How to Get Here

Buxton is easy to reach by road, rail or air.

Please call the Buxton Tourist Information Centre  (Tel: 01298 25106) or Festival Office if you need advice on your travel plans.

The following information will help you plan your visit.

By Car:

Buxton is approximately an hour’s drive from the M1, M6, Manchester, Sheffield, Nottingham and Derby.
Visit for route planning.

Car parking:

There are 1001 car park spaces in Buxton including:

Buxton Opera House: Pay and display parking for 50 cars, including 2 spaces for the disabled
Pavilion Gardens: Parking for 262 cars including 15 spaces for the disabled
Please allow extra time if travelling by car on Carnival Day (14 July).

By Rail:

Regular inter-city trains from Euston to Macclesfield take less than 2 hours and with a 20 min taxi ride to Buxton – Virgin Trains

Intercity trains also go to Stockport and Manchester with connecting services to Buxton – National Rail

Northern Rail provides direct services to Buxton from Manchester, Preston, Blackpool and Hazel Grove.

By Bus:

Direct buses to Buxton operate from Chesterfield, Derby, Glossop, Huddersfield, Macclesfield, Sheffield, Stockport and Stoke.

For more information visit, or

Traveline Tel: 0871 200 22 33
National Express Tel:  08717 81 81 78

By Air:

Regular national and international flights to Manchester and Nottingham East Midlands airports.

Manchester Airport is approx. 50 minutes away by Taxi/Car

Buxton Map