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Derby to Manchester bus - cost & duration

Cheapest price$16.09
Shortest Duration1h 50m
Trips per day18
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Frequently Asked Questions

How much does a bus ticket from Derby to Manchester cost?

Based on the last 30 days, the cheapest average bus fares from Derby to Manchester were $23.37.

The best way to find cheap bus tickets from Derby to Manchester is by booking earlier as most bus companies increase the price as the departure date approaches.

How long is the bus ride from Derby to Manchester?

The distance between Derby and Manchester is approximately 50.01 miles, or 80.46 kilometers. The average travel time for a bus between these two cities is around 4 hours and 56 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 1 hour and 50 minutes.

Looking for ways to pass the time? Most buses are equipped with Wi-Fi, which means you can stream music, browse social media or get some work done during your ride. That said, in case your bus has a spotty signal, or is among the few without Wi-Fi, we also recommend downloading TV shows and movies to your mobile device in advance of your trip. That way the ride will fly by whatever the Wi-Fi situation.

What is the busiest time to travel by bus from Derby to Manchester?

The busiest time of the week for travel from Derby to Manchester by bus is usually on Friday. When planning to travel around this time, tickets should be booked well in advance as they may sell out and you may find buses more full than usual. Friday tends to be when the fewest number of bus tickets are sold. If you’re looking for a little extra space, buses departing at this time are the least likely to be crowded.

What bus companies travel from Derby to Manchester?

On average there are 18 scheduled bus trips per day. National Express has the most regularly scheduled departures from Derby to Manchester, with an average of 18 trips per day and 18 monthly trips. One bus carrier currently travels from Derby to Manchester. Of the 18 trips there are 2 trips that are direct connections to Manchester.

Need more travel options? Train tickets from Derby to Manchester start at $37.37.

1 carriers offer Derby to Manchester bus trips

National Express

Book National Express from Derby to Manchester from $16.09. There are 18 trips per day offered by National Express from Derby to Manchester and you can expect on average to pay $23.37 for a National Express ticket to Manchester. In Derby, National Express departs to Manchester from Morledge and one other station. In Manchester, National Express arrives at Manchester Airport and 4 other stations.

An average trip on National Express from Derby to Manchester takes 4 hours and 57 minutes, while the fastest available National Express trip will get you to Manchester in 1 hours and 50 minutes,

Avg. Time
4h 57m
Avg. Price
There are 2 stations you could depart from, depending on the bus line you travel with. Most bus trips to Manchester will depart from these stations in Derby:
  • Morledge
  • East Midlands Airport
Buses arrive in Manchester at 5 stations, depending on which bus line you are traveling with. These are the main bus stations in Manchester for trips arriving from Derby:
  • Manchester Airport
  • Manchester Coach Station
  • Failsworth
  • Broadway
  • Manchester (Miles Platting)

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