Short-term Special Offers:
Ongoing Special Fares:
OAP Concessionary Bus Fares
One Way £1 Young Persons Fares
A2BNoW Card for Young People in South Lakeland
Dales Rover Tickets (Dales Freedom Rover and Dales Privilege Rover)
Craven Explorer Tickets
Bowland Explorer, Northern Dales Explorer and Nidderdale 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
Settle Carlisle Line Day Ranger Tickets
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 now valid on the scheduled Wharfedale Packhorse services on the first and fifth Saturdays of each month.
Passes are however not valid for free travel on some demand responsive services nor on the Dales Experience Bus.
Passes are also not valid for free travel for journeys starting in North Yorkshire or Lancashire on the following summer-only bus services. On Sundays and Bank Holidays passholders can instead travel for a maximum single fare of £4, or purchase a Dales Privilege Rover for £7 for a day's unlimited travel on the DalesBus network:
Fountains Flyer 822 York - Ripon - Fountains Abbey
Nidderdale Rambler 825 Ripon - Pateley Bridge - Middlesmoor/Grassington
Northern Dalesman 830 Preston - Ribblehead - Hawes - Richmond - Darlington - Middlesbrough
Bowland Explorer 833 Lancaster - Bentham - Clitheroe
Eastern Dalesman 859 Leyburn - Richmond
Malham Tarn Shuttle 881 Malham - Malham Tarn - Settle - Ingleton – Lancaster - Morecambe
Dales Rover Tickets
Dales Rover tickets offer unlimited travel on all DalesBus services,
and some key connecting bus services, on Sundays and Bank Holidays only. They can be bought
from the driver.
There are two types of Dales Rover for 2017-18:
DALES FREEDOM ROVER £12.00
DALES PRIVILEGE ROVER £7.00
Available if you are:
– Student, with NUS Card or Metro Student Photocard
– ENCTS passholder
– Railcard holder
Dales Rover tickets offer unlimited travel on all these services on
Summer Sundays and Bank Holidays until 24 September 2017:
24, 36, 62, 66, X43, X80, X84, 822, 825, 830, 833, 855, 856, 859, 873, 874, 875, 881, 884
Dales Rover tickets offer unlimited travel on all these services on Winter Sundays from 1 October 2017:
24, 36, 62, 66, X43, X80, X84, NEW 747, 855, 856, 873, 874, 884
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.
If you have any valid Metro MCard loaded with a weekly or
longer period ticket you can travel for free throughout Sunday and Bank Holiday DalesBus
services to and from West Yorkshire - these are services
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 the SHUTTLE service 662 from Bradford to Keighley, Dalesway service 66 from Keighley to Skipton, and service 62 from Keighley to Ilkley.
· DalesBus X43 between Skipton and Grassington
· DalesBus 874/875 between Otley/Guiseley, Ilkley, Grassington and Buckden
· Cravenlink 873/884 between Guiseley, Ilkley, Skipton and Malham
Summer availability until 24 September 2017:
Winter availability from 1 October 2017:
are valid on Sundays and Bank Holidays only on DalesBus services and key
Adult: £8.00 Family (up to 2 adults and 3 children): £15.00
BOWLAND EXPLORER TICKETS (AVAILABLE UNTIL 24 SEPTEMBER 2017)
Bowland Explorer tickets are sold and valid on DalesBus services X80, 830, 833, 873, 881 and 884 in the area between Clitheroe, Preston, Lancaster, Morecambe, Kirkby Lonsdale, Ingleton, Malham and Skipton.
NORTHERN DALES EXPLORER TICKETS
Northern Dales Explorer tickets are sold and valid on DalesBus services 830, 855, 856 and 859 in the area between Ribblehead, Richmond and Northallerton.
Summer availability until 24th September 2017:
Winter availability from 1st October 2017:
NIDDERDALE EXPLORER TICKETS (AVAILABLE UNTIL 24 SEPTEMBER 2017)
Nidderdale Explorer tickets are sold and valid on DalesBus services 24, 822 and 825 in the area between Harrogate, Boroughbridge, Ripon, Fountains Abbey, Pateley Bridge, Middlesmoor, Scar House and Grassington; and also on service 36 between Harrogate and Ripon.
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, Burnley Bus Company and Blackburn Bus Company, and on Coastliner between Leeds and York only.
Daytripper Tickets are priced (from 19th February 2017) at:
£6.30 Young Person
£20.00 Group (up to 5 people travelling together)
Daytripper Plus tickets
also include travel on
Coastliner between York and the East Coast, and on the open-top
York City Sightseeing bus.
Daytripper Plus Tickets are priced (from 19th February 2017) at:
£10.50 Young Person
£33.00 Group (up to 5 people travelling together)
Daytripper Dales tickets are no longer available.
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. K-Day tickets are also valid
on Mainline service m4 between Keighley and Colne.
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.
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;
There are no time restrictions on the use of Dales Rambler Day Ranger tickets.
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), nor on Saturdays after 28 October 2017.
Day Rangers allow travel from any station between Leeds or Bradford Forster Square and Carlisle (via Settle). The ticket is valid for one day, with no time restrictions. It allows passengers to get on and off the train as they wish, travelling in any direction. From 21 May 2017 the price will be £30.00 for adults and £15 for children – and railcard holders (including the local Dales Railcard) are eligible for a 1/3 discount.
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 £10 (until May 2018, £13 thereafter) and entitle holders to a one third discount on fares on the: Leeds-Settle-Carlisle line, Leeds-Morecambe line, between Whalley and Hellifield (Sundays only) 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. Dales Railcards can be purchased at Appleby, Carlisle, Carnforth, Settle and Skipton stations, or online at here
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 also able to purchase a Dales Railcard for £14 a year. Further details of the FoSCL Dales Railcard scheme and how to join online 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.