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Summer 2013 DalesBus timetable and guide (pdf, 856k - opens in new window)
There are many ways to access the beautiful scenery of the Yorkshire Dales by public transport from West Yorkshire, with additional DalesBus services running in Summer 2013.Good bus and train services run to several towns on the edge of the Dales from where daily buses run to the main towns, villages and tourist attractions of the Yorkshire Dales.These are supplemented by extra bus services direct from West Yorkshire cities into the heart of the Dales on Sundays and Bank Holidays, serving both the Yorkshire Dales National Park and the neighbouring Nidderdale Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.
You can buy Dales Rover tickets - every paying adult can take two children free on Sunday and Bank Holiday DalesBus services.
MetroCards are also valid on all Sunday and Bank Holiday DalesBus services from West Yorkshire (that's services 800, 818, 820/821, 823, 870/874, 880, 883 and 884, and also on DalesBus service 871.)
English National Concessionary Senior and Disabled passes can be used on all DalesBus services. More about tickets and passes
> West Yorkshire to the Dales> Gateways to the Dales> DalesBus Discount Scheme
From elsewhere in West Yorkshire
Take the train to Ilkley, Skipton or Harrogate for onward buses into the heart of the Dales.
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The historic market town of Skipton is known as "the Gateway to the Dales".
Timetables for most of these services are included in Metro's DalesBus timetable booklet and online at the Yorkshire Dales Public Transport Users Group website.
Get discounts in shops using your bus or train ticket. If you're travelling by public transport to or through the Yorkshire Dales, then you can take advantage of the DalesBus Discount Scheme.
Keep your eyes open for the window stickers in participating cafÉs, pubs, B&Bs and other attractions in the Dales.
Whether it's a free cup of tea with your meal, money off your overnight stay, or a discounted entry to one of the Dale's attractions, there's never been a better time to travel by bus or train. All you need is a valid public transport ticket when claiming your discount at participating businesses.
Download bus timetables for the above services
Download rail timetables for the above services
Updated: April 2013