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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 starting 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 a 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 the East Midlands Railway.

New for Summer 2024 – Peak Sightseer 

With funding from Derbyshire County Council, Stagecoach Bus are operating two new ‘Peak Sightseer’ routes to encourage tourists and day visitors to Peak District attractions to leave their cars at home this Summer.  Usually operated by open top vehicles, and with some journeys conveniently starting from and finishing at Chesterfield rail station, both Peak Sightseer routes will run daily from 11 May until 06 October and then at weekends only until Saturday 26 October. One of the Peak Sightseer routes also links with several rail stations on the scenic Hope Valley line en-route to Castleton and Mam Tor. 

View the full timetables for the all year round service (Route 170) and the new Summer 2024 services (Peak Sightseer). 

Fox Connect

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.

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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, making bus connections extra easy.

Below is a list of some popular rail-bus links on the CrossCountry network: 


Destination CrossCountry station
Bodmin Bodmin Parkway
Bude Exeter St. David's then GWR train to Okehampton
Dulverton Taunton
Glastonbury Bristol Temple Meads
Helston Redruth
Kingsbridge Totnes
Melrose Berwick - upon- Tweed
Minehead Taunton
Oundle Peterborough
Padstow Bodmin Parkway
Radstock Bristol Temple Meads
Richmond (North Yorks) Darlington
St. Andrews Leuchars
Salcombe Totnes
Street Bristol Temple Meads
Tavistock Exeter St. David's then GWR train to Okehampton 
Wadebridge Bodmin Parkway
Wells Bristol Temple Meads
Wisbech Peterborough
Wiveliscombe Taunton

For journeys combining train and bus visit

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