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27-02-2012, 18:58   #1
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im looking for the cheapest way of traveling from sheff to derby i do drive but is there a cheaper way might sound daft but is there a bus from sheff to derby
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27-02-2012, 19:00   #2
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walking is the cheapest way, takes around 11 hours though at normal walking pace.
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im looking for the cheapest way of traveling from sheff to derby i do drive but is there a cheaper way might sound daft but is there a bus from sheff to derby
National Express or the train!
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27-02-2012, 19:00   #4
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walk!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !
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27-02-2012, 19:06   #5
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walk!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !
There does come a point at which "cheapest way" is no longer preferable. For most people, walking is well past that point; but you cannot dispute that it is the cheapest. All it costs is a pair of new trainers every few months.

There is probably a bus route available, changing at Chesterfield - but again, the time it takes would probably outweight any potential cost saving. Remember that if you take an extra hour to do something in order to save five pounds, you are working for less than the national minimum wage.
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If for some reason you're determined to get a bus, you can change in Chesterfield, but it'll take you over two hours that way.
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27-02-2012, 19:17   #7
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If for some reason you're determined to get a bus, you can change in Chesterfield, but it'll take you over two hours that way.
43/44/44A/X17 to Chesterfield then Red Arrow to Derby.
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27-02-2012, 19:25   #8
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iv found that the coach is the cheapest....
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27-02-2012, 19:26   #9
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Actually, hitch-hiking is the cheapest way. Just hold up a big sign, and eventually someone will pick you up. Good luck!
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27-02-2012, 19:44   #10
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Derbyshire Wayfarer tickets can be used on rail lines at any time on Saturdays, Sundays and Bank Holiday Mondays, and after 9am on Mondays to Fridays.
Derbyshire Wayfarer tickets can be used on all buses at any time.
Prices
10.50 for an adult (plus one child under 16)
5.25 for a senior citizen (aged 60 or over), a child under 16
18.90 for a group of up to two adults and up to three children.
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27-02-2012, 19:48   #11
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Depends where you are in Sheffield and where you need to go in derby. If you live close to the train station and your final destination is close to the station, a train would probably be better.

If you aren't close to train stations and live close to the m1, and there is free/cheap parking get a teeny tiny fuel efficient, low car tax motor and drive.

I'd generally try and drive anyway, but as others have mentioned it's worth factoring in how long you are going hanging around bus stops and train stations to save a few pound a week.
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Actually, hitch-hiking is the cheapest way. Just hold up a big sign, and eventually someone will pick you up. Good luck!
Would you honestly do that?
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27-02-2012, 20:12   #14
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Check National Express's fare first!

Every NX service from Sheffield towards Birmingham stops at Derby!
I don't think a single fare could cost more than 10!
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Would you honestly do that?
Why not?

It's the way I used to get all around the country when I was a student with no job or car.

Why has Hitching disappeared these days, its ages since I've seen anyone - at one point you had to wait at some junctions for the person who was stood there before you
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Why not?

It's the way I used to get all around the country when I was a student with no job or car.

Why has Hitching disappeared these days, its ages since I've seen anyone - at one point you had to wait at some junctions for the person who was stood there before you
You must be mad to get into a car with a stranger these days, you don't know them and you don't know what they're up to. Forget all that 'human kindness' bull**** in the 21st century.

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National Express

Single fare: 4.60
Sheffield - Derby

Departing at 0740 arriving at 0905
Departing at 0940 arriving at 1050
Departing at 1155 arriving at 1305
Departing at 1540 arriving at 1650
Departing at 1835 arriving at 1940

Derby - Sheffield

Departing at 0955 arriving at 1105
Departing at 1205 arriving at 1315
Departing at 1455 arriving at 1655
Departing at 1800 arriving at 1910
Departing at 2005 arriving at 2110

Trains

Trains are every 15 minutes most of the day.

Single fare: 19
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You must be mad to get into a car with a stranger these days, you don't know them and you don't know what they're up to. Forget all that 'human kindness' bull**** in the 21st century.

Every man for himself!
How depressing. I picked up at hitch hiker in 2004. We had a nice chat about Wales (where we were), teaching (what we both did for a living in one form or another) and Denmark (where she was from). Cost me nothing as it was on my way, cost her nothing, and we both had a pleasant chat.

I will however admit that part of the reason I picked her up was because I though 'A hitch hiker? Not seen one for ages.' I've not seen many since, although you get a few in Scotland over summer.
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How depressing. I picked up at hitch hiker in 2004. We had a nice chat about Wales (where we were), teaching (what we both did for a living in one form or another) and Denmark (where she was from). Cost me nothing as it was on my way, cost her nothing, and we both had a pleasant chat.

I will however admit that part of the reason I picked her up was because I though 'A hitch hiker? Not seen one for ages.' I've not seen many since, although you get a few in Scotland over summer.
It is a bit of a shame I suppose. I guess you can meet some nice people (like you did) but it's not for me!
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How depressing. I picked up at hitch hiker in 2004. We had a nice chat about Wales (where we were), teaching (what we both did for a living in one form or another) and Denmark (where she was from). Cost me nothing as it was on my way, cost her nothing, and we both had a pleasant chat.

I will however admit that part of the reason I picked her up was because I though 'A hitch hiker? Not seen one for ages.' I've not seen many since, although you get a few in Scotland over summer.
It's a shame really, I suppose you could meet some nice people (like you did) but I suppose it depends on who you pick up. Not for me though!
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