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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 Sep 20 we recommend taking a bus because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

08:03AMLondon1h27 09:30AMDerby
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$411One-way
Cheapest
08:30AMLondon3h55 12:25PMDerby
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$61One-way
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06:00PMLondon3h40 09:40PMDerby
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$81One-way
08:02PMLondon1h29 09:31PMDerby
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$411One-way
10:02AMLondon1h27 11:29AMDerby
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$431One-way

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COMPARE Prices for trains, buses and flights

Sun
Sep 19
$103
$6National Express
Mon
Sep 20
$81
$6Flixbus
Tue
Sep 21
$53
$5Flixbus
Wed
Sep 22
$39
$5Flixbus
Thu
Sep 23
$39
$5Flixbus
Fri
Sep 24
$63
$5Flixbus
Sat
Sep 25
$63
$6National Express
Sun
Sep 26
$103
$6National Express
Mon
Sep 27
$39
$5Flixbus
Tue
Sep 28
$39
$5Flixbus
Wed
Sep 29
$33
$5Flixbus
Thu
Sep 30
$39
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Fri
Oct 1
$39
$5Flixbus
Sat
Oct 2
$53
$5Flixbus
Sun
Oct 3
$46
$4Flixbus
Mon
Oct 4
$33
$4Flixbus
Tue
Oct 5
$33
$5Flixbus
Wed
Oct 6
$33
$6Flixbus
Thu
Oct 7
$39
$5Flixbus
Fri
Oct 8
$33
$5Flixbus
Sat
Oct 9
$103
$5Flixbus

Travel Information between London and Derby

distanceDistance113 miles (182 km)
modeAvailable travel modesBus or train
priceTicket price range$5 - $64
cheapestCheapest modeBus • $5 (€4) • 3 h 25 min
fastestFastest modeTrain • $64 (€51) • 1 h 25 min
carriersPopular travel companiesFlixbus or

Travel 113 miles (182 km) by bus or train between London and Derby. If speed is a priority, then a train is the best option with an average duration of 1 h 25 min; 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 journey are Flixbus or among others. Travelers can even take a direct bus 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

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FAQs
How do I go from London to Derby?

There are 2 ways to travel from London to Derby including taking a bus or train.

What is the cheapest way to travel 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 $5 (€4) compared to other travel options to Derby:

A bus is $59 (€47) less than a train for this journey with tickets for a train from London to Derby costing on average $64 (€51).

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

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

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

In comparison, taking a bus requires on average 3 h 25 min   of travel time.

What is the distance from London to 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 a day.

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

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

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

  • Buses mostly leave from London, Victoria Coach Station and tend to arrive in Derby, Bus Station.
  • Trains mostly leave from London Victoria and tend to arrive in Derby.
Which travel companies 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 travel between London and Derby by bus with Flixbus. You can find cheap tickets on Omio for $5 (€4) with Flixbus from London to Derby.
Is there a way to travel directly from London to Derby?

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

  • You can take a direct bus with Flixbus or National Express.

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 to Derby from London.

Where should I go next after I travel between London and Derby?
Many of our customers traveling from London to Derby don't make Derby their final stop. Some of the destinations worth visiting after Derby are Birmingham, Manchester or Glasgow, either of which you could add to your trip itinerary. Check Omio for the best and cheapest ways to travel from Derby to any of these top destinations today!
How far in advance should I purchase my London to Derby one way ticket online to get 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 costs $5 (€4) one way on average for this route.
  • A train ticket is costing on average $64 (€51) one way for this trip.

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.

Stations

Important Stations and Airports for this Journey

London
Derby
London
Amenities
London Liverpool Street Stn
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Refreshments
WC

Frequently Asked Questions

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
London Bridge
Amenities
Refreshments

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