Travelling into Derby City Centre

Couple out shopping at night surrounded by illuminations


By Foot

Derby is a compact city and the Market Place is situated in the heart of the Cathedral Quarter within easy walking distance from the main shopping areas, hotels, restaurants, bars, and other amenities. 

By Bus

Derby Bus Station is in the city centre. Contact Traveline on 0871 200 22 33 for more information on bus services within Derby.

An alternative to city centre parking is to use our Park and Ride service at Pride Park - off the A52 and A6, next to Derby County football stadium

By Train

Derby's Train Station is just over a mile away from the Market Place, a 4-minute taxi journey or a 15-minute walk.

Direct rail services connect Derby with London St Pancras (from 93 minutes), Birmingham, Bournemouth, Bristol, Cardiff, Dundee, Edinburgh, Leeds, Leicester, Newcastle, Nottingham, Oxford, Sheffield, Southampton, Plymouth, and many other destinations.

By Car

Signposted on all major road routes. Enter DE1 3AH into your satellite navigation system.

From the M1 exit at J25, take the A52 towards Derby and follow signs to the City Centre.

By Bike

Derby is easily accessible for the National Cycle Network. The riverside pathway, National Cycle Route 6, provides a traffic free way of getting you close to the city centre and from the south of the city. To learn more about walking and cycling routes in Derby, visit the Cycle Derby website or the Sustrans website.

By Air

East Midlands Airport is a 22-minute drive and Birmingham International Airport is a 50-minute drive, providing extensive air links to most European and worldwide destinations.


While you explore the festive season in Derby, use the MiPermit website or the MiPermit app to pay for your parking stay.

Or why not join the thousands who park each month at Parksafe on Bold Lane, with staff onsite 24/7, its ‘the safest car park in the world’ and can be found in the heart of the Cathedral Quarter.