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We've made getting from point A to B even easier, with plenty of bus connections from the station to your destination. This page will help you plan your full journey stress-free.
If you are planning on travelling by bus and train, why not take advantage of the discounted prices on plusbus tickets.
CrossCountry is also part of the Arriva group, which also operates bus services in eight regions across Great Britain. Please visit our Arriva bus travel page for routes and ticket information.
To ensure you have options to make your whole journey by sustainable transport, we are working closely with our Local Authority partners and other transport operators to provide closer integration between rail and bus services.
Peak District National Park via Chesterfield
CrossCountry is supporting an extended Route 170 regular bus service which now directly links Chesterfield rail station with Peak District National Park tourism destinations such as Chatsworth House and scenic Bakewell all year round, and runs seven days per week. We have teamed up with Derbyshire County Council and the bus operator, Hulleys of Baslow, to offer better integration between buses and trains at Chesterfield from 26 March 2023. And to give our customers even more incentive to leave the car at home, holders of a valid rail ticket can get 25% discount off the price of their bus ticket – simply show your rail ticket to the bus driver when boarding.
The improved Route 170 also offers the opportunity to connect at Bakewell for regular Trans Peak bus services on to the historic market towns of Buxton and Matlock. This gives the option of a circular day out, returning by the scenic Derwent Valley Line from Matlock to Derby with East Midlands Railway.
Other rail-bus links from CrossCountry stations
There are lots of other destinations which don’t have railway stations you can get to by using rail-bus links from CrossCountry stations. These bus services generally arrive and depart from stops conveniently situated outside, or very near to, the station entrance and in many cases bus timetables are planned to connect with principal long-distance trains.
The majority of bus companies serving CrossCountry stations accept contactless payments – and the maximum price for single journey bus fares in England is just £2.00 until 31 October 2023. It is expected the UK Government will announce a further maximum price for single journey bus fares in England for a further period from 01 November 2023.
Below is a list of some popular rail-bus links on the CrossCountry network:
|Bude||Exeter St. David's then GWR train to Okehampton|
|Glastonbury||Bristol Temple Meads|
|Melrose||Berwick - upon- Tweed|
|Radstock||Bristol Temple Meads|
|Richmond (North Yorks)||Darlington|
|Street||Bristol Temple Meads|
|Tavistock||Exeter St. David's then GWR train to Okehampton|
|Wells||Bristol Temple Meads|
For journeys combining train and bus visit traveline.info.
Here you’ll find quick and convenient journey planning and timetable information for travel by public transport, anywhere in Great Britain.
CrossCountry is pleased to support the new Fox Connect service, which conveniently links rural villages and out of town employment areas in South Leicestershire with Hinckley and Narborough railway stations. This is a Demand Responsive Transport initiative funded by the Department for Transport, and we are delighted to be the train operator in the region the new easy-to-book transport service serves.