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Moorlands Connect

Moorlands Connect is changing...

From Monday 25th October 2021 there will be more services available and longer hours including Saturdays.

This is still a great way to get out and about, travel to work, school or college, or see friends and relatives in other villages without using your car.

moorlands-connect-busThe service is available for anyone who lives, works or visits in the area. There is no age restriction. We can accommodate people with wheelchairs, pushchairs or bicycles.

You can catch the bus from any bus stop to your destination or as close as possible, however you must book ahead. The service can be booked from a home address (where safe) if you are unable to access a bus stop.

The service's operating area has been expanded to incorporate passengers travelling from Oakamoor, Alton, Ipstones, Foxt and Whiston.

For more information, please see the area map:

Further exciting changes will be made over the next few months including a new booking App and a summer Sunday service.

When does the service run?

  • Monday to Friday from 7am to 7pm
  • Saturdays 8am to 6pm

During term time the buses will be undertaking school routes so they will be unavailable for a short period of time in the morning and afternoon.

How much does it cost?

  • Older / Disabled Person bus pass holders
    £2.00 single or £3.50 return
  • Adults
    £3.50 single or £5.50 return

  • Children aged 5 to 19 years
    £2.00 single or £3.50 return

  • Children under 5

  • Students 
    £2.00 single or £3.50 return
  • Weekly
  • Monthly
  • Group booking
    £12 return journey for up to 6 adults

How do I book?

If you are phoning us

The line is open between 8am to 5pm on Monday to Friday. Calls are charged at normal rates.

Group bookings can also be made on this booking line.

Booking is available on the day but you must give 2 hours notice prior to your journey time. Please remember the "Dial a Ride" option is on a first come first served basis.

If you are emailing us

You will need to tell us:

  • where you are travelling from
  • where you are going
  • if you require a return journey
  • what time you would like to travel

Also, if the booking is for a wheelchair user, please let us know.

Please note: you will need to give 48 hours notice when making a booking by email.  

Further information

If you have a question, please take a look at the most frequently asked questions and see if the answer to yours is there.

If this does not answer your questions, please contact us.

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