Getting to Derby

Map of Derby City

Getting to Derby

Derby is the UK's most central city, which means it is easy to visit and experience the history and heritage, culture and shopping.  We are easily accessible whether you are travelling by car, train, plane or bus.

Please note from 15th June 2020, face coverings will be required while using public transport in England

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By Car

Please follow the latest Coronavirus (COVID-19) Government Advice

Derby is just 15 minutes from the M1 junction 24 and accessible via the A6, A50, A38 and A52.

Car Parks

Derby also benefits from a great range of low cost car parks including the Safest Car Park in the World at Bold Lane, DE1 3NT.

New measures are in place at car parks in Derby. To help maintain social distancing, make sure you follow the guides and take advantage of the hand hygiene stations.

CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFORMATION ON DERBY CAR PARKS

Stay longer for your money. Use the MiPermit app and pay less for your parking, with new reduced rates in Derby. 

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Blue Badge Parking

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CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFORMATION ON BLUE BADGE PARKING

Please note the Morledge Blue Badge parking bays are temporarily being used as bus stops due to reduced capacity in the bus station.

The traffic management system has necessitated the temporary removal of  a number of blue badge parking spaces on London Road. To mitigate the effect of losing these spaces, more blue badge spaces have been created in the Intu Shopping Centre Car Park.

Lifting the Restrictions in Derby

By Bus

Derby Bus Station has reopened under a phased approach from Monday 8th June. 

A number of restrictions will be in place to ensure the safety of all users, and passengers are asked to ensure social distancing is maintained at all times.

The bus station will be open daily, Monday to Saturday, from 7.50am ahead of the first service leaving at 8.00am, and will close immediately after the final service as departed at 8.00pm.   Sunday opening times have not yet been confirmed.

A one-way pedestrian flow will be in operation, so passengers will only be able to enter the bus station from the Morledge entrance, and exit using the doors near the River Gardens.

The bus station will be used as a pick-up point only, and services coming back into the city will drop off passengers at on-street bus stops.  Passengers are reminded to ensure social distancing at all times, when leaving the bus onto the street.

The toilets, information office and shop will remain closed initially, however staff will be available on the concourse to deal with any enquiries people may have.

For up to date timetable information, please visit each operators website:

National Express have also confirmed that they are suspending all coach operations after close of play on Sunday 5th April until further notice.  

Details of the services returning are detailed below.  Other services will continue to depart from on-street locations.

Bay No

Service

Operator

5

Red Arrow

Trent Barton

6

I4

7

Indigo

9

Ilkeston Flyer

11

26

Arriva Midlands

12

22

13

24

14

20

18

2, 2A, 2B, 2C

19

Sapphire 38

Passengers should check the operator’s website for up to date timetable information.

VIEW REVISED BUS STOP LOCATIONS DURING COVID-19

National Express Coaches operate daily to Derby from all four corners of the UK.

Trent Barton and Arriva operate services from the Derby Bus Station around the city and into the Peak District. 

Coach Parking

CLICK HERE FOR INFORMATION ON COACH PARKING IN DERBY

By Train

From Monday 23rd March 2020, East Midlands Railway, in partnership with the rest of the UK rail industry, introduced a reduced timetable. For more information, please see our latest news article.

All enclosed waiting rooms on stations are now closed until further notice. This follows guidance from Public Health England and industry agreement to help enforce social distancing.  Toilets, including disabled toilets, will remain available for use at stations that are staffed. 

The opening times at ticket office at Derby Railway Station have been revised, and will now be open as detailed below:

  • Monday - Saturday from 6.00am - 8.00pm

  • Sunday from 6.20am - 8.00pm

View the East Midlands Railway Coronavirus Travel Information page for the latest updates & timetables

Derby is only 93 minutes from London St Pancras with 35 direct services everyday with East Midlands Railway. Journeys take less than 30 minutes if you are travelling from nearby Nottingham, Leicester and Birmingham. Call us on 03457 125 678. Lines are open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

For trips to Derby and Derbyshire you can also purchase a Derbyshire Wayfarer ticket, providing unlimited rail and bus journeys within the county and other selected destinations. You can purchase tickets from the Sales and Information Centre on Full Street in Derby city centre.

By Aeroplane

Coronavirus advice for travellers

Click here to view the latest information about East Midlands Airport’s response to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak

East Midlands Airport connects you to Derby from over 80 destinations worldwide. 

Train connections are available from East Midlands Parkway via a Railink shuttle service or the Skylink bus operates every 30 mins 24/7 from just outside the terminal. 

Alternatively, there is a wide range of car rental options based at the airport as well as an onsite private taxi service.  

Visit East Midlands Airport for further detail and a full list of destinations.

Download the Derby City Map

Getting Around Derby

Walking

Derby was the UK's first to introduce QR codes, where visitors can tour the city and learn about Derby with their mobile phones. These codes are situated on signs throughout the city, giving information on Derby's rich history and heritage as well as nearby places of interest.

Cycling

There are over 100km of cycle routes in Derby, with even more available in Derbyshire. With the addition of the National BMX track at Alvaston Park as well as the new Velodrome at Derby Arena, Derby is cycle central. Visit our Cycling in Derby page for more details.

Visit the Cycle Derby website for more information and routes.

Information relating to Coronavirus.

Derby is currently in Tier 3. Please be aware of the restrictions in this tier and comply with government guidance. Keep visiting the Visit Derby website for regular updates. Thank you.