Need help travelling around in Buxton? These are the services available:
We offer an extensive network of buses to the Buxton Campus during term time, which students and staff can use at low cost.
To take advantage of this you will need to buy an annual permit for £300 – equivalent to just over £1 a day return if you travel every day. This works out at around 3p a mile for the longest trips! Your permit is valid for one route of your choice.
Students living in Staffordshire using public transport to access Leek College should use a “Your Staffordshire” Travel card to pay a reduced daily fare.
Students travelling to our Buxton Campus who live on the:
Students also benefit from being able to use their pass on service buses on their allocated route throughout the day during term time, please see www.highpeakbuses.com/ for full timetable details.
Timetables are available here for each of the Buxton Unibus and Minibus routes:
- 2017-18 Buxton Bus 1(Glossop, Hadfield, Hayfield, Birch Vale, New Mills)
- 2017-18 Buxton Bus 2(Hathersage, Hope Valley)
- 2017-18 Buxton Bus 4(Bolsover, Chesterfield, Calver)
- 2017-18 Buxton Minibus(Ilkeston, Heanor, Matlock)
- 2017-18 Buxton Bus 7(Derby, Belper)
- 2017-18 Buxton Bus 8(Littleover, Hulland, Ashbourne)
- 2017 Alton, Cheadle, Leek, Buxton
*Minibus 6 is not a public service. It is operating as a minibus and so there is flexibility in how the route runs according to demand in different locations. The timetable will be reviewed after 2-3 weeks of term in conversation with the students in order to make times as favourable as possible for all users.
Timetables are available here for the Leek Unibus Route and information about the Leek Minibus:
- Leek Cheadle Alton
- Leek to Buxton
- 2015-16 ASH – LEEK (Ashbourne, Waterhouses, Bottomhouse) – Students must book a seat for the year – Call 01538 322114
Daytime and inter-site buses (free term time services for staff and students)
- Buses to Buxton Skillsbase / Motor Vehicle– Unibus Service
- Buses to Harpur Hill Sports Centre– FE Bus Service
- Buses to Oaklands Outdoor Centre– Minibus Shuttle (HE term time only)
- 185/186 Service Between Buxton and Harpur Hill Sports Hall– For HE students and Staff only
Snow and ice
In severe weather conditions we will try our best to maintain services. However, in some conditions, side roads and back roads become too difficult to negotiate and we’ll operate a service with a reduced number of stops. If you’re in doubt, you can find out by checking the weather page or calling the Snowline on 01332 597669.
Student Centre: email firstname.lastname@example.org or tel: 01298 330644 (for students travelling to Buxton Campus)
For those travelling to Leek Campus tel: 01538 322114
Buxton station is only five minutes walk from the Devonshire Campus.
Buxton has direct trains from Manchester Oxford Road and Manchester Piccadilly, via Stockport. The journey takes about an hour.
You can also travel to Sheffield, which involves at least one change. For timetables contact National Rail Enquiries, 08457 48 49 50
Traveline also provides local information on trains and other forms of public transport.
www.railcard.co.uk offers a ‘young persons’ railcard that could save you a 1/3 off your fare throughout the country. You can apply for a ‘young persons’ card if you are 16-25, or 26 and over but in full time education.
The Devonshire Campus has facilities for cyclists to store their bikes free of charge in the sheltered bays which are located behind the old gatehouse.
There are showers within the catering changing rooms that staff and students can use to freshen up.
We have a very good security record for cycling, however its always good to lock your bike securely! Heavy duty bike locks can be obtained from the security office at a heavily subsidised rate.
Motorcyclists are welcome at the Devonshire Campus. Motorcycles do not require a parking permit, and can be parked free of charge on site. There is a sheltered motorcycle parking area within the main car park.
Buxton to Derby bike ride
Each year, in June, we hold a bike ride between Buxton and Derby. Around 100 people take part, having great fun and raising money for charity in the process.
Student car parking in Buxton
If you decide to bring your car to Buxton please be aware there is no student parking on site, except for those who hold a blue disabled badge (which will enable you to obtain a parking permit).
We recommend you park in the Pavilion Gardens car park, which is around five minutes walk away on Burlington Road, near to the junction with St Johns Road. There is usually ample space during term time.
Getting a Pavilion Gardens pass
You can purchase a special season ticket at a heavily discounted student rate of £110 per year from High Peak Borough Council, otherwise reasonable pay & display rates apply. Access to the Campus is easiest if you park on the top deck, at the opposite end to the ramp.
We believe that the most considerate way to park is off street in the Pavilion Gardens.
However, if you choose to park on street, please bear in mind that there are traffic wardens in the area who will penalise those who park illegally.
By parking considerately we ask the following:
- Please do not park on junctions.
- Please do not block driveways or dropped kerbs.
- Please consider residents parking needs.
We thank you in advance for your help and consideration. How you park your car can impact people’s attitude and perception of students and the University.
Reserve a parking space
Demand for parking at the University of Derby is very high, to make sure you get a space you can now reserve safe and secure parking around the University for as little as £4 a day using JustPark.com. The University of Derby transport team have also negotiated an exclusive 10% discount on the cost of parking for students, staff and visitors. To use this discount just enter the code DERBYUNI10 at the online checkout.
JustPark is the UK’s leading parking website with over 150,000 parking spaces available to reserve online. They find their users the best value parking, including parking spaces on people’s driveways, in hotels and at private car parks.
Sell your parking space
If you have a driveway why not make some extra cash and list your parking space on the site too? Home-owners in the area make hundreds of pounds a year, and again we’ve negotiated an exclusive code to give students, staff (and parents) that little bit extra. Add the code DERBYUNI30 when creating your listing to receive £30 worth of free upgrades to help highlight your listing to potential customers.