How to travel from Manchester to Derby

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from Manchester to Derby

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

Our recommendation

To get from Manchester to Derby on Nov 28 we recommend taking a train because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

08:27AMManchester Piccadilly1h52 10:19AMDerby
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08:27AMManchester Piccadilly1h52 10:19AMDerby
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09:27AMManchester Piccadilly1h52 11:19AMDerby
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09:50AMManchester2h10 12:00PMDerby
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08:43AMManchester Piccadilly1h44 10:27AMDerby
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Travel Information to Derby from Manchester

distanceDistance50 miles (80 km)
modeAvailable travel modesBus, ferry, flight or train
priceTicket price range$19 - $40
cheapestCheapest modeBus • $19 (€18) • 2 h 10 min
fastestFastest modeTrain • $40 (€38) • 1 h 33 min
carriersPopular travel companiesMegabus or Transpennine Express

Take a bus, ferry, flight or train to travel 50 miles (80 km) between Manchester and Derby. If speed is a priority, then a train is the best option with an average duration of 1 h 33 min; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a bus is the best option with prices starting as low as $19 (€18). The most popular travel companies which serve this trip are Megabus or Transpennine Express among others. Travelers can even take a direct from Manchester to Derby.

Travel Tips: Travel from Manchester 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 Manchester to Derby.

There are 4 ways to get from Manchester to Derby: bus, ferry, flight or train.

The cheapest way to travel between Manchester and Derby is by taking a bus with an average price of $19 (€18).

This is compared to other travel options to Derby:

A bus is $22 (€21) less than a train for this journey with tickets for a train from Manchester to Derby costing on average $40 (€38).

The fastest way from Manchester to Derby is by train with an average journey time of 1 h 33 min.

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

In comparison, taking a bus requires on average 2 h 10 min   of travel time.

The distance is approximately 50 miles (80 km) from Manchester to Derby.

The average frequency per day from Manchester to Derby is:

  • Around 1 bus per day.
  • Around 40 trains per day.

However, we recommend checking specific travel dates for your route to Derby from Manchester 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 Manchester to Derby:

  • Most travelers take a bus from Manchester, Coach Station to Derby.
  • Most travelers catch their train from Manchester Piccadilly and arrive in Derby.

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

  • Travel with Megabus to go to Derby by bus. For a good deal on tickets, you can find Megabus Manchester to Derby tickets on Omio for $19 (€18).
  • Travel with Transpennine Express for trains to Derby. If you’re looking for a good deal on tickets, check for Transpennine Express Manchester to Derby tickets on Omio for $40 (€38).
Many of our customers traveling from Manchester to Derby don't make Derby their final stop. Some of the destinations worth visiting after Derby are London, Birmingham 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!

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

  • A bus ticket is costing on average $19 (€18) one way for this route.
  • A train ticket for this journey costs on average $40 (€38) one way.

But we recommend booking Manchester 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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