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

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

Recommended option

Train  •  2 h 49 min

$27 - $74

Cheapest option

Bus  •  5 h

  1. National Express / ...
  2. Transpeak / ...

$15 - $18

2 alternative options

Train, bus  •  4 h 54 min

  1. Transpeak / ...

$24 - $29

Drive  •  1 h 35 min

  1. 90.5 miles

$19 - $29

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 49 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Liverpool to Derby via Manchester and Manchester City Centre, Manchester Central Coach Station in around 5 h.

Train operators
Virgin West Coast Trains
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
$25 - $35
Website
eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Advance Single
$12 - $17
Off-Peak Single
$23 - $40
Anytime Day Single
$25 - $35
Anytime Single
$30 - $50
Bus operators
High Peak
Phone
0844 351 1120
Email
help@centrebus.com
Website
highpeakbuses.com
Bus from Stockport Bus Station to Derby, Bus Station
Ave. Duration
2 h 38 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$8
Schedules at
highpeakbuses.com
Bus from Manchester City Centre, Manchester Central Coach Station to Derby, Bus Station
Ave. Duration
3 h 5 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$8
Schedules at
highpeakbuses.com

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Questions & Answers

The distance between Liverpool and Derby is 114 km. The road distance is 145 km.

The cheapest way to get from Liverpool to Derby is to bus which costs £11 - £14 and takes 5 h.

The quickest way to get from Liverpool to Derby is to drive which takes 1 h 35 min and costs £14 - £21.

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 49 min.

No, there is no direct bus from Liverpool to Derby. However, there are services departing from Liverpool University and arriving at Derby, Bus Station via Manchester City Centre, Manchester Central Coach Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5 h.

It takes approximately 2 h 49 min to get from Liverpool to Derby, including transfers.