Manchester Airport to Derby by train

  • First train
    04:22
  • Last train
    23:30
  • Avg changes
    1
  • Fastest journey
    1hr 52m
  • Distance
    74 kilometres
  • Trains per day
    48
  • Avg. journey time
    2hr 20m
  • Train operators

Travelling from Manchester Airport to Derby by train

Fast trains from Manchester Airport to Derby take around 1 hour and 52 minutes, covering a distance of approximately 74 kilometres. There are frequent services on the rail route between Manchester Airport and Derby.

1. Are there direct trains from Manchester Airport to Derby?

Journeys between Manchester Airport and Derby usually involve one change of train.

We usually find around 51 departures on the route from Manchester Airport to Derby every weekday that leave enough time to change trains without waiting around for longer than necessary.

Trains are typically more frequent on weekends, when we found around 53 departures.

2. How long is the train journey from Manchester Airport to Derby?

The Manchester Airport to Derby train travel time is normally about 1 hour and 52 minutes, whatever time you make the journey.

3. What are the Manchester Airport to Derby train times and schedule?

On weekdays the earliest train to Derby is usually scheduled to depart Manchester Airport around 04:22 and the last train is around 23:30. At weekends the first train of the day leaves Manchester Airport around 04:12, and the last at 22:56.

When to book Manchester Airport to Derby train tickets?

Trains in the UK usually open for booking around 3 months in advance. If booking is not yet open for your dates then you can set a booking alert to receive an email on the day that the cheapest tickets are released for your journey from Manchester Airport to Derby by train.

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Which train companies operate between Manchester Airport and Derby?

More than one train company operates on the route from Manchester Airport to Derby, so you’ll be travelling with one or more of the following rail operators:

  • CrossCountry
  • East Midlands Railway
  • East Midlands Trains
  • First TransPennine Express
  • Northern
  • Northern Rail
  • TransPennine Express

You can check which train you’ll be travelling on by looking for the train name in search results.

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Child and youth passengers

The definition of "Child" and "Youth" varies by country and operator. This is why we ask for the age of young passengers.

Sometimes children below a certain age can travel without a seat for free. If you want to guarantee a seat for child passengers, enter '6' as the age of the child.

Read more about child and youth passenger ages. See also youth discounts and railcards.