Short-term Special Offers:
There are currently no short-term offers available.
Ongoing Special Fares:
OAP Concessionary Bus Fares
One Way £1 Young Persons Fares
A2BNoW Card for Young People in South Lakeland
Dales Rover Tickets
K-Day Dales Tickets
Pride of the Dales Day Rovers
Harrogate & District Day Gold Tickets
Dales & District Freedom Tickets
Ilkley and Skipton Dalesbus (Train+Bus) Tickets UNTIL 18th MAY 2013
Dales Rambler (Train+Bus) Tickets FROM 25th MAY 2013
Fellwalkers' Special Offer on DalesBus 871
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 in North Yorkshire from 0900 onwards on Mondays to Fridays, and at anytime on Saturdays, Sundays and Bank Holidays.
Passes may also be used on the following journeys:
0740 Pateley Bridge to Harrogate (service 24)
0715 Gunnerside to Richmond (service 30)
0840 Reeth to Richmond (service 30)
0851 Thoralby to Hawes (service 156)
0854 Grassington to Ilkley (service 74)
0855 Grassington to Skipton (service 72)
0841 Gargrave to Skipton (service 580)
0859 Gargrave to Settle (service 580)
All local bus services are part of the scheme, including cross-boundary and DalesBus services (except Wensleydale Vintage Bus 127).
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 800 & 870 run through from Leeds to Grassington)
Catch service 818/820 bus from Bradford or Otley to Pateley Bridge, Fountains Abbey, Ripon, Leyburn and Aysgarth (Summer Sundays and Bank Holidays)
Catch service 215/28/29/30 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 884 to Embsay and Bolton Abbey (Sundays and Bank Holidays)
Dales Rover tickets offer unlimited travel on most
DalesBus services on Sundays and Bank Holidays only. They can be bought
from the driver on any participating DalesBus service.
There are four types of Dales Rover:
Southern Dales Rover £8.00 - valid on all participating DalesBus services in the Southern Zone, as far as Ingleton, Ribblehead, Buckden, Middlesmoor, Ripon, Boroughbridge, Knaresborough, Tadcaster, Wakefield, Dewsbury and Burnley.
Northern Dales Rover £8.00 - valid on all participating DalesBus services in the Northern Zone, between Settle, Bentham, Ingleton, Sedbergh, Keld, Catterick Bridge, Northallerton, Ripon and Buckden. This ticket is available for £6.00 to rail-ticket holders.
All Dales Rover £10.00 - valid throughout all participating 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 participating DalesBus services.
Up to two children (aged up to 16) may travel free with each Dales Rover holder.
Dales Rover Participating Services:
Dales Rover tickets are valid, within the appropriate zones, on Sundays and Bank Holidays on the following Summer DalesBus services:
9, 13, 24, 564A, 564B, 800, 812, 818, 820, 821, 823, 825, 826, 830, 831, 832, 855, 856, 870, 871, 872, 874, 880, 881, 883, 884, Upper Dales CONNECT
MetroCard holders can travel for free throughout DalesBus services to and from West Yorkshire on Sundays and Bank Holidays - these are services 800, 812, 818, 820, 821, 823, 870, 871, 874, 880, 883 and 884.
A new ticket – the K-Day Dales – provides great value for money for people using DalesBus services in the Craven area on Sundays.
The new 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 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 871/872 between Skipton and Grassington
· DalesBus 800, 871 and 874 between Ilkley, Grassington and Buckden
· Cravenlink 881/883/884 between Ilkley, Skipton and Malham
£3.80 K-Day Tickets are NOT valid on DalesBus 872 or Cravenlink services 883/884, 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, Harrogate to Skipton 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 27th January 2013) at:
£15.00 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 2011) at £8.50 for adults, £5.00 for children and £17.00 for a family ticket, is available on buses operated by Dales & District.
Ilkley DalesBus & Skipton DalesBus Rail Tickets (until 18th May 2013)
Ilkley DalesBus and Skipton DalesBus tickets allow a day return by train to Ilkley or Skipton, then unlimited travel on the Wharfedale area buses, as far north as Buckden. The tickets cost just £3.00 on top of the Anytime Day Return or Off-Peak Day Return fare to your chosen station.
The tickets are available to either Ilkley or Skipton Rail
Stations from Leeds, Bradford Forster Square and all stations on the Airedale
and Wharfedale lines. An added bonus is that the tickets are available anytime.
The tickets are valid on Pride of the Dales weekday bus services 72 and 72R between Skipton, Grassington and Hebden, and weekday bus service 74 between Ilkley, Grassington and Buckden, on Sunday bus service 871/872 between Skipton and Grassington, on Sunday Dalesbus services 800 and 874 between Ilkley, Grassington and Buckden and on Cravenlink Sunday bus services 883 and 884 between Ilkley and Skipton. One slight limitation is that the Skipton and Ilkley versions of the ticket aren’t interchangeable, so you need to return home from the same station.
Example Fares (Off-Peak):
Note that the DalesBus tickets can only be combined with Day
Return fares, not any other type of ticket. A half-price child version of the
ticket is available, but the tickets cannot be combined with concessionary fares
for MetroPermit holders, and there are no Railcard discounts.
From 25th May Dales Rambler tickets will be 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:
Tickets are priced as follows: Adult: £10.60; Child: £5.30;
Railcard: £7.00; Family: £23.20
Fellwalkers' Special Offer on DalesBus 871
A return rail ticket to any station north of Skipton on
the Leeds-Settle-Carlisle line can be used to travel back to Skipton Station on
DalesBus service 871 on Sundays and Bank Holidays.
MetroCards are also valid on this service.
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 £12 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 £12 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.