Short-term Special Offers:
Dales Railcard Half Price Offer
Settle Carlisle Line Day Ranger Tickets
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)
Northern Rail Rovers
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 or the Tuesday-only Wensleydale Vintage Tour Bus.
Passes are also not valid for journeys starting in North Yorkshire or Lancashire on the following summer-only services. On these services passholders pay standard adult fares to a maximum of £4 single and £6 return. They can also buy a Dales Privilege Rover for £6.00 for a day's travel throughout the DalesBus network on Sundays and Bank Holidays.
812 York – Ripon – Grassington
820 Dewsbury – Bradford – Otley – Pateley Bridge – Ripon
823 Selby – Tadcaster – Wetherby – Harrogate
825 Harrogate – Pateley Bridge – Middlesmoor
830 Ingleton – Ribblehead – Hawes – Richmond – Darlington – Middlesbrough
831 Ingleton – Ribblehead – Settle
832 Morecambe – Lancaster – Ingleton
857 Buckden – Aysgarth – Hawes
859 Ripon – Leyburn – Richmond
881 Malham – Malham Tarn – Settle – Ingleton – Kirkby Lonsdale
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.
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.
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. (prices from 17th April 2016)
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 Ilkley, Grassington and Buckden
· Cravenlink 873 and 884 between Ilkley and Skipton
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 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 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:
£19.00 Group (up to 5 people travelling together)
Daytripper Plus tickets
also include travel on
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:
£31.00 Group (up to 5 people travelling together)
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 allow unlimited
travel for a day on most buses operated by The Keighley Bus Company, including
service 62 to/from Otley and Harrogate and service 66 to/from Skipton.
Tickets, available from the driver, are priced (July 2016) at £4.00 for adults (£4.90 before 0930 on Mondays to Fridays) and £2.00 for children (not available 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.
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.
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 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*;
* = 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).
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.
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 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.
A selection of special offers is also now available to holders of current Dales Railcards - click here for details.
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
See Cumbria County Council website for further details.
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.