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There are 11 ways to get from Derby to Scotland by train, bus, car or plane

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Train Virgin West Coast Trains  •  5 h 19 min

  1. Take the train from Derby to Crewe
  2. Take the train from Crewe to Glasgow Central

$152 - $254

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Bus  •  8 h 20 min

  1. Take the bus from Derby to Manchester Coach Station, Chorlton St National Express
  2. Take the bus from Manchester Coach Station, Chorlton St to Glasgow National Express

$28 - $38

9 alternative options

Train CrossCountry  •  5 h 27 min

  1. Take the train from Derby to Glasgow Central

$130 - $200

Bus, train  •  7 h 40 min

  1. Take the bus from Derby, Bus Station to Buxton, Railway Station Transpeak
  2. Take the train from Manchester Piccadilly to Glasgow Central

$101 - $151

Drive  •  4 h 41 min

  1. Drive from Derby to Glasgow 284.1 miles

$60 - $90

Fly East Midlands to Glasgow  •  3 h 18 min

  1. Fly from East Midlands (EMA) to Glasgow (GLA) EMA - GLA

$41 - $178

Fly East Midlands to Edinburgh  •  3 h 23 min

  1. Fly from East Midlands (EMA) to Edinburgh (EDI) EMA - EDI

$47 - $181

Train to Birmingham, fly to Glasgow  •  3 h 56 min

  1. Take the train from Derby to Birmingham New Street
  2. Fly from Birmingham (BHX) to Glasgow (GLA) BHX - GLA

$82 - $258

Train to Birmingham, fly to Edinburgh  •  4 h 1 min

  1. Take the train from Derby to Birmingham New Street
  2. Fly from Birmingham (BHX) to Edinburgh (EDI) BHX - EDI

$88 - $281

Train to Birmingham, fly to Aberdeen  •  4 h 19 min

  1. Take the train from Derby to Birmingham New Street
  2. Fly from Birmingham (BHX) to Aberdeen (ABZ) BHX - ABZ

$89 - $249

Train, train to Manchester, fly to Edinburgh  •  5 h 6 min

  1. Take the train from Derby to Sheffield
  2. Take the train from Sheffield to Manchester Airport
  3. Fly from Manchester (MAN) to Edinburgh (EDI) MAN - EDI

$75 - $258

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The cheapest way to get from Derby to Scotland is to bus which costs £21 - £29 and takes 8 h 20 min.

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The quickest way to get from Derby to Scotland is to fly which costs £30 - £140 and takes 3 h 18 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Derby to Scotland. However, there are services departing from Derby and arriving at Glasgow via Manchester Coach Station, Chorlton St. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 8 h 20 min.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Derby and arriving at Glasgow Central. Services depart every four hours, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 5 h 27 min.

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The distance between Derby and Scotland is 288 miles. The road distance is 284.1 miles.

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The best way to get from Derby to Scotland without a car is to train which takes 5 h 19 min and costs £110 - £200.

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It takes approximately 5 h 19 min to get from Derby to Scotland, including transfers.

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Derby to Scotland bus services, operated by National Express, depart from Derby station.

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Derby to Scotland train services, operated by East Midlands Trains, depart from Derby station.

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The best way to get from Derby to Scotland is to train which takes 5 h 19 min and costs £110 - £200. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs £21 - £29 and takes 8 h 20 min, you could also fly, which costs £30 - £140 and takes 3 h 18 min.

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Map of how to get from Derby to Scotland.
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  • Distance: 288.4 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 19 min

What companies run services between Derby, England and Scotland?

You can take a train from Derby to Glasgow via Crewe in around 5 h 19 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Derby to Glasgow via Manchester Coach Station, Chorlton St in around 8 h 20 min.

Airlines
Flybe
Website
flybe.com
Flights from East Midlands to Glasgow
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $320
Flights from East Midlands to Glasgow via Belfast City
Ave. Duration
2 h 45 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$60 - $320
Flights from East Midlands to Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$60 - $300
Flights from Birmingham to Glasgow
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $280
Flights from Birmingham to Glasgow via Belfast City
Ave. Duration
3 h 5 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$55 - $280
Flights from Birmingham to Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $300
Flights from Birmingham to Edinburgh via Belfast City
Ave. Duration
3 h 5 min
When
Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$55 - $300
Flights from Birmingham to Aberdeen
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $270
Flights from Manchester to Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $310
Flights from Manchester to Edinburgh via Belfast City
Ave. Duration
2 h 55 min
When
Monday and Tuesday
Estimated price
$45 - $310
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Birmingham to Glasgow via Belfast (Aldergrove)
Ave. Duration
2 h 45 min
When
Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$95 - $270
Flights from Birmingham to Edinburgh via Belfast (Aldergrove)
Ave. Duration
3 h 12 min
When
Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$80 - $240
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Birmingham to Glasgow via Dublin
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$35 - $260
Aer Lingus
Website
aerlingus.com
Flights from Birmingham to Aberdeen via Dublin
Ave. Duration
3 h 50 min
When
Monday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
$240 - $950
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
Hourly
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
Train from Derby to Sheffield
Ave. Duration
30 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$17 - $25
Website
eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Advance Single
$8 - $12
Off-Peak Single
$16 - $26
Anytime Day Single
$17 - $25
Anytime Single
$24 - $35
Merseyrail Electrics
Phone
0151 330 1000
Website
merseyrail.org
Train from Derby to Crewe
Ave. Duration
1 h 17 min
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
$12 - $17
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Schedules at
merseyrail.org
Train from Derby to Sheffield
Ave. Duration
30 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$9 - $14
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Schedules at
merseyrail.org
Virgin West Coast Trains
CrossCountry
Phone
0344 736 9123
Email
customer.relations@crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Train from Derby to Glasgow Central
Ave. Duration
5 h 27 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$130 - $200
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$80 - $120
Anytime Single
$130 - $200
Off-Peak Single
$140 - $220
Train from Derby to Birmingham New Street
Ave. Duration
46 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$25 - $40
Anytime Single
$35 - $55
Off-Peak Single
$22 - $35
Train from Derby to Sheffield
Ave. Duration
33 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30 - $55
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$24 - $40
Anytime Single
$30 - $55
Off-Peak Single
$20 - $30
TransPennine Express
Phone
+44 345 600 1671
Email
tpecustomer.relations@firstgroup.com
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Train from Manchester Piccadilly to Glasgow Central
Ave. Duration
3 h 11 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$85 - $130
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Advance Single
$35 - $50
Off-Peak Day Single
$55 - $85
Anytime Day Single
$85 - $130
Train from Sheffield to Manchester Airport
Ave. Duration
1 h 12 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$21 - $30
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Advance Single
$10 - $16
Off-Peak Day Single
$18 - $27
Anytime Day Single
$21 - $30
Bus operators
High Peak
Phone
0844 351 1120
Email
help@centrebus.com
Website
highpeakbuses.com
Bus from Derby, Bus Station to Buxton, Railway Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 55 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$8
Schedules at
highpeakbuses.com
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 Derby to Manchester Coach Station, Chorlton St
Ave. Duration
2 h 20 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$9 - $13
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from Manchester Coach Station, Chorlton St to Glasgow
Ave. Duration
5 h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$19 - $25
Website
nationalexpress.com

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The quickest flight from East Midlands Airport to Glasgow Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 10 min.

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

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Derby to Scotland train services, operated by Virgin West Coast Trains, arrive at Glasgow Central station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Derby to Scotland is 284 miles. It takes approximately 4 h 41 min to drive from Derby to Scotland.

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Flybe offers flights from East Midlands Airport to Glasgow Airport.

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There are 133+ hotels available in Scotland. Prices start at $77 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Derby to East Midlands Airport is to bus which takes 37 min and costs £2 - £4.

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