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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.

By Car

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.


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


Blue Badge Parking



By Bus

Derby Bus Station

The bus station is located on Morledge, Derby. There are 24 bays for local bus services and five coach bays. National Express and some holiday tour companies also use the bus station; please check with the holiday coach company where you will be picked up and dropped off. Parking is available in the main Riverside car park or on the roadside in Full Street both of which are only a few minutes walk from the bus station.

There is a Select Convenience store with café facilities inside the bus station as well as an information office, seating and public toilets including disabled facilities.

The information office is located centrally on the concourse and is open Monday to Friday from 8.30am to 5.30pm and Saturday from 8.30am to 1pm. A selection of ARRIVA, yourbus, trentbarton tickets and other products including timetable leaflets and books are also available from the information office.

There are electronic and static information stands situated throughout the concourse and at each bay and toilet facilities are available on site.

Contact details

Telephone: 01332 711553 or 01332 711554.
Address: Derby Bus Station, Morledge, Derby, DE1 2AY

Getting around Derby by bus

There are bus service to all areas of Derby and a large number of destinations in the surrounding area.

For details about the different bus tickets that are available in the city, you can use the bus ticket guide.

Bus operator information

Derby has several main bus operators that run a majority of local services. These are:

A selection of Arriva and trentbarton tickets and other products including timetable leaflets and books are available from the information office at the Bus Station in Derby which is located centrally on the concourse. Opening hours are Monday to Friday from 8.30am to 5.30pm and Saturday from 8.30am to 1pm.

Can I catch a National Express Coach from Derby?

National Express Coach Services operate from the bus station in Derby. You can purchase your ticket from the Information Office at the bus station or contact National Express directly.

Please note, National Express coaches have been suspended from Sunday 10th January 2021 until further notice. 

Park and Ride 


Coach Parking


By Train

The opening times at the ticket office in Derby Railway Station are:

Monday to Saturday from 6am to 8pm
Sunday from 6am to 8pm

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

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.

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Getting Around Derby


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.


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.