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Bus service changes, Saturday 23 July
There are many ways to access the beautiful scenery of the Yorkshire Dales by public transport from West Yorkshire.
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.
Dales Rover tickets offer unlimited travel on most DalesBus services on Sunday 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 Metro Scholar's PhotoCard) for free.
MCards loaded with weekly or longer period tickets and MetroCards are valid on Sundays and Bank Holidays on all DalesBus services from West Yorkshire - for the Summer that is services 820, 823, 873, 874, 875 and 884, as well as on Tuesday Dales experience buses 800 and 801, and Saturday Dales Highwayman services 800 and 802. They are also valid on DalesBus services 812, 825, 830, 831, 857, 859 and 881.
English National Concessionary Senior and Disabled passes can be used on all DalesBus services for free travel on off-peak servicesMondays to Saturdays and on many Sunday and Bank Holiday services.
North Yorkshire County Council has however excluded a number of Sunday and Bank Holiday bus services from the English National Concessionary Travel Scheme, due to current legislation. Passes are therefore not valid for free travel for journeys starting within North Yorkshire or the City of York ons some DalesBus routes. 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).
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