Derby to Lancaster by train

  • First train
    06:40
  • Last train
    22:33
  • Avg changes
    1
  • Fastest journey
    2hr 1m
  • Distance
    154 kilometres
  • Trains per Day
    19
  • Avg. journey time
    3hr 58m
  • Train Operators

Travelling from Derby to Lancaster by train

Fast trains from Derby to Lancaster take around 2 hours and 1 minute, covering a distance of approximately 154 kilometres. There are frequent services on the rail route between Derby and Lancaster.

1. Are there direct trains from Derby to Lancaster?

Journeys between Derby and Lancaster usually involve one change of train.

We usually find around 27 departures on the route from Derby to Lancaster every weekday that leave enough time to change trains without waiting around for longer than necessary.

Trains are typically more frequent on weekends, when we found around 32 departures.

2. How long is the train journey from Derby to Lancaster?

The Derby to Lancaster train travel time is normally about 2 hours and 1 minute, whatever time you make the journey.

3. What are the Derby to Lancaster train times and schedule?

On weekdays the earliest train to Lancaster is usually scheduled to depart Derby around 06:40 and the last train is around 00:35. At weekends the first train of the day leaves Derby around 05:56, and the last at 00:39.

When to book Derby to Lancaster train tickets?

Trains in the UK usually open for booking around 3 months in advance. If booking is not yet open for your dates then you can set a booking alert to receive an email on the day that the cheapest tickets are released for your journey from Derby to Lancaster by train.

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Which train companies operate between Derby and Lancaster?

More than one train company operates on the route from Derby to Lancaster, so you’ll be travelling with one or more of the following rail operators:

  • CrossCountry
  • East Midlands Trains
  • Northern
  • Northern Rail
  • Virgin Trains

You can check which train you’ll be travelling on by looking for the train name in search results.

Lancaster to Derby by train

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Child and youth passengers

The definition of "Child" and "Youth" varies by country and operator. This is why we ask for the age of young passengers.

Sometimes children below a certain age can travel without a seat for free. If you want to guarantee a seat for child passengers, enter '6' as the age of the child.

Read more about child and youth passenger ages. See also youth discounts and railcards.

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