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Derby to Heathrow Airport

From £20 one-way*

Free Wi-Fi: available onboard
Departures: up to 9 services per day

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Children under 14 years of age are not permitted to travel without being accompanied throughout the journey by a responsible person aged 16 years or over.
Children aged 14 - 15 years old may travel unaccompanied, as from 5am, arriving at their booked destination no later than 10pm. Unaccompanied children will be asked for proof of age or a signed letter of permission from their parent/guardian. (sms or chat based messages are not permissible)

One infant aged 0-2 travels free when accompanied by an adult with a valid ticket. Additional infants aged 0-2 must be paid for. If you are travelling with more than 1 infant aged 0-2, please book the additional infant as 'Children (3-15).

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Coach from Derby to Heathrow Airport

Our coaches travel from Derby to Heathrow up to 9 times a day, from £20 one-way*.

With regular, reliable services, low fares, and a modern fleet of coaches, you can travel in style for less.

Derby to Heathrow journey information
Fastest journey time 4 hrs 20 mins
Cheapest price From £20 *
Distance (approx) 206km
No. of stops 6 (other services may use further stops)
First & last journey daily 00:45am/22:25pm

Our Derby to Heathrow services and stops

Click below to see the stops for each service and plan your journey with ease.

230 coach towards Gatwick

Our 230 service travels up to 9 times a day and calls at the following stops:

  • Derby Riverlights Bus Station
  • University of Nottingham, University Boulevard
  • Nottingham Broad Marsh Bus Station
  • Leicester St Margaret's Bus & Coach Station
  • Leicester (Fosse Park)
  • Milton Keynes Coachway
  • Luton Airport
  • Heathrow Airport Central Bus Station
  • Heathrow Airport Terminal 5

Derby to Heathrow route map


You can bring 1x large suitcase (or 2x medium cases) & 1x soft hand luggage item onboard our coaches. However, be sure to check your flight luggage allowance with your airline before your pack.

View our luggage policy 

Departing from Derby

Our services depart from Riverlights Bus Station, just on the edge of city centre. This gives you the benefit of being surrounded by plenty of shops, restaurants and cafes before you leave for the capital.

Other local bus services use the station, so it is easily accessible from all parts of Derby.

Travelling to Terminal 4 or 5? 

For more frequent coach services, search for Heathrow Airport London (Terminals 2, 3) in the blue Journey Planner above. You can then take the free Heathrow Express train in between terminals.

Arriving at Heathrow

Our coaches from Nottingham arrive at Heathrow Airport up to 6 times per day. At Heathrow, you will find many facilities to pass the time before travelling. Facilities near to the stop include: a wide assortment of cafes, shops and restaurants, as well as rest areas, toilet facilities, cash machines and ticket machines.

Arrival and Departure information:

Terminal 2 & 3: Coaches arrive and depart from the Heathrow Central Bus Station.

Terminal 4: Coaches arrive and depart outside of Heathrow Terminal 4.

Terminal 5: Coaches arrive and depart outside of Heathrow Terminal 5.

Frequently asked questions

When is the first coach from Derby to Heathrow?

The first coach leaves from Derby Riverlights Bus Station at 00.45am, arriving at Heathrow Central Bus Station at 5.05am.

When is the last coach from Derby to Heathrow?

The last coach leaves from Derby Riverlights Bus Station at 22.25pm, arriving at Heathrow Central Bus Station at 2.45am.

How much is the coach from Derby to Heathrow?

A one-way journey from Derby to Heathrow is available from £20*.

How long does the coach take from Derby to Heathrow?

Our fastest coach journeys from Derby to Heathrow take 4 hrs 20 mins.

What happens if I miss my coach from Derby to Heathrow?

We have fare types available to give you more flexibility when you travel. Both our Standard and Fully Flexible fares are amendable, however, excess fees may apply. For more information, please visit our tickets page.

Alternatively, when buying your ticket you can add Change and Go to your booking. Change and Go allows you to board any available coach 12 hours before or after your original departure time for just £5 per journey. Find out more at our Change and Go page.


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*Limited Availability. No booking fee when logged into My Account and purchasing on the National Express website or app, otherwise £1.50 booking fee applies. Fares correct 3 June 2024 for travel between 3 June 2024 - 30 September 2024.

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