The centre is in the centre of the town next to the Market Place and close to the medieval bridge.
By bus: The Transpeak (TP) bus operates an hourly service to and from Derby, Nottingham, Matlock and Buxton, with a two hourly service to Manchester. The 6.1 service also runs hourly from Derby and Matlock. The 170 service runs hourly to and from Chesterfield, and the 240 and 218 operates to and from Sheffield. Bus times can be found in the Peak District Bus Timetable, published in March and October. It is available from any Tourist Information Centre in the area or you can order the Peak District bus timetable online. Alternatively, you can use the East Midlands online journey planner or Derbyshire public transport map.
By railway: The nearest stations to Bakewell are at Matlock, Chesterfield or Buxton, each having regular, frequent bus services to the town. For information on train times and fares on all these routes, you can call National Rail Enquiries on 08457 484950, or visit www.nationalrail.co.uk.
By road: The best exit points from the motorways are:
From the M1 - exit 29 to A617 westbound and then A619
Northbound on M6 - exit 14 to A34 and then on to the A520
Southbound on M6/M56/M60 - exit 27 on to the M60 and then on to the A6
From the north (Sheffield) take the A621 then A619 into Bakewell
From the south (Derby/Matlock) take the A6 into Bakewell
From the east (M1/Sheffield/Chesterfield) take the A619 into Bakewell
From the west (M6/Buxton) take the A6 into Bakewell