Travel from Derby to Cardiff

cheapest quickest Eco-Friendly
Bus$30 | 3h 35min Train$66 | 3h 15min Bus20 lb of CO2
  1. Bus$43
    4h 51min · 27 lb of CO2
  2. Train$66
    3h 15min · 36 lb of CO2
  3. Flight$236
    4h 28min · 402 lb of CO2
  4. Drive$17
    2h 22min · 27 lb of CO2

Derby to Cardiff Buses

bus tickets from Derby to Cardiff

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

bus tickets from Derby to Caerphilly

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

bus tickets from Castle Donington to Cardiff

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

bus tickets from Derby to Newport

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

Derby to Cardiff Trains

train tickets from Derby to Cardiff

$66 · 3h 15min
Train
Train Tickets
About $66
Travel Duration
3h 15min
Derby - Peartree
Arriva · 2h 13minCross Country
Bristol - Redland
Great Western Railway · 1h 2min123 (GW)
Cardiff - Cardiff Bay

train tickets from Derby to Cathays

$66 · 3h 27min
Train
Train Tickets
About $66
Travel Duration
3h 27min
Derby - Peartree
Arriva · 2h 22minCross Country
Bristol - Bristol Temple Meads
Great Western Railway · 1h 4min123 (GW)
Rumney Community - Cathays

train tickets from Willington to Cardiff

$71 · 3h 19min
Train
Train Tickets
About $71
Travel Duration
3h 19min
South Derbyshire - Willington
Arriva · 2h 8minCross Country
Yate - Yate
Great Western Railway · 1h 10min125 (GW)
Cardiff - Cardiff Bay

train tickets from Willington to Cathays

$72 · 3h 24min
Train
Train Tickets
About $72
Travel Duration
3h 24min
South Derbyshire - Willington
Arriva · 2h 13minCross Country
Yate - Yate
Great Western Railway · 1h 11min125 (GW)
Rumney Community - Cathays

Derby to Cardiff Flights

bus tickets from EMA to BRS

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

Drive from Derby to Cardiff

Driving from Derby to Cardiff

$17 · 2h 22min

It's 123 miles between Derby to Cardiff. On a typical day, it might take between 2h 22min and 2h 30min from Derby to Cardiff 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 Cardiff 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 Cardiff

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

When to book trip from Derby to Cardiff?

On your trip from Derby to Cardiff, 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.

Derby to Cardiff Wales - take the train or bus?

It's possible to take either the train or the bus from Derby to Cardiff. 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 Cardiff is that it can be very cheap. That's because they usually have basic accomodations - WiFi and a restroom. Some of the Derby/Cardiff buses' coverage has been overstated. The real thing to consider when taking a bus from Derby 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 Derby England and Cardiff 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 Derby to Cardiff? The accomodations, scenery, and lack of Cardiff 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 Cardiff 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 Derby to Cardiff?

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

Is there a train from Derby to Cardiff?

Yes, trains between Derby area and Cardiff, but there is no direct route. They are operated by {operators}. In total, it will take roughly 3 hours 15 minutes. We recommend catching the train at Derby, which is about 0 miles from Derby. Also with this train or you will have to make a connection at Redland Bristol, Bristol Temple Meads Bristol, Yate.

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

The total distance between Derby and Cardiff 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