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Mon
Jun 14
$84East Midlands Trains
$6Flixbus
Tue
Jun 15
$44East Midlands Trains
$3Flixbus
Wed
Jun 16
$44East Midlands Trains
$8National Express
Thu
Jun 17
$44East Midlands Trains
$30National Express
Fri
Jun 18
$84East Midlands Trains
$3Flixbus
Sat
Jun 19
$56East Midlands Trains
$3Flixbus
Sun
Jun 20
$50East Midlands Trains
$3Flixbus
Mon
Jun 21
$44East Midlands Trains
$30National Express
Wed
Jun 23
$39East Midlands Trains
$30National Express
Thu
Jun 24
$44East Midlands Trains
$3Flixbus
Fri
Jun 25
$44East Midlands Trains
$3Flixbus
Sat
Jun 26
$44East Midlands Trains
$3Flixbus
Sun
Jun 27
$50East Midlands Trains
$3Flixbus
Mon
Jun 28
$44East Midlands Trains
$3Flixbus
Tue
Jun 29
$39East Midlands Trains
$30National Express
Wed
Jun 30
$164East Midlands Trains
$28National Express
Thu
Jul 1
$44East Midlands Trains
$30National Express
Fri
Jul 2
$162East Midlands Trains
$28National Express
Sat
Jul 3
$50East Midlands Trains
$8National Express

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
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 London to Derby.
FAQs
How do I get from London to Derby?

There are 2 ways that you can travel to Derby from London. You can take a bus or train.

What is the distance between London and Derby?

You should expect to travel around 113 miles (182 km) between London and Derby.

Where do people depart from and arrive in when traveling from London to Derby?

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

  • Most travelers take a bus from London, Victoria Coach Station to Derby, Bus Station.
  • Most travelers board their train from London Victoria and arrive in Derby.
Which travel companies can take 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 travel between London and Derby by bus with National Express. You can find cheap tickets on Omio for $30 (€23) with National Express from London to Derby.
  • You can take a train from London to Derby with East Midlands Trains. Cheap tickets can be found for $50 (€39) with East Midlands Trains from London to Derby.
Is it possible to travel directly from London to Derby?

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

  • You can travel directly by bus with National Express.
  • You can travel directly by train with East Midlands Trains.

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.

What is another destination I should add to my tour from London to Derby?
Omio customers who travel from London to Derby often also extend their vacation to go to Birmingham, Manchester or Glasgow. Omio can help you plan your trip by finding the best connections between Derby and these popular destinations at a great price.
How far in advance should I purchase tickets to Derby from London online to get the best deals?

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

  • A bus ticket is costing on average $30 (€23) one way for this journey.
  • A train ticket for this trip is costing $50 (€39) one way on average.

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.

What is the cheapest way from London to Derby?

The cheapest way to get from London to Derby is by taking a bus. You can find average ticket prices around $30 (€23) compared to other travel options to Derby:

Taking a bus is about $20 (€15) less than taking a train, which costs on average $50 (€39) for this route.

What is the fastest way from London to Derby?

The fastest way to get to Derby from London is by train with an average travel time of 1 h 25 min.

Other travel options to Derby can usually take longer:

In comparison, going by bus can take 3 h 25 min  on average.

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Important Stations and Airports for this Journey

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London Liverpool Street Stn
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Where is the bus station and what is the best way to get there?
This station is not located in the city centre but it can be reached by public transport.<br>Metro lines Central, Circle, Hammersmith, City
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