Trains from Glasgow to Derby

Glasgow to Derby train information

Glasgow Derby train map

Train duration 5h23m
Arrival Derby, England
Departure Glasgow, Scotland
Distance 232 Miles
Train operators ScotRail, TransPennine Express
Lowest train price from £137.10
Average train price £138.00

All trains connecting Glasgow (South Western Scotland) to Derby (East Midlands England) are run by ScotRail, TransPennine Express. The services on board will vary depending on the rail provider.

There are 232 miles between the 2 cities and the average journey time from Glasgow to Derby is approximately 5h23m. Taking the train is often the fastest option to get to Derby from Glasgow, and it's also a greener option than driving your car or flying.

Based on our data, the lowest price to travel in the next 180 days is £137.10. This fare is based on an adult fare and is not including the savings you can make with a discount card.

Best prices for Glasgow to Derby train tickets

from £137.10 MORE 5h33m

Glasgow - Derby prices calendar

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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 Glasgow to Derby in advance should enable you to spend less for your trip.

We found tickets available from £31 when booking your ticket 1 day in advance which is 53% cheaper than the best ticket we found when buying your ticket on the day you're travelling.

Best prices for Glasgow to Derby trains

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

From To Price Departure on At Company Searched
£137.10 02/07/2022 09:09 TransPennine Express 28 days ago
Queen Street
£137.10 02/07/2022 09:45 ScotRail 28 days ago
Queen Street
£137.10 02/07/2022 08:45 ScotRail 28 days ago

Best prices for the next 180 days.

Glasgow Derby train

Discount Glasgow - Derby train tickets

National Railcards can bring you great savings if you're taking the train. Depending on your age as well as your situation, you might want to get one of the 5 different railcards: Disabled persons, 16-25, Two together, Senior or Family and Friends railcards. Railcards can enable you to make great savings for your Glasgow Derby train ticket.

When buying a railcard, you aim to break even after several journeys. But is it really profitable when travelling from Glasgow to Derby? Use your calculator, considering:

A = the cost of the railcard (i.e.: £30)

B = average price cut with the railcard (i.e.: 34%)

C = average cost for a Glasgow Derby ticket (i.e.: £137.10)(1)

The first step is to divide A by B: this will give you the budget from which the card will be efficient. You can now divide that number by C. It will give you the approximate number of journeys needed across the year to be profitable.

In our example, A/B = £30/34% = £88.00. Then, 88/£137.10 = 0.64. Your railcard will be profitable if you're doing around 1 trips from Glasgow to Derby (one way trip).

All railcards cost £30 except the Disabled persons railcard that costs £20. Railcards enable you to get 34% off most adult fares, hence you will save 1/3 on most train tickets.

(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
Glasgow to Derby train £137.10 £91.40 £45.70 0.64

(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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