Travelling to Derby
First CrossCountry train - 06:53
Last CrossCountry train - 21:57
Travelling from Sheffield to Derby
Derby’s history stretches back to Roman times, but it has been a major industrial centre since the Industrial Revolution. As well as being the location of many of the UK’s largest manufacturing plants, it also has a unique mix of architecture and cultural attractions which have been drawing visitors for generations.
Are there direct trains from Sheffield to Derby?
Yes, hop aboard a CrossCountry train and travel from Sheffield to Derby directly with no need to change.
What amenities are available onboard trains from Sheffield to Derby?
Even on this short journey you can make the most of ample luggage storage, a variety of seating options and charge points for devices as standard. Should you choose, at-seat services providing light refreshments are available to grab a quick snack. If you’re looking for the next level of comfort, we recommend upgrading to our First Class coaches.
Does Derby Station have step-free access?
Derby Station has step-free access throughout, and is fully accessible to those with a range of mobility needs. Ramps to reach trains are available, as is assistance reaching platforms, and accessible ticket machines too.
How far is the city centre?
Some of the main shopping areas are a short 11-minute walk from the station. Alternatively, it takes around 5 minutes to reach the centre by bus or cab.
Does the station have family areas?
When visiting Derby Station, families can make use of baby changing facilities, as well as comfortable waiting rooms. Those with First Class tickets can also wait in a dedicated lounge.
For more information about Derby Station, check out our station guide.
Once you have arrived in Derby
Onward travel: Buses & Taxis
Derby has an excellent bus service which connects the station to the city centre as well as the surrounding areas. Special tickets are available which allow you to travel around Derby all day for a fixed price, and many of the buses have free WiFi onboard. If you prefer to travel by cab, a taxi rank is available at the station.
Derby is an excellent place to go shopping. The pedestrianised city centre and compact shopping district make it easy to find all your high street favourites and discover some unique independent stores.
Intu Derby is a fantastic place to shop if the weather isn’t great. Alternatively, join the fray and rummage for bargains and more in Derby Market Hall. With an eclectic collection of stalls, there’s something for everyone. Whilst there, you are sure to be tempted to stop by the Pyclet Parlour, where you can pick up one of the local delicacies as they toast and fill the air with their scent. These delicious crumpet-style pancakes come with a range of toppings and are sure to be a crowd pleaser.
Derby is a unique city with an equally unique culture. Whether your interest is in video or table-top games, Derby has something to offer the discerning gamer. Pulse VR-X offers wireless VR, which allows you to become a Formula One Grand Prix driver or immerse yourself in a scary dystopian universe. Boards and Swords Hobbies, on the other hand, offers a choice of table-top games from Warhammer to Settlers of Catan, as well as popular card games, such as Pokémon.
Of course, if you prefer to get active, Derby offers everything from bowling to rock climbing and even a trampoline park. In the evening, head to the theatre to catch some of the best touring productions in the UK at Derby Theatre, or simply grab a bite to eat at one of the world-class restaurants available in the city centre.