Buses to Pateley Bridge and Upper Nidderdale

Pateley Bridge is served by a number of bus services, including an hourly service on weekday daytimes from Harrogate. 

Harrogate & District Travel route 24 provides an hourly service to Harrogate throughout the day on Mondays to Saturdays and four return journeys on Sundays/Bank Holiday Mondays.

On Summer Sundays and Bank Holiday Mondays Pateley Bridge is served by the Nidderdale Rambler, Fountains Flyer and Eastern Dalesman services, with buses from York, Selby, Bradford, Otley and Harrogate linking to Lofthouse, Scar House and Middlesmoor in Upper Nidderdale, Coldstones Cut, Stump Cross, Grassington, Brimham Rocks, Fountains Abbey, Ripon, Leyburn, Masham, Middleham, Leyburn and Richmond. 

A full list of bus services in the area is provided below, click on the service number for timetable details.

Monday to Saturday Services

No.  Route Days of Operation Operator
24  Harrogate - Birstwith - Pateley Bridge  Daily HDT
 JKM  Pateley Bridge - Birstwith - Ripon Thursdays MUR

Demand responsive services in Upper Nidderdale, including services to Ripon on Thursdays and to Harrogate on Fridays are now provided by Nidderdale Plus - for details and to book call 01423 714953.


Peak Summer Saturday Service (operates Saturdays 2nd July to 3rd September 2016):

Dales Highwayman 802: Wakefield - Leeds - Otley - Pateley Bridge - Grassington (with connections on bus 800 to Buckden and Hawes)


Summer Sunday and Bank Holiday Services (operate from May Day weekend until the end of September):

24: Harrogate - Pateley Bridge

Fountains Flyer 812: Easingwold - York - Ripon - Fountains Abbey - Pateley Bridge - Stump Cross - Grassington

Eastern Dalesman 820: Dewsbury - Bradford - Otley - Pateley Bridge - Fountains Abbey - Ripon (with connections on bus 859 to Leyburn and Richmond)

Nidderdale Rambler 825: Harrogate - Brimham Rocks - Pateley Bridge - Lofthouse - Middlesmoor (with connections on bus 823 from Selby, Tadcaster and Wetherby) 


Winter Sunday Service (operates from October until April):

24: Harrogate - Pateley Bridge




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