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Train services to Matlock Bath

In 2018 the Matlock Bath Illuminations season runs from 8 September to 28 October.  Cheaper online tickets available HERE!

Trains to Matlock Bath usually run from Nottingham, Derby and Matlock along the Derwent Valley Line every hour Monday to Saturday and less frequently on Sunday.

However, Network Rail are delivering the biggest upgrade to the railway to and through Derby station for decades between 22 July and 7 October. This means train services between Derby and Matlock will not run until 8 October, with rail replacement services running instead.

The rail replacement services will run more frequently than the usual train timetable, with approximately one bus/coach every half an hour on weekdays and Saturdays, and an hourly service on Sundays. Read more about the upgrade work.

From 8 October trains will recommence to Matlock Bath from Nottingham, Derby and Matlock along the Derwent Valley Line every hour Monday to Saturday and every two hours on Sunday. If you travel to Matlock Bath by train (or replacement bus), show your train/bus ticket at the Derwent Gardens entrance and SAVE £1.50 on admission to the Illuminations on the night. The train service is operated by East Midlands Trains, and tickets cost 80p from Matlock, £4.70 from Belper, £6.00 from Derby and £9.50 from Nottingham.

Between Nottingham, Derby and Matlock, there's a 34% discount for groups of 3 to 5 adults travelling together, with up to 4 accompanying children travelling for £1 each. Purchase Groupsave tickets at staffed stations or at unstaffed stations, from the conductor on the train, call 03457 125 678 or online.

Save £s

Travel to Matlock Bath by train, show your train ticket at the Derwent Gardens entrance and SAVE £1 on the admission price to the Illuminations on the night.

The train service is operated by East Midlands Trains.

Train fares

Below are the train fares from various major stations along the Derwent Valley Line to Matlock Bath:

Off peak
day return*
From Matlock
From Belper
From Derby
From Nottingham
Adult £0.80 £4.70 £6.00 £9.50

(* Off Peak Day Return is valid all day Saturday and Sunday and after 0900 on weekdays)

Groupsave

34% discount on local off-peak services for groups of 3, 4 or 5 adults travelling together, with up to 4 accompanying children travelling together for just £1 each.

Purchase Groupsave tickets at staffed stations or at unstaffed stations, from the conductor on the train, call 03457 125 678 or online.

Train timetable

The following summary timetable [PDF 0.139KB] show off peak train services between Nottingham, Derby and Matlock.

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Sponsorship opportunities are available for our 2018 season. Contact us for more information about sponsorship of Matlock Bath Illuminations. Email illuminations@derbyshiredales.gov.uk or call 01629 761 224.

Matlock Bath Illuminations

Town Hall, Bank Road
Matlock, Derbyshire DE4 3NN
01629 761 114
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