Public transport - information and advice

Trent Barton Night Bus...

For a limited time only you can now use your zigzag day ticket, through the night until 4am on Trent Barton night buses - every day of the week.

Buy your zigzag bus ticket for £5.00 to ride all day and all night. You can also buy a zigzag group ticket for up to five people for £9.00.

Find out the nightbus timetable and locations.

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Bus on Derby's streets

Getting around Derby by bus

For all the latest information and news about buses in Derby you can visit the city’s travel information website, Derby Connected.

There are bus service to all areas of Derby and a large number of destinations in the surrounding area. You can use the journey planner to plan your bus journey.

For details about the different bus tickets that are available in the city, you can use the bus ticket guide.

There is also the Derby City Bus Network Guide if you want to view a map of all of the city’s services.

Park and Ride Services in Derby

There are two Park and Ride services in Derby. They both operate Monday to Saturday, except on bank holidays. For more information on the Park and Ride services in Derby, visit Derby Connected.

The Park and Ride bus services are:

  • Meteor Centre retail park, Mansfield Road - service D1 operates between 7.30am and 6.05pm Monday to Saturday. Please ensure you park in the allocated bays, fines are issued to cars parked in the wrong bays. The price paid is per car, not per person and up to seven people can travel using one ticket.
  • Pride Park, south car park adjacent to the football stadium - service 111 operates between 7.00am and 7.00pm Monday to Saturday. Please check for any home matches that may affect the service operating times. The price paid is per car, not per person and up to seven people can travel in one car.

Bus Operator Information

Derby has several main bus operators that run a majority of local services. These are:

A selection of Arriva and Trent Barton tickets and other products including timetable leaflets and books are available from the information office at the Bus Station in Derby. The information office is located centrally on the concourse and is open Monday to Saturday 8.00am to 6.00pm and Sundays and Bank holiday Mondays 10.00am to 5.00pm.

Can I catch a National Express Coach from Derby?

National Express Coach Services operate from the bus station in Derby. You can purchase your ticket from the Information Office at the bus station or contact National Express directly.

Derby Bus Station

The bus station is Located on Morledge, Derby. There are 24 bays for local bus services and five coach bays. National Express and some holiday tour companies also use the bus station; please check with the holiday coach company where you will be picked up and dropped off. Parking is available in the main Riverside car park or on the roadside in Full Street both of which are only a few minutes walk from the bus station.

There is a Spar convenience store with café facilities inside the bus station as well as an information office, seating and public toilets including disabled facilities.

The information office is located centrally on the concourse and is open Monday to Saturday 8.00am to 6.00pm and Sundays and Bank holiday Mondays 10.00am to 5.00pm. A selection of ARRIVA, Your Bus and Trent Barton tickets and other products including timetable leaflets and books are also available from the information office.

There are electronic and static information stands situated throughout the concourse and at each bay and toilet facilities are available on site.

Bus stops, shelters and real time information displays

Please contact us for information regarding:

  • new bus stop and shelter requests
  • problems with existing bus stops and shelters, for example a broken panel or dirty bus shelter
  • new bus stop access kerbs requests, allowing easier access onto the bus.

Anything relating to the timetable information or bus stop flags you will need to contact the bus company direct.

Service changes and disruptions

You can use the Derby Connected journey planner to check for live service disruptions before your trip.

The bus companies make changes to the services they operate and are required to give up to 56 days’ notice before a change becomes effective. They send the details of the changes to the Traffic Commissioners who are responsible for regulating the bus operators and for information to the Council.

For planned changes to bus services, you can check the bus companies’ own websites:

Hospital bus services

The Royal Derby bus service takes patients and relatives between the Royal Derby Hospital and London Road Community Hospital. It is provided by the Derby Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust and operates between the two sites, between the hours of 6.15am and 9.00pm Monday to Friday and 6.20am and 8.10pm on Saturday.

You can also get to the Royal Derby hospital by using:

You can use the Derby Connected journey planner to plan your trip to and from the Royal Derby Hospital or London Road Community Hospital.

For further information please visit the hospital website.

Train Train information

Derby has direct rail services to a large number of destinations including London, Birmingham, Sheffield, Newcastle and Cardiff.

The best way to plan your journey by train to or from Derby is to visit the city's travel information website Connected. The following bus services operate from bays 12, 13 and 14 at the bus station in Derby and go into the train station forecourt:

  • ARRIVA service 41
  • ARRIVA service 44
  • ARRIVA service 45
  • KINCHBUS SKYLINK

From the train station to the bus station you can the following bus services pick up at the bus shelter on Railway Terrace adjacent to the Waterfall public house:

  • ARRIVA service 40
  • ARRIVA service 44
  • ARRIVA service 45
  • KINCHBUS SKYLINK

The journey time is approximately three to four minutes. You can also catch service Unibus 6 from the train station forecourt that will take you to the university main campus on Kedleston Road via the city centre.

Plane Airport information

The nearest airport is East Midlands Airport at Castle Donington. For travel information please contact the airport direct. You can plan your journey to and from the airport using the journey planner.

The Skylink bus service operates 24 hours a day and 7 days a week from the city centre to East Midlands airport. This bus service also serves Loughborough Swan Street and Leicester St Margarets Bus Station.

You can also connect at East Midlands Parkway train station for journeys to and from Derby, Nottingham, Leicester, Lincoln, Sheffield and London.

Hospital bus services

There are a number of bus services that take patients and relatives to the Royal Derby Hospital and London Road Community Hospital:

  • The Royal Derby bus service is provided by the Derby Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust and operates between the two sites, between the hours of 6.15am and 9.00pm Monday to Friday and 6.20am and 8.10pm on Saturday.

You can also get to the Royal Derby hospital by using:

  • Trent barton Mickleover service
  • Trent barton Villager 1 and 2
  • Trent barton/ARRIVA X38
  • ARRIVA 33A
  • ARRIVA 36A

For further information please visit the hospital website.

 

Useful forms

Contact details

Email:
Post address: Sustainable Transport Group
Neighbourhoods
The Council House
Derby
DE1 2FS
Phone: 01332 711553
Minicom: 01332 640666
Derby Bus Station: 01332 711554
Derby Bus Station address: Derby Bus Station
Morledge
Derby
DE1 2AY

Sustainable Transport Group
Neighbourhoods
The Council House
Derby
DE1 2FS