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.
From 1h 24m
113 miles (181 km)
51 trains per day
Direct trains available
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!
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.
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.