How to get to Derbyshire from The Netherlands?
Replies: 17 - Last Post: Nov 25, 2012 2:33 AM Last Post By: Kuntarini
Nov 7, 2012 10:12 PM
I'd like to go to Edensor village and I heard that I should get off in Derbyshire from Chesterfield, UK, from The Netherlands. I have checked traveling time to get there from London airports, Cambridge and Harwich port, and it takes about around 4-5 hours. Could any one recommend how to get there the nearest and the fastest from The Netherlands (Amsterdam or Rotterdam area)?
Nov 7, 2012 11:00 PM
1Fly http://www.flybe.com from Amsterdam to Nottingham East Midlands, then hire a car and motor the 30 odd miles up the M1 until junction 29, then chip a left and follow the signs along the A617 until you hit Chesterfield.
If your budget doesn't stretch to hiring cars, take the Skylink coach to Derby rail station (circa 35-40 minutes), then change for a train to Chesterfield. Bear in mind that this option's about 40 minutes slower than the driving yourself option.
Use http://maps.google.co.uk to find directions for driving.
Use http://transportdirect.com to find directions for using public transport.
If Flybe's timetable doesn't suit, or they're too expensive, alternative options from airports a bit further away are:
Birmingham: KLM (http://www.klm.com) and FlyBe
Leeds Bradford: KLM and Jet2 (http://www.jet2.com)
Manchester: KLM and easyjet (http://www.easyjet.com)
Failing that, take the boat over to Harwich, then take a train from Harwich down to London. Change in London to get to St Pancras then take a train from there to Chesterfield. Note that Harwich to Chesterfield by car's gonna be 4 hrs and by train only about 20 minutes slower.
If you're really in a raging hurry, only real solution is fly to East Midlands airport, innit.
Nov 7, 2012 11:43 PM
2It sounds like flying to East Midlands is the best option.
Another option might be to get the Eurostar to St Pancras (I believe about 4 hours from Amsterdam) and then change for Chesterfield.
Nov 8, 2012 12:02 AM
3Thank you very much for the complete information.
For the last, do you happen to know a less expensive accommodation around Edensor which accessible by the public transportation? I dont drive a car.
If I should browse in a booking website like hostelbookers.com, what would be the name of the town?
Nov 8, 2012 12:33 AM
4I'm assuming you want to go to Edensor as the nearest village to Chatsworth House? Nearest place (town) of any size is Bakewell, so you would be better looking for accommodation there, but I don't think there's a hostel in Bakewell. Otherwise, look Edensor on a mapping website such as Streetmap.co.uk and look up hostels in nearby towns.
For public transport enquiries, use a website like http://www.transportdirect.info/
Stansted airport would also be worth checking - rail links can take you south into London or north to Cambridge, Ely and beyond; with a change or two you could easily reach railways stations such as Chesterfield.
Nov 8, 2012 1:26 AM
5You might find http://www.derbyshire.gov.uk/transport_roads/public_transport/timetables/default.asp?VD=buses gives you what you need to get around locally in Derbyshire by bus and train.
As mentioned above there are direct buses from East Midlands Airport to Derby, and direct buses (about 1 or 2 each hour) from Derby to Bakewell. If the main purpose of your visit is Chatsworth and you want somewhere bigger than Bakewell to stay, you might be better in Shefield - there is a direct bus (I think it is number 214) from Sheffield to Bakewell via Chatsworth. East Midlands Airport to Sheffield - catch the regular buses into either Nottingham or Derby as both tiwns have a train every half hour to Sheffield - however, I think the Nottingham bus goes nearer the train station, in Derby there is quitea walk between bus and train stations.
Nov 8, 2012 1:54 AM
6I forgot the eurostar option, good alternative shout. Grab a Thalys to Brussels, change for the Eurostar to St Pancras, change for a domestic train direct to Chesterfield. Book well in advance for cheapest price. If you intend to take this trip fairly soon (e.g. less than 3 months), the plane's probably gonna be cheapest.
Nov 8, 2012 2:58 AM
7Thank you all for the information. I change my route since I saw that returning to Nederland from East Midlands is cheaper, I decided to go from London to East Midlands and returning from East Midlands. Alas, when I booked Flybe ticket online, it charged 11 euro for a credit card!! But I have issued a ticket to London :(
The worst is : when I wanted to issue the ticket online, it was a notification informing that another passanger has just issued the ticket faster than me, so I had to pay another 11 euro + 40 euro more expensive!!!
So please see the payment condition before booking - there are many traps!
Nov 8, 2012 4:23 AM
8If you are interested in visiting Chatsworth, then much larger Baslow is where it is at, rather than tiny Edensor (pronounced Enzor). Baslow (pron Bazlo) sits at the other end of Chatsworth Park from Edensor, and there is an entrance to the park from the village. It has the connectional advantage of being on the A619 and A623 main roads, and thus has regular bus transport through it out of Chesterfield. It also has all the hotels, B&Bs and restaurants you won't really find in Edensor. It is a very attractive village, though a bit heavily laid on touristically because of being right next to Chatsworth.
I expect it would take about 45 mins on a bus from Chesterfield to Baslow, on the assumption that buses go about half the speed of cars taking into account their stops etc.
Nov 8, 2012 5:22 AM
My main destination is the tiny Edensor, not Chatsworth or else :) Of course I hope I also have time to visit Chatsworth when I am there.
I am planning to go from London and I read there are many bus options http://www.chatsworth.org/visiting/finding-us
but I dont know what stop I should get off. Do you probably know it?
Thank you :)
Nov 8, 2012 7:00 AM
10I've only visited Edensor by bicycle. I checked Google streetview, and I can't see anything obvious like a bus stop on the main road through Edensor. Ask the bus driver if he stops there. If not, and if offered a choice between a bus stop for Chatsworth and a bus stop for Baslow, the former will leave you a rather shorter walk. Edensor is hidden from Chatsworth itself: some Duke once had the village moved so it didn't disturb his view. The village itself has a main patch set back to the west of the main road, where the church is, but there are some other patches of habitation accessed further north. It's about a mile from Baslow. The main road through Edensor doesn't have footways or streetlights, so make sure you have a light if it might be dark when walking around.
Nov 8, 2012 8:30 AM
11There's also a ferry from Rotterdam-Europoort to Hull, just do the maths time- and moneuwise.
(BTW. Can't judge the Hull-Chesterfield leg...)
Nov 8, 2012 8:48 AM
12From the link in my earlier post, the bus through the village of Edensor is number 214 on Mondays to Saturday see http://www.derbysbus.info/times/timetables/214M_121028.pdf and number 215 on Sundays and Public holidays - note they run from Sheffield, not Chesterfield. There is a regular bus from Chesterfield to Matlock, but the bus and train stations in Chesterfield are on opposite sides of the town, Sheffield bus station is 100 metres from the station - turn right out of the station, cross the road and there is a covered footway.
Re #11, there is a bus from the ferry to the centre of Hull for ferry passengers. There is a through train every hour from Hull to Sheffield, the journey takes about 75 minutes
Nov 9, 2012 1:10 AM
13Amsterdam-Manchester (EasyJet) - approximately 1 hour, Manchester Airport-Derby (train) - 2 hours.
Usually 1 change required in Sheffield. Local service(s) onward from Derby.
There are numerous ways of doing the trip, as already posted. I'm just offering another option.
Best of luck with everything.
Nov 24, 2012 1:29 PM
14Hi guys, I failed to go to Edensor as my credit card was rejected by National Express. Strange, I always do transaction with the credit card and that has been no problem. The limit is OK, I dont like to have debt, the payment to the bank is always OK and therefore the limit of my credit card is not the issue. It seems that National Express simply refuses credit card from some countries, although my credit card is Citibank.
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