There are 4 ways to get from Bury St Edmunds to Derby by train, bus or car

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

Recommended option

Train  •  3 h 25 min

  1. Take the train from Ely to Leicester
  2. Take the train from Leicester to Derby

$71 - $120

Cheapest option

Bus  •  6 h 21 min

  1. Take the bus from Bury St Edmunds, Bus Station to Drummer St Bus Station 11
  2. Take the bus from Cambridge to Leicester
  3. Take the bus from Leicester to Derby 230

$29 - $37

2 alternative options

Line 84 bus, train  •  4 h 20 min

  1. Take the line 84 bus from Bury St Edmunds, Bus Station to Thetford, Priory Park 84
  2. Take the train from Thetford to Nottingham

$36 - $127

Drive  •  2 h 14 min

  1. Drive from Bury St Edmunds to Derby 135.2 miles

$29 - $45

What companies run services between Bury St Edmunds, England and Derby, England?

You can take a train from Bury St Edmunds to Derby via Ely and Leicester in around 3 h 25 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Bury St Edmunds to Derby via Drummer St Bus Station, Cambridge, and Leicester in around 6 h 21 min.

Train operators
East Midlands Trains
Phone
03457 125 678
Email
getintouch@eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Website
eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Train from Leicester to Derby
Ave. Duration
20 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$15 - $22
Website
eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Advance Single
$7 - $11
Off-Peak Single
$14 - $23
Anytime Day Single
$15 - $22
Anytime Single
$20 - $30
Train from Thetford to Nottingham
Ave. Duration
2 h 5 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$50 - $75
Website
eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Advance Single
$26 - $40
Off-Peak Single
$50 - $80
Anytime Day Single
$50 - $75
Anytime Single
$70 - $110
Merseyrail Electrics
Phone
0151 330 1000
Website
merseyrail.org
Train from Leicester to Derby
Ave. Duration
32 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$8 - $12
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Schedules at
merseyrail.org
Train from Thetford to Nottingham
Ave. Duration
2 h 11 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$24 - $35
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Schedules at
merseyrail.org
Bus operators
Coach Services
Website
coachservicesltd.com
Bus from Bury St Edmunds, Bus Station to Thetford, Priory Park
Ave. Duration
41 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$7
Schedules at
coachservicesltd.com
Stagecoach in Cambridge
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Bury St Edmunds, Bus Station to Drummer St Bus Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$11
Schedules at
stagecoachbus.com
National Express
Phone
+44 08717 818178
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from Cambridge to Leicester
Ave. Duration
1 h 50 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$11 - $15
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from Leicester to Derby
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$8 - $12
Website
nationalexpress.com

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Questions & Answers

The distance between Bury St Edmunds and Derby is 166 km. The road distance is 216 km.

The cheapest way to get from Bury St Edmunds to Derby is to drive which costs £20 - £30 and takes 2 h 14 min.

The quickest way to get from Bury St Edmunds to Derby is to drive which takes 2 h 14 min and costs £20 - £30.

No, there is no direct train from Bury St Edmunds to Derby. However, there are services departing from Bury St Edmunds and arriving at Derby via Ely and Leicester. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3 h 25 min.

No, there is no direct bus from Bury St Edmunds to Derby. However, there are services departing from Bury St Edmunds, Bus Station and arriving at Derby via Cambridge and Leicester. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 6 h 21 min.

It takes approximately 3 h 25 min to get from Bury St Edmunds to Derby, including transfers.