There are 4 ways to get from Liverpool to Derby by train, bus or car

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Recommended option

Train  •  2 h 46 min

  1. Take the train from Liverpool Lime Street to Crewe
  2. Take the train from Crewe to Derby

$26 - $73

Cheapest option

Bus  •  4 h 25 min

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

$16 - $23

2 alternative options

Train, bus  •  5 h 12 min

  1. Take the train from Liverpool Lime Street to Manchester Airport
  2. Take the bus from Manchester Airport The Station to Buxton, Railway Station (Rail Station)
  3. Take the bus from Buxton, Railway Station (Rail Station) to Derby, Bus Station

$31 - $38

Drive  •  1 h 35 min

  1. Drive from Liverpool to Derby 90.5 miles

$19 - $29

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The cheapest way to get from Liverpool to Derby is to bus which costs £12 - £18 and takes 4 h 25 min.

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The quickest way to get from Liverpool to Derby is to drive which costs £14 - £22 and takes 1 h 35 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Liverpool to Derby. However, there are services departing from Liverpool University and arriving at Derby via Manchester Coach Station, Chorlton St. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4 h 25 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Liverpool to Derby. However, there are services departing from Liverpool Lime Street and arriving at Derby via Crewe. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2 h 46 min.

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The distance between Liverpool and Derby is 71 miles. The road distance is 90.5 miles.

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The best way to get from Liverpool to Derby without a car is to train which takes 2 h 46 min and costs £20 - £60.

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It takes approximately 2 h 46 min to get from Liverpool to Derby, including transfers.

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

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Map of how to get from Liverpool to Derby.
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  • Distance: 71.1 miles
  • Duration: 2 h 46 min

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

You can take a train from Liverpool to Derby via Crewe in around 2 h 46 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Liverpool to Derby via Manchester Coach Station, Chorlton St in around 4 h 25 min.

Train operators
Virgin West Coast Trains
Phone
0344 556 5650
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Train from Liverpool Lime Street to Crewe
Ave. Duration
33 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$24 - $40
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$16 - $24
Anytime Day Single
$24 - $40
East Midlands Trains
Phone
03457 125 678
Email
getintouch@eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Website
eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Train from Crewe to Derby
Ave. Duration
1 h 13 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
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 Liverpool University to Manchester Coach Station, Chorlton St
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$7 - $11
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 Manchester Airport The Station to Buxton, Railway Station (Rail Station)
Ave. Duration
1 h 36 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$8
Schedules at
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

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