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The really easy way to get around 

Your Door-to-Destination, On Demand bus service running between Ashbourne, Wirksworth, Matlock Bath, Cromford and anywhere in between.


  • For school or work; shopping; appointments; leisure, sport and visiting; or group outings.

  • Fully accessible and available to wheelchair users and cyclists.

  • Connecting rail and scheduled bus routes to Derby, Buxton and Leek

  • Concessionary fares and Derbyshire Gold Card, B_Line and Wayfarer tickets available

Derbyshire Connect runs Mon-Fri from 7am to 7pm and Saturdays 8am to 7pm.

To book email us on or Call 01335 342951

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To book your journey call 01335 342951
(9am-5pm Monday to Friday)
or email

You can book up to 28 days in advance and must book at least two hours prior to travelling. If you want to travel Saturday, you need to book by 4pm on Friday via the phone. Email bookings need to be made at least 24 hours before you want to travel, but they are not monitored on a weekend.

Travel to and from the following places

Aldwark, Alsop-en-le-Dale, Alstonfield, Ashbourne, Atlow, Ballidon, Biggin, Blore, Bolehill, Bradbourne, Bradley, Brassington, Carsington, Carsington Water, Clifton, Cowers Lane, Cromford, Cromford Train Station, Cross o’ th’ hands, Dovedale, Fenny Bentley, Hartington, Heathcote, Hognaston, Hopton, Hulland Ward, Hulland Village, Hulme End, Ible, Idridgehay, Ilam, Kirk Ireton, Kniveton, Longcliffe, Mapleton, Matlock Bath, Middleton, Milldale, Parwich, Pikehall, Thorpe, Tissington, Turnditch, Wirksworth

What is Derbyshire Connect?
Derbyshire Connect is a different type of bus service. It must be booked in advance but is more flexible than a conventional bus. There is no fixed timetable, so pick up times, routes and
destinations can be planned to suit the needs of where passengers have stated they want to travel to and from on booking.


Who is the service for?
Derbyshire Connect is for everyone. Any kind of passenger, of any age, can use the service for any type of journey. It is fully accessible and able to carry passengers in wheelchairs plus it has room for bikes.

Which area do you cover?
Derbyshire Connect runs in the wider Ashbourne and Wirksworth area and serves Cromford railway station. If you want to travel further afield we can drop you off or pick you up at a convenient point that links to connecting conventional bus services or trains at Cromford Railway Station.

Why do I have to book?
Derbyshire Connect is a bookable rather than turn up and go service. This is so everyone’s pick up and drop off points can be considered and routes and timings planned.


Can the bus be used by people with buggies?
Derbyshire Connect will have space for buggies and pushchairs. Please mention this when booking.

Can I take my dog on the bus?
Derbyshire Connect is happy to carry well-behaved dogs.


£2.50 Adult single

£4.50 Adult return

£21.00 Adult flexi 10 trip

Gold Card holders travel free after 9.30am weekdays and free anytime on Saturdays

£1.60 Child single up to 16th birthday

£2.80 Child return up to 16th birthday

£13.50 Child flexi 10 trip

£13.50 Weekly school ticket

Group bookings can be made.

Derbyshire Wayfarer tickets are also accepted.

Connecting Services
6.1 from Wirksworth to Derby, Matlock and Bakewell
110/111 from Ashbourne to Matlock via Carsington
113 from Ashbourne to Belper via Hulland Ward
114 from Ashbourne to Derby via Kedleston
140/141 from Cromford to Matlock and Crich
442 from Ashbourne via Hartington to Buxton
Swift from Ashbourne to Derby and Uttoxeter
Transpeak from Cromford to Derby, Buxton and Manchester
East Midlands Trains from Cromford direct to Derby, Long Eaton, Nottingham and Newark

Derbyshire Connect is funded by Derbyshire County Council.

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