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Exeter Bridge, Derby

London to Derby coaches

From £7.90 one-way*

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Departures: up to 4 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 London to Derby

Enjoy comfortable and affordable coach travel from London Victoria Coach Station to Derby from just £7.90 one-way* on a National Express coach. Derby is a fantastic city whether you're travelling for business or a break, with plenty to keep you busy.

Booking one of our 4 daily services is easy using the blue journey planner above.

London to Derby journey information
Fastest journey time 3 hrs 25 mins
Cheapest price From £7.90 *
Distance (approx) 246km
No. of stops 3 (other services use further stops)
First & last journey daily 8.30am/14.30pm (from London Victoria Coach Station)

Our London to Derby services and stops

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

440 coach towards Derby

Our 440 service travels up to 4 times a day and calls at the following stops:

  • London Victoria Coach Station
  • London Golders Green (Only on select services, please check your journey for more information)
  • Leicester (City Centre)
  • Loughborough
  • Loughborough University
  • Derby

Departing from London Victoria Coach Station

London Victoria Coach Station is just 300 metres from the tube network, and is served by the Victoria Line, the District Line and the Circle Line.

A bus stop is directly outside the coach station, and is served by many routes into the city centre. Victoria Rail Station is also just 300 metres away, and there is a taxi rank outside the coach station on Eccleston Place.

Take a look at our London Victoria Station facilities page for more.

Arriving at Derby Bus Station

Derby Bus Station is located at the edge of Derby River Gardens, just a few minutes walk from the host of great retailers, coffee shops and restaurants that the city centre has to offer. 

Frequently asked questions

When is the first coach from London to Derby?

The first coach leaves from London Victoria Coach Station at 8.30am, arriving at Derby at 12.25pm.

When is the last coach from London to Derby?

The last coach departs from London Victoria Coach Station at 14.30pm, arriving at Derby at 18.45pm

How much is the coach from London to Derby?

A one-way journey from London to Derby is available from £7.90*.

How long does the coach take from London to Derby?

Coach journeys from London to Derby take on average 3 hrs 55 mins. However, our fastest coach will arrive in 3 hrs 25 mins.

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

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 booking fee applies. Fares correct 5 May 2023 for travel between 5 May 2023 and 1 September 2023.

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