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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 Dec 8 we recommend taking a train because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

09:18AMManchester Piccadilly1h49 11:07AMDerby
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09:18AMManchester Piccadilly1h49 11:07AMDerby
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09:35AMManchester Piccadilly2h24 11:59AMDerby
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09:27AMManchester Piccadilly2h32 11:59AMDerby
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08:43AMManchester Piccadilly1h44 10:27AMDerby
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Dec 8
$45Cross Country
Dec 9
$19East Midlands Railway
Dec 10
$22East Midlands Railway
Dec 11
$22East Midlands Railway
Dec 12
$45West Midlands Railway
Dec 15
$30East Midlands Railway
Dec 16
$27East Midlands Railway
Dec 17
$24East Midlands Railway
Dec 18
$30East Midlands Railway
Dec 19
$45First Transpennine Express
Dec 20
Dec 21
$45First Transpennine Express
Dec 22
$45First Transpennine Express
Dec 23
$27East Midlands Railway
Dec 24
$27East Midlands Railway
Dec 27
$22East Midlands Railway

Travel Information to Derby from Manchester

distanceDistance50 miles (80 km)
modeAvailable travel modesBus or train
priceTicket price range$12 - $22
cheapestCheapest modeBus • $12 (€10) • 4 h 55 min
fastestFastest modeTrain • $22 (€18) • 1 h 42 min
carriersPopular travel companiesFlixbus or

Take a bus 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 42 min; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a bus is the best option with prices starting as low as $12 (€10). The most popular travel companies which serve this route are Flixbus or among others. Travelers can even take a direct from Manchester to Derby.

Travel Tips

Travel from Manchester 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 Manchester to Derby.
How do I reach Derby from Manchester?

There are 2 ways to get from Manchester to Derby: bus or train.

What is the cheapest way to go from Manchester to Derby?

The cheapest way to get from Manchester to Derby is by taking a bus. You can find average ticket prices around $12 (€10) compared to other travel options to Derby:

A bus is generally $10 (€8) less than a train for the same trip. Taking a train costs on average $22 (€18) from Manchester to Derby.

What is the quickest way from Manchester to Derby?

The fastest way from Manchester to Derby is by train with an average journey time of 1 h 42 min.

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

In comparison, traveling by bus can take you on average 4 h 55 min.

How many miles from Manchester to Derby would I travel?

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

How many scheduled departures are there a day from Manchester to Derby?

The average frequency per day from Manchester to Derby is:

  • 25 trains per day.

However, we recommend checking specific travel dates for your journey from Manchester 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 Manchester to Derby?

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

  • Most travelers take a bus from Manchester, Shudehill Interchange to Derby, Bus Station.
  • Most travelers board their train from Manchester Piccadilly and arrive in Derby.
Which travel companies can get me from Manchester to 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:

  • Flixbus can take you to Derby by bus. If searching for a good deal on buses, you can find tickets for Flixbus from Manchester to Derby for $12 (€10).
Where else should I travel to after my journey between Manchester and Derby ends?
Many of our customers who book a trip from Manchester to Derby often extend their vacation and travel to other popular destinations like London, Birmingham or Glasgow. If you’re thinking of adding another destination to your Manchester and Derby itinerary, let Omio find you the best connections between Derby and any of these top destinations today!
How far in advance should I purchase my Manchester to Derby one way ticket online to get the best deals?

Before traveling from Manchester 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 for this route costs on average $12 (€10) one way.
  • A train ticket costs $22 (€18) one way on average for this trip.

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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