Located right at the heart of the UK, the Peak District and Derbyshire is easily accessible by air, road, rail, and even by boat thanks to excellent transport connections to major international airports and ferry ports.
We’re surrounding by four major UK airports – Manchester Airport, East Midlands Airport, Doncaster Sheffield Airport and Birmingham International, with flights daily from destinations all over the world from Europe, Middle East, Asia, the US and many more! From Manchester Airport a regular rail and new tram service runs to the city centre from where you can connect by rail into the area, or alternatively take a bus directly from the airport to Buxton. And from East Midlands airport a regular bus service runs to Derby from where you can take a bus or train into the area.
If you’re driving to the Peak District and Derbyshire the area is within close striking distance of the UK’s main motorway network. From the north and south, both the M1 and M6 provide easy access. The M62, M42, M60, M56, M67 and M18 can also be used to reach the area.
By Bus & Coach
Throughout the UK, National Express serve the main gateways of Derby, Sheffield and Chesterfield.
The Peak District is easy to reach by rail from around the UK. Taking the train from London St Pancras International can get you to Derby in just 91 minutes, continuing onwards to Chesterfield and Sheffield to the East of the area. To the West, the main line from London Euston stops at Stoke-on-Trent, Macclesfield, Stockport and Manchester Piccadilly. Once you arrive, branch lines listed below will take you into the heart of the area.
The Hope Valley Line runs between Manchester and Sheffield stopping off at villages along the way in the Derwent, Hope and Edale Valleys with the service provided by Northern Rail.
The Derwent Valley Line runs from Derby to Matlock with the service provided by East Midlands Trains.
The Manchester to Buxton service is provided by Northern Rail.
The Manchester to Glossop service is provided by Northern Rail.
The closest ports to the Peak District and Derbyshire are Hull (serving the Scandinavian countries) and Liverpool (for Ireland and the Isle of Man). Onward travel to the area takes only 1 to 1 hour 30 minutes.