The Derwent Valley Mills World Heritage Site has a good network of bus and rail services, which provide an alternative to the congestion frustrations of the A6 road, particularly in the summer.
Trent Barton serving the Derwent Valley
every 15 minutes Monday to Saturday, hourly on Sundays
Derby-Belper-Wirksworth-Cromford-Matlock Bath-Matlock- Bakewell
6.1 hourly Monday to Saturday
TransPeak(TP) – The Really Scenic Route
Nottingham-Derby-Belper-Cromford- Matlock Bath-Matlock-Bakewell-Buxton-Manchester
Operates daily, every hour between Nottingham, Derby and Buxton via the Derwent Valley. Less frequent journeys between Manchester and the Derwent Valley www.transpeak.co.uk
National Express Coaches – from further afield
National Express coaches offers cheap tickets to Derby. Coaches go from Nottingham, London Victoria coach station and other popular UK based locations. Alternatively call 08717 818178 (calls to this number cost 10ppm UK only, plus network extras).
Throughout the week visitors from other surrounding towns and cities can connect to these services at Derby, Matlock and Bakewell. Many other local bus services also serve the Derwent Valley Mills and additional services operate from many other locations to the Derwent Valley on Summer Sundays and Bank Holiday Mondays.
For times of all these bus services visit www.derbyshire.gov.uk/buses and select the Timetable Finder or use the interactive Journey Planner for bus and rail services.
Derbyshire Public Transport website
Traveline (buses anywhere in the UK)
T: 0871 200 22 33 (daily 0700-2100)
National Rail Enquiries
T: 08457 48 49 50
T: 08717 818178
The Derwent Valley Line
Approximate Journey Time Between Stations:
East Midlands Trains operate regular trains to and from Derby via The Derwent Valley Line. The Derwent Valley Line provides a fast means of travel from Derby to Belper (11 minutes), Cromford (26 minutes) and Matlock Bath (29 minutes).
Derwent Valley Rail Line Guide
The Derwent Valley Rail Line passes through a picturesque and historic landscape between Nottingham and Matlock. The hourly train service provides great opportunities to enjoy scenic walks, a day’s shopping or days out at numerous visitor attractions, many of them within the Derwent Valley Mills World Heritage Site. Includes discount vouchers and timetables.
Click here to view the Derwent Valley Line Guide 2015.