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.
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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 (8 July).

By Rail:

Regular inter-city trains from Euston to Macclesfield, Stockport and Manchester with connecting services to Buxton (journey time approx. three hours). The last train from Buxton to Manchester leaves at 10.57 pm (10.27 pm on Sundays).

National Rail Tel: 08457 48 49 50

Northern Rail is delighted to be sponsoring Buxton Festival and provides direct services to Buxton from Manchester, Preston, Blackpool and Hazel Grove.

Northern Rail is the largest train operator in the UK and operate trains across the north of England. For more information visit

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