The DalesBus website is designed to help you get around the Yorkshire Dales area (including the Yorkshire Dales National Park and Nidderdale Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty) using public transport.
There are many bus services within the Yorkshire Dales which run throughout the year, these are supplemented by extra services during the Summer period, which mainly operate on Sundays and Bank Holidays from Easter or May Day weekends until mid-October. This map (700KB PDF file) provides an overview of the main bus and train routes in the Yorkshire Dales for Summer 2013.
The main all-year
bus services are listed below. Most of these services are
provided commercially by the bus operators or are operated under contract to
North Yorkshire County Council (weekdays) or the Dales and Bowland Community
Interest Company, with funding from the Local Sustainable Transport Fund via
Grassington and Buckden in Upper Wharfedale from Skipton and Ilkley (also from Wakefield, Leeds and Burnley on Sundays)
|Malham from Skipton and Gargrave (also from York, Harrogate and Ilkley on Sundays)|
Settle from Skipton, Ingleton and Clitheroe
|Ingleton from Settle, Lancaster and Kirkby Lonsdale|
|Pateley Bridge in Nidderdale from Harrogate|
|York, Tadcaster, Wetherby and Harrogate to Brimham Rocks, Pateley Bridge and Upper Nidderdale (Sundays only)|
|Fountains Abbey from Ripon|
|Bedale and Leyburn in Wensleydale from Ripon and Richmond|
|Hawes in Wensleydale from Garsdale (on Leeds-Settle-Carlisle railway)|
|Hawes, Aysgarth and Leyburn in Wensleydale from Bedale and Northallerton|
|Keld and Reeth in Swaledale from Richmond|
An increased leisure bus network operates in the Summer months, including the following routes operating mainly on Sundays and Bank Holidays. Many of these services are provided by the Dales and Bowland Community Interest Company, with funding from the Local Sustainable Transport Fund via DITA, Metro, the National Trust, Sovereign Health Care Trust and several other organisations.
|York, Leeds, Ilkley and Grassington to Aysgarth and Hawes in Wensleydale||
|Ingleton and Settle to Malham Tarn and Malham|
|Lancaster and Ingleton to Ribblehead|
|Ribblehead to Hawes, Reeth and Richmond|
|Darlington and Richmond to Reeth, Hawes and Ingleton|
|Ravenstonedale and Kirkby Stephen to Hawes|
|Ripon to Leyburn, Redmire, Hawes and Garsdale|
|Dewsbury, Bradford and Otley to Pateley Bridge, Fountains Abbey, Ripon, Leyburn and Aysgarth|
|York and Ripon to Fountains Abbey, Pateley Bridge and Grassington|
The famous Settle to Carlisle Railway also passes through the Yorkshire Dales area, with several journeys daily throughout the year. There are also good rail links to several access points to the Yorkshire Dales. The Wensleydale Railway now runs between Leeming Bar, Bedale, Leyburn and Redmire for most of the year.
To find out how to get further public transport information for the Yorkshire Dales and surrounding areas, visit the Journey Planners page, which contains links to online journey planners and details of other sources of transport information. The Fares page gives details of various special fare deals which are available on many routes.
The Dales Bus Discount scheme offers discounts on accommodation, food and local attractions to anyone with a valid bus or train ticket.
A number of organisations, including Dalesbus Ramblers organise guided walks, which link to public transport.
Numerous links to other websites of interest to visitors to the Yorkshire Dales area are listed on the Dales Links pages.
Throughout the Dalesbus website you will find links to other websites, if you don't see the red bus symbol to return you to the Dalesbus Index Page just click the BACK button on your browser until you find a page with it on.
The Dalesbus website is provided by the Friends of DalesBus and the Dales & Bowland Community Interest Company, but no responsibility can be accepted for errors or omissions. However, we are pleased to receive your comments and suggestions, please email us.
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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.