Derwent Valley Line – Rail Services
Matlock, Derby line – Trains are currently operating to an amended timetable between Derby and Matlock; change trains at Derby to/from Nottingham. From 22 May 2023 a full Nottingham to Matlock service will be reintroduced.
For the temporary amended timetable:
For further information and booking, please visit:
Discover more about a trip on the scenic Derwent Valley Line www.derwentvalleyline.org.uk
Train Window Guide
If you’re planning a journey on the Derwent Valley Line, you can download our leaflet ‘Views from the Train Window’ which points out and describes the many historic buildings, structures and other places of interest as you travel.
Download the Train Window Guide here.
Trent Barton serving the Derwent Valley
Trent Barton bus company has added 10 greener buses to one of is services which connects Derby with a number of county towns.
The buses, which emit less nitrogen dioxide than a new diesel car, have joined its sixes service, which connects Derby with Belper, Matlock, Bakewell and Ripley.
The buses have striking graphics portraying landmarks on the routes into the heart of Derbyshire.
The ultra-low emission buses are now delivering cleaner and more comfortable journeys every 15 minutes between Derby and Belper, and twice an hour to Ripley and the hourly service to Matlock and Bakewell.
Every 15 minutes Monday to Saturday, hourly on Sundays
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6.1 hourly Monday to Sunday
TransPeak(TP) – The Really Scenic Route
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Operates daily, every hour between Nottingham, Derby and Buxton via the Derwent Valley.
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
For trains and coaches from across the UK and Europe