Public transport

For information about local public transport, visit the Derbyshire county Council website.

Derbyshire Connect Active Travel

Services to healthcare appointments for people unable to use conventional buses because of age, disability or because they live in areas where public transport is limited.

Services are door-to-door to hospital, GP surgeries, health centres, clinics, dentists, opticians, chemists, physiotherapists and any other medical appointments. Passenger assistants are available, on request, for anyone needing extra help.

They are partly funded by us and replace the Active Travel services previously paid for by us and run on our behalf by some of the county’s community transport groups and volunteer car schemes.

These services run weekdays, generally between 9am and 5pm, although other journeys may be possible outside of these times. They need to be booked in advance, giving as much notice as possible. There are no weekend services.

Derbyshire Connect Active Travel uses volunteer cars and accessible vehicles able to carry passengers using wheelchairs.

Charges vary depending on how far you travel. You will be advised of the fare when booking.

Derbyshire Connect Active Travel Amber Valley and Erewash

If you live in any town or village within the boundaries of Amber Valley or Erewash borough council areas you can use this Derbyshire Connect Active Travel service.

This service is run by Ashbourne Community Transport, Erewash Community Transport and Community Transport Swadlincote.

Booking line tel: 0115 930 9134 (9am to 3pm, Monday to Friday) or email: enquiries@erewashct.com

Book in advance giving as much notice as possible.

If you need to use a wheelchair please mention this when booking.

Derbyshire Connect Active Travel Bolsover, Chesterfield and North East Derbyshire

If you live in any town or village within the boundaries of Bolsover, Chesterfield and East Derbyshire district and borough council areas you can use this Derbyshire Connect Active Travel service.

This service is run by Active Response Transport.

To book:

Please book in advance giving as much notice as possible (minimum 24 hours notice).

If you need to use a wheelchair please mention this when booking.

Derbyshire Connect Active Travel High Peak and North Derbyshire Dales

If you live in any town or village within the boundaries of the High Peak and the northern Derbyshire Dales district and borough council areas you can use this Derbyshire Connect Active Travel service.

This service is run by Bakewell and Eyam Community Transport, The Bureau – Glossop's voluntary and community transport network – New Mills Volunteer Centre and Connex Transport.

Booking line tel: 03333 444 125 (9.30am to 3pm, Monday to Friday.) Book at least 48 hours in advance of travel.

If you need to use a wheelchair please mention this when booking.

Derbyshire Connect Active Travel South Derbyshire and South Derbyshire Dales

If you live in any town or village within the boundaries of South Derbyshire and the southern Derbyshire Dales district council areas you can use this Derbyshire Connect Active Travel service.

This service is run by South Derbyshire Community Volunteers Service.

Booking line South Derbyshire tel: 01283 219761 (9am to 3pm, Monday to Friday). Book at least 48 hours in advance of travel.

Booking line southern Derbyshire Dales tel: 03333 444 125 (9.30am to 3pm, Monday to Friday). Book at least 48 hours in advance of travel or email: office@sdcvs.org.uk (both areas).

If you need to use a wheelchair please mention this when booking.