Wednesday, 14 May 2014

Transpeak: Buxton - Derby

UPDATED 14th July 2019

The Transpeak, often known as the TP, provides the main bus link into and through the Peak District. Its runs every hour each daytime between Buxton and Derby. It's operated by High Peak and is possibly the only bus route that has a better logo than the company that runs it:

Click here to discover more bus routes from across the Midlands.
Click here for other routes in the North West.

Places served


The main stops in Buxton are at the Market Place. Buses to Derby use stop E on the left:

Here are a few things to see and do in Buxton:


Buses to Derby stop near the Queens Arms: a pub which doubles as the village's only shop. Buses to Buxton stop opposite the bus flag:


Buses in both directions stop outside the church on Fennel Street:


Buses towards Derby use stand E on Matlock Street:

Buses towards Buxton use stand A on Buxton Road:

See these links for ideas of things to see and do in Bakewell:


Buses towards Derby stop near the Peak Shopping Village on Dale Road North:

Buses towards Buxton stop just opposite the Shopping Village, also on Dale Road North:

Darley Dale

The main stops are by the shops on Dale Road North near Broad Walk, on the right towards Derby and on the left in the distance towards Buxton:


Buses towards Derby use stand B on Bakewell Road:

Buses towards Buxton use stand 1 outside Matlock Railway Station:

See Matlock Town Council's Visitors' Guide here. Why not take a ride on a steam train with Peak Rail?

Matlock Bath

Buses towards Derby stop outside the Peak District Mining Museum on South Parade:

Buses towards Buxton stop just opposite, outside the Fishpond pub:

Here are just a few of the things to see and do in Matlock Bath:


Buses towards Derby stop just outside the Derwent Hotel, now known as the Family Tree, on the A6:

Buses towards Buxton stop over the road and a bit further along:


Buses towards Derby serve this stop on the A6 near the Railway Station and opposite the Hurt Arms:

Buses towards Buxton stop adjacent to the Hurt Arms:


Buses in both directions use bay 1 at Belper's Bus Garage on Chapel Street:

Belper has its own cinema:


Buses to Derby stop here on Derby Road:

Buses to Buxton stop right opposite the Strutt Arms:


Buses to Derby stop opposite the parade of shops on Town Street:

Buses towards Buxton stop right outside the Co-Op on Town Street:


Buses towards Derby stop opposite the Shell petrol station on the A6:

Buses towards Buxton stop over the road and a bit further along, next to the hairdressing salon:


Transpeak only serves one stop in central Derby: bay 21 at the Bus Station:

Here are some things to see and do in Derby:


View the timetable on the websites of High Peak or Derbyshire County Council.

Here are your links for live scheduled bus times from major stops towards Derby:

...and back towards Buxton:


For single and return fares, contact High Peak. These day tickets cover parts of the Transpeak route:

  • Peak Plus - valid between Buxton and Matlock Bath. £7.50. Also valid on all High Peak buses within this zone.
  • TfGM Wayfarer - valid from Buxton to Whatstandwell. £14. Also valid on all buses, trams and trains in this zone stretching to Northwich, Warrington, Wigan, Chorley, Darwen, Burnley and Rochdale. Cannot be bought from the bus driver, only from staffed railway stations and Paypoint outlets.
  • Derbyshire Wayfarer - valid throughout the full route. £13.40. Also valid on most buses and trains within Derbyshire.

Plusbus tickets valid for travel on the TP are available with rail travel to/from the following stations:


See a map of all bus services in Derbyshire here. More detailed maps are available covering the following areas:

From Buxton connect with the following major routes:

Connections from Bakewell:

At Matlock, change for:

At Ambergate, connect with:

Change at Belper for:

Major bus connections from Derby:

Transpeak passes near to the following railway stations:


From Bakewell to Derby, Trent Barton 6.1 also runs and between Belper and Derby, their Sixes provide a more frequent service.

Northern Rail provide trains between Manchester and Buxton, while East Midlands Trains run from Matlock to Derby. Check fares easily here.

All of the information in this post is correct at the time of writing, but please check the relevant links before travelling.

1 comment:

  1. Hey

    Found this a couple of days ago, great to read about other bus routes

    I am a bus enthusiast living in Hampshire (did the London 96 route before) looking forward to reading more, hope i could help in someway.