The Derbyshire Wayfarer is a day rover ticket allowing virtually unlimited bus and train travel throughout Derbyshire for a whole day.
Travel between Derbyshire and Sheffield city centre, Burton-on-Trent town centre, Macclesfield town centre, Leek town centre and Uttoxeter town centre is also included (valid on direct journeys to/from Derbyshire only).
Derbyshire Wayfarer ticket prices
£12.30 for an adult (plus one child under 16)
£6.15 for a senior citizen (aged 60 or over), a child under 16 (a dog may travel in place of a child) or a holder of a Gold Card or other English National Concessionary Travel Scheme (ENCTS) pass
£22.50 for a group of up to two adults and up to three children (a dog may travel in place of a child).
Once purchased, tickets are not refundable.
Where to buy Derbyshire Wayfarer tickets
You can buy Derbyshire Wayfarer tickets in advance, or (subject to opening hours) on the day you wish to travel, from any of these outlets:
tourist information centres in Ashbourne, Bakewell, Buxton, Castleton, Chesterfield, Derby, Leek, Sheffield and Swadlincote
the bus travel office at Derby Bus Station
public libraries in Alfreton, Belper, Glossop, Heanor, Ilkeston, Long Eaton, Matlock, Melbourne and Swadlincote
New Mills Heritage Centre
Newbury's News near Dronfield Station
East Staffordshire Council customer service centre in Burton-on-Trent
Uttoxeter Town Hall.
You can also buy Derbyshire Wayfarer tickets on the day of travel from the drivers of these local buses:
Bakewell CT (service222)
High Peak (certain services only)
Notts & Derby
Tickets can only be purchased where they are valid.
These railway station ticket offices sell Derbyshire Wayfarer tickets on the day of travel:
New Mills - only open on Mondays to Fridays, until 1pm
Newtown - only open on Mondays to Fridays, until 1pm
Nottingham and Beeston stations sell special Derbyshire Wayfarer tickets which also include rail travel from those stations to Long Eaton or Langley Mill. These tickets are priced at £16.90 (adult) and £8.45 (concessionary). Group tickets are not available from these stations.
Derbyshire Wayfarer tickets cannot be purchased on board trains, at unstaffed stations, or from station ticket machines.
Also despite saying travel on trains throughout Derbyshire is allowed, it isn't the case, I got on a train at Glossop and was forced to pay again, which is a total con trick!
Changes to the Derbyshire Wayfarer scheme
From 4 April 2016, High Peak Buses will no longer accept Derbyshire Wayfarer tickets on their commercially-operated services, but will still accepted them on any journey operated under contract to us.
The tickets will not be accepted on the following services: TP 'Transpeak' (except on Sundays and on the 2015 journey from Buxton and the 2150 journey from Derby); 199 'Skyline' (except between Newtown or New Mills on Sundays and Bank Holidays); 61 (except on Sundays and on the 1400 from Glossop, the 1600 from Glossop on Saturdays, the 1300 from Buxton and the 1500 and 1720 journeys from Buxton on Saturdays); 69/A and 185/186. For more information about this change, please contact High Peak Buses.