CrossCountry operates a train from Derby to Stratford-upon-Avon hourly. Tickets cost $35 - $60 and the journey takes 33 min. West Midlands also services this route hourly. Alternatively, Kinchbus operates a bus from Derby to Stratford-upon-Avon every 15 minutes. Tickets cost $5 - $7 and the journey takes 1 h 39 min. 2 other operators also service this route.
From Derby train to Birmingham New Street, walk to Birmingham Moor Street, then train to Stratford-upon-Avon. 2 h 2 min £43. From Derby, Siddals Road (Copeland Street) bus to Haymarket Bus Station, bus to Coventry, Transport Museum, then bus to Stratford-upon-Avon, McDonalds. 5 h 39 min £18. From Derby drive to Stratford-upon-Avon. 1 h 10 min £12.