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There are 5 ways to get from Birmingham to Ilkeston by train, bus or car

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Train, bus via Derby, Albert Street  •  1 h 22 min

  1. Take the train from Birmingham New Street to Derby
  2. Take the bus from Derby, Bus Station to Ilkeston, Market Place Ilkeston Flyer / ...

$41 - $61

Cheapest option

Bus  •  1 h 29 min

  1. Take the bus from Birmingham Coach Station, Digbeth to Derby National Express
  2. Take the bus from Derby, Bus Station to Ilkeston, Market Place Ilkeston Flyer / ...

$12 - $15

3 alternative options

Train, bus  •  1 h 54 min

  1. Take the train from Birmingham New Street to Long Eaton
  2. Take the bus from Long Eaton, Rail Station Sycamore Road to Ilkeston, Market Place my15

$43 - $61

Train  •  1 h 58 min

  1. Take the train from Birmingham New Street to Chesterfield
  2. Take the train from Chesterfield to Ilkeston

$51 - $79

Drive  •  54 min

  1. Drive from Birmingham to Ilkeston 50.9 miles

$10 - $16

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The cheapest way to get from Birmingham to Ilkeston is to drive which costs £8 - £13 and takes 54 min.

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The quickest way to get from Birmingham to Ilkeston is to drive which costs £8 - £13 and takes 54 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Birmingham station to Ilkeston. However, there are services departing from Birmingham Coach Station, Digbeth and arriving at Ilkeston, Market Place via Derby, Bus Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 1 h 29 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Birmingham to Ilkeston. However, there are services departing from Birmingham New Street and arriving at Ilkeston via Chesterfield. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 1 h 58 min.

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The distance between Birmingham and Ilkeston is 42 miles. The road distance is 50.9 miles.

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The best way to get from Birmingham to Ilkeston without a car is to train and bus which takes 1 h 22 min and costs £30 - £50.

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It takes approximately 1 h 22 min to get from Birmingham to Ilkeston, including transfers.

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Birmingham to Ilkeston bus services, operated by National Express, arrive at Birmingham Coach Station, Digbeth.

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Birmingham to Ilkeston train services, operated by CrossCountry, depart from Birmingham New Street station.

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The best way to get from Birmingham to Ilkeston is to bus which takes 1 h 29 min and costs £9 - £12. Alternatively, you can train, which costs £35 - £65 and takes 1 h 58 min.

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Map of how to get from Birmingham to Ilkeston.
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  • Distance: 42.1 miles
  • Duration: 1 h 22 min

What companies run services between Birmingham, England and Ilkeston, England?

You can take a bus from Birmingham to Ilkeston via Derby and Derby, Bus Station in around 1 h 29 min. Alternatively, you can take a train from Birmingham to Ilkeston via Chesterfield in around 1 h 58 min.

Train operators
CrossCountry
Phone
0344 736 9123
Email
customer.relations@crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Train from Birmingham New Street to Derby
Ave. Duration
41 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$25 - $40
Anytime Single
$35 - $55
Off-Peak Single
$22 - $35
Train from Birmingham New Street to Long Eaton
Ave. Duration
59 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$35 - $60
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$26 - $40
Anytime Single
$35 - $60
Off-Peak Single
$25 - $40
Train from Birmingham New Street to Chesterfield
Ave. Duration
58 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$40 - $65
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$29 - $45
Anytime Single
$40 - $65
Off-Peak Single
$30 - $50
East Midlands Trains
Phone
03457 125 678
Email
getintouch@eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Website
eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Train from Chesterfield to Ilkeston
Ave. Duration
19 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$10 - $14
Website
eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Advance Single
$4 - $7
Off-Peak Single
$9 - $14
Anytime Day Single
$10 - $14
Anytime Single
$12 - $19
Bus operators
Trent Barton
Phone
01773 712265
Email
talk@trentbarton.co.uk
Website
trentbarton.co.uk
Bus from Derby, Bus Station to Ilkeston, Market Place
Ave. Duration
22 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$4
Schedules at
trentbarton.co.uk
Bus from Long Eaton, Rail Station Sycamore Road to Ilkeston, Market Place
Ave. Duration
41 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$4
Schedules at
trentbarton.co.uk
Yourbus
National Express

National Express Coaches are a quick and convenient way of travelling around the UK. Over 550 National Express coaches run on Britain's roads every day, serving over 900 destinations across the UK. National Express Coaches carry around 19 million passenger journeys every year. For added convenience, National Express operate coach services to all major UK airports 24 hours per day, and is on its way to being 100% wheelchair accessible. The company also has a 24-hour control centre that receives a GPS signal to update on location, speed and the temperature inside coaches, ensuring the smoothest journey possible.

Contact Details
Phone
+44 08717 818178
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from Birmingham Coach Station, Digbeth to Derby
Ave. Duration
1 h
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$7 - $11
Website
nationalexpress.com

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Birmingham to Ilkeston bus services, operated by Trent Barton, arrive at Ilkeston, Market Place station.

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Birmingham to Ilkeston train services, operated by Northern Rail, arrive at Ilkeston station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Birmingham to Ilkeston is 51 miles. It takes approximately 54 min to drive from Birmingham to Ilkeston.

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