There are 5 ways to get from Greater Manchester to Derby by train, bus or car

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Train  •  2 h 56 min

  1. Take the train from Manchester Oxford Road to Sheffield
  2. Take the train from Sheffield to Derby

$42 - $87

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Bus National Express  •  3 h 44 min

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

$12 - $16

3 alternative options

Train, bus  •  3 h 58 min

  1. Take the train from Manchester Piccadilly to Buxton
  2. Take the bus from Buxton, Railway Station (Rail Station) to Derby, Bus Station Transpeak

$19 - $24

Bus High Peak  •  4 h 9 min

  1. Take the bus from Stockport Bus Station to Buxton, Railway Station (Rail Station) Skyline 199
  2. Take the bus from Buxton, Railway Station (Rail Station) to Derby, Bus Station Transpeak

$12

Drive  •  1 h 24 min

  1. Drive from Greater Manchester to Derby 76.6 miles

$16 - $24

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No, there is no direct bus from Greater Manchester to Derby. However, there are services departing from Moss Side, Horton Rd and arriving at Derby via Manchester Coach Station, Chorlton St. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3 h 44 min.

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The distance between Greater Manchester and Derby is 48 miles. The road distance is 76.6 miles.

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The best way to get from Greater Manchester to Derby without a car is to train which takes 2 h 56 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 2 h 56 min to get from Greater Manchester to Derby, including transfers.

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Greater Manchester to Derby bus services, operated by National Express, arrive at Manchester Coach Station, Chorlton St.

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The best way to get from Greater Manchester to Derby is to train which takes 2 h 56 min and costs . Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 3 h 44 min.

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Greater Manchester to Derby bus services, operated by National Express, arrive at Derby station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Greater Manchester to Derby is 77 miles. It takes approximately 1 h 24 min to drive from Greater Manchester to Derby.

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There are 636+ hotels available in Derby. Prices start at $65 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Greater Manchester to Derby.
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  • Distance: 48.3 miles
  • Duration: 2 h 56 min

What companies run services between Greater Manchester, England and Derby, England?

You can take a train from Greater Manchester to Derby via Manchester City Centre, Whitworth St West (RITZ), Manchester Oxford Road, and Sheffield in around 2 h 56 min. Alternatively, National Express operates a bus from Greater Manchester to Derby once daily. Tickets cost $9 - $13 and the journey takes 2 h 20 min.

Train operators
East Midlands Trains
Phone
03457 125 678
Email
getintouch@eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Website
eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Train from Manchester Oxford Road to Sheffield
Ave. Duration
56 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$21 - $29
Website
eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Advance Single
$10 - $15
Off-Peak Single
$19 - $35
Anytime Day Single
$21 - $29
Anytime Single
$28 - $45
Train from Sheffield to Derby
Ave. Duration
29 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$18 - $25
Website
eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Advance Single
$8 - $12
Off-Peak Single
$16 - $26
Anytime Day Single
$18 - $25
Anytime Single
$24 - $35
Bus operators
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 Manchester Coach Station, Chorlton St to Derby
Ave. Duration
2 h 20 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$9 - $13
Website
nationalexpress.com
High Peak
Phone
0844 351 1120
Email
help@centrebus.com
Website
highpeakbuses.com
Bus from Buxton, Railway Station (Rail Station) to Derby, Bus Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 53 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$8
Schedules at
highpeakbuses.com
Bus from Stockport Bus Station to Buxton, Railway Station (Rail Station)
Ave. Duration
1 h 16 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
$8
Schedules at
highpeakbuses.com

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