There are 10 ways to get from Derby to Scotland by train, bus, car or plane

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Train via Crewe  •  5h 23m

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

£109 - £336

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Bus  •  7h 52m

  1. Take the bus from Derby to Manchester Coach Station, Chorlton St National Express
  2. Take the bus from Shudehill Interchange to Buchanan Bus Station M11

£28 - £48

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Train  •  5h 27m

  1. Take the train from Derby to Glasgow Central

£150 - £360

Bus, train  •  7h 35m

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

£81 - £118

Drive  •  4h 42m

  1. Drive from Derby to Glasgow 284 miles

£45 - £70

Fly East Midlands to Edinburgh  •  3h 29m

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

£59 - £159

Fly East Midlands to Glasgow  •  4h 3m

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

£55 - £156

Train to Birmingham, fly to Edinburgh  •  4h 11m

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

£64 - £478

Fly East Midlands to Aberdeen  •  3h 46m

  1. Fly from East Midlands (EMA) to Aberdeen (ABZ) EMA - ABZ

£90 - £207

Train to Birmingham, fly to Glasgow  •  4h 45m

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

£65 - £395

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The cheapest way to get from Derby to Scotland is to bus which costs £28 - £50 and takes 7h 52m.

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The quickest way to get from Derby to Scotland is to fly which costs £55 - £160 and takes 3h 29m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Derby to Scotland station. However, there are services departing from Derby and arriving at Buchanan Bus Station via Shudehill Interchange. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 7h 52m.

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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 5h 27m.

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The distance between Derby and Scotland is 288 miles. The road distance is 284 miles.

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The best way to get from Derby to Scotland without a car is to train via Crewe which takes 5h 23m and costs £100 - £340.

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It takes approximately 5h 23m 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 Railways, depart from Derby station.

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The best way to get from Derby to Scotland is to train via Crewe which takes 5h 23m and costs £100 - £340. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs £28 - £50 and takes 7h 52m, you could also fly, which costs £55 - £160 and takes 3h 29m.

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Map of how to get from Derby to Scotland.
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  • Distance: 288.4 miles
  • Duration: 5h 23m

What companies run services between Derby, England and Scotland?

You can take a train from Derby to Glasgow via Crewe in around 5h 23m. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Derby to Glasgow via Manchester Coach Station, Chorlton St and Shudehill Interchange in around 7h 52m.

Airlines
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Birmingham to Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£30 - £250
Flights from Birmingham to Edinburgh via Belfast (Aldergrove)
Ave. Duration
3h 10m
When
Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
£30 - £250
Flights from Birmingham to Glasgow
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£35 - £340
Flights from Birmingham to Glasgow via Belfast (Aldergrove)
Ave. Duration
2h 55m
When
Wednesday and Thursday
Estimated price
£35 - £340
Loganair
Website
loganair.co.uk
Flights from East Midlands to Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
1h 6m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£65 - £270
Flights from East Midlands to Glasgow
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
£75 - £310
Flights from East Midlands to Aberdeen
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
£140 - £900
Aer Lingus
Website
aerlingus.com
Flights from Birmingham to Edinburgh via Dublin
Ave. Duration
3h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£160 - £600
Flights from Birmingham to Glasgow via Dublin
Ave. Duration
3h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£140 - £480
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Birmingham to Edinburgh via Dublin
Ave. Duration
3h 20m
When
Monday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
£40 - £400
Train operators
East Midlands Railways
Phone
03457 125 678
Email
getintouch@eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Website
eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Train from Derby to Crewe
Ave. Duration
1h 17m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£18 - £26
Website
eastmidlandsrailway.co.uk
Advance Single
£9 - £13
Off-Peak Single
£17 - £28
Anytime Day Single
£18 - £26
Anytime Single
£25 - £40
CrossCountry
Phone
0344 736 9123
Email
customer.relations@crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Train from Derby to Glasgow Central
Ave. Duration
5h 27m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
£150 - £360
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Anytime Day
£150 - £180
Anytime Day 1st Class
£260 - £360
Train from Derby to Birmingham New Street
Ave. Duration
45 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
£30 - £120
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Anytime Day
£30 - £40
Anytime Day 1st Class
£80 - £120
TransPennine Express
Bus operators
High Peak
Phone
0844 351 1120
Email
help@centrebus.com
Website
highpeakbuses.com
Bus from Derby, Bus Station to Buxton, Sylvan Park
Ave. Duration
1h 57m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
£6
Website
High Peak
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
2h 15m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
£6 - £8
Website
National Express
Megabus UK
Phone
0871 266 3333
Email
enquiries@megabus.com
Website
uk.megabus.com
Bus from Shudehill Interchange to Buchanan Bus Station
Ave. Duration
4h 25m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
£22 - £40
Website
Megabus UK

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The quickest flight from East Midlands Airport to Edinburgh Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 5m.

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Derby to Scotland bus services, operated by Megabus UK, arrive at Buchanan Bus Station.

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Derby to Scotland is 284 miles. It takes approximately 4h 42m to drive from Derby to Scotland.

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Loganair offers flights from East Midlands Airport to Edinburgh Airport.

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There are 101+ hotels available in Scotland. Prices start at £75 per night.

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The best way to get from Derby to East Midlands Airport is to bus which takes 42 min and costs £2 - £4.

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