Public transport - information and advice


Bus on Derby's streets

Getting around Derby by bus

There are bus service to all areas of Derby and a large number of destinations in the surrounding area. 

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

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. 

The Park and Ride bus services are:

  • Meteor Centre Retail Park, Mansfield Road, DE21 4SY - 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 current price is £3.20 per car, and covers up to seven people on one ticket.
  • Pride Park, Derby Arena, DE24 8BW - services P&R and F1 operated by ARRIVA runs between 7am and 11pm Monday to Saturday. Service 4 operates evenings and Sundays only. Please check for any home matches that may affect the service operating times. The current price is £3 per car, and £12 for a weekly ticket, and covers up to seven people on one ticket.

Bus operator information

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

A selection of Arriva and trentbarton tickets and other products including timetable leaflets and books are available from the information office at the Bus Station in Derby which is located centrally on the concourse. Opening hours are Monday to Friday 8.30am to 5.30pm, and Sunday 8.30am to 1pm.

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 contactNational Express directly.

Who to contact

If you have a question about lost property, bus times, compliments or complaints - then contact the relevant bus operator below.

If you want to find out times and for information on journey planning, contact Traveline or 0871 200 22 33.

If you need general bus information, including lost property or times, contact the Bus Station, on 01332 711553/711554.

For traffic management issues, or to report a damaged bus stop, contact traffic management on  01332 640815.

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 Select 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 Friday 8.30am to 5.30pm and Saturday 8.30am to 1pm. A selection of ARRIVA, yourbus, trentbarton 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. See who to contact.

Service changes and disruptions

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

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 9pm Monday to Friday.

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

  • Trentbarton Mickleover service
  • Trentbarton Villager
  • Trentbarton/ARRIVA X38
  • ARRIVA 5 and 5A

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 the bus station and city centre and go into the train station forecourt:

  • ARRIVA service 1 and 1A - Bay 15 and 16
  • Notts & Derby 73 - Bay 23
  • Yourbus 114 - Operates from C8, Morledge
  • Notts & Derby 6 - Operates from Albert Street

The following bus services operate from bay 14 at the bus station and go to the bus stops to the rear of the station on Pride Parkway.

  • Arriva service P&R, F1 and 4* (*evenings and Sunday's only)

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.

Useful forms

Contact details

Post address:
Traffic Management
Communities and Place
The Council House
Phone: 01332 640815
Minicom: 01332 640666
Derby Bus Station: 01332 711553/554
Derby Bus Station address: Derby Bus Station
Sustainable Transport Group
The Council House