Planning your journey is all part of the fun! Getting to Buxton couldn’t be simpler with excellent public transport routes and major roads into the town and area. Buxton is ideally positioned at the heart of the Peak District whilst being within easy reach of major towns and cities across the UK.
Explore Buxton produces a handy town map and guide each year, picking out the best things to do and attractions not to miss. Download the map here.
Buxton Train Station is located in the town centre and a direct service runs throughout the day to and from Manchester Piccadilly taking just one 1 hour. London is 1 hour 40 minutes by train to nearby town Macclesfield (Virgin Trains serve this route); here you can catch bus number 58 from Macclesfield bus station to Buxton which takes 35 minutes (they run every hour at peak times during the day) – Macclesfield bus station is just a few minutes walk from the railway station. Stockport offers a direct service to Buxton and connections to Stockport operate from all over the country. National Rail and Trainline give comprehensive information on services across the UK as well online ticket bookings.
The 185/186 Fairfield / Harpur Hill service travels across the town and into the areas of Fairfield and Harpur Hill. The Town Service 77 bus operates between the Market Place and Sylvan Park (end of Spring Gardens), via Heath Grove.
There are a number of bus services in and out of Buxton from major destinations.
The Skyline 199 operates a regular service between Buxton and Manchester Airport, with stops including Stepping Hill Hospital and Stockport Bus Station.
The Transpeak (TP) 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 between Derby and Buxton and takes approx 1 hour 50 minutes.
The TM Travel 65 bus operates between Buxton and Sheffield which leaves from Sheffield city centre.
High Peak Buses operate the 58 bus, Buxton to Macclesfield, (every hour during peak times Mon – Sat). The 58 bus also operates between Buxton and Chatsworth on Sundays only.
Bus service 61 serves Glossop, from Buxton.
Buses 441/442 serves Ashbourne, from Buxton.
The 16 bus service operates between Leek and Buxton.
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. Check for live traffic updates and reports – theaa.com/route-planner/traffic-news or highwaysengland.co.uk/traffic-search.
Buxton is well placed for access to Manchester Airport (approximately a 1 hour drive), 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.
Enterprise Car Hire is available at Buxton Car Centre.
Several private taxi companies operate in Buxton:
Allied Taxis T: 01298 72123
A. Cabs T: 01298 70423
A2Z Cars T: 01298 24455
Crescent Cars T: 01298 73515
Tik Tac T: 01298 72333
Buxton Radio Taxis T: 01298 23457