The City of Derby enjoys an enviable position in the centre of the country and at the gateway to the Peak District, making it an ideal location to quickly reach national and international destinations, while also being a great base from which to explore the UK’s oldest national park.

Derbyshire’s central location and close proximity to the M1 motorway make it easy to reach all destinations.  Derby offers excellent train connections, with London St Pancras just 90 minutes away.

East Midlands Airport is an easy 20 minute drive from the city centre, offering flights to the majority of main European cities.

Within 90 minutes of most major UK cities, and the gateway to the Peak District, Derbyshire offers:

  • Dual carriageway access to M1, M6 and M42 motorway networks.
  • Fast, direct train services to Bristol, Cardiff, Newcastle, Edinburgh, Reading and many other business cities.
  • 35 high speed train services daily to London (90 minutes).
  • East Midlands International Airport only a 20 minute drive from Derby.

Derby is a fantastic place to live, work and play.  There is a lively cultural and social scene, great character and heritage and has the added benefit of being close to beautiful countryside.

Sheffield is so easy to reach by train, whether you’re travelling from North, South, East or West. The mainline station in Sheffield offers an impressive entry to the City, with fast direct links from London St Pancras International departing every 30 minutes from early morning to late at night. Coming in from Europe? The Eurostar link from Paris arrives at London St Pancras International – you can be in Sheffield in just 5 hours after leaving Paris. The journey from London is now only 2hrs and 7mins.

With several airports within less than an hour’s drive, Sheffield is easy to reach from overseas destinations. Manchester Airport, one of the UK’s busiest, has a regular direct rail service to Sheffield. Robin Hood Doncaster Sheffield Airport and East Midlands Airport are served by a number of European destinations with charter flight routes.