There are 3 ways to get from Derby to Chester Zoo by train, bus or car

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Recommended option

Train  •  3 h 6 min

  1. Take the train from Derby to Crewe

$26 - $67

Cheapest option

Bus  •  5 h 35 min

  1. Take the bus from Derby, Bus Station to Buxton, Market Place (Stop B) Tp
  2. Take the bus from Buxton, Market Place (Stop B) to Manchester Airport The Station
  3. Take the bus from Manchester Airport to Chester Zoo

$19 - $21

1 alternative option

Drive  •  1 h 29 min

  1. Drive from Derby to Chester Zoo 73.5 miles

$15 - $23

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The cheapest way to get from Derby to Chester Zoo is to drive which costs £11 - £18 and takes 1 h 29 min.

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The quickest way to get from Derby to Chester Zoo is to drive which costs £11 - £18 and takes 1 h 29 min.

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The distance between Derby and Chester Zoo is 63 miles. The road distance is 73.5 miles.

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It takes approximately 3 h 6 min to get from Derby to Chester Zoo, including transfers.

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No, there is no direct bus from Derby station to Chester Zoo. However, there are services departing from Derby, Bus Station and arriving at Chester Zoo via Buxton, Market Place (Stop B) and Manchester Airport. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5 h 35 min.

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What companies run services between Derby, England and Chester Zoo, England?

East Midlands Trains operates a train from Derby to Chester Zoo every 2 hours. Tickets cost $24 - $35 and the journey takes 1 h 16 min. Merseyrail Electrics also services this route twice daily. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Derby to Chester Zoo via Buxton, Market Place (Stop B), Manchester Airport The Station, and Manchester Airport in around 5 h 35 min.

Train operators
East Midlands Trains
Phone
03457 125 678
Email
getintouch@eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Website
eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Train from Derby to Crewe
Ave. Duration
1 h 16 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$24 - $35
Website
eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Advance Single
$11 - $17
Off-Peak Single
$23 - $40
Anytime Day Single
$24 - $35
Anytime Single
$30 - $50
Bus operators
High Peak
Phone
0844 351 1120
Email
help@centrebus.com
Website
highpeakbuses.com
Bus from Derby, Bus Station to Buxton, Market Place (Stop B)
Ave. Duration
1 h 38 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$8
Schedules at
highpeakbuses.com
Bus from Buxton, Market Place (Stop B) to Manchester Airport The Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$8
Schedules at
highpeakbuses.com

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