Local residents and visitors to Derbyshire are being offered free bus rides on 6 summer Sunday mornings in a bid to get people enjoying all the county can offer.

Most bus operators across the county are taking part in the Derbyshire County Council led scheme, with free bus journeys being offered from the first service each Sunday up until midday.

The six summer Sundays are:

  • 23 July 2023
  • 30 July 2023
  • 6 August 2023
  • 13 August 2023
  • 20 August 2023
  • 27 August 2023
The operators taking part are:

  • trentbarton - except night buses
  • Stagecoach Yorkshire, Stagecoach East Midlands and Stagecoach Manchester
  • High Peak - except services 58 and 199
  • Hulleys - except the Breezer service
  • TM Travel
  • Diamond Bus East Midlands - Midland Classic
  • First South Yorkshire
  • Kinchbus' Skylink Derby service is not part of the Sunday morning free fares promotion.
The offer includes the first bus to run on a Sunday morning up until those that are due to depart at 11.59am. Free buses will only be those that start and end in Derbyshire. Buses that start their journeys in Derby are not included. Passengers that start their journeys in Derby cannot take advantage of the free fare offer.

The free fares are being paid for from the £47 million that the government awarded us to improve bus travel in Derbyshire.