Travelling to Derby by bus

Unibus travel is free for University of Derby staff and students with a valid ID card.

Please note that due to reduced activity the 4a Unibus is currently suspended, Markeaton Park car park will continue to be serviced by the No 4 bus route.


It is important we keep bus travel safe and we all follow the following CV19 guidance:

  • Do not travel if you're feeling unwell or showing any of the CV19 symptoms
  • Face masks must be worn -please ensure you wear it for your entire journey
  • Some can't wear a mask, please be supportive of those with a condition that makes them unable to do so
  • Our drivers are sat behind protective screens and do not need to wear a mask
  • To keep you safe we are continuing enhanced cleaning inside the buses
  • Please keep as far apart as you can on the bus, no more than one passenger per double seat, unless you are from the same household or social bubble.  The bus has a maximum capacity of 22 passengers.
  • Make sure you wash your hands before and after travelling by public transport
  • Avoid travelling at peak times of the day
  • Walk or cycle if you possibly can
  • Plan your journey allowing extra time as the reduced capacities on the buses may mean it takes longer to get on a bus
  • When the bus has reached capacity it will say full on the route information sign on the front of the bus
  • Follow social distancing rules at bus stops, keeping 2m apart where possible
  • Please allow space for passengers getting off before you board
  • Wheelchair spaces will be kept free, please ask the driver for any assistance
  • Give our drivers plenty of space
  • Open windows to assist with ventilation and maintain fresh airflow
  • Please follow this guidance to keep yourself and others safe and well


Number 4

Unibus 4 Timetable

Kedleston Road - Markeaton Park and Ride - Markeaton Street - Britannia Mill

Number 6

Unibus 6 Timetable

Kedleston Road - Halls of Residence - Enterprise Centre - One Friar Gate Square - City Centre - Bus Station - Train Station

At peak times duplicate buses may run alongside scheduled services to help if buses are full.

Number 7

Unibus 7 Timetable

Kedleston Road - Ashbourne Road (St Christophers Court) - Bridge Street (Princess Alice Court) 

This service runs during term time, during the working day, every 20 minutes on a circuit.

Number 8

Due to changes in University operations, the No. 8 bus and the home safe bus are not currently in operation.

Kedleston Road - Halls 

Other buses to Derby Campus

780,000trips on Unibuses during the academic year 2018/19