You can get to most parts of the Peak District by bus. Some services run daily, hourly or better, whilst other services may be less frequent or weekends and holiday periods only.
The Peak District bus map shows all routes in and around the area. We have put together a list of bus routes across the Peak District that offer a sustainable, hassle free way of accessing the many attractions, towns, villages and open landscapes of the National Park.
Sheffield – Baslow – Bakewell – Chatsworth
Take service 218 from Sheffield to access historic Chatsworth, the famous market town of Bakewell, or the Sheffield moors for a walk in the fresh air. Bus passengers can get discounted entry to Chatsworth house and garden. Roughly hourly every day.
Matlock - Rowsley - Chatsworth
Take service 217 from Matlock to access historic Chatsworth. Bus passengers can get discounted entry to Chatsworth house and garden. Roughly hourly, Monday to Saturday only.
Sheffield – Hathersage – Bradwell – Castleton
Service 271/272 links Sheffield with the scenic Hope Valley, terminating at the well-known village of Castleton with its many shops, cafes and attractions. There's lots to see and do along the way too, as the bus travels across Sheffield Moor, down through the village of Hathersage which nestles below the famous climbing crags of Stanage Edge. From here it continues through Bamford and Hope, allowing access to some excellent walking and the scenic Derwent Valley. Roughly hourly every day.
Derby – Belper – Matlock – Bakewell – Buxton – Manchester
The well-established Trans-Peak (TP) service connects Manchester and Derby through the heart of the Peak District, roughly following the paths of the Derwent and Wye Valleys with attractions en-route including the Derwent Valley Mills World Heritage site, Matlock Bath, Peak Rail, Haddon Hall, the Market town of Bakewell & Monsal Trail. From Ashford in the Water, the route continues across the Limestone landscape of the White Peak to the historic spa town of Buxton, and on to Manchester. The 6.1 follows a similar route between Derby and Bakewell. Roughly hourly every day.
Sheffield – Eyam – Tideswell – Buxton
Service 65 travels daily between Sheffield and Buxton, stopping off at the historic plague village of Eyam, Tideswell – the Cathedral of the Peak, and Millers Dale – for access to the Monsal Trail. There is some fantastic scenery along this route, along with good walks, pubs, shops and attractions.
Chesterfield – Eyam – Tideswell – Buxton
Service 66 travels from Chesterfield, through Baslow (for access to Chatsworth) and on to Eyam where the route continues along that of the 65 (as above) towards Buxton. Monday to Saturday only.
Chesterfield – Baslow – Bakewell
Service 170 is a long-established and well-used service linking the market towns of Chesterfield and Bakewell. It operates hourly throughout the day on weekdays, weekends and bank holidays, and allows access to Chatsworth House and Farmshop along the route, along with the shops, pubs, cafes and restaurants of Baslow.
Buxton – Hartington – Ashbourne
Service 442 has to be one of the most scenic bus routes in the Peak District, meandering through hills, dales, villages and hamlets of the White Peak between the Spa town of Buxton and the historic market town of Ashbourne. This trusty little bus takes in a number of well-known attractions along its route, including Hulme End for access to the Manifold Trail, Hartington and the beautiful village of Tissington with its grand Hall, and access to the Tissington Trail. It is well worth a ride. Monday to Saturday only.
Buxton – Macclesfield
Service 58 travels daily between Buxton and Macclesfield, over the famous Cat & Fiddle road, from where you can access the stunning scenery of the Western Peak District, much of which overlooks the Cheshire Plain. Hop off and go for a walk in Macclesfield Forest, across the moors, or down to Derbyshire Bridge and the beautiful Goyt Valley.