All you need to know about buses and bus services in Ashbourne......
Q: Which scheduled bus services go through Ashbourne?
A: There are six main scheduled bus routes plus two variations, so eight routes in total. Follow the links for more information about each service.
1) The Swift
3) Service 108
4) Service 113
5) Service 114
Q: Where can I go to by bus from Ashbourne?
A: Nearby towns and villages accessible by bus from Ashbourne include
- Bakewell (change in Matlock)
- Belper - service 113
- Brailsford - The Swift
- Brassington - service 110
- Buxton - services 441 and 442
- Calton - service 108
- Carsington Water - service 111
- Cromford - service 111
- Derby - The Swift and service 114
- Ellastone - The Swift
- Hulland Ward - services 113 and 114
- Leek - service 108
- Longnor - service 442
- Matlock - services 110 and 111
- Mayfield - The Swift and service 108
- Tissington - services 441 and 442
- Uttoxeter - The Swift
- Wirksworth - services 110 and 111
Q: Where is Ashbourne bus station?
A: Ashbourne bus station is on King Edward Street, near to Lloyds bank.
Q: What is Derbyshire Connect?
A: Ashbourne Community Transport in conjunction with Derbyshire and Staffordshire Connect provides door to door transport for the elderly, disabled and non-drivers for trips including shopping, haircuts, health appointments etc. There are some timetabled services but on-demand is also available.
Q: Are there any services for the disabled?
A: Connex has volunteer drivers who provide door to door transport to medical appointments and social activities for disabled people or people with learning difficulties. You need to register with Connex for this service.
Ashbourne Community Transport in conjunction with Derbyshire and Staffordshire Connect provides door to door transport for the elderly, disabled and non-drivers for trips including shopping, haircuts, health appointments etc. There are some timetabled services but on-demand is also available.
Q: Where can I find bus timetables?
A: See each operator’s website (follow the links in the text above for contact information). You can also find timetables on bustimes.org. Or try stand 1 and stand 2 for an overview of the next departures from Ashbourne bus station.
Q: Where do I buy bus tickets?
A: You can pay as you go on the bus – see each operator’s website for information on prices. Cards and phones are accepted, as well as cash. Trent Barton (The Swift) offers discounts for mango cardholders.
Q: What is the Wayfarer ticket?
A: If you are planning to use several buses, or are a family group, then the Derbyshire Wayfarer is often the cheapest choice. This is valid on all buses and trains within Derbyshire and also to selected destinations in neighbouring counties, including Uttoxeter and Leek. You can buy it in advance or on the bus - £24 all day for a couple or a family, £13.50 for a single adult or £6.70 for the over-60’s. Visit the County Council website for more information.
Q: Does Ashbourne have a coach stop?
A: No. The nearest stop for National Express and Megabus is Derby bus station. Megabus also stops at Derby train station.
Q: Does Ashbourne have a train station?
A: No. See the plan your visit page for information on the nearest train stations.
Q: Can I get to Alton Towers by bus from Ashbourne?
A: There is a seasonal bus. See the Alton Towers page for information.