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Bus Derby to Birmingham: Times, Prices and Tickets

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How can I find the cheapest bus tickets to get from Derby to Birmingham?

Prices will vary when you travel from Derby to Birmingham. On average, though, you'll pay about £ 20.53 for a bus ticket. You can find bus tickets for prices as low as £ 10.62, but it may require some flexibility with your travel plans. If you're looking for a low price, you may need to prepare to spend more time in transit. You can also often find cheaper bus tickets at particular times of day, or on certain days of the week. Of course, ticket prices often change during the year, too; expect to pay more in peak season. For the lowest prices, it's usually best to make your reservation in advance. Be careful, though, as many providers do not offer refunds or exchanges on their cheapest bus tickets.

Derby to Birmingham by bus

Best price £ 20.60
Journey duration 1 h 19 min
Connections per day 19
First departure 07:40
Last departure 21:10
Distance 35.4 mi
Departure Derby
Arrival Birmingham
Carriers National Express, Eurolines CH, Bus, Cross country

Route Summary by Bus

Minimum price
£ 10.62
Maximum price
£ 5,020

Derby - Birmingham


Best prices for the month

Cheapest tickets for

By Train

£ 20.40

Thursday, August 11th 2022
West Midlands Railway-logo
Birmingham Moor Street - Shirley
14:31 - 14:45
West Midlands Railway
CO2: 0.16kg
By Bus

£ 17.25

Saturday, August 13th 2022
National Express-logo
Derby - Birmingham Airport Bus Station
17:40 - 21:20
National Express
3h 40min
1 changes
CO2: 2kg

How long will it take me to travel from Derby to Birmingham by bus?

The journey from Derby to Birmingham covers a distance of 35.4 mi. On average, you can expect your journey to last roughly 1 h 54 min. However, booking the fastest option will see you reach your destination in approximately 30 min. For faster journeys, look for express routes. Please remember that these may only depart at certain times of day, or on particular days of the week. You may also find that you can go from Derby to Birmingham faster by making connections, rather than taking a direct route.

What time are the first and last departures from Derby to Birmingham?

If you prefer to travel at night, you will usually find the first departure from Derby to Birmingham leaving at 03:20. Although things may change depending on the day, in general the last departure of the night leaves at 21:10.If you have some flexibility over the day on which you travel, you might find more options available to you. For example, some providers may only run early morning routes on weekdays, when people are traveling to work. You will often find fewer options available on weekends or public holidays.

How many times a day do departures from Derby leave for Birmingham?

The exact number of journeys from Derby to Birmingham can vary from day to day. Some services may only run on particular days of the week, while others might be seasonal. In general, an average of 18 departures leave each day. These are run by a number of different transport providers, including National Express, Eurolines CH, Bus and Cross country. On particularly busy days, there can be up to 27 departures. You can usually expect there to be more connections on weekdays. Many providers run fewer journeys on weekends or public holidays. As a traveler, you may prefer to take a direct route from Derby to Birmingham. However, you will find more options available to you if you are willing to take a connecting route. These pass through one or more different cities, and you'll have to change along the way. Not all travelers feel comfortable making multiple connections, but if you are, then you will enjoy greater flexibility when making your booking. The exact number of daily departures from Derby to Birmingham varies, but in general, you can expect to find 15 direct connections with no changes leaving each day. Travelers who are happy to take an indirect route will find, on average, 3 journeys with one change or more.


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