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Trains from Edinburgh to Derby

Running 14 times a day with CrossCountry*

*Based on scheduled timetable

Enjoy great savings with no booking fee and Advance tickets even on the day, up until 15 minutes before departure.

Travel from the capital of Scotland to the heart of England in comfort with CrossCountry. The journey takes around 4 hours and 30 minutes, taking you on a whistle stop tour of the country with some truly spectacular views from your train window. You can look out over the North Sea, the rolling hills of the Yorkshire moors, and many of the country’s most beautiful historic towns along the way.   

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CrossCountry Trains from Edinburgh (Waverley) to Derby

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Travelling to Derby

  • First CrossCountry train - 06:06
  • Last CrossCountry train - 18:08

Travelling from Edinburgh to Derby

For a small city Derby packs a pretty big punch. There’s much to do here from visiting museums and art galleries to shopping and everything in between. Whether you want to be watching the football or spending time outdoors with the kids, there’s something for everyone in Derby.  

Once you have arrived in Derby

Onward travel: Taxis and Buses in Derby

Derby is well connected by an extensive local bus service to the surrounding areas, making this a popular choice for those visiting the region. However, if you prefer to travel by cab, a taxi rank is available adjacent to the station.

Shopping in Derby

Those looking to shop until they drop have come to the right place if they find themselves in Derby. At intu Derby there are over 160 stores to explore, and independents jostle for position with big name brands so it’s easy to see why a quarter of a million visitors flock to their doors every year. If you’re looking for something a little quieter, we recommend the Cathedral Quarter, where you can find many unique independent shops, as well as cafés and bars where you can rest your tired feet!

Culture in Derby

When it comes to culture in Derby, there’s something for everyone. There is a choice of local theatres with an eclectic program of dramatic productions and comedy shows, or if you’re looking for a completely different experience, why not consider heading to the escape room for a really interactive day out. The city also boasts a plethora of traditional pubs and amazing restaurants featuring cuisine from all over the world, making it the perfect place to find some of your favourites or try something completely different.


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