Public Transport

Derby offers excellent public transport options across the city whether it is via rail or bus.


There are three railway stations located within the city in those of Peartree, Spondon and Derby. Derby station can be accessed from Railway Terrace off of the (A6) Pride Parkway and in addition to the comprehensive range of local services also offers such countrywide routes as:

Rail Network Map

For a more detailed overview of the rail network around the city Please click on the beside map.

East Midlands Trains are one of the principal local train operators within the area, their website provides a variety of information on planning your rail journey.

For a comprehensive overview for rail services across the UK please visit the National Rail website or call their enquiries number on 08457 48 49 50


There is an extensive bus network throughout the UK which is run by a variety of privately owned companies a great resource in planning and locating bus services within an area of interest is either through the Derby Connected website, a dedicated information and journey planning website for Derby, or via the Traveline website which offers nationwide information and journey planning tools.

Derby city centre bus station is located on Morledge, Derby. It’s a modern complex with over 20 bus bays and five coach bays. The station also has a convenience store, café and information office. There are several bus operators running the majority of the local services these include:


Both "black cabs" and "mini-cabs" operate in the UK. Black cabs are licensed by the police. Each cab has a licence and each driver a badge bearing their driver number. Fares are strictly regulated. You can hail a black cab in the street and a visible meter will calculate the charge based on time and distance. In London, all taxi drivers have passed "the knowledge" training programme and should be able to find the quickest and most economic route between A and B.

Mini cabs are private hire vehicles and, whilst usually cheaper than black cabs, it is best to agree a price when booking. It is illegal to hail a mini cab on the street. Instead they must be booked by telephone or by visiting a mini cab office. There is no official training scheme and drivers are far less reliable, so it’s a good idea to know where you are going and to be more aware of your personal safety.


For information on walking, riding and cycling in Derby and around please visit the Derby Connected, Cycle Derby or the Cycle Streets websites.

Useful Links

Traveline Logo

This journey planner contains timetable information for a variety of public transport services throughout the UK. Click on the icon to visit the website.

Derby Connected Logo

Derby Connected is the official website for public transport throughout Derby. Their website contains a wealth of information on all forums of public transport throughout the area including mapping, route planners, accessibility and much more.

National Rail Enquiries Logo

The National Rail site provides an almost one stop shop for all rail information, providing a variety of rail network mapping, links to the national railway service providers and a wealth of further information. Click on the icon to visit the website.

East Midlands Trains Logo

East Midlands Trains is the principal rail operator for Derby and the surrounding area. Their website provides a wealth of information from network mapping through to journey planning tools.