The Derbyshire Wayfarer day rover ticket

Wayfarer logo 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*, Burton-on-Trent*, Macclesfield*, Leek* and Uttoxeter* is also included.

* Town/city centre (valid on direct journeys to/from Derbyshire only).

Derbyshire Wayfarer ticket prices 

  • £12.00 for an adult (plus one child under 16)
  • £6.00 for a senior citizen (aged 60 or over), a child under 16*, or a holder of a Gold Card or other English National Concessionary Travel Scheme (ENCTS) pass
  • £22.00 for a group of up to two adults and up to three children*

* A dog may travel in place of a child.

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, Edale, Leek, New Mills and Swadlincote
  • Bus enquiry offices in Derby and Sheffield
  • Public libraries in Alfreton, Belper, Heanor, Ilkeston, Long Eaton, Melbourne and Swadlincote
  • Newbury's News near Dronfield Station; and Baslow Road News near Dore Station.
  • East Staffs 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:

  • Arriva Midlands
  • G&J Holmes
  • High Peak (including Transpeak)
  • Hulleys
  • Midland Classic
  • Stagecoach in Chesterfield
  • TM Travel
  • Yourbus 
  • Trent Barton (including Rainbow, Indigo, Red Arrow, Black Cat, Villager, Ilkeston Flyer, Spondon Flyer, Harlequin, Pronto, Swift, The Two, The Allestree and the The Mickleover).

Tickets can only be purchased where they are valid.  

These railway station ticket offices sell Derbyshire Wayfarer tickets on the day of travel:

  • Alfreton

  • Burton-on-Trent

  • Buxton

  • Chesterfield

  • Derby

  • Long Eaton

  • New Mills - ticket offices are only open Mondays to Fridays, until 1pm

  • Newtown - ticket offices are only open Mondays to Fridays, until 1pm

  • Sheffield.

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 £16.50 (adult) and £8.25 (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.

Ordering tickets by mail or telephone

Derbyshire Wayfarer tickets can also be obtained in advance by post.

You do not have to specify your intended dates of travelling when ordering tickets in advance.

Please quote your credit card number and expiry date and three-digit security code, and a full mailing address for the tickets.

Please remember to say how many tickets you want, and whether you want adult, concessionary or group tickets.

The Public Transport Unit
Derbyshire County Council
County Hall

Tel: 01629 536735

Where and when you can use your Derbyshire Wayfarer

Derbyshire Wayfarer tickets can be used on almost all buses and trains in Derbyshire, and to some towns outside the county (opens in a new window)

Win a Wayfarer!

Every Derbyshire Wayfarer ticket entitles you to enter a free monthly draw in which you can win another ticket.

Simply complete the questionnaire on the back of the ticket and send it back to us. You don't even need a stamp.

Out-of-date tickets

If you have any unused pre-purchased tickets which were valid only until the end of 2013, you may exchange them for new ones.
Simply send them to us requesting replacements, and new tickets will be sent to you by return.

Only unused, undamaged tickets which are not endorsed "complimentary" can be replaced.

Please enclose a stamped, self-addressed envelope for the return of your tickets.

Related documents

The following document is in Portable Document Format (PDF). You can download software to view PDF documents for free from the Adobe website (opens in a new window)

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