.

What is the cheapest way to travel to Derby from London?

The cheapest way to get from London to Derby is by taking a bus. You can find average ticket prices around $5 (€4) compared to other travel options to Derby:

Taking a bus is usually $270 (€226) less than taking a flight to Derby, which costs on average $274 (€230) for the same trip.

Taking a bus is usually $58 (€48) less than taking a train to Derby, which costs on average $62 (€52) for the same trip.

What is the fastest way to travel between London and Derby?

The fastest way to get to Derby from London is by flight with an average travel time of 1 h.

Other travel options to Derby can usually take longer:

In comparison, going by bus can take 3 h 20 min   on average.

In comparison, getting to Derby by train can take on average 1 h 27 min.

What is the distance between London and Derby?

The distance from London to Derby is approximately 113 miles (182 km).

How many scheduled departures are there a day from London to Derby?

The average frequency per day from London to Derby is:

  • 25 trains per day.

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

When traveling to Derby from London, where do I depart from London and where do I arrive in Derby?

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

  • Most travelers who buy a bus ticket from London to Derby depart from London, Hammersmith Bridge Road to Derby, Bus Station.
  • Most travelers who buy a train ticket from London to Derby depart from London Victoria to Derby.

Who can get me from London to Derby?

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

  • You can go to Derby from London by bus with Flixbus. You'll see cheap bus tickets for $5 (€4) with Flixbus from London to Derby on Omio.
  • You can travel by plane to Derby from London with British Airways, and you can find British Airways London to Derby tickets for $274 (€230) on Omio.
  • You can take a train from London to Derby with East Midlands Railway. Cheap tickets can be found for $62 (€52) with East Midlands Railway from London to Derby.

Can I travel directly between London and Derby?

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

  • You'll find 25 direct trains per day with East Midlands Railway.

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 London to Derby.

Where else should I travel to after my journey to Derby from London ends?

Looking to extend your trip from London to Derby? Many Omio customers who go from London to Derby usually extend their vacation to explore other popular destinations like Birmingham, Manchester or Glasgow. If you're looking to explore Birmingham, Manchester or Glasgow from Derby, let Omio find you the best connections available at an affordable price.

How early should I purchase tickets between London and Derby online for the best deals?

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

  • A bus ticket for this route is costing $5 (€4) one way on average.
  • A plane ticket is costing on average $274 (€230) one way for this journey.
  • A train ticket for this route costs on average $62 (€52) one way.

But we recommend booking London to Derby 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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