There are 4 ways to get from Bradford to Derby by train, bus or car

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Train  •  2 h 23 min

  1. Take the train from Bradford Interchange to Leeds
  2. Take the train from Leeds to Derby

$49 - $75

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Bus  •  2 h 35 min

  1. Take the bus from Bradford Interchange, Bridge Street to Derby National Express

$10 - $15

2 alternative options

Bus via Sheffield Centre, Sheffield Interchange (Sheffield Interchange D4)  •  4 h 43 min

  1. Take the bus from Bradford City Centre, Interchange (Bradford Interchange) to Sheffield Centre, Sheffield Interchange 240
  2. Take the bus from Sheffield Centre, Sheffield Interchange (Sheffield Interchange D4) to Matlock, Bakewell Road X17 / ...
  3. Take the bus from Matlock, Bakewell Road (Co-op) to Derby, Full Street (Assembly Rooms)

$21 - $24

Drive  •  1 h 24 min

  1. Drive from Bradford to Derby 81.2 miles

$17 - $26

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The cheapest way to get from Bradford to Derby is to bus which costs £8 - £11 and takes 2 h 35 min.

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The quickest way to get from Bradford to Derby is to drive which costs £13 - £20 and takes 1 h 24 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Bradford Interchange, Bridge Street and arriving at Derby. Services depart four times a day, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 2 h 35 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Bradford to Derby. However, there are services departing from Bradford Interchange and arriving at Derby via Leeds. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2 h 23 min.

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The distance between Bradford and Derby is 62 miles. The road distance is 81.2 miles.

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The best way to get from Bradford to Derby without a car is to train which takes 2 h 23 min and costs £35 - £60.

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It takes approximately 2 h 23 min to get from Bradford to Derby, including transfers.

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Bradford to Derby bus services, operated by National Express, depart from Bradford Interchange, Bridge Street station.

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Bradford to Derby train services, operated by Northern Rail, depart from Bradford Interchange station.

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The best way to get from Bradford to Derby is to train which takes 2 h 23 min and costs £35 - £60. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs £8 - £11 and takes 2 h 35 min.

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Map of how to get from Bradford to Derby.
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  • Distance: 61.6 miles
  • Duration: 2 h 23 min

What companies run services between Bradford, England and Derby, England?

You can take a train from Bradford to Derby via Leeds in around 2 h 23 min. Alternatively, National Express operates a bus from Bradford to Derby 4 times a day. Tickets cost $10 - $15 and the journey takes 2 h 35 min.

Train operators
Bus operators
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.

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Phone
+44 08717 818178
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from Bradford Interchange, Bridge Street to Derby
Ave. Duration
2 h 35 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$10 - $15
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from Bradford City Centre, Interchange (Bradford Interchange) to Sheffield Centre, Sheffield Interchange
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$8 - $12
Website
nationalexpress.com
Stagecoach Chesterfield
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Sheffield Centre, Sheffield Interchange (Sheffield Interchange D4) to Matlock, Bakewell Road
Ave. Duration
1 h 23 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$9
Schedules at
stagecoachbus.com
TM Travel
Website
tmtravel.co.uk
Bus from Sheffield Centre, Sheffield Interchange (Sheffield Interchange D2) to Matlock, Bakewell Road
Ave. Duration
1 h 19 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$9
Schedules at
tmtravel.co.uk
Trent Barton
Phone
01773 712265
Email
talk@trentbarton.co.uk
Website
trentbarton.co.uk
Bus from Matlock, Bakewell Road (Co-op) to Derby, Full Street (Assembly Rooms)
Ave. Duration
1 h 16 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$4
Schedules at
trentbarton.co.uk

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Bradford to Derby bus services, operated by National Express, arrive at Derby station.

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Bradford to Derby train services, operated by CrossCountry, arrive at Derby station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Bradford to Derby is 81 miles. It takes approximately 1 h 24 min to drive from Bradford to Derby.

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