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Derby to London

From £7.90 one-way*

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Departures: up to 8 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 London

Our coaches travel from Derby Bus Station to London Victoria Coach Station up to 8 times a day. Plus, with fares from £7.90 one-way*, this service is one of the most cost-effective ways to London possible.

With reliable services, low fares, and stylish travel, you can travel with confidence once again.

Derby to London journey information
Fastest journey time 3 hrs 30 mins
Cheapest price From £7.90 *
Distance (approx) 246km
No. of stops 6 (other services may use further stops)
First & last journey daily 5:50am/17:40pm

Our Derby to London services and stops

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

440 service to London

Our 440 service travels up to 8 times a day and calls at the following stops:

  • Derby Riverlights Bus Station
  • Loughborough University
  • Loughborough (The Rushes)
  • Leicester
  • Leicester (Braunstone)
  • Northampton
  • Milton Keynes Coachway
  • London (Golders Green)
  • London (Finchley Road)
  • London (Baker Street)
  • London (Marble Arch)
  • London Victoria Coach Station

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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.

Arriving in London

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.

Frequently asked questions

When is the first coach from Derby to London?

The first coach leaves from Derby Riverlights Bus Station at 5.50am, arriving at London Victoria Coach Station at 9.20am.

When is the last coach from Derby to London?

The last coach leaves from Derby Riverlights Bus Station at 17.40pm, arriving at London Victoria Coach Station at 21.50pm.

How much is the coach from Derby to London?

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

How long does the coach take from Derby to London?

Our fastest coach journey from Derby to London takes 3 hours and 30 mins to Victoria Coach Station.

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

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 17 November 2022 for travel between 17 November 2022 and 17 March 2023.

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