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London to Derby by train

It takes an average of 2h 14m to travel from London to Derby by train, over a distance of around 113 miles (181 km). There are normally 51 trains per day travelling from London to Derby and tickets for this journey start from £16.10 when you book in advance.

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Last train


Departure station


Arrival station


Journey time

From 1h 24m


113 miles (181 km)


51 trains per day


Direct trains available


From £16.10

Train operators

East Midlands Railway

Travelling from London to Derby by train in 1h 23m

Looking to travel from London to Derby by train? You've come to the right place!

On average, it takes around 2h 9m to travel from London to Derby by train, and you'll usually find 44 trains running along the route daily for 113 miles (181 km). As soon as you board the train, you'll be able to make yourself comfortable and enjoy the journey as there are direct services available. Travelling with East Midlands Railway (EMR) on this route, you can reach Derby in just 1h 23m on the fastest services. Kitted out with free WiFi, you can always stay connected on EMR trains.

If you want to save money, travel Off-Peak – tickets are usually cheaper during quieter times on weekdays and weekends. You can also get a Railcard and save up to 1/3 on eligible journeys for a whole year. Use our Journey Planner to compare ticket prices and get the cheapest fares.

If you want to know more about the journey from London to Derby by train, keep reading for timetable, tips on finding cheap tickets and FAQs including first and last train times. Want to go straight to booking? Start a search with us today!

Journey details

Want to know more about your journey from London to Derby? We've compiled some of the most frequently asked questions by our customers to help you plan your journey.

How long does the train from London to Derby take?

The average journey time by train between London and Derby is 2 hours and 14 minutes, with around 51 trains per day. The journey time may be longer on weekends and holidays, so use our Journey Planner on this page to search for a specific travel date.

What's the fastest journey time between London and Derby by train?

The fastest journey time by train from London to Derby is 1 hour and 24 minutes.

How much does the train from London to Derby cost?

Train ticket prices from London to Derby can start from as little as £16.10 when you book in advance. The cost of tickets can vary depending on the time of day, route and class you book and are usually more expensive if you book on the day.

Is there a direct train from London to Derby?

Yes, it is possible to travel from London to Derby without having to change trains. There are 51 direct trains from London to Derby each day. Though there may be fewer direct services available depending on your exact departure date.

What time does the first train from London to Derby leave?

The first train from London to Derby leaves at 04:27. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.

What time does the last train from London to Derby leave?

The last train from London to Derby leaves at 23:35. Trains that depart in the early morning hours or very late evening may be sleeper services, time and services may also vary during weekends and holidays.

What's the distance between London and Derby by train?

Trains travelling from London to Derby cover a distance of around 113 miles (181 km) during the journey.

Looking for more information?

If you’re looking for the return train journey, check out trains from Derby to London. If you’re looking for other options, you can also catch the bus from London to Derby.

Cheap train tickets from London to Derby

Train tickets from London to Derby start at £16.10 one way for a Standard Class ticket if you book in advance. As most UK train companies increase their prices as the departure date approaches, we’ll help you find the cheapest tickets.

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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 London to Derby is right for you.

Use your Railcard

National Railcards offer a 1/3 off eligible 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 here.

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For more money-saving tips on UK and European train travel, read our cheap train tickets guide.

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