Travel from Nottingham to Derby with CrossCountry and take advantage of Advance tickets even on the day of travel, up until 15 minutes before departure.
Trains from Nottingham to Derby take approximately 27 minutes, and run alongside the River Trent and its various offshoots and lakes. It’s a quick, easy and beautiful journey to enjoy with CrossCountry. Both Nottingham and Derby stations are conveniently located close to their city centres and services run throughout the week, as well as at the weekends.
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Travelling to Derby
First CrossCountry train - 06:00
Last CrossCountry train - 21:38
Travelling from Nottingham to Derby
Derby attracts hordes of visitors and is home to one of the area’s major train stations, with six platforms and a large car park located outside the western entrance. The shopping opportunities are impressive, with many coming to the city to shop in the intu Derby mall. Various attractions are dotted throughout the city, including a large cinema, numerous restaurants and landmarks such as Calke Abbey and Darley Park.
Are there direct trains from Nottingham to Derby?
Yes, all of our CrossCountry services between Nottingham and Derby are direct services.
What amenities are available onboard trains from Nottingham to Derby?
CrossCountry trains from Nottingham to Derby provide passengers with a full range on onboard amenities. These include seats with tables, charge points and areas for luggage storage. The catering team also offer an at-seat service providing light refreshments. If you want to enjoy a superior level of comfort while you travel, why not book a seat in our First Class coach?
Does Derby Station have step-free access?
Derby Station is fully accessible to people with a range of requirements and the entire station has step-free access. Passengers can use the accessible ticket machines and ramps for train access, and can request for specialist assistance to get to and from the platforms.
How far is the city centre?
Derby Station is located just outside the main city centre. The centre of the city is a 10-15-minute walk away and there are regular buses connecting the station and the city for those who would prefer to use public transport.
Does the station have family areas?
The station has waiting rooms and baby changing facilities, which are ideal for visiting families. The First Class lounge can be used by anyone travelling with a First Class ticket. There are also plenty of places to grab a bite to eat or drink before or after your journey.
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 nearby villages and towns by regular buses, many of which stop at the station, making them a perfect option for onward travel. For those who prefer to reach their destination directly, there is a taxi rank outside the station. You can also pre-book a taxi with a local company.
Shopping in Derby
Derby is a historic market town and offers visitors numerous shopping opportunities. Head to intu Derby for high street shops, where 160 stores await alongside a plethora of cafés and restaurants. The Derby Market Hall is Britain’s oldest market hall and the stalls are perfect for bargain hunting and tasting local delicacies. Discounts can be had at the Royal Crown Derby Factory Shop on fine bone china, and there are numerous vintage shops and independent boutiques to discover in the Cathedral Quarter.
Culture in Derby
Culture vultures will enjoy exploring Derby. The historic city centre is home to the Silk Mill, where visitors can learn about the manufacturing traditions that built the city. Admire the architecture during a walk around the city. Enjoy a nice meal at one of the many places in and around the heart of Derby. From Indian and French to Spanish and Mexican, there are plenty of tasty places to sample different global cuisines. You can also sample locally brewed craft beer at the various microbreweries around the city.
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