Trains from Derby to Birmingham

Derby to Birmingham train information

Derby Birmingham train map

Train duration 0h40m
Arrival Birmingham, England
Departure Derby, England
Distance 35 Miles

The journey from Derby, situated in England and Birmingham, which is in England is well served by trains. Use our travel search engine to search for your ticket and see the rail company for this journey.

There are 35 miles between the two cities and the average duration between Derby to Birmingham is around 0h40m. Train travel is most of the time the fastest way to travel to Birmingham from Derby, and it's also a greener option than driving or taking the plane.

Depending how much time in advance you book your ticket as well as when you travel, the cost of the train will change.

Best prices for Derby to Birmingham train tickets

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The table above is based on the best prices found over the last six months depending on how much time in advance the train is bought. Purchasing your train from Derby to Birmingham in advance should enable you to spend less for your trip.

We found tickets available from £7 when booking your ticket 3 days in advance which is 20% cheaper than the best ticket we found when buying your ticket on the day you're travelling.

Best prices for Derby to Birmingham trains

We compare train ticket for all major companies to travel between Derby and Birmingham by train and find the best prices for the coming days. Take a look at the prices of train tickets Birmingham to Derby and find the best deal for your outbound journey.

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National Railcards can save you a lot if you're using the train. Depending on your age and your situation, you are able to get one of the five existing railcards: Disabled persons, 16-25, Two together, Senior or Family and Friends railcards. Railcards can help you pay less for your Derby Birmingham train ticket.

What are the benefits of a railcard?

In order to understand the benefits of a railcard, you can evaluate how many trips you need to break even. You will see that usually only a few trips are needed.

For your assessment, you have to include the railcard cost, for instance £30, your savings on each trip (i.e.: 34%) and the cost of your ticket. The average price of a Derby Birmingham ticket is £50.00 (1).

Divide the railcard cost by the saving: £30/34%= £88. Now divide £88 by £50.00: £88/£50.00 = 1.76. It will take you about 2 trips from Birmingham to Derby (one way journey) with your railcard to break even.

How much does a railcard cost?

Railcards enable you to save 34% off most rail fares for 12 months. A Disabled persons railcard costs £20 and the five other ones £30.

(1)Average prices observed over the last 6 months for one way journey

Train Journey Average price without railcard(1) With a railcard 34% off(2) Saving based on a one-way trip Number of return trips to pay off the cost
Derby to Birmingham train £50.00 £33.33 £16.67 1.76

(1)Average price observed over the last 6 months for one way

(2)Price calculated with an average reduction of 34% on train tickets fare

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