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East Midlands Airport, 11.5 miles southeast of Derby, is served by regular Skylink buses (£4.70, 40 minutes, at least hourly). Buses operate 24 hours.


Local and long-distance buses run from Derby's bus station, immediately east of the Westfield shopping mall. High Peak has hourly buses between Derby and Buxton (£8, 1¾ hours), via Matlock (£4.50, 45 minutes) and Bakewell (£6.50, 1¼ hours). One bus continues to Manchester (£8, 2¼ hours).

Other services:

Leicester Skylink; £7.30, 1¾ hours, one to two hourly

Nottingham Red Arrow; £5.20, 35 minutes, every 10 minutes Monday to Saturday, three per hour Sunday


The train station is about half a mile southeast of the city centre on Railway Tce.

Birmingham £19.30, 40 minutes, four hourly

Leeds £35.40, 1½ hours, two hourly

London St Pancras £65.50, 1¾ hours, up to two hourly