Short-term Special Offers:
Metro ENCTS and MetroCard Winter Offer
Dales Railcard Winter Offer
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
K-Day Dales Tickets
Pride of the Dales Day Rovers
Harrogate & District Day Gold Tickets
Dales & District Freedom Tickets
Dales Rambler (Train+Bus) Tickets
Northern Rail Rovers
OAP Concessionary Fares
Senior citizens 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.
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 on the following journey:
0740 Pateley Bridge to Harrogate (service 24)
All local bus services are currently part of the scheme, including cross-boundary and DalesBus services (except Wensleydale Vintage Bus 127). North Yorkshire County Council have however recently announced their intention to remove some, but not all, Sunday and Bank Holiday DalesBus services from the scheme with effect from 3rd May 2015. Further details will be posted here when available.
Opportunities to visit the Dales now include:
Catch service 36 bus from Leeds to Harrogate, then change to service 24 to Pateley Bridge (daily)
Catch service 36 bus from Leeds to Ripon, then change to service 159 to Masham, Leyburn and Richmond (Mondays to Saturdays)
Catch service X84 bus from Leeds to Ilkley, then change to service 74 to Bolton Abbey and Grassington (daily) (on Sundays and Bank Holidays services 870/874 run through from Leeds to Grassington)
Catch service 818/820 bus from Bradford or Otley to Pateley Bridge, Fountains Abbey, Ripon, Leyburn and Richmond (Summer Sundays and Bank Holidays)
Catch service 28/29 from Burnley to Skipton, then change to bus 72 (Mondays to Saturdays) to Grassington (on Sundays and Bank Holidays service 872 runs through from Burnley to Grassington)
Catch service 280/X80 bus from Preston or Clitheroe to Skipton, then change to bus 72 (Mondays to Saturdays) or 872 (Sundays and Bank Holidays) to Grassington
Catch service 66 bus from Keighley to Skipton, then change to service 873 to Embsay and Bolton Abbey (Sundays and Bank Holidays)
Dales Rover tickets offer unlimited travel on DalesBus services on Sundays and Bank Holidays only. They can be bought
from the driver.
There are five types of Dales Rover (prices valid until 30th April 2015):
Southern Dales Rover £8.00 - sold and valid on all DalesBus services in the Southern Zone, as far as Malham, Buckden, Middlesmoor, Ripon, Knaresborough, Tadcaster, Wakefield and Burnley.
Northern Dales Rover £8.00 - sold and valid on all DalesBus services in the Northern Zone, between Garsdale and Northallerton.
Dales Freedom Rover £10.00 - sold and valid throughout all DalesBus services, plus all services operated by Transdev Harrogate & District, Transdev Keighley & District, Transdev Burnley & Pendle and Transdev Lancashire United.
Student Dales Rover £5.00 - Show your student card to buy a Student Dales Rover – for travel throughout all DalesBus services.
First Leeds Dales Rover £11.00 - sold only on First Leeds buses, and valid for travel on all First Leeds and DalesBus services.
Up to two children (aged up to 16) may travel free with each Dales Rover holder.
Dales Rover tickets are valid, within the appropriate zones, on Sundays on the following Winter DalesBus services:
24, 823, 825, 855, 856, 870, 872, 873, 874, 884, Upper Dales CONNECT
MetroCard and MCard holders can travel for free throughout DalesBus services to and from West Yorkshire on Sundays - these are services 823, 870, 873, 874 and 884.
Not all our services are able to read M-Cards electronically, so please don't forget to also carry the grey counterpart which is your proof of purchase for travel.
The K-Day Dales 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 £7.00 and a family ticket (for 2 adults and up to 3 children) for just £13.20.
The ticket is available on Sundays and Bank Holiday Mondays on:
· All Transdev Keighley & District buses, including service 66A from Keighley to Skipton, service 662 from Bradford to Keighley and service 762 from Keighley to Ilkley.
· DalesBus 872 between Skipton and Grassington
· DalesBus 874 between Ilkley, Grassington and Buckden
· Cravenlink 873 and 884 between Ilkley, Skipton and Malham
£3.90 K-Day Tickets are NOT valid on DalesBus or Cravenlink services, except between Ilkley and Addingham.
Pride of the Dales Day Rovers are valid on the weekday Skipton to Grassington/Hebden/Buckden and Ilkley to Grassington routes operated by Pride of the Dales.
They can only be purchased from the driver on the day of travel.
Prices (at August 2012): Adult £7.20, Under 16s £3.60, Family (2+3) £14.55
Harrogate & District Day Gold Tickets offer the freedom to travel on all routes run by Transdev Harrogate & District Travel, including buses from Leeds to Harrogate and Ripon, and Harrogate to Pateley Bridge.
Day Gold Tickets may be purchased from the driver on any Transdev Harrogate bus, by one adult travelling alone or by a group of people travelling together.
Day Gold Tickets are priced (from 1st June 2013) at:
£16.00 Family (2
Adults travelling together; 2 Adults and up to 3 Children * or 1 Adult and
up to 4 Children *)
* - Qualifying children must be aged under 16, or be in possession of a valid SuperSaver.
Tickets are not restricted to family members, but are
available to any group travelling together.
A Freedom ticket, priced (at April 2013) at £9.00 for adults, £5.50 for children and £18.00 for a family ticket, is available on buses operated by Dales & District.
Dales Rambler 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 a journey by train to Ilkley or Skipton, then unlimited travel on any of these DalesBus services, returning by train from either station:
Prices from 2nd January 2015: Adult: £11.50; Child: £5.75; Railcard: £7.60*;
* = Two Together Railcard discounted tickets cannot be used before 09:30 Mondays to Fridays (excluding public holidays).
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
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 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 and permits up to four accompanying children to travel at discounted child 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 are able to purchase a FoSCL Railcard. For just £15 (£17 from 1st January 2015) a year it provides travel discounts on the Settle-Carlisle line, Leeds-Morecambe line and to/from Brampton and Wetheral on the Tyne Valley line. It even offers travel on those lines from stations between Leeds, Bradford and Skipton. Further details of the FoSCL Railcard scheme and how to join the Friends online are available on the Settle-Carlisle line website.
A2BNoW Card for Young People in South Lakeland
See Cumbria County Council website for further details.
Dales Bus Discounts
If you're travelling by public transport to or through the Yorkshire Dales, you can now take advantage of the Dales Bus Discount Scheme. Keep your eye open for the window stickers in participating cafés, pubs, B&Bs and other attractions in the Dales.
Whether it's a free cup of tea with your meal, money off your overnight stay, or a discounted entry to one of the Dales' attractions, there's never been a better time to travel by bus or train. All you need is a valid public transport ticket when claiming your discount at participating businesses.
This webpage is part of the Dalesbus Website,
provided by the Friends of DalesBus and the Dales & Bowland Community Interest Company
All information is provided in good faith, but we cannot be held responsible for any errors or inaccuracies. Please check details before travelling. This site also contains a number of external links the inclusion of which does not signify any endorsement. The Friends of DalesBus and the Dales & Bowland Community Interest Company are not responsible for the contents of such sites, or any links contained within them.