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

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Train  •  2h 40m

  1. Take the train from Liverpool Lime Street to Stafford
  2. Take the train from Stafford to Tamworth
  3. Take the train from Tamworth High Level to Derby

$63 - $125

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Bus  •  3h 55m

  1. Take the bus from Liverpool One Bus Station, Canning Place to Manchester Airport National Express / ...
  2. Take the bus from Manchester Airport to Derby National Express

$11 - $15

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Train East Midlands Trains  •  2h 46m

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

$36 - $73

Train, bus  •  3h 28m

  1. Take the train from Liverpool Lime Street to Alfreton
  2. Take the bus from Alfreton, Railway Station to Derby, Corporation Street 9.1 - the nines / ...

$51 - $69

Drive  •  1h 35m

  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 £8 - £12 and takes 3h 55m.

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

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No, there is no direct bus from Liverpool station to Derby. However, there are services departing from Liverpool One Bus Station, Canning Place and arriving at Derby via Manchester Airport. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3h 55m.

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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 Stafford and Tamworth High Level. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2h 40m.

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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 2h 40m and costs £45 - £100.

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It takes approximately 2h 40m to get from Liverpool to Derby, including transfers.

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Liverpool to Derby bus services, operated by National Express, arrive at Liverpool One Bus Station, Canning Place.

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Liverpool to Derby train services, operated by West Midlands, depart from Liverpool Lime Street station.

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The best way to get from Liverpool to Derby is to train which takes 2h 40m and costs £45 - £100. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs £8 - £12 and takes 3h 55m.

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Map of how to get from Liverpool to Derby.
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  • Distance: 71.1 miles
  • Duration: 2h 40m

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

You can take a train from Liverpool to Derby via Stafford and Tamworth High Level in around 2h 40m. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Liverpool to Derby via Manchester Airport in around 3h 55m.

Train operators
West Midlands
Phone
+44 121 634 2040
Email
comments@londonmidland.com
Website
londonmidland.com
Train from Liverpool Lime Street to Stafford
Ave. Duration
1h 3m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$23 - $35
Website
wmtrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$13 - $20
Anytime Day Single
$23 - $35
Train from Stafford to Tamworth
Ave. Duration
22m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$9 - $13
Website
wmtrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$5 - $8
Anytime Day Single
$9 - $13
Train from Liverpool Lime Street to Crewe
Ave. Duration
42m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$14 - $20
Website
wmtrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$8 - $12
Anytime Day Single
$14 - $20
Virgin West Coast Trains
Phone
0344 556 5650
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Train from Liverpool Lime Street to Stafford
Ave. Duration
53m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$35 - $60
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$24 - $40
Anytime Day Single
$35 - $60
Train from Stafford to Tamworth
Ave. Duration
19m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$13 - $21
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$8 - $12
Anytime Day Single
$13 - $21
Train from Liverpool Lime Street to Crewe
Ave. Duration
33m
Frequency
Hourly
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
1h 13m
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 Liverpool Lime Street to Alfreton
Ave. Duration
2h 12m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$45 - $65
Website
eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Advance Single
$22 - $35
Off-Peak Single
$45 - $70
Anytime Day Single
$45 - $65
Anytime Single
$65 - $95
Bus operators
Trent Barton
Phone
01773 712265
Email
talk@trentbarton.co.uk
Website
trentbarton.co.uk
Bus from Alfreton, Railway Station to Derby, Corporation Street
Ave. Duration
1h 2m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$4
Schedules at
trentbarton.co.uk
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 One Bus Station, Canning Place to Manchester Airport
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$3 - $5
Website
National Express
Bus from Manchester Airport to Derby
Ave. Duration
1h 50m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$7 - $10
Website
National Express

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

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Liverpool to Derby train services, operated by CrossCountry, arrive at Derby station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Liverpool to Derby is 91 miles. It takes approximately 1h 35m to drive from Liverpool to Derby.

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