Trains from
Cambridge to Derby

from £19.30

Save 61% on average when you buy in advance**

Best price for your journey

Compare and book train and coach tickets for over 200 companies, including UK rail carriers and National Express.

Get your points and discounts

We accept National Railcards, Club Eurostar and all other major cards.

Easy to book and manage

Find, book, change or cancel your tickets in an instant.

Pay with confidence

Buy tickets with PayPal, ApplePay, Visa, Amex and all international credit cards.

  1. on time
    Cambridge
    Platform 4
    15:01
    Cambridge
    Platform 4
    16:49
    Leicester
    Platform 3
    17:05
    Leicester
    Platform 2 estimated
    17:26
    Derby
    Platform 5 estimated
    on time
    Derby
    Platform 5 estimated
    1 change
    Super Off Peak
  2. on time
    Cambridge
    Platform 7
    15:14
    Cambridge
    Platform 7
    16:06
    London Kings Cross
    16:06
    London Kings Cross
    16:31
    London St Pancras International
    16:31
    London St Pancras International
    Platform 4 estimated
    18:09
    Derby
    Platform 5 estimated
    on time
    Derby
    Platform 5 estimated
    2 changes
    Super Off Peak
  3. on time
    Cambridge
    Platform 4 estimated
    16:01
    Cambridge
    Platform 4 estimated
    17:49
    Leicester
    Platform 3 estimated
    18:05
    Leicester
    Platform 2 estimated
    18:26
    Derby
    Platform 5 estimated
    on time
    Derby
    Platform 5 estimated
    1 change
    Super Off Peak
  4. on time
    Cambridge
    Platform 7 estimated
    16:14
    Cambridge
    Platform 7 estimated
    17:07
    London Kings Cross
    17:07
    London Kings Cross
    17:31
    London St Pancras International
    17:31
    London St Pancras International
    Platform 4 estimated
    19:09
    Derby
    Platform 5 estimated
    on time
    Derby
    Platform 5 estimated
    2 changes
    Super Off Peak
  5. on time
    Cambridge
    Platform 4 estimated
    16:20
    Cambridge
    Platform 4 estimated
    16:35
    Ely
    Platform 1 estimated
    16:47
    Ely
    Platform 3B estimated
    18:30
    Nottingham
    Platform 6B estimated
    18:41
    Nottingham
    Platform 6A estimated
    19:01
    Derby
    Platform 3A estimated
    on time
    Derby
    Platform 3A estimated
    2 changes
    Super Off Peak
  6. on time
    Cambridge
    Platform 4 estimated
    17:01
    Cambridge
    Platform 4 estimated
    18:49
    Leicester
    Platform 3 estimated
    19:05
    Leicester
    Platform 2 estimated
    19:26
    Derby
    Platform 5 estimated
    on time
    Derby
    Platform 5 estimated
    1 change
    Super Off Peak
  7. on time
    Cambridge
    Platform 7 estimated
    17:14
    Cambridge
    Platform 7 estimated
    18:06
    London Kings Cross
    Platform 2 estimated
    18:06
    London Kings Cross
    18:31
    London St Pancras International
    18:31
    London St Pancras International
    Platform 3 estimated
    20:09
    Derby
    Platform 5 estimated
    on time
    Derby
    Platform 5 estimated
    2 changes
    Super Off Peak
  8. on time
    Cambridge
    Platform 4 estimated
    18:01
    Cambridge
    Platform 4 estimated
    19:49
    Leicester
    Platform 3 estimated
    20:05
    Leicester
    Platform 2 estimated
    20:26
    Derby
    Platform 5 estimated
    on time
    Derby
    Platform 5 estimated
    1 change
    Super Off Peak
  9. on time
    Cambridge
    Platform 7 estimated
    18:14
    Cambridge
    Platform 7 estimated
    19:06
    London Kings Cross
    19:06
    London Kings Cross
    19:31
    London St Pancras International
    19:31
    London St Pancras International
    Platform 2 estimated
    21:10
    Derby
    Platform 5 estimated
    on time
    Derby
    Platform 5 estimated
    2 changes
    Super Off Peak
  10. on time
    Cambridge
    Platform 4 estimated
    19:01
    Cambridge
    Platform 4 estimated
    20:49
    Leicester
    Platform 3 estimated
    21:09
    Leicester
    Platform 2 estimated
    21:32
    Derby
    Platform 5 estimated
    on time
    Derby
    Platform 5 estimated
    1 change
    Super Off Peak

Journey information from Cambridge to Derby

  • Train Fares from: £19.30
  • Fastest route:
  • Slowest route:
  • Average journey time:
  • Changes: 1 to 4
  • How long does it take to travel from Cambridge to Derby by train?

    The average journey time between Cambridge and Derby is . On an average weekday, there are 29 trains travelling from Cambridge to Derby. The journey time may be longer on weekends and holidays.

    Avg. Duration
  • What is the fastest journey from Cambridge to Derby by train?

    The fastest journey time by train is .

  • How much does the train from Cambridge to Derby cost?

    Train tickets from Cambridge to Derby can start from as little as £19.30 when you book in advance and are usually more expensive when purchased on the day. Prices can also vary depending the time of day, route and class you book.

  • Are there direct trains from Cambridge to Derby?

    No, it is not possible to travel from Cambridge to Derby without having to change trains. Use our journey planner above to get direct train times from Cambridge to Derby.

    No direct trains possible
  • What is the distance between Cambridge and Derby?

    The distance between Cambridge and Derby is 84 miles.

    Distance: 84 miles
  • What time is the first train from Cambridge to Derby?

    The first train from Cambridge to Derby departs at .

    What time is the last train from Cambridge to Derby?

    The last train from Cambridge to Derby departs at .

    First train
    Last train
    No sleeper services are available. There may also be fewer services on weekends and public holidays; use the Journey Planner above to search for a specific train on your chosen travel date.
  • If you're like us, you've probably seen the sheer number of ticket types available in the UK and wondered ''Why are there so many?!'' Well, luckily we've put together a handy guide to all the variations of train ticket you may encounter on your travels.

    *Please note that not all types of train tickets are available for every journey. Factors such as the time, date and train company you'll be using can affect the availability of each one.

Cambridge to Derby timetable

Check out the next trains departing from Cambridge to Derby for Saturday 18th Jan 2020. For the full train timetable, or to search for a later time or date, click here.

DepartsArrivesDuration
15:0117:262h 25m, 1 change
15:1418:092h 55m, 2 changes
16:0118:262h 25m, 1 change
16:1419:092h 55m, 2 changes
16:2019:012h 41m, 2 changes
17:0119:262h 25m, 1 change
17:1420:092h 55m, 2 changes
18:0120:262h 25m, 1 change
18:1421:102h 56m, 2 changes
19:0121:322h 31m, 1 change

If you’re looking for the return train journey, check out trains from Derby to Cambridge.

How to find cheap train tickets from Cambridge to Derby

Did you know that most train companies in the UK increase their prices as the departure date approaches? Our aim is to help you save – we’ll help you find the cheapest tickets, and even tell you when the prices are likely to increase with Price Prediction.

3 monthsin advance
from£19.30
2 weeksin advance
from£23.65
1 weekin advance
from£23.65

Book in advance.

Save up to 61%** when you book in advance. Look out for Advance tickets – they usually come out up to 12 weeks before the departure date. If you’re here a tad early, sign up for our Advance ticket alert to get notified when your tickets are released.

Consider a Season Ticket.

If you catch this train more than 3 times per week, you could save money with a Season Ticket. With annual, monthly and weekly options available, find out if a season ticket for Cambridge to Derby is right for you.

Use your Railcard.

National Railcards offer up to 1/3 off train tickets in the UK and can be a great investment if you travel a few times or more in a year. Find out how you can save with a National Railcard.

For more money-saving tips on UK and European train travel, read our cheap train tickets guide. Save even more on UK train tickets with SplitSave, our latest app feature. Find out more about split tickets.

**Average savings on Advance fares booked at least one week before day of travel vs Anytime fares purchased on day of travel. Subject to availability. Excludes coach.
Advance adult single fare. Excludes booking fee. Prices seen by Trainline customers in the last 30 days. Availability limited.