Elvaston Castle Derby, with a garden to the front and trees with pavements and a blue sky behind.

Trains to Derby Station

Derby Station is a mainline train station in Derby, England. Derby Station is operated by Network Rail and managed by East Midlands Railway. CrossCountry also operates trains from Derby Station. Derby Station is located southeast of the city centre, near the River Derwent. There are numerous attractions near Derby Station, including the Derby Museum and Art Gallery, Pickford's House, and Derby Cathedral.

Derby Station is Britain's 112th busiest train station, with 3.38 million passengers passing through Derby Station in 2022-23 with 403,000 interchanges.

You can travel to Derby Station directly from nearby cities and towns and from across the UK with regular services operated by CrossCountry and East Midlands Railway. Two trains per hour run to Derby Station from London St Pancras International and Sheffield, operated by East Midlands Railway, and from Nottingham and Birmingham New Street, operated by CrossCountry.

Station Area Map

Derby Station is located on Railway Terrace off the A6 in the city of Derby in the East Midlands. Derby Station is situated in Derby city centre south of the River Derwent. Derby Station is reachable by train in just over 25 minutes from Nottingham Station.

Derby Station has six platforms which are all connected by a footbridge. Derby Station is a step-free station with step-free access coverage to all platforms; there is also a subway tunnel running from Platform 1 to Platforms 4 and 5. Each platform has public toilets and baby changing facilities available.

Local and inter-city train services are operated from Derby Station by East Midlands Railways and CrossCountry, with destinations including London St Pancras International, Sheffield, and Birmingham New Street. East Midlands Airport can be easily reached from Derby Station.

Hotels Near Derby Station

Station Details and Facilities


Derby station

Railway Terrace




General Information

Station Opening Hours

  • Monday to Friday: 04:55 - 22:45
  • Saturday: 04:55 - 22:45
  • Sunday: 06:20 - 23:00

Staffing Level

Full Time

Tickets and Travel Information

You can book trains to Derby with Split My Fare. You can receive e-Tickets via email or collect your tickets from the self-service ticket machines at Derby Station.

Ticket Office

Ticket Office Opening Hours

  • Monday to Friday: 04:55 - 22:45
  • Saturday: 04:55 - 22:45
  • Sunday: 06:20 - 23:00

Accessible Ticket Machines

There are accessible ticket machines at Derby station.

Height-adjusted Ticket Counter

A height-adjusted ticket counter is not available at Derby Train station.

Induction Loop

This office has an induction loop.

Station Facilities


An ATM is available at Derby Train Station.

Seated Area

A seated area is available at Derby Station.

Waiting Room

There are heated waiting rooms and sheltered platform waiting areas with accessible seating.

Waiting Room Opening Hours

  • Monday - Friday 04:55 - 22:45
  • Saturday 04:55 - 22:45
  • Sunday 06:20 - 23:00

Station Buffet

A station buffet is available at Derby Station.

Baby Change

Baby Change facilities are available at Derby Station.


Shops are available at Derby Station.

National Key Toilets

The National key toilets are on Platform 1, Platform 2/3 and Platform 4/6; a radar key operates these toilets. The radar key is available from Customer Reception upon request.


Ramp For Train Access

A ramp for train access is available at Derby Train Station.


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Step Free Access

Category A step-free station. This station has step-free access. There are lifts to all platforms. There is a subway to platforms 2,3,4, and 5. Platforms 6 and 7 are accessed by lift only.

This station has tactile paving at the edges of all platforms and the foot and top of stairwells.


Wheelchairs are available at Derby Station.


568 spaces with 25 accessible spaces available

Car Park Opening Hours

  • Monday - Sunday 24 Hours a Day
  • Monday - Friday 24 Hours a Day
  • Saturday 24 Hours a Day
  • Sunday 24 Hours a Day

Accessible Parking

Wheelchair users may require assistance using car park equipment at this station.

There is step-free access from the car parks to the station.

Cycle Parking

Located in North Car Park

204 spaces

Toilets and Baby Care

The toilets are located on Platform 1, Platform 2/3 and Platform 4/6.

Toilet Opening Times:

  • Weekdays (Mon - Fri) 04:55 - 22:45
  • Saturday 04:55 - 22:45
  • Sunday 06:20 - 23:00

Baby change facilities are available at Derby Station.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is Derby train station open?

Derby Train Station is open every day from 04:55:00 until 22:45:00.

How far is Derby train station from the city centre?

Derby Train Station is about a 15-minute walk from the centre of Derby.

Are dogs allowed at Derby train station?

Dogs are allowed at Derby Train Station and on trains, as long as they aren't sat on seats.

What is the main train station in Derby?

Derby Train Station is the only mainline train station in Derby, with regional and intercity services operating from the station.

Is there a drop-off point at Derby train station?

There is a drop-off point at Derby Train Station with two bays.

How far is Derby train station from Pride Park?

Derby Train Station is 15 minutes from Pride Park, Derby County's football stadium.