Travelling by bus
Whether you're visiting family-friendly attractions, historic sites or charming towns and villages, the bus is a hassle-free way to travel.
Sit back, relax and explore the Peak District and Derbyshire by bus.
Discover some of Derbyshire's most beautiful market towns, and find great places to eat, drink and shop on route.
Check out our great itineraries below for inspiration of places to explore, including the Peak District's iconic Hope Valley, and the charming market towns of Matlock and Bakewell.
Enjoy your car-free adventures in the Peak District and Derbyshire!
Bus information for the Peak District & Derbyshire
Great local bus routes
- Stagecoach Gold X17 extended to Matlock Bath and Wirksworth
The Stagecoach Gold X17 from Sheffield and Chesterfield has recently been extended to Matlock Bath, Cromford and Wirksworth.
- Sheffield and Chesterfield to Matlock Bath – now up to every 30 mins.
- Now also stopping at Matlock Bath, Cromford and Wirksworth – hourly, 7 days a week.
- Still only £2 single fare until 31st October 2023. View the new X17 timetable.
- New Breezer open top bus route in the Hope Valley
The Breezer, operated by Hulleys of Baslow, operates over weekends and bank holidays, and seven days a week during the school summer holidays (May 27 to 4 June and July 22 to September 3 2023).
The Breezer starts at Baslow Nether End and travels to Calver, Grindleford, Longshaw, Hathersage and Hope – before ending in Castleton.
At Baslow the bus connects with the 170 service from Chesterfield and at Hope it connects with the train from Manchester. View the new Breezer timetable.
- Trentbarton 6.1 route
The Trentbarton Sixes bus covers some of Derbyshire's most popular and picturesque towns and villages. The services runs every 15 minutes from Derby to Belper, with the 6.1 service continuing onwards to Wirksworth, Matlock Bath, Matlock and Bakewell. View the Sixes timetable.
- New Peak Sightseer open top bus tour
The Peak Sightseer, operated by Stagecoach, runs daily from 01 July till 30 September and weekends only from 01 October till 24 December.
The open top bus travels one way in a loop from Chesterfield and Chatsworth via Bakewell and Hassop Station. With a day ticket you are free to hop on and hop off the loop as many times as you would like.
Buy your tickets on the day from your driver, day tickets - adults £6, concessions £4. Discounts available for Chatsworth House or garden ticket holders. View the new Peak Sightseer timetable.
Itineraries Day trip from Sheffield: Explore Matlock & Bakewell by bus
The busy market towns of Matlock and Bakewell are a great day out for all the family and the bus is the hassle-free way to travel.
Itineraries Day trip from Sheffield: Explore Matlock Bath, Cromford & Wirksworth by bus
Discover some of Derbyshire's most popular towns and villages by bus.
Itineraries Car-free guide: Things to do in Chesterfield
There's so much to see and do near this iconic Derbyshire market town, famed for its crooked spire.
Itineraries Car-free guide: 48 hours in the Derwent Valley
Connecting charming towns and villages with an amazing industrial past, the Derwent Valley Line runs from Derby to Matlock.
Itineraries Car-free guide: 48 hours in the Hope Valley
Take in dramatic scenery, quaint villages and some of the Peak District's most iconic attractions along the Hope Valley Line between Manchester Piccadilly and Sheffield.
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