The Derbyshire Dales, situated right at the heart of England, has excellent transport links by road, rail, coach or air.
Derby – Matlock line (stations at Cromford, Matlock Bath and Matlock)
Sheffield – Manchester line passing through the Hope Valley (stations at Grindleford, Hathersage, Bamford, Hope and Edale)
Manchester – Buxton line then by Transpeak bus into the Dales.
Visit the National Rail website for rail services and timetables.
National Express coaches
The main service for the area is the 440 between London and Manchester, which follows the A6 through the Derbyshire Dales stopping at Matlock, Matlock Bath, Bakewell and Buxton.
Visit the National Express website for timetables and bookings.
There are frequent links from the neighbouring towns and cities into the Derbyshire Dales. The best source of advice is the Peak District Bus Timetables published in March and October every year by Derbyshire County Council.
The timetable costs £2.50 each and are available from any Visitor Information Centre in the area.
A half hourly bus service runs from Manchester Airport to Buxton, from where buses run to many of the towns and villages in the Derbyshire Dales. East Midlands Airport is also convenient - buses run from the airport into Derby city, from where a train or bus can be caught into the Derbyshire Dales.
Car hire is available from both airports.