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Planning to travel from Derby to Manchester? Sometimes it can be hard to know where to start - but that's where Virail comes in. Our powerful search engine will explore all the options available for your trip, combing through more than 2000 transport companies all over the globe. All you have to do is enter your travel dates. In an instant, we'll show you a thorough list of possible routes, with all the information you need to make your decision. Choose from buses, trains, and more, connecting or direct, one-way or round trip - whatever you prefer. When you see your results, select your chosen option and Virail will redirect you to the provider's website, where you can complete your booking. Let us do the legwork for you, and you can just sit back and enjoy your trip.

How can I find the cheapest train tickets to get from Derby to Manchester?

On average, a train ticket from Derby to Manchester will cost you £ 30.17. However, there may be cheaper alternatives available. Virail will show you the lowest prices available for your chosen travel dates, which could be as little as £ 12.47. If you are trying to stick to a budget, there are several ways you can seek out lower ticket prices. For example, if your travel dates are flexible, you might find that some days of the week are cheaper than others. Traveling during peak season will usually cost more, so avoid that if you want to save money. Even the time of day can affect the price of tickets sometimes. You can also look for an indirect route, which may be cheaper than a direct connection. Often, the cheapest train tickets can be found by booking well in advance. However, be mindful that many companies do not offer refunds or exchanges on their cheapest tickets.

Journey Details

Best price £ 12.47
Journey duration 2 h 1 min
Connections per day 82
First departure 07:41
Last departure 21:37
Distance 49.7 mi
East Midlands Railway-logo
East Midlands Railway
Duration: 2 h 31 min
Derby - Manchester Piccadilly
11:42 - 14:13
£ 22.57
East Midlands Railway-logo
East Midlands Railway
Duration: 2 h 38 min
Derby - Manchester Oxford Road
09:42 - 12:20
£ 26.48
East Midlands Railway-logo
East Midlands Railway
Duration: 2 h 42 min
Derby - Manchester Oxford Road
20:42 - 23:24
£ 26.48
East Midlands Railway-logo
East Midlands Railway
Duration: 1 h 34 min
Derby - Manchester Piccadilly
09:30 - 11:04
£ 26.57
CrossCountry-logo
CrossCountry
Duration: 2 h 19 min
Derby - Manchester Piccadilly
09:45 - 12:04
£ 26.57
East Midlands Railway-logo
East Midlands Railway
Duration: 1 h 35 min
Derby - Manchester Piccadilly
10:29 - 12:04
£ 26.57
East Midlands Railway-logo
East Midlands Railway
Duration: 1 h 34 min
Derby - Manchester Piccadilly
11:30 - 13:04
£ 26.57

How long is the journey from Derby to Manchester by train?

The distance between Derby and Manchester is around 50.3 mi. Depending on the exact route and provider you travel with, your journey time can vary. On average, this journey will take approximately 2 h 1 min. However, the fastest routes between Derby and Manchester take 1 h 32 min. If a fast journey is a priority for you when traveling, look out for express services that may get you there faster. Some flexibility may be necessary when booking. Often, these services only leave at particular times of day - or even on certain days of the week. You may also find a faster journey by taking an indirect route and connecting in another station along the way.

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

The first journey of the day departs from Derby at 07:41. If you prefer to travel later in the day, the last departure will leave at 21:37. Remember, these are the general times of journeys between Derby and Manchester. However, they are somewhat changeable as they may be affected by local events or holidays, peak seasons, or other factors. Always check your travel dates in advance to be on the safe side.

What are the stations on the Derby to Manchester route?

You will be able to leave Derby by using stations such as Derby. These connect you to stations including Manchester Piccadilly, Manchester Oxford Road and Deansgate in Manchester. Check carefully before making a booking. Some or all of these stations will appear on the route, depending on the transport provider you use for your trip. Check carefully to see which route your chosen transport provider follows, to see if it passes through a station that is convenient for your needs. It may be necessary to make a short journey between stations either in Derby or in Manchester, for your convenience while traveling.

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

On average, there are 82 daily departures from Derby to Manchester. However, there may be more or less on different days. Providers' timetables can change on certain days of the week or public holidays, and many also vary at particular times of year. Some providers change their schedules during the summer season, for example. At very busy times, there may be up to 92 departures each day. The providers that travel along this route include Nationalrail, East Midlands Railway and CrossCountry, and each operates according to their own specific schedules. As a traveler, you may prefer a direct journey, or you may not mind making changes and connections. If you have heavy suitcases, a direct journey could be best; otherwise, you might be able to save money and enjoy more flexibility by making a change along the way. Every day, there are an average of departures from Derby which travel directly to Manchester. There are 82 journeys with one change or more.

Stations of departure

Derby

Destination stations

Manchester Piccadilly
Manchester Oxford Road
Deansgate
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