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London to Derby bus - cost & duration

Cheapest price$12.25
Shortest Duration3h 0m
Trips per day35
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Frequently Asked Questions

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

Based on the last 30 days, the cheapest average bus fares from London to Derby were $21.97.

The best way to find cheap bus tickets from London to Derby is by booking earlier as most bus companies increase the price as the departure date approaches. By booking 1 days out, tickets are on average $3.46 cheaper than those that are booked last minute.

How long is the bus ride from London to Derby?

The distance between London and Derby is approximately 113.25 miles, or 182.21 kilometers. The average travel time for a bus between these two cities is around 5 hours and 27 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 3 hours,

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 London to Derby?

The busiest time of the week for travel from London to Derby by bus is usually on Thursday. 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. Wednesday 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 London to Derby?

On average there are 35 scheduled bus trips per day. National Express has the most regularly scheduled departures from London to Derby, with an average of 35 trips per day and 70 monthly trips. One bus carrier currently travels from London to Derby. Of the 35 trips there are 4 trips that are direct connections to Derby.

Need more travel options? Train tickets from London to Derby start at $11.94.

1 carriers offer London to Derby bus trips

National Express

Book National Express from London to Derby from $12.25. There are 35 trips per day offered by National Express from London to Derby and you can expect on average to pay $23.65 for a National Express ticket to Derby. In London, National Express departs to Derby from Victoria Coach Station and 7 other stations. In Derby, National Express arrives at Morledge and one other station.

An average trip on National Express from London to Derby takes 5 hours and 27 minutes, while the fastest available National Express trip will get you to Derby in 3 hours and 0 minutes,

Avg. Time
5h 27m
Avg. Price
$23.65
There are 8 stations you could depart from, depending on the bus line you travel with. Most bus trips to Derby will depart from these stations in London:
  • Victoria Coach Station
  • 75 Loampit Vale
  • Eltham Rd
  • Rosehill
  • Golders Green
  • High Rd
  • 145-155 A11
  • 41 Montfichet Rd
Buses arrive in Derby at 2 stations, depending on which bus line you are traveling with. These are the main bus stations in Derby for trips arriving from London:
  • Morledge
  • East Midlands Airport

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