Trains to Derby

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Welcome to Derby, the UK’s most central city. A friendly place with a truly unique energy, it’s packed with cultural spots, slick shopping districts, historic attractions and more.

Getting there is easy too. Travel direct to Derby with EMR on our regular intercity services from Sheffield, London and Leicester, and on regional services from across our network.

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Places to see

Derby Cathedral

Derby Cathedral

Towering above the city, it has the second highest perpendicular church tower in England. Climb the 189 steps to see spectacular views of Derby and beyond. Listen out for the bells - the oldest set of 10 bells in the world!

Joseph Wright Gallery

Joseph Wright Gallery

One of the most interesting and important painters of the late 18th century. Gracing the walls of world famous galleries in St Petersburg, New York, London and Australia – but its Derby where you will find the largest collection of Joseph Wright paintings on the globe.

Royal Crown Derby Visitor Centre

Royal Crown Derby

World renowned for its luxury fine bone china, their distinct traditional skills have led to an international reputation for quality and creativity. Take a factory tour or browse the museum to find out how it's all made.

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Popular trains to Derby

The journey from London St Pancras to Derby takes around one and a half hours, and it's just half an hour from Sheffield. Our intercity trains run every 30 minutes from Monday to Saturday.

Check our timetables for trains to and from Derby

Planning your travel in advance? You can buy Advance fares up to 12 weeks before you travel to save more on your train tickets. Travelling as a group of three or more? There are group discounts available too.

Derby station facilities

Derby station has all the facilities you need for a simple, stress-free journey

  • Fully accessible – wheelchair access, assistance to and from platforms, and hearing loops available
  • Food and drinks – there are plenty of places to refuel, with coffee shops, bars and shops in the station
  • Parking – there are three car parks available
  • WiFi access – free WiFi access available throughout the station

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