Travelling to Derby by bus

The Unibus

The Unibus a great service for everyone that links all the University of Derby sites, the main halls of residence, Derby city centre, Markeaton Park Park and Ride, Derby train station and a major supermarket.

The Unibus is subsidised by the money generated from car parking charges.

Those living in University Halls of residence receive a free pass on the Unibus

For others...

Ticket prices

  • 1 trip - £1.70
  • 10 trips - £10.00 (Discount to staff and students from car park subsidy)

Unibus Timetables

The Number 4 - Markeaton Shuttle bus

The No.4 is a free service for staff and students who travel between Kedleston Road and Markeaton Street/Britannia Mill. It runs all year and calls at the Markeaton Park Park and Ride during undergraduate teaching weeks. The No.4a makes sure there are frequent buses at the park and ride.

It is a new accessible low floor bus.

Route No.4 Timetable

After 6pm the No.4a continues to provide a free service between Kedleston Road and Markeaton Street/Britannia Mill stops for students and staff.‌

The Number 5 (Unibus 5)

The No 5 is a University contract bus service, which serves the University, Markeaton Park (term time only), Ashbourne Road, Derby city centre, Sainsburys and Uttoxeter New Road. Everyone can use the No. 5.

The No 5 route has new accessible low floor buses that run half hourly in term time.

Route No.5 Timetable

After 6pm the No.5 is free between the Kedleston Road and Pybus Street stops (and vice-versa) for students and staff.‌

The Number 6 (Unibus 6)

The No.6 connects the Kedleston Road site with halls, the city centre and the train station. Everyone can use Unibus 6. It runs every 10 minutes in term time and less frequently outside of term time.

Other buses to Derby sites