Derby travel guide

Derby Tourism | Derby Guide

You're Going to Love Derby

With a population of 235,029, Derby is a must-see destination in England, United Kingdom. It is one of the most popular cities to visit in the country. Derby deserves at least 2 full days for you to see its main sights.

Where to Eat in Derby

If you’re looking for affordable options, Carluccio's - Derby (West Mall, Intu) and Darleys Restaurant (Waterfront Darley Abbey Mill) are great picks. For delicious green meals, Anoki Restaurant - Burton (Burton Rd) and Anoki Restaurant - Derby (First Floor 129 London Road) are recommended spots to get vegetarian or vegan food in Derby.

When to visit Derby

Derby in December
Estimated hotel price
S$ 124
1 night at 3-star hotel
Derby in December
Estimated hotel price
S$ 124
1 night at 3-star hotel

How to Get to Derby

Plane

When flying to Derby, you’ll arrive at East Midlands Airport (EMA), which is located 9 miles from the city centre.

Train

Located 9 miles from the city centre, Derby Tutbury & Hatton is the busiest station in Derby. Another popular train station is Derby Willington, located 6 miles from the centre.

Car

Another option to get to Derby is to pick up a car hire from London, which is about 114 miles from Derby. You’ll find branches of GREEN MOTION and Europcar, among others, in London.

Bus

You can travel by bus to Derby using FlixBus or National Express. From London, the bus ride to Derby takes 291 miles and will cost you around S$ 38. From Paris, the ticket costs about S$ 70 for a journey of 1190 miles. The most popular bus station is Derby Riverlights Bus Station, located 0.2 miles from the city centre of Derby. Derby Donnington Park is also a commonly used station, and is 8 miles from the city centre.

Plane

When flying to Derby, you’ll arrive at East Midlands Airport (EMA), which is located 9 miles from the city centre.

Train

Located 9 miles from the city centre, Derby Tutbury & Hatton is the busiest station in Derby. Another popular train station is Derby Willington, located 6 miles from the centre.

Car

Another option to get to Derby is to pick up a car hire from London, which is about 114 miles from Derby. You’ll find branches of GREEN MOTION and Europcar, among others, in London.

Bus

You can travel by bus to Derby using FlixBus or National Express. From London, the bus ride to Derby takes 291 miles and will cost you around S$ 38. From Paris, the ticket costs about S$ 70 for a journey of 1190 miles. The most popular bus station is Derby Riverlights Bus Station, located 0.2 miles from the city centre of Derby. Derby Donnington Park is also a commonly used station, and is 8 miles from the city centre.

Airports near Derby

Airlines serving Derby

Lufthansa
Good (4,669 reviews)
KLM
Good (839 reviews)
SWISS
Good (942 reviews)
British Airways
Good (4,753 reviews)
Turkish Airlines
Good (2,171 reviews)
Delta
Good (4,447 reviews)
Austrian Airlines
Good (467 reviews)
Iberia
Good (1,596 reviews)
Air France
Good (975 reviews)
Emirates
Excellent (2,100 reviews)
United Airlines
Good (4,937 reviews)
Qatar Airways
Good (2,351 reviews)
Brussels Airlines
Good (219 reviews)
Air Canada
Good (6,238 reviews)
LOT
Good (670 reviews)
Finnair
Good (765 reviews)
Scandinavian Airlines
Good (784 reviews)
TAP AIR PORTUGAL
Good (1,178 reviews)
Singapore Airlines
Excellent (931 reviews)
Etihad Airways
Good (845 reviews)
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Where to stay in Derby

Average rates range from around S$ 126 per night for a double room in a 3-star hotel to S$ 234 and up for a 5-star experience.

Where to stay in popular areas of Derby

Most booked hotels in Derby

Wychnor Park Country Club
4 stars
Excellent (8.7, Excellent reviews)
S$ 153+
Hilton at St George's Park, Burton Upon Trent
4 stars
Excellent (8.4, Excellent reviews)
S$ 223+
Dog & Partridge Hotel by Greene King Inns
3 stars
Excellent (8.4, Excellent reviews)
S$ 139+
Leonardo Hotel East Midlands Airport
4 stars
Excellent (8.3, Excellent reviews)
S$ 137+
Leonardo Hotel Derby
4 stars
Excellent (8.2, Excellent reviews)
S$ 117+
Riverside Hotel Branston by Greene King Inns
3 stars
Excellent (8.1, Excellent reviews)
S$ 133+

Hiring a car in Derby

Expect to pay S$ 2.53 per litre in Derby (average price from the past 30 days). Depending on the size of your car hire, filling up the tank will cost between S$ 30.36 and S$ 40.47. The most frequently booked car type in Derby is Standard (Class Commercial Truck or similar). If you’re looking to save money, though, keep in mind that Mini car hire (Toyota iQ or similar) is, on average, 75% cheaper than other car hire types in the city.

Expect to pay S$ 2.53 per litre in Derby (average price from the past 30 days). Depending on the size of your car hire, filling up the tank will cost between S$ 30.36 and S$ 40.47. The most frequently booked car type in Derby is Standard (Class Commercial Truck or similar). If you’re looking to save money, though, keep in mind that Mini car hire (Toyota iQ or similar) is, on average, 75% cheaper than other car hire types in the city.