There are many ways to access the beautiful scenery of the Yorkshire Dales by public transport from West Yorkshire even during the winter months.
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, with extra services operating during the summer months.
Dales Rover tickets offer unlimited travel on all DalesBus services, and some connecting buses, on Sundays and Bank Holidays. They can be bought from the driver. Every paying adult can take two children (up to 16) or young people (if holding a 16-18 PhotoCard) for free.MCards loaded with weekly or longer period tickets are valid on Sundays and Bank Holidays on all DalesBus services from West Yorkshire - for the winter months that is services 873, 874, 875 and 884.English National Concessionary Senior and Disabled passes can be used on all DalesBus services (except demand-responsive services) for free travel on off-peak buses on Mondays to Fridays and on all buses on Saturdays and Sundays.
To find out more please visit the DalesBus website (external site - opens in new window)
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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 DalesBus website (opens new window).
Metro is not responsible for the content of external websites.Updated: September 2017
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