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Does anyone know how reliable this bus service is regarding travel time? The schedule says it will take 30 minutes from Derby station to the airport, even at peak-traffic hours in the evening. I have no idea what the traffic situation is like in that area and would therefore be grateful for some advice on the time I'll realistically have to calculate.
Its not that far from Derby to the Airport but at rush hour queues tend to form near the Royal Hospital In Derby, near the spider round about coming out of Derby and at the round abouts leading into the airport.
Alot of the route within the city has bus lanes but they still have to deal with the roundabouts.
If you are planning to travel on the bus at rush hour it would normaly add another 10 to 20 minuets to your journey so i would try and catch an earlier bus
Also remember that East Midlands Airport only has one queue for security and 3 scanners so in busy times queues to get through security can take up to an hour - so make your you leave plenty of time to get through