This 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.
If you are using the bus or train you should, where possible, avoid peak times, wear a face covering, follow social distancing and wash your hands before and after travel.
The wearing of a face covering is now compulsory on all public transport in England, other than for young children, disabled people and those with breathing difficulties. Click here for details.
See our News Page for details of reduced timetables on some bus and train services in the area.
An overview of the main bus and train routes in the Yorkshire Dales is shown on these maps for the summer and winter seasons.
Metro produce an online timetable booklet of most bus routes in the Dales, including all buses from West Yorkshire to the Dales - you can download a PDF copy here. Printed timetables for individual services are available from bus station travel centres, tourist information centres, libraries and other outlets. For the latest news visit our News Page and follow @DalesBus on Twitter.
There are many bus services within the Yorkshire Dales which run throughout the year (click here for a list), these are supplemented by extra DalesBus services during the Summer period, which usually mainly operate on Sundays and Bank Holidays from Easter until mid-October. However due to the current COVID-19 outbreak these summer seasonal services have all been suspended until further notice.
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 much 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.
To keep up-to-date with our latest news follow @DalesBus on Twitter.