Travel from Cardiff to Derby

cheapest quickest Eco-Friendly
Bus$30 | 3h 35min Train$66 | 3h 19min Bus20 lb of CO2
  1. Bus$43
    4h 51min · 27 lb of CO2
  2. Train$66
    3h 28min · 38 lb of CO2
  3. Flight$236
    4h 28min · 402 lb of CO2
  4. Drive$17
    2h 22min · 27 lb of CO2

Cardiff to Derby Buses

bus tickets from Cardiff to Derby

$43 · 4h 51min
Various bus companies
Oneway
About $43
Travel Duration
4h 51min

bus tickets from Caerphilly to Derby

$31 · 3h 44min
Various bus companies
Oneway
About $31
Travel Duration
3h 44min

bus tickets from Cardiff to Castle Donington

$42 · 4h 49min
Various bus companies
Oneway
About $42
Travel Duration
4h 49min

bus tickets from Newport to Derby

$30 · 3h 35min
Various bus companies
Oneway
About $30
Travel Duration
3h 35min

Cardiff to Derby Trains

train tickets from Cardiff to Derby

$66 · 3h 28min
Train
Train Tickets
About $66
Travel Duration
3h 28min
Cardiff - Grangetown
Great Western Railway · 1h 6min123 (GW)
Bristol - Clifton Down
Arriva · 2h 21minCross Country
Derby - Peartree

train tickets from Cathays to Derby

$66 · 3h 27min
Train
Train Tickets
About $66
Travel Duration
3h 27min
Rumney Community - Cathays
Great Western Railway · 1h 5min123 (GW)
Bristol - Clifton Down
Arriva · 2h 21minCross Country
Derby - Peartree

train tickets from Cardiff to Willington

$66 · 3h 19min
Train
Train Tickets
About $66
Travel Duration
3h 19min
Cardiff - Grangetown
Great Western Railway · 1h 6min123 (GW)
MOD Abbey Wood - Filton Abbey Wood
Arriva · 2h 13minCross Country
South Derbyshire - Willington

train tickets from Cathays to Willington

$66 · 3h 24min
Train
Train Tickets
About $66
Travel Duration
3h 24min
Rumney Community - Cathays
Great Western Railway · 1h 5min123 (GW)
South West England - Bedminster
Arriva · 2h 18minCross Country
South Derbyshire - Willington

Cardiff to Derby Flights

bus tickets from BRS to EMA

$236 · 4h 28min
Various airlines
Oneway
About $236
Travel Duration
4h 28min

Drive from Cardiff to Derby

Driving from Cardiff to Derby

$17 · 2h 22min

It's 123 miles between Cardiff to Derby. On a typical day, it might take between 2h 22min and 2h 30min from Cardiff to Derby under normal conditions. If traffic is heavy, it could take around 2h 37min and costs will only go up due to traffic and congestion to drive to Derby by car. In these situations, we would highly recommend public transit if available.

We estimate driving cost by using a 20 mpg fuel economy, fuel costing $2.70 per US gallon, the one-way cost of the drive, excluding tolls, may be about $16.

Our recommendation to Derby

Book as soon as you can, as there may be limited availability.

When to book trip from Cardiff to Derby?

On your trip from Cardiff to Derby, it is best to book as soon as possible. It won't necessarily help reduce your price by a large amount, but will ensure that you have a spot on the bus or train.

Cardiff to Derby England - take the train or bus?

It's possible to take either the train or the bus from Cardiff to Derby. There are quite a few things to consider for each. On a positive note, be glad you have the choice! Further, whenever you avoid driving - you don't have to worry about parking, focusing on the road. Additionally - you can focus on reading, work, or just relax.

While buses have recently gotten bad coverage because of cleanliness of bus stations or winter time accidents, they are can be very convenient for travel. The best part about traveling by bus to Derby is that it can be very cheap. That's because they usually have basic accomodations - WiFi and a restroom. Some of the Cardiff/Derby buses' coverage has been overstated. The real thing to consider when taking a bus from Cardiff is to consider the time of travel and the density of the cities that you're traveling to. If you are traveling by bus between Cardiff Wales and Derby during high traffic times, you can expect to have your trip altered significantly due to traffic. Further, if you are traveling during winter, the bus schedule might be thrown off due to inclimate winter weather. Be sure to plan accordingly!

The plus side of taking the train from Cardiff to Derby? The accomodations, scenery, and lack of Derby traffic can usually be on point. Moreover, you can usually expect your average concessions - such as food and drinks. Most trains have WiFi these days as well. The worst part about trains are the price. While the train to Derby is often cheaper than flying, they are generally more expensive than buses. Train prices are usually set and do not vary as much as bus prices or flights or so the likelihood of finding discounts is pretty rare.

What's the cheapest way from Cardiff to Derby?

The absolute cheapest way to travel from Cardiff to Derby is by bus. The bus costs $30 roughly and will take 3 hours 35 minutes.

Is there a train from Cardiff to Derby?

Yes, trains between Cardiff area and Derby, but there is no direct route. They are operated by {operators}. In total, it will take roughly 3 hours 28 minutes. We recommend catching the train at Cardiff, which is about 0 miles from Cardiff. Also with this train or you will have to make a connection at Clifton Down Bristol, Filton Abbey Wood MOD Abbey Wood, Bedminster South West England.

How long does it take from Cardiff to Derby by car?

The total distance between Cardiff and Derby is 123 miles and will take you about 2 hours 22 minutes. By car with an average gas consumption rate of 20 mpg or gas costs alone will run you $17.

Travel companies on this route

Arriva
Train company
18866 routes
Great Western Railway
Train company
14860 routes