How to get to Ashbourne

By Road:

M1 Southbound: Exit at junction 28 take A38 to Derby for 27 miles then turn right onto A52 to Ashbourne (12 miles)

M1 Northbound: Exit at junction 24 and take A50 west (towards Stoke) for 21 miles then turn right onto A515 to Ashbourne (9 miles)

M6 Southbound Exit at Junction 16 take A500 through Stoke for 11 miles then turn left onto A50 for 19 miles past Uttoxeter to turn left onto A515 to Ashbourne (9 miles)

M6 Toll northbound: Exit at junction 14 and take A38 north towards Lichfield for 3 miles. At roundabout turn right and continue on A38 for further 16 miles towards Derby. Turn left on A50 towards Uttoxeter. Turn right on A515 to Ashbourne (9 miles)

Derby Take Ashbourne Road (A52) out of Derby and after crossing A38 continue along A52 for further 10 miles to roundabout  then turn right along Derby Road into town centre.

Sheffield: Take A57 to M1 southbound at Junction 33. After 24 miles exit at Junction 28 to take A38 to Derby for 27 miles then turn right onto A52 to Ashbourne (12 miles).

The East A52 runs all the way to Ashbourne e.g. from Boston and Grantham.

The West A52 from Stoke-on-Trent

The North A515 from Buxton

The South A515 from Lichfield

Parking – Pay & Display

Shaw Croft – 198 spaces, Park Road, DE6 1DG

Shaw Croft Overflow – opposite main Shawcroft car park – Park Road

Leisure Centre – 95 spaces, Clifton Road, DE6 1AA

Sainsburys -198 spaces, King Edward Street, 2hrs only.

Market Place- 47 spaces, (please note restricted parking on Saturday and Thursday due to weekly market)

Bus Station – 44 spaces, King Edward Street, DE6 1BW

Cokayne Avenue – 119 spaces, Free, Cokayne Avenue, DE6 1EJ

Cattle Market – 47 Spaces, Auction Close, DE6 1EA

For more update information on local transport, please use the following links: 

Derbyshire County Council’s wide range of public transport information (concessionary fares, travel tickets, school buses, community transport, route maps, bus shelters, etc.), which is available at the following link:

Traveline East Midlands website:

Rail travel

National Rail Enquiries: 08457 48 49 50

Nearest railway stations are:

Derby: 17 miles

Uttoxeter: 12 miles

Belper: 12 miles

Buxton: 20 miles

Air Travel

Nearest international airports are:

Manchester: (Terminal 1  M90 3PY) Take M56 off M6 at junction 5 then follow signs 70 miles.

Birmingham:  B26 3QJ. Take exit 6 on M42 onto A45 then follow signs, 55 miles.

East Midlands: DE74 2SA. On A453 at end of A50, near Junction 24 of M1. 34 miles.

Bus Travel

Local Bus Routes:

Route ONE Derby – Brailsford – Ashbourne  – Mayfield  (hourly, none on Sunday)

17 Chesterfield – Matlock – Carsington – Ashbourne (4 on Sundays & BH only)

42 Buxton – Parsely Hay – Tissington – Ashbourne (6 per day)

108 Macclesfield – Leek – Ashbourne (5 per day, 3 on Sunday)

108 also runs Derby to Ashbourne 4 times each way on Sundays only.

109 Derby – Weston Underwood – Cross o’ th’ Hands – Ashbourne  (6 per day)

113 Belper – Cross o’ th’ Hands – Ashbourne  (5 per day)

409 Uttoxeter – Rocester - Ellaston – Mayfield – Ashbourne  (7 per day)

411 Matlock – Wirksworth – Carsington – Ashbourne  (6 per day)

442 Buxton – Longnor – Hartington – Thorpe – Ashbourne  (6 per day)

443 Alstonefield – Ilam – Ashbourne (2 per week, plus 2 on schooldays to/from Ilam)


Pre-booked taxis:

Ashbourne Taxis: 01335 345198

Glovers: 01335 300043.,

Greenway Cars: 01335 342964

Peak Cars: 0789 081 1292

Execulink: 01335 330935

Community Transport

Ashbourne Community Transport, King Edward Street, Ashbourne, DE6 1BW. Tel 01335 300670. uk, E:

Southern Derbyshire Dales Car Scheme – Operated by Volunteer Centre Derbyshire Dales in Ashbourne.  T: 01335 344700.

Helps elderly, disabled and vulnerable people (usually patients or very close relatives) to attend hospital, residential care, or activity classes.

Shopper Hopper – A free bus service operates between Ashbourne Town Centre (Victoria Square and Shaw Croft car park) and the Waterside Retail Park every 30 minutes between 10am and 4pm on Wednesday to Saturday.


Glovers : 01335 300043. E:

Jennings: 01335 370914 – Tony Jennings

Gadsbys: 01335 343245