Located at the heart of the Peak District, Buxton is easily accessible with excellent road, rail and bus links. If you’re travelling to the area by air, Manchester Airport is approximately 1 hour 30 minutes away by bus or 1 hour by car (depending on which route is taken) .
Travelling to Buxton by train has never been easier or faster. It’s only 1 hour from Manchester Piccadilly on Northern Trains. London is just 1 hour 40 minutes to Macclesfield where you can catch a bus a number 58 bus from Macclesfield bus station to Buxton which takes 33 minutes (they run every hour during peak times during the day) – the bus station is a few minutes walk from the railway station.
There are a number of bus services in and out of Buxton from major destinations. The Transpeak run by High Peak Buses takes just 1 hour 40 minutes to and from Manchester and runs fairy regularly during the day. The Transpeak also operates from Derby (where the service begins) and takes just 1 hour 40 minutes. From Sheffield it’s 1 hour and 30 minutes on the TM Travel 65 bus, which leaves from Sheffield city centre. All times dependent on traffic.
Buxton is well connected by road and within easy reach of the motorway. The A6 is north-bound into the town from Manchester with the M56 motorway close to Manchester airport. From Birmingham west-bound the M6 can be taken with the route towards Stoke-on-Trent and Leek turning off at Junction 15. Travelling south/east-bound from Leicester you can take the M1 and turn off at various junctions depending on which route you wish to take. From Nottingham or Derby you can take the A610 and then onto the A6 into Buxton south-bound.
Manchester Airport is a major airport for flights in and out of the UK and is the global gateway for the North of England. Direct flights both long and short haul serve 200 destinations worldwide.
There is a 270 space car park which is centrally located next to the Pavilion Gardens Octagon, situated on the corner of St. John’s Road and Burlington Road. Parking is on a pay and display basis with charges. Charges apply Monday to Sunday from 8am – 6pm. Please note that the under section of the car park closes and is locked between the hours of 6pm and 8am. There is also parking located at Sylvan Car park (situated at the end of Spring Gardens adjacent to Iceland) where coaches can park. Parking is available on the Market Place in Higher Buxton except Tuesdays and Saturdays when Buxton Market takes places all day. The Springs Shopping Centre has a car park as part of its complex next to Waitrose and parking is on a pay and display basis with charges.
Buxton’s Tourist Information Centre is staffed by an experienced and knowledgeable team who possess a fantastic knowledge of Buxton and the surrounding area. They can to help you plan your trip and offer information on Buxton, the High Peak and the Peak District area. They can also help with information on local events and where to find information online during your time in Buxton. Maps and regional tourist brochures are available as well as free literature about attractions in the area. A wide range of souvenirs and gifts are available in the Gift Boutique.
Stay connected while your here! Free Wi-fi is available in a large number of cafe’s, restaurants and bars across the town. Our listings will state whether it is available at an establishment to help you out with that.
If you live here already, just moved here or are a visitor, getting around the town is easy with regular bus services to various areas across Buxton. The Skyline 199, Buxton to Manchester service, is a convenient way to travel through the town from Higher Buxton to the town centre. They run every 30 minutes during the day. The 185/86 Fairfield / Harpur Hill service is also a useful way to travel across the town and travels into both the areas of Fairfield and Harpur Hill so is particularly useful for residents. They also operate every 30 minutes during the day. There is a Town Service 77 bus which runs between the Market Place area and Sylan Park (end of Spring Gardens). They operate 4 buses per day starting at 10am – there is no service on Sundays or Bank Holidays.
Buxton is a beautiful place to visit what ever the weather or season. To find out the latest forecast for Buxton and the Peak District ahead of your visit, go to www.buxtonweather.co.uk.
If you need to find information about disabled access and accessibility in general, go to www.accessiblederbyshire.org where you’ll find all the information you need to get out and about in Buxton, across Derbyshire and the Peak District. Their website is specifically aimed at individuals with disabilities, their carers and their families. Accommodation, accessible locations, things to do and visitors attractions with access information and activities which offer suitable access facilities are all covered and more.