There are 6 ways to get from Derby to Grantham by train, bus, taxi, car or towncar

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  •  1 h 25 min

  1. Take the train from Derby to Nottingham
  2. Take the train from Nottingham to Grantham

$12 - $57

Cheapest option

Bus, line 8 bus  •  3 h 11 min

  1. Take the bus from Derby, Bus Station to Loughborough, Lemyngton Street (Church Gate)
  2. Take the line 8 bus from Loughborough, Baxter Gate (5 Baxter Gate) to Melton Mowbray, St Mary's Way (car park) 8
  3. Take the line 8 bus from Melton Mowbray, St Mary's Way (car park) to Grantham, Bus Station 8

$8 - $12

4 alternative options

Bus, train  •  1 h 44 min

  1. Take the bus from Derby, Bus Station to Nottingham, Upper Parliament Street (Sun Valley) Red Arrow
  2. Take the train from Nottingham to Grantham

$13 - $23

Taxi  •  49 min

  1. Take a taxi from Derby to Grantham 41.3 miles

$190 - $230

Drive  •  49 min

  1. Drive from Derby to Grantham 41.3 miles

$8 - $13

Uber  •  49 min

  1. Take an Uber from Derby to Grantham 41.3 miles

$65 - $90

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Derby to Grantham is to bus and line 8 bus which costs £6 - £10 and takes 3 h 11 min.

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The quickest way to get from Derby to Grantham is to taxi which costs £140 - £180 and takes 49 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Derby station to Grantham station. However, there are services departing from Derby, Bus Station and arriving at Grantham, Bus Station via Loughborough, Baxter Gate (5 Baxter Gate) and Melton Mowbray, St Mary's Way (car park). The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3 h 11 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Derby to Grantham. However, there are services departing from Derby and arriving at Grantham via Nottingham. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 1 h 25 min.

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The distance between Derby and Grantham is 35 miles. The road distance is 41.3 miles.

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The best way to get from Derby to Grantham without a car is to train which takes 1 h 25 min and costs £9 - £45.

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It takes approximately 1 h 25 min to get from Derby to Grantham, including transfers.

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Derby to Grantham bus services, operated by Kinchbus, arrive at Derby, Bus Station.

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Map of how to get from Derby to Grantham.
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  • Distance: 35 miles
  • Duration: 1 h 25 min

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

You can take a train from Derby to Grantham via Nottingham in around 1 h 25 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Derby to Grantham via Loughborough, Lemyngton Street (Church Gate), Loughborough, Baxter Gate (5 Baxter Gate), and Melton Mowbray, St Mary's Way (car park) in around 3 h 11 min.

Train operators
East Midlands Trains
Phone
03457 125 678
Email
getintouch@eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Website
eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Train from Derby to Nottingham
Ave. Duration
26 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$8 - $12
Website
eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Advance Single
$3 - $6
Off-Peak Single
$7 - $11
Anytime Day Single
$8 - $12
Anytime Single
$10 - $15
Train from Nottingham to Grantham
Ave. Duration
33 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$11 - $16
Website
eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Advance Single
$5 - $8
Off-Peak Single
$10 - $17
Anytime Day Single
$11 - $16
Anytime Single
$15 - $22
Bus operators
Trent Barton
Phone
01773 712265
Email
talk@trentbarton.co.uk
Website
trentbarton.co.uk
Bus from Derby, Bus Station to Nottingham, Upper Parliament Street (Sun Valley)
Ave. Duration
32 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
$4
Schedules at
trentbarton.co.uk
Kinchbus
Phone
01509 815637
Email
talk@kinchbus.co.uk
Website
kinchbus.co.uk
Bus from Derby, Bus Station to Loughborough, Lemyngton Street (Church Gate)
Ave. Duration
1 h 12 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
$4 - $6
Schedules at
kinchbus.co.uk
Centrebus
Phone
0844 351 1120
Email
help@centrebus.com
Website
centrebus.info
Bus from Loughborough, Baxter Gate (5 Baxter Gate) to Melton Mowbray, St Mary's Way (car park)
Ave. Duration
43 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$3 - $5
Schedules at
centrebus.info
Bus from Melton Mowbray, St Mary's Way (car park) to Grantham, Bus Station
Ave. Duration
32 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$1 - $2
Schedules at
centrebus.info
Other operators
Uber Nottingham
Website
uber.com
Towncar from Derby to Grantham
Ave. Duration
49 min
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
$65 - $90
Signup at
uber.com
Assist
$65 - $90
UberX
$65 - $90
UberXL
$85 - $120
Taxi from Derby to Grantham
Ave. Duration
49 min
Estimated price
$190 - $230
Trent Cars Ltd
Phone
+44 115 950 5050
Website
trentcars.com
Fon-A-Car
Phone
+44 115 950 0500

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