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Trip Summary

There are 10 daily trains from Derby to London. Traveling by train from Derby to London usually takes around one hour and 38 minutes, but the fastest East Midlands Railway train can make the trip in one hour and 29 minutes.

Distance113 mi (182 km)
Fastest train1h 29m
Lowest price$26.28
Trains per day11
Most frequent serviceEast Midlands Railway
Train lines2

What is the price of a train ticket from Derby to London?

In the last month, $39.87 was the average price of a train ticket from Derby to London. This is a good price that is inexpensive compared to most train fares. You can expect to find tickets at that price or lower if you book your trip at least 12 days in advance. Otherwise, expect to pay around $64.93 more than that for a same-day booking.

Monthly average prices

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If you are trying to decide when to travel from Derby to London by train so you can score the best possible deal, your best bet would be to plan your trip for October. That’s when the average price for a train ticket is expected to be just $39 – the lowest of the year.

Alternatively, if you plan to travel from Derby to London in November, expect to spend more on your train trip, as the average ticket price usually surges to $97 at that time of year. However, if you book your trip ahead of time, you have a high chance of scoring a ticket at a lower price.

Which train should you take from Derby to London?

2 train services operate from Derby to London. East Midlands Railway usually has more trains scheduled, with 11 trips per day. That said, it's still worth comparing the prices and trip durations:

TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
CrossCountry32h 39m$86.84
East Midlands Railway111h 38m$63.95
  • CrossCountry

    CrossCountry

    CrossCountry operates an extensive rail network in the U.K., centered in Birmingham. In standard class, passengers enjoy complimentary Wi-Fi, power outlets, and onboard restrooms. Trains also contain a small café or a trolley that passes through the carriages. An upgrade to first-class gives passengers more legroom and complimentary food. The journey from Derby to London usually takes about 2 hours and 39 minutes on a CrossCountry train. There are 3 trips on this route every day, and 3 daily trips on weekends.

  • East Midlands Railway

    East Midlands Railway

    East Midlands Railway train tickets from Derby to London start from $19, and on average cost . Daily there are 11 East Midlands Railway schedules to London. East Midlands Railway in Derby leaves from Derby Train Station . And in London trains arrive at St. Pancras .

    From Derby to London train travel on East Midlands Railway takes 1 hours and 38 minutes. If you are looking to get to London faster, East Midlands Railway offers more express schedule options with a travel time of 1 hours and 29 minutes.

    If you're considering a weeked trip, East Midlands Railway offers 11 schedules for you to choose from. You can expect to pay for a one-way train ticket to London.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to travel by train from Derby to London during the COVID-19 pandemic?

Our train partners have implemented several different policies to keep you safe during the COVID-19 pandemic. From limiting vehicle capacity to enhancing cleaning protocols and upgrading air filters, train carriers are committed to maintaining a safe environment. For details on what each company is doing to ensure their fleet remains safe for travel, click here.

Although masks are no longer required on public transportation, we stand behind CDC guidelines that encourage passengers to wear a mask over their nose and mouth while on the train or in stations.

Please visit our COVID-19 Travel Guide for more information on all carrier policies and the latest travel advisories issued by every U.S. state, Canadian province, and European country.

How long is the train journey from Derby to London?

The distance between Derby and London is approximately 113 miles, or 182 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 1 hour 38 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 1 hour 29 minutes. As a relatively short ride, taking the train is an easy way to travel between these two cities.

When are trains the most crowded?

Trains departing from Derby to London tend to have the most passengers on Friday. With higher demand ticket prices also tend to be higher on Friday. If you are trying to snag a cheap train tickets or just want an emptier train you'll have better luck by booking travel departing on Sunday as the least number of people tend to travel then.

When are the first and last trains of the day?

The earliest train departs Derby at 5:00am while the last train of the day leaves at 3:00pm. To see all scheduled departure times, use the search function on this page to get the full schedule for your specific travel dates.

Is there a direct train from Derby to London?

There are 10 scheduled trains on most days. 11 of these are direct connections to London. While direct trains may still make stops along the way, you will not need to switch trains at any point. If you're looking to get to your destination faster, a direct train is the convenient and time-efficient choice.

You can also take a train for your return trip from London to Derby.

City Information

London

One of the most important cities in the world, London is where the traditional blends seamlessly with the modern. As a vibrant modern city, London has something for everyone. For visitors interested in the Royal Family as well as their history, check out Buckingham Palace. The palace is open all days in summer, but only on selected days in winter. The Tower of London, where the crown jewels are put on exhibition, is also a great spot to check out. For fans of history, you might not want to miss out on the famous British Museum, considered by many to be the best museum in all of London. The museum currently carries an impressive collection of 8 million historic objects from all around the world, making it an eye-opening destination for many.

London’s food scene reflects its multiculturalism. Here you can find restaurants serving cuisines from various countries around the world, from India to Malaysia. If you opt for a lavish dining experience, Restaurant Gordon Ramsay, run by the famous chef himself, will be a great choice. Also don’t forget to stop by at a local pub and enjoy the beer like a true Londoner.

The city’s centers of intercity rail services are King’s Cross Station and Euston Station, from which you can take a train to other places in the UK or hop on the Eurostar train to Paris and beyond. The largest coach station in the city is Victoria Coach Station, serving big local carriers like National Express. The city’s air services are fulfilled by eight airports, of which London Heathrow Airport, located west of the city, is the busiest one.

Station Information

Where is the train station in Derby?

Main departure station: Derby Train Station

There is one train station in Derby.

All train stations in Derby:

  • Derby Train Station

Where is the train station in London?

Main arrival station: St. Pancras

London has one train station.

All train stations in London:

  • St. Pancras

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