Getting Around

Amber Valley, the Heart of Derbyshire, is centrally situated and easy to reach with excellent transport links. 


Set in beautiful countryside forming the setting for a superb range of attractions which reflect the history and heritage of the area.  With it's excellent transport links, the Amber Valley offers the ideal base to stay whilst exploring the local area, Derbyshire and beyond.


Located in the heart of Derbyshire, the area is easily accessible from the M1 and A38 and arterial road network.  View a map of Amber Valley here.


We look forward to seeing you soon.


By Road


From the north and south, the M1 runs parallel to the eastern boundary with access at junctions 26 and 28.  the A6 gives access to the major trunk roads via the A52 and the borough is crossed by the A38.


By Rail


There are stations at Alfreton, Ambergate, Belper, Duffield, Langley Mill and Whatstandwell. Mainline routes run from Edinburgh to London and Liverpool to Norwhich crossing the borough.


National Rail


The Trainline

East Midlands Railways


This website provides useful information for rail users visiting the Derwent Valley.

Derwent Valley Line 


By Coach


National Express coaches serve Derby , Belper and Chesterfield


National Express


By Bus


Amber Valley is served by direct frequent bus services from surrounding towns and cities including derby, Chesterfield , Nottingham and Manchester.  Rural bus services run frequently to villages. 


Trent Barton Buses


By Air


There are regular scheduled flights throughout the year from domestic and European cities to regional airports


East Midlands Airport

Birmingham Airport

Manchester Airport

Doncaster Airport

Do you need further information?

If you are unable to find the information which you require on our website, you can contact us by post, email or by phone.

address logoTourism: Amber Valley Borough Council, Town Hall, Ripley, Derbyshire, DE5 3BT
address logo01773 841485

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