How to get from London to Derby by train, bus or flight.
The best way to travel from London to Derby is by taking a bus because it’s the best combination of price and speed.
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|Distance||113 miles (182 km)|
|Available travel modes||Bus|
|Popular travel companies||Megabus|
Travel 113 miles (182 km) by bus between London and Derby. Megabus is the main travel company operating this route. Travelers can even take a direct bus from London to Derby.
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.
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.
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.
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.
You can travel by train, bus or flight for as low as $11 (€10). When you search for schedules and tickets, Omio will show you the best trip.
Thameslink is a train service that operates in the United Kingdom. It is operated by Govia Thameslink Railway and serves the counties of Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire, Hertfordshire, London, and Surrey. The trains run from early morning until late at night, with some services running 24 hours a day. There are a variety of train types available, including Class 700 Desiro City, Class 377 Electrostar, Class 387/1 Electrostar, and Class 319/0. Ticket types include Anytime, Off-Peak, Super Off-Peak, and Advance. Onboard facilities include Wi-Fi, power sockets, and air conditioning. The most popular routes for Thameslink are London to Brighton, London to Bedford, and London to Luton.
National Express is the UK’s leading long-distance travel company operating over 550 travel per day and serving over 900 destinations across the UK. National Express also operates travel services to all major UK airports, such as Heathrow, Gatwick, Stansted, Luton and Bristol, 24 hours a day. All National Express travel have air conditioning and provide free WiFi access along with onboard entertainment. Most travel come with seat belts and power outlets at every seat, so you can charge your phone or laptop during a long journey. For your travel to Derby from London, you can select from three ticket fares: Restricted Fare, Standard Fare, and Fully Flexible Fare.
British Airways (BA) is the flag carrier airline of the United Kingdom with its headquarters in London near its main hub at London Heathrow Airport (LHR). Known as a full-service global airline, BA offers low fares year-round to destinations around the globe and flies to and from centrally-located airports. Its extensive global route network includes more than 170 destinations in nearly 80 countries throughout Europe, North America, South America, Asia, Africa and Australia. BA is also the second largest airline based in the UK in terms of its fleet size and number of passengers carried.
Travel London to Derby by bus.
The fastest way to travel from London to Derby is by flight with an average journey time of 1 h.
The distance from London to Derby is approximately 113 miles (182 km).
The average frequency per day from London to Derby is:
However, we recommend checking specific travel dates for your route from London to Derby as scheduled services by bus can vary by season or day of the week.
These are the most popular departure and arrival points when traveling from London to Derby:
The following travel company offer services from London to Derby:
Yes, there is a direct service from London to Derby:
Direct services to Derby tend to save you time and add more convenience as you won't need to transfer at another stop in between, so it's worth paying attention to before booking tickets for your route.