How to travel from London to Derby

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from London to Derby

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

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To get from London to Derby on Dec 06 we recommend taking a bus because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

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Travel Information between London and Derby

distanceDistance113 miles (182 km)
modeAvailable travel modesBus, ferry, flight or train
priceTicket price range$13 - $13
cheapestCheapest modeBus • $13 (€11) • 2 h 35 min
fastestFastest modeTrain • $13 (€12) • 2 h 16 min
carriersPopular travel companiesMegabus

Travel 113 miles (182 km) by bus, ferry, flight or train from London to Derby. If speed is a priority, then a train is the best option with an average duration of 2 h 16 min; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a bus is the best option with prices starting as low as $13 (€11). The most popular travel companies which serve this journey are Megabus among others. Travelers can even take a direct bus 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

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 London to Derby.

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

The cheapest way to go to Derby from London is by taking a bus, which costs on average $13 (€11).

This is compared to other ways of getting to Derby:

Taking a bus is about $1 (€1) less than taking a train, which costs on average $13 (€12) for this journey.

The fastest way to get to Derby from London is by train with an average travel time of 2 h 16 min.

Other travel options to Derby can usually take longer:

In comparison, taking a bus requires on average 2 h 35 min   of travel time.

Derby is approximately 113 miles (182 km) away from London.

The average frequency per day from London to Derby is:

  • Around 1 bus per day.
  • 53 trains a day.

However, we recommend checking specific travel dates for your route between London and 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 London to Derby:

  • Most travelers catch their train from London Victoria and arrive in Derby.

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

  • Megabus can take you to Derby by bus. If searching for a good deal on buses, you can find tickets for Megabus from London to Derby for $13 (€11).

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

  • You can take a direct bus with National Express or Megabus with 1 direct bus per day.
  • You can find around 33 direct trains per day and travel 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 between London and Derby.

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.

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 costs $13 (€11) one way on average for this journey.
  • A train ticket for this route costs on average $13 (€12) 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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