Special Fares for Travel in the Yorkshire Dales

Short-term Special Offers:                  

          Dales Railcard Half Price Offer

Settle Carlisle Line Day Ranger Tickets

Craven Explorer Tickets extended to cover Otley and Burley-in-Wharfedale

Settle-Carlisle Line Explore Vouchers

Winter Offer for Dales Railcard Holders

Winter Offer for West Yorkshire ENCTS Bus Pass and MCard holders

Ongoing Special Fares:

OAP Concessionary Bus Fares

One Way 1 Young Persons Fares

A2BNoW Card for Young People in South Lakeland

Dales Rover Tickets

MetroCards and MCards

Craven Explorer Tickets

Craven Connection Day Tickets

Pride of the Dales Day Rovers

Dales & District Freedom Tickets

Wensleydale Rover Tickets

Dales Rambler (Train+Bus) Tickets 

Daytripper Tickets (Transdev)

K-Day Tickets

Northern Rail Rovers

Dales Railcard

 

OAP Concessionary Bus Fares

Senior citizens and disabled people from throughout England are entitled to free local off-peak bus travel. In order to benefit from this entitlement an English National Concessionary Pass is needed - details of how to apply for a pass are available from your local council.

 

Concessionary free travel is generally available to North Yorkshire residents from 0900 onwards on Mondays to Fridays (from 0930 for holders of passes issued elsewhere in England), and at anytime on Saturdays, Sundays and Bank Holidays.

 

Passes may also be used for free travel on certain journeys on Mondays to Fridays before 0900 - including the 0740 service 24 bus from Pateley Bridge to Harrogate and the 0830 service 30 bus from Reeth to Richmond. For details contact North Yorkshire County Council or the bus operator.

 

Passes are however not valid for free travel on some demand responsive services.

Passes are also not valid for journeys starting in North Yorkshire or Lancashire on certain summer-only services - details of any affected services in Summer 2017 will be posted here when available.


Dales Rover Tickets - Winter 2016-17

Dales Rover tickets offer unlimited travel on DalesBus services on Sundays and Bank Holidays only. They can be bought from the driver.

There are three types of Dales Rover:

DALES FREEDOM ROVER 10.00
Sold and valid on all DalesBus services (as listed below)

DALES PRIVILEGE ROVER 6.00
Sold and valid on all DalesBus services, if you are a:
    Student, with NUS Card
    ENCTS passholder
    Holder of valid First Bradford, First Leeds or First West Yorkshire day or season ticket

DAYTRIPPER DALES TICKET 10.00
Sold and valid on all buses operated by Harrogate Bus Company, Keighley Bus Company, Burnley & Pendle, Lancashire United, York and Yorkshire Coastliner (except east of York), and valid on all DalesBus services.

Dales Rover tickets offer unlimited travel on all these DalesBus services on Sundays and Bank Holidays:

24, 855, 856, 873, 874, 884, X43 (between Burnley and Grassington only), X80

Up to two children (aged up to 16) or young people (if holding a Metro Scholar's PhotoCard or YOzone card) may travel free with each Dales Rover holder.

 

MetroCards and MCards

MetroCard and MCard (loaded with a weekly or longer period ticket) holders can travel for free throughout DalesBus services to and from West Yorkshire - these are services 873, 874 and 884 on Sundays and Bank Holidays.
 

 

Craven Explorer Tickets

***WINTER SPECIAL OFFER*** - Tickets are now also valid between Otley and Ilkley on DalesBus 874.

The Craven Explorer ticket provides great value for money for people using DalesBus services in the Craven area on Sundays and Bank Holiday Mondays.

The ticket comes in two versions: an adult ticket priced at 8.00 and a family ticket (for 2 adults and up to 3 children) for just 15.00.

The ticket is available on Sundays and Bank Holiday Mondays on:

         All Keighley Bus Company buses, including service 66 from Keighley to Skipton, service 662 from Bradford to Keighley and service 62 from Keighley to Ilkley.

         DalesBus X43 between Skipton and Grassington

         DalesBus 874 between Otley, Ilkley, Grassington and Buckden

         Cravenlink 873 and 884 between Ilkley and Skipton

 

Craven Connection Day Tickets

Craven Connection Day Tickets are valid on Kirkby Lonsdale Coach Hire Craven Connection buses 580 (Skipton - Settle) and 581 (Settle - Ingleton - Kirkby Lonsdale), plus on Saturdays bus 75 (Skipton - Malham)

- a day ticket offering unlimited travel on these services is 10

- a 2-day ticket offering unlimited travel on these services is 15

 

Pride of the Dales Day Rovers

Pride of the Dales Day Rovers are valid on weekday routes 72, 72R and 74 between Skipton, Ilkley and Grassington operated by Pride of the Dales.

They can only be purchased from the driver on the day of travel.

Prices (at May 2016): Adult 8.00, Under 16s 4.00

Note that these tickets are not valid on services 72A, 72B or 74A operated by North Yorkshire County Council and the Upper Wharfedale Bus.

 


Daytripper Tickets

Daytripper Tickets offer the freedom to travel for a day on all buses run by Harrogate Bus Company, Keighley Bus Company, Transdev York, Transdev Burnley & Pendle and Transdev Lancashire United, and on Transdev Yorkshire Coastliner between Leeds and York only.

Daytripper Tickets are priced (from 22nd November 2015) at:

Daytripper Plus tickets also include travel on Transdev Yorkshire Coastliner between York and the East Coast, and on the open-top York City Sightseeing bus.

Daytripper Plus Tickets are priced (from 22nd November 2015) at:

Daytripper Dales tickets are available on Sundays and Bank Holidays at 10.00 for adults, offering travel on the DalesBus network for a day, plus all buses run by Harrogate Bus Company, Keighley Bus Company, Transdev York, Transdev Burnley & Pendle and Blackburn Bus Company, and on Transdev Yorkshire Coastliner between Leeds and York only.

 

K-Day Tickets

K-Day tickets allow unlimited travel for a day on most buses operated by The Keighley Bus Company, including service 62 to/from Otley and Harrogate, service 66 to/from Skipton and Wharfedale Links services.

Tickets, available from the driver, are priced (October 2016) at 4.20 for adults (4.90 before 0930 on Mondays to Fridays).

On Cravenlink services 873 and 884 K-Day tickets are only valid between Ilkley and Addingham.  K-Day tickets are also valid on Mainline service m4 between Keighley and Colne.

 


Dales & District Freedom Tickets

A Freedom ticket, priced (at April 2016) at 9.00 for adults, 5.50 for children and 18.00 for a family ticket, is available on buses operated by Dales & District on Mondays to Saturdays.  On Sundays and Bank Holidays Dales Rover tickets are available. 

 

Wensleydale Rover Tickets

Rover tickets, priced (at June 2016) at 9.00 for adults, 18.00 for a family ticket and 4.50 for children are available for a day on all services operated by Little White Bus, and on service 155 between Bedale and Leyburn operated by North Yorkshire County Council. 

A Student Day Rover Ticket is available for 7.00 on Little White Bus Service 156 college day journeys and accepted on connecting Dales & District service 610R at Leyburn for onward travel to/from Darlington College.

 

Dales Rambler Day Ranger Tickets

Dales Rambler Day Ranger tickets are available for a day trip to the Dales from Leeds and Bradford and all stations on the Airedale and Wharfedale railway lines.

Tickets include travel on Northern Rail services between Bradford Forster Square / Leeds and Ilkley / Skipton, and unlimited travel on any of these DalesBus services:

Prices from January 2016: Adult: 12.00; Child: 6.00; Railcard: 7.90*; Family: 25.00

* = Two Together Railcard discounted tickets cannot be used before 09:30 Mondays to Fridays (excluding public holidays).

Dales Rambler tickets can only be purchased at staffed railway stations or from the conductor on the train (when boarding at unstaffed stations or where the ticket office is closed). Tickets cannot be purchased on the bus.

Note that Dales Rambler tickets are not valid on services 72A/74A (NYCC) or 72B (UWB).  Therefore there are no valid bus connections to/from Ilkley Station on Dales Rambler tickets on Mondays to Fridays (except on bank holidays).

 

Settle Carlisle Line Day Rangers

From Sunday 15th May 2016, a Settle Carlisle Line Day Ranger ticket will be available.  This will reduce the cost of travel for many journeys on the Leeds - Settle - Carlisle line.

The offer is being introduced to encourage people to travel on the world-famous railway, which remains open while essential repairs are carried out between Appleby and Carlisle in Cumbria.

The ticket will allow travel from any station between Leeds or Bradford Forster Square and Appleby (via Settle) and onwards to Carlisle using the connecting replacement bus service from Appleby.  The ticket will be valid for one day, with no time restrictions.  It will allow passengers to get on and off the train as they wish, travelling in any direction.  Priced at 15.00 for adults and 7.50 for children, this represents great value and railcard holders (including the local Dales Railcard) will be eligible for a further 1/3 discount.

The offer will be a fantastic opportunity for people from West Yorkshire to explore the Yorkshire Dales and beyond at a great price.  It will also benefit the local residents along the line with a great value fare to Leeds and Bradford in the south and Carlisle in the north.

The Day Ranger ticket can be purchased at any staffed station ticket office or (if you board at a station without ticket purchasing facilities) from the guard on the train.

 

Northern Rail Rovers and Rangers

Day Ranger tickets give you the freedom to explore all over the North by train. Just hop on and off the train as many times as you wish.

Rover tickets allow you to travel on four out of eight consecutive days within your chosen area or on seven consecutive days covering the North East or North West.

For details see the Northern website.

 

Dales Railcard

Dales Railcards can be purchased by residents in the postcode areas adjacent to the Skipton-Settle-Carlisle and Skipton-Lancaster railway lines. They cost just 13 and entitle holders to a one third discount on fares on the Settle-Carlisle line, Leeds-Morecambe line and to/from Brampton and Wetheral on the Tyne Valley line. They even offer travel on those lines from stations between Leeds, Bradford and Skipton, and permit up to four accompanying children to travel at discounted child fares.

Special Offer: Northern has announced that the price of the Dales Railcard will be cut by 50% until Saturday 20th May 2017. This means that the card will cost just 6.50 for a whole year's validity.

Special Offer: Special Winter Day Return Fares

Further details of the Dales Railcard scheme are available on the Settle-Carlisle line website.

Members of the Friends of the Settle-Carlisle Line and the Friends of DalesBus are also able to purchase a Dales Railcard for 17 a year. Further details of the FoSCL Dales Railcard scheme and how to join online are available on their website. Further details of how to join the Friends of DalesBus are available on their website.

 

A2BNoW Card for Young People in South Lakeland

 
A2BNoW is a reduced fare bus travel card for 5-18 year olds living in South Lakeland. If you are aged 5 - 18 and live in South Lakeland your A2BNoW card can let you travel on local buses for a maximum of 1.80 for a single journey or 3.00 return.

See Cumbria County Council website for further details.

 

 

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