Travel from Birmingham to Derby with CrossCountry and take advantage of Advance tickets even on the day, up until 15 minutes before departure.
Enjoy your journey from Birmingham to Derby with CrossCountry. Travel to Derby Station with ease and in comfort, as you can reach your destination within an hour of leaving Birmingham New Street Station. The train will whisk you through the countryside, offering glimpses of pretty towns and villages from your window.
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Travelling to Derby
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Travelling from Birmingham to Derby
Derby has been a destination for visitors since it was first settled by Romans. The city is known for its manufacturing ties; it’s home to Rolls-Royce’s aero-engine manufacturing and was historically a key city when it came to mills. These days, it’s perfect for shopping and nights out, as well as being home to an annual folk music festival.
Are there direct trains from Birmingham to Derby?
Yes, all of our CrossCountry services between Birmingham and Derby run direct.
What amenities are available onboard trains from Birmingham to Derby?
While travelling from Birmingham to Derby, you can take advantage of the full range of amenities you would expect on any CrossCountry train. We have table seats, charge points and lots of luggage storage. There is also an at-seat service of light refreshments available onboard. For the next level of comfort onboard our trains, we recommend booking a First Class ticket.
Does Derby Station have step-free access?
Derby Station is fully accessible to those with a range of mobility requirements. You’ll find accessible ticket machines, ramps for train access and step-free access to the whole station, as well as help reaching your platform.
How far is the city centre?
Derby Station is located just outside the main city centre. Reaching the centre takes a short 15-minute walk, or you can catch one of the regular buses connecting the station and the city.
Does the station have family areas?
The station has waiting rooms and baby changing facilities that are available to families. You can also use the First Class lounge if you have the appropriate ticket.
For further information about Derby Station, check out our station guide.
Once you have arrived in Derby
Onward travel: Taxis and Buses in Derby
Derby is connected to the surrounding villages and towns by regular buses, many of which stop at the station, making them a perfect option for onward travel. There is also a taxi rank available at the station; if you’d rather go as soon as you arrive, you may wish to pre-book a taxi with a local company.
Shopping in Derby
The beautiful historic market town of Derby offers a wealth of choices to the discerning shopper. If you’re looking for high street favourites, try intu Derby, which boasts over 160 stores as well as cafes and restaurants. Alternatively, try Derby Market Hall, the oldest purpose-built market hall in Britain, where you can nose around stalls from the unusual to the traditional, and taste some delicious local delicacies. If it’s local you’re after, then you should drop by the Royal Crown Derby Factory Shop where you can get discounted prices on the internationally renowned fine bone china that originates in the area. If you’re looking for independent boutiques, vintage shops and retro pieces, check out the Cathedral Quarter.
Culture in Derby
Derby is a treasure trove for culture vultures. As you look around the historic city centre, you will be able to see beautiful architectural landmarks. Visit the Silk Mill to find out more about the manufacturing traditions that built the city; the museum stands on the site of the world’s first factory and is a fascinating insight into the way our modern world was built. The Derby Museum and Art Gallery is home to an important collection of art originating in the area. At the end of the day, settle down to a meal at one of the city’s many independent eateries, covering cuisine from all over the world. After dinner, why not sample local craft beer at a bar or pub? The area is home to some unique microbreweries with flavours unlike those you will find elsewhere.
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