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A bus ride from Derby to Leicester via Shardlow, Castle Donnington, East Midlands Airport, and Loughborough
Service Skylink

A ride through the East Midlands linking two cities to each other and their local airport

Route.Skylink
Operater Kinchbus
Journey time Apprx 1 hour and 45 mins

This is route operates 24 hours a day with a bus roughly every 30 mins during the day and roughly an hourly service through the night

Timetable download pdf format

Skylink Derby, Bus Station (Bay 12) Derby, Railway Station (Stop S2) Shardlow, opp Dog and Duck Castle Donington, Bus Station (Stand B) East Midlands Airport, adj DHL Cargo West East Midlands Airport, Coach Park (Bay D) arr East Midlands Airport, Coach Park (Bay D) dep East Midlands Airport, opp Holiday Inn Express Kegworth, Church, Diseworth, Clements Gate Long Whatton, opp, Piper Drive Hathern, Anchor Inn Loughborough, Derby Road 3M Loughborough, Swan Street (Stand D) Leicester, St Margaret?s Bus Station bus times Timetable

Click here to download the current Skylink, Derby, Shardlow, Castle Donnington, East Midlands Airport, Loughborough, Leicester bus timetable in pdf format

Please note download was correct on the date shown on timetable if in doubt visit
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An explanation of pdf files Allow me to explain
This route was used in my journey from
Abbeydale Rd Sheffield to Lands End
also see my
bus ride from Chesterfield to Derby
my
bus ride from Derby to Aahbourne
also my
bus ride from Derby to Manchester
and my
journey from Sheffield to Sheffield via Chesterfield, Nottingham, Manchester, and Huddersfield

An Arriva bus Derby as we await departure for Leicester on a Skylink Bus

Awaiting departure in Derby Bus Station. Good view of an Arriva Bus


Backing off our Stand Derby Bus Station we can see a 44 bus amongst others including a Red arrow bound for Chesterfield

Backing off our stand. The Arriva bus is a 44


Heading out of Derby Bus Station

Heading out of Derby Bus Station


Crossing the Cock Pit and Traffic St

As we come out of the bus station we turn left into Morledge then we cross the Cock Pit and Traffic St which we are doing in this shot we then continue down Siddals Rd


Siddals Road Derby

We turn right onto the B6000 at this junction but the road we turn onto is still Siddals Rd


Siddals Rd joining Railway Terrace Derby

At the end of Siddals Rd we join Railway Terrace which is a right hand turn but straight on as we can see in this shot


Railway Terrace Derby

Continuing along Railway Terrace


on a Skylink bus passing Derby Station

We then pass Derby Midland Railway Station that has its own mini bus station. Very handy for anyone arriving in Derby on the train traveling to East Midlands Airport as they can join Skylink here


Midland Rd Derby

Railway Terrace becomes Midland.Rd at the railway station which we are on now


Turning into London Rd from Midland Rd Derby

We then turn right into London Rd which we are doing in this shot


London Rd Derby

Traveling along London Rd


A bus stop on London Rd Derby

Yet further along London Rd


Turning right into Bateman St off London Rd Derby

We then turn right into Bateman St which we are doing now


Turning left into Osmaston Rd from Bateman St Derby

At the end of Bateman St we turn left into Osmaston Road


Looking up Douglas St from Osmaston Rd Derby

Passing Douglas St on Osmaston Rd


Osmaston Rd Derby crossing the Railway to Birmingham

As we travel along Osmaston Road we cross the Derby to Birmingham railway line


Continuing along Osmaston Rd

Continuing along Osmaston Rd the Bombadier train works can be seen on the opposite side of the bus at this point


On Osmaston Rd Derby

Further along Osmaston Rd


Passes Co op Osmaston Road Derby

Passing the Osmaston Road branch of the Cooperative


Turning left into Ascot Drive

We then turn left into Ascot Drive which we are doing in this shot


Passes the Arriva Bus Garage Ascot Drive Derby

Passing the Arriva Bus Garage on Ascot Drive


Joining the A6 London Rd off Ascot Drive Derby

At the end of Ascot Drive we come to a roundabout and turn right onto London Rd the A6


Turning onto the A6 London Road Derby

Turning onto London Rd the A6 The A6 is also used on my
journey from Sheffield to Sheffield via Chesterfield, Nottingham, Manchester, and Huddersfield
also my
bus ride from Sheffield to Bakewell
and my
bus ride from Bolton to Preston
also my
bus ride from Sheffield to Buxton part 2
also my
bus ride from Manchester to Bolton
also my
bus ride from Derby to Manchester
and my
A journey from Sheffield to Sheffield via the Yorkshire Dales and the Lake District Day 3 Buttermere to Sheffield
It also gets a mention in my
train ride from Carlisle to Preston


Passing the Derby Conference Centre

We pass the entrance to the Derby Conference Centre on London Rd immediately as we come off the roundabout


Traveling along London Rd the A6 Derby

Traveling along London Rd


Junction of London Rd and Spencer St Derby

Passing the end of Spancer St on London Rd the A6


Passing the end of Brighton Rd Derby on London Rd on Skylink

Passing the end of Brighton Rd as we travel along London Rd


Passes Lichfield Dr

Passing the junction of Lichfield Drive and London Rd


Roundabout.at end of London Rd Alvasston Derby

We then come to a roundabout at the end of London Rd in Alvaston where we turn right into Shardlow Road which at this point forms part of the Derby Ring Road the A5111


Turning onto Shardlow Road off London Rd in Alvaston Derby

Turning onto Shardlow Rd


Alvaston from a Skylink bus

Passing through Alvaston on Shardlow Rd


Approaching the Blue Peter Island Alvaston.Derby

We then very quickly approach the Blue Peter Island


Blue Peter Roundabout Alvaston Derby

Going round the Blue Peter Island


Shardlow Road Alvaston

We keep following Shardlow Rd which is no longer the Derby Ringroad the A511


We pass The Lodge Flaming Grill Pub on the Corner of Grange Rd and Shardlow Rd on a Skylink bus

We pass the Lodge Pub at the junction of Grange Rd and Shardlow Rd as we make our way along Shardlow Rd


Traveling along Shardlow Road

Traveling along Shardlow Road heading away from Alvaston


Passing the junction of Newborough Road and Shardlow Rd on a Skylink bus

As we continue along Shardlow Rd we pass its junction with Newborough Rd


Shardlow Road

Yet further along Shardlow Rd


A roundabout on Shardlow Rd

As we negotiate a small roundabout on Shardlow Rd a double decker arriva bus can be seen heading off down Bembridge Drive


On Skylink derby to Leicester Bus on Shardlow Rd

Still heading along Shardlow Rd near Boulton Moor


Roundabout near the A6 on Shardlow Rd

We negotiate yet another roundabout


Approaching Thulston Roundabout on Chellaston

We then travel down Chellaston for a very short distance before approaching Thulston Roundabout which we are doing in this shot. This is where we cross the A6


Turning onto the B5010 off Thulston Roundabout

We turn off Thulston Roundabout onto the B5010


Heading south on the B5010

Continuing along the B5010


Heading for Shardlow on Skylink bus from Derby

Heading towards Shardlow


Entering Shardlow on the B5010

Entering Shardlow on the B5010 this has now become London Rd


Passing the junction of London Rd and Aston Lane Shardlow on a Skylink bus

Passing the end of Aston Lane as we travel along London Rd in Shardlow


Passing the Tandoori nights Restaurant Shardlow on a Skylink bus

Passing the Tandoori Nights Restaurant on London Rd Shardlow


London Rd Shardlow

Continuing along London Rd at this point we are about to cross the Trent and Mersey Canal


Running alongside the River Trent on London Rd the B5010 Shardlow on a Skylink bus

We then run alongside the River Trent


Crossing the River Trent Shardlow on the B5010

We then cross the River Trent. On the opposite side of the bus at this point is Shardlow Marina. Shardlow is well known in the boating world
Visit the
Shardlow Marina Website
for more information
Also at this point we leave Derbyshire and enter Leicestershire.


Passes the Golden Dragon Chinese Restaurant London Rd Shardlow

Passing the Golden Dragon Chinese Restaurant as we leave Shardlow on London Rd


the junction of London Rd the B5010 and the A50

We then come to the A50


Crossing the A50 near Shardlow

We then Cross the A50


The junction of the A50 and Trent Lane near Shardlow

We then take Trent Lane from the roundabout


Trent Lane heading towards Castle Donnington

Continuing along Trent Lane, This is certainly a grand looking lane


Roundabout on Trent Lane where it becomes Station Rd heading towards Castle Donnington

We the very quickly come to another roundabout


Heading onto Station Rd from Trent Lane

From the Roundabout we take Station Rd in the direction of Castle Donnington


A small roundabout near Castle Donnington on Station Rd off a Skylink Bus

We negotiate a small roundabout on Station Rd on our way into Castle Donnington


Entering Castle Donnington on Station Rd

Entering Castle Donnington on Station Rd


Passes the Castle Donnington Co operative

Passing the Castle Donnington Co op on Station Rd


Traveling up Bondgate.Castle Donnington on a Skylink Bus

Station Rd becomes Bondgate as we head through Castle Donnington. This really is a very pretty villiage


Castle Donnington Bus Station

We then arrive at Castle Donnington Bus Station


Awaiting Departure for East Midlands Airport and Leicester at Castle Donnington Bus station on a Skylink bus

Awaiting departure at Castle Donnington Bus Station


High St Castle Donnington

We come out of the bus station and turn left into what has now changed from Bondgate into High Street. We then head out of Castle Donnington along High St which we are doing in this shot


Roundabout as we approach East Midlands Airport at Hill Top Castle Donnington



Making our way round the perimeter of East Midlands Airport

We turn right at the roundabout and make out way round the edge of East Midlands Airport


DHL Parcels aircraft at East Midlands Airport

At this point on the opposite side of the bus we can see some DHL Parcels Aircraft


Entrance to the Donnington Park Racing Circuit off a Skylink Bus

We then pass the entrance to the Donnington Park Racing Circuit


The A453 at Donnington Park

We the come to a T junction and turn left onto the A453 which we are doing in this shot


Roundabout A453 East Midlands Airport Cargo West

We then come to another roundabout and turn left into the Airport Grounds


Roundabout near the DHL cargo terminal East Midlands Airport

We very quicly come to another roundabout and turn right, we can see the DHL cargo terminal in this shot


Heading through East Midlands Airport on a Skylink bus

Traveling through the grounds of East Midlands Airport


Roundabout Ambassador Rd East Midlands Airport

Yet another Roundabout at which point we take Ambassador Rd


Ambassador Rd East Midlands Airport

Traveling along Ambassador Rd


Ambassador Rd joining Viscount Rd East Midlands Airport a good view of the Control tower

At the end of Ambassador Rd we join Viscount Rd by turning right at this roundabout. Note the Control Tower in this shot.


Viscount Rd East Midlands Airport

Continuing along Viscount Rd


Roundabout Viscount Rd East Midlands Airport

We then negotiate a roundabout on Viscount Rd


Viscount Rd on a Skylink Bus East Midlands Airport

Further along Viscount Rd


About Leave Viscount road to head to the Bus station at the Arrivals Hall East Midlands Airport

At the end of Viscount way we come to another's roundabout and turn left towards the airport terminal


Approaching East Midlands Airport Bus Station

The bus station comes into view. Just after this point a barrier is lifted to allow us access to the terminal building this is to do with aiport security


Awaiting Departure from East Midlands Airport Bus station on a Skylink Bus bound for Leicester

Awaiting departure for Leicester at East Midlands Airport Bus Station. The Bus station is situated at the Arrivals Hall


A National Express Coach East Midlands Airport bus station

As we pull out of the bus station a National Express Coach Arrives


Control Tower East Midlands Airport

We get another good view of the Control Tower


Barrier about to lift for a Skylink Bus East Midlands Airport

We then pass back through the barrier which we are about to do in this shot and then we will head back to the roundabout at the end of Viscount Rd


Roundabout junction with Beverley Rd and Viscount Rd East Midlands Airport

We go back to the roundabout at the end of Viscount Rd and turn left onto Beverley Rd


UPS depot Beverley Rd east Midlands Airport

Traveling along Beverley Rd past the UPS parcels building


A UPS aircraft at East Midlands Airport

On the opposite side of the bus we can see a UPS Aircraft


Roundabout East Midlands Airport Beverley Rd

We arrive at another roundabout from here we head back to the A453 Ashby Rd


Heading for Ashby Rd from East Midlands Airport

Heading back to the A453 Ashby Road on our way out of East Midlands Airport


Roundabout on Ashby Rd East Midlands Airport

We then come to a roundabout on the A453 Ashby Rd and turn right. At this point some Skylink buses turn left and make their way through Kegworth before the route rejons later. Looking at the timetable through the day 1 bus an hour follows the route we will be taking through Diseworth and the other bus follows the route through Kegworth at other times all the buses run through Kegworth. See timetable for more details.


Ashby Road A453

Traveling along Ashby Rd


Turning into Grimes Gate Off Ashby Rd

We then turn left into Grimes Gate which we are doing in this shot and head towards Diseworth


Heading down Grimes Gate towards Diseworth

Heading down Grimes Gate in the direction of Diseworth


Junction of Hall Gate and Lady Gate Diseworth off a Skylink Bus

Grimes Gate become Lady gate which we are on now passing the junction of Hall Gate Diseworth


Junction of Lady Gate and the Green

At the end of Lady Gate we turn left into The Green which we are doing in this shot


Crossing A42 on the Green Diseworth

As we travel along the Green we cross the A42


The Green becoming West End between Diseworth and Long Whatton

At this point The Green becomes West End as we head towards Long Whatton


Passing under the M1 Motorway on West End Long Whatton

As we approach Long Whatton we pass under the M1 motorway
The M1 is used in my
Journey from Sheffield to Sheffield via the Yorkshire Dales and the Lake District day one Sheffield to Tan Hill
and my
bus ride from Leeds to Hull
and the M1 is crossed on my
bus ride from Wakefield to Leeds
and my
bus ride from Shefffield to Doncaster
and my
bus ride from Shefffield to Barnsley


Passing through Long Whatton on Main Street

West End becomes Main St as we pass through Long Whatton which we are on now


Passing Turvey Lane on The Green Long Whatton

Main St turns back into The Green in this shot we are passing the end of Turvey Lane


Hathern Rd Long Whatton on a Skylink Bus

The Green becomes Hathern road as we head away from Long Whatton which we are on now


Turning off Hathern Rd onto Whatton Rd on a Skylink Bus

We then come to a T junction and turn left on to Whatton Rd which we are doing in this shot


Traveling along Whatton Rd

Traveling along Whatton Rd


Junction of Whatton Rd and Derby Rd the A6

We then come to a T junction where we turn right onto Derby Rd the A6 which we are doing in this shot. This is where we rejoin the Skylink buses that have come from East Midlands Airport via Kegworth


Passing the junction with Shepherd Rd and Loughborough Rd A6 on a Skylink Bus

In this shot we are passing the end of Shepherd Rd at this point the A6 becomes Loughborough Rd


Passes the Dew Drop Pub Loughborough Rd

Passing the Dew Drop Pub Hathern on Loughborough Rd the A6


Derby Rd Hathern

Loughborough Rd the A6 then becomes Derby Rd as we head away from Hathern which we are on now


A6 Derby Rd heading south towards Loughborough on a Skylink bus

Heading along the A6 Derby Rd towards Loughborough


Entering the outskirts of Loughborough on Derby Rd the A6

On the outskirts of Loughborough


A Roundabout on the A6 Derby Rd just north of Loughborough

Approaching another Roundabout on Derby Rd as we head towards Loughborough town centre


Passes Himebase Derby Rd Loughborough

As we continue alon Derby Rd the A6 towards Loughborough town centre we pass Homebase


Passes the ring o bells pub

Passing the Ring o Bells Pub as we continue along Derby Rd at its junction with Knightthorpe Rd


Passes the Station Hotel Derby Rd Loughborough Skylink bus

Passing the Station Hotel as we head along the A6 Derby Rd


Passes Carphone Warehouse on Regent Place Retail Park Loughborough

Yet further along Derby Rd the A6 we pass the Carphone Warehouse on Regent Place Retail Park


We pull up at a bus stop as we enter Loughborough town centre on the A6

As we enter Loughborough town centre on the A6 we pull up at a bus stop a National Express Coach can be seen stopped at a bus stop traveling in the opposite direction


Passing Swancar of Loughborough

We pass Swancar of Loughborough as we head along Swan St the A6 in Loughborough town centre


Passing Market Place Loughborough on Swan St the A6 on a Skylink Bus

As we head through Loughborough town centre.on Swan St the A6 we pass Market Place


Wood Gate from High St Loughborough on a Skylink bus

Swan St the A6 turns into High St. We are passing the end of Wood Gate in this shot


Passing Burton Walks on Leicester Rd the A6 Loughborough

As we head out of Loughborough town centre we pass Burton Walks on the A6 which has now turned into Leicester Rd


Passing the junction of Leicester Rd the A6 and Shelthorpe Rd Loughborough on a Skylink bus

As we head out of Loughborough on Leicester Rd the A6 we pass its junction with Shelthorpe Rd


Passing a local Leicester to Loughborough bus as we head out of Loughborough on the A6 Leicester Rd

We pass a local Leicester to Loughborough bus as we head out of Loughborough on the A6 Leicester Rd


Arriva Bus on Loughborough Rd the A6

Leicester Rd.the A6 turns into Loughborough Rd the A6 and we pass an Arriva bus coming in the opposite direction


Approaching One Ash Roundabout on Loughborough Rd the A6

Approaching One Ash Roundabout on the A6 at this point the A6 is a right hand turn and becomes a Dual Carrigeway which is the Quorn, Mountsorrel, Rothley Bypass this is the road we will be taking


Heading onto the Quorn, Mountsorrel, Rothley Bypass A6 on a Skylink bus

Turning onto the A6 Quorn, Mountsorrel, Rothley Bypass 


Making our way along the Quorn, Mountsorrel, Rothley Bypass A6

Making our way along the Quorn, Mountsorrel, Rothley Bypass A6


Further along the the Quorn, Mountsorrel, Rothley Bypass A6 Leicestershire on a Skylink bus

Further along the Quorn, Mountsorrel, Rothley Bypass the A6


Passing the Barton Upon Soar Caravan Park on the the Quorn, Mountsorrel, Rothley Bypass A6

Passing the Barton Upon Soar the Quorn, Mountsorrel, Rothley Bypass the A6


Approaching the Roundabout which is the junction with Granite Way on the Quorn, Mountsorrel, Rothley Bypass A6

Approaching the roundabout that is the junction with Granite Way


Granite Way fom the A6

About to negotiate the roundabout Granite Way can be seen in this shot which is a right hand turn we are carrying straight on along the bypass the A6


Crossing Sileby rd on the the Quorn, Mountsorrel, Rothley Bypass A6 on a Skylink bus

Crossing Sileby Rd


Passing the junction with Leicester Rd on the the Quorn, Mountsorrel, Rothley Bypass A6

We are about to pass the junction with Leicester Rd at this point the bypass has become Loughborough Rd


Nearing the southern end of the Quorn, Mountsorrel, Rothley Bypass A6

Nearing the southern end of the Quorn, Mountsorrel, Rothley bypass the A6 Loughborough Rd


Approaching the roundabout at the end of the Quorn bypass A6 where the A46 is crossed

We approach the roundabout at the end of the bypass we coss the A46 here


On the A6 crossing the A46

Crossing the A46


Heading towards Birstall Leicestershire on Loughborough rd the A6

Heading towards Birstall on Loughborough Rd the A6


A6 Birstall Leicestershire

Heading along Loughborough Rd the A6, an Arriva double decker heading in the opposite direction


A6 Loughborough Road Birstall

Heading into Birstall on Loughborough Rd the A6


Birstall Leicestershire

Passing through Birstall on the A6 Loughborough Rd


Skylink bus Birstall Leicester

As we head through Birstall a Derby bound Skylink bus can be seen heading in the opposite direction


Station Road off Loughborough Rd Birstall

Passing the end of Station Rd Birstall as we head along Loughborough Rd the A6


Approaching Red Hill Circle on the A6 on a Skylink bus

Approaching the Red Hill Circle. The flyover we can see in this shot carries the outer Leicester Ringroad which we are about to pass under


Red Hill Circle

Going onto the Red Hill Circle


Abbey Lane the A6 Leicester

We come off Red Hill Circle and pass onto Abbey Lane the A6 which we are on in this shot


Junction of Abbey Lane A6 Leicester and Beaumont Leys Lane

As we travel down Abbey Lane we pass the junction with Beaumont Leys Lane


Passes Seagas House Abbey Lane Leicester

As we travel along Abbey Lane towards Leicester city centre we pass Seagas House


B and Q Leicester Blackbird Road

We pass the Junction of Abbey Lane the A6 and Blackbird Rd. In this shot B & Q Leicester can be seen


Crossing the River Soar on St Margaret's Way the A6 Leicester

The A6 then becomes St Margaret's Way which we are on now crossing the River Soar


Approaching Leicester City Centre on St Margaret's Way

We approach Leicester City Centre on St Margaret's Way the A6 we ate about to cross Vaughan Way in this shot


Turning out of Church Gate into Gravel St Leicester on a skylink bus

After crossing Vaughan way we pass into Church Gate and then almost immediately turn left into Gravel St which we are doing in this shot


Gravel St St Margaret's Bus Station Leicester

Heading along Gravel St past the front of St Margaret's bus station


Abbey St Leicester

We then turn left into Abbey St which we are on in this shot


Turning into St Margaret's bus station Leicester off Abbey St on a Skylink Bus

We then turn left into St Margaret's bus station which we are doing in this shot


St Margaret's bus station on a Skylink bus

Pulling up to our stand in St Margaret's bus station


Inside St Margaret's bus station Leicester

Inside St Margaret's bus station and the end of our journey



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