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Travelling from Derby to Sleaford by train

If you are looking to travel from Derby to Sleaford by train, then we can provide you with all the information you need.

The time of the journey by train from Derby to Sleaford is 1 hour 48 minutes on average, but the fastest train services take around 1 hour 30 minutes.

Trains to Sleaford from Derby run up to 1 times per hour. The first train from Derby to Sleaford in a morning is [first-train-time] and the last train time is [last-train-time].

Derby to Sleaford by train: key facts at a glance

Average train time: 1h 48m
Fastest train time: 1h 30m
First train: 04:47
Last train: 19:57
Trains per day 16
Departure station Derby
Arrival station Sleaford

How to get cheap train tickets from Derby to Sleaford

For cheaper rail tickets and a choice of quieter trains, avoid commuter rush hours. Our Off-Peak and Super Off-Peak train tickets are great value and you can buy them just before you board. Our app is the best way to buy last minute train tickets, and most of our tickets can be sent to your mobile too.

Tickets are even cheaper if you buy in advance. Plan your journey online and we’ll show you the cheapest train tickets for your chosen travel times.

If you’re a frequent rail traveller, you could get up to a third off every train journey with a National Railcard. Check out our Railcards page for all the options. A Season ticket can save you money if you’re travelling on the same train route from Derby to Sleaford at least three or four days a week. A Flexi Season rail ticket could help you save money if you’re travelling eight days in 28 days – you can travel any time between two stations, offering flexibility and savings when working fewer days in the office.

If you’re travelling as a group from Derby to Sleaford, you can secure cheap rail tickets by booking one of our group tickets. We have a range of options to suit a variety of group sizes. For more detailed information please visit our group train tickets page.

If you’re catching the train from Derby to Sleaford as a family, you can save money on the cost of your train fare by purchasing a Family and Friends Railcard. For more detailed information about how you could benefit from a third off for up to four adults along with 60% off for up to four kids, please visit our Family and Friends Railcard page.

For more ways on how you can save money on UK train travel, head over to our cheap train tickets guide.


Derby to Sleaford train cost and ticketing options

There are a number of different ticketing options for travelling by train between Derby to Sleaford.

Advance tickets

Save money when booking up to 12 weeks in advance. Advance tickets are ideal if you know the specific time and date you would like to travel on. The price of an advance ticket will vary depending on the time of the train you book and how far in advance you buy your ticket. Advance tickets are available on our website, mobile app and from ticket offices. Find out more about Advance tickets.

Super Off Peak and Off Peak tickets

Save money by travelling at certain times of the day. Off Peak and Super Off Peak train tickets are available on certain routes at specific times of the week, with Off Peak trains usually being much quieter. Super Off Peak and Off Peak rail tickets are available from ticket offices, on our websiteand mobile app. Exact peak hours do vary but you can find out if your trip from Derby to Sleaford is eligible for this ticket type via our website. Find out more about Super Off Peak and Off Peak tickets.

Anytime tickets

Anytime train tickets offer you flexibility and convenience to travel at any time including Peak times. You can purchase Anytime tickets on our website, mobile app and from our ticket offices. Find out more about Anytime tickets.

What train ticket type is right for me?

When you’re travelling and where you are travelling from has an impact on what type of train ticket is best for you. If you’re a more frequent rail traveller, a season ticket will offer the most freedom and value. If you don’t travel by train very often, our online journey planner [TW1] will provide multiple options so you can choose the cheapest or best option for you.

Whichever ticket type you choose for your train journey from Derby to Sleaford, you’re in safe hands with East Midlands Railway.

Travelling in comfort with East Midlands Railway

If you’re travelling on an East Midlands Railway train for your journey from Derby to Sleaford, you can enjoy our comfy seats that are equipped with tables or tray tables along with access to free WiFi. Whether you’re checking work emails on your laptop or browsing social media on your phone, our on board plug sockets will ensure you never run out of charge.

If you’d rather travel in style from Derby to Sleaford, why not upgrade to First Class, where you can enjoy access to larger, more spacious seats, quieter carriages and refreshments.

Journey information from Derby to Sleaford

How much is a train ticket from Derby to Sleaford?

Take the train from Derby to Sleaford from just [price] one-way when you book rail tickets in advancePlan your journey online to see the cheapest train ticket prices to Sleaford for your chosen travel times.

What is the fastest train between Derby and Sleaford?

The fastest train between Derby and Sleaford is 1 hour 50 minutes. Use our journey planner tool to find the rail quickest journeys.

How long does it take to travel from Derby to Sleaford by train?

The average journey time by train from Derby to Sleaford takes 1 hour 48 minutes. Journey times may be slightly longer at weekends and on Bank Holidays. Check journey times on your travel dates with our online journey planner or download a train timetable .

How many trains a day are there from Derby to Sleaford?

There are up to 16 trains per day from Derby to Sleaford.

Are there any direct trains from Derby to Sleaford?

No, it’s not possible to get a direct train between Derby and Sleaford. Find the fastest route with our online journey planner.

What time is the first train from Derby to Sleaford?

The first train leaves at 04:47 from Derby to Sleaford. Buy your train tickets in advance online or from our app and avoid rushing on the day. Please note that train times and services may vary during weekends and Bank Holidays.

What time is the last train from Derby to Sleaford?

The last train from Derby to Sleaford leaves at 19:57.

Can I book assistance for my train journey from Derby to Sleaford?

Yes, we offer Passenger Assist services at the station and on-board between Derby and Sleaford. We recommend booking at least 12 hours before you travel. You can book assistance online or by calling our Passenger Assist team on 08000 11 33 23.


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  • Toilets
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