An Introduction to the Dalesbus Website

The Dalesbus website is the official website of  the Yorkshire Dales Public Transport Users Group, designed to promote the use of public transport in the Yorkshire Dales area.

There are many bus services within the Yorkshire Dales which run throughout the year, these are supplemented by extra services during the Summer period, which mainly operate on Sundays and Bank Holidays. 

The main Dales areas covered by the all-year services are:

Grassington and Buckden in Upper Wharfedale from Skipton and Ilkley

Travelinks X59 to Skipton

Skipton to Malham

Skipton, Ingleton and Clitheroe to Settle

Skipton to Bolton Bridge and Harrogate
Pateley Bridge in Nidderdale from Harrogate
Ripon to Bedale, Leyburn and Richmond
Hawes from Garsdale (on Settle-Carlisle railway)
Hawes and Leyburn in Wensleydale from Bedale and Northallerton
Keld and Reeth in Swaledale from Richmond

Click here for a list of the main routes.

The leisure bus network operates mainly in the Summer, covering these main routes:

West Yorkshire to Grassington, Upper Wharfedale and Hawes

Dales bus 805 in Kettlewell

Skipton to Malham, Malham Tarn and Settle
Skipton to Ribblehead, Hawes and Leyburn
Darlington and Richmond to Reeth and Hawes

Malham Tarn Shuttle

West Yorkshire to Leyburn, Swaledale and Hawes
West Yorkshire to Nidderdale and Leyburn
York and Harrogate to Nidderdale and Grassington

Nidderdale Rambler approaching Middlesmoor

Pateley Bridge to Upper Nidderdale

Huddersfield and Bradford to Grassington/Malham

The first of these Summer bus services will recommence at Easter weekend 2006. In the meantime, there are more limited Winter season services, as well as the all-year services.

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 has recently re-opened and now runs between Leeming Bar, Bedale, Leyburn and Redmire throughout the year.

Bus at Hawes Countryside MuseumTo 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.

The Dales Bus Discount scheme offers discounts on accommodation, food and local attractions to anyone with a valid bus or train ticket.

A number of organisations, including Dalesbus Ramblers organise guided walks, which link to public transport. 

Numerous links to other websites of interest to visitors to the Yorkshire Dales area are listed on the Dales Links pages

Throughout the Dalesbus website you will find links to other websites, if you don't see the red bus symbol to return you to the Dalesbus Index Page just click the BACK button on your browser until you find a page with it on.

The Dalesbus website is the official website of the Yorkshire Dales Public Transport Users Group, but no responsibility can be accepted for errors or omissions. However, we are pleased to receive your comments and suggestions, please email us.


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All information is provided in good faith, but we cannot be held responsible for any errors or inaccuracies. Please check details before travelling. This site also contains a number of external links the inclusion of which does not signify any endorsement. The YDPTUG is not responsible for the contents of such sites, or any links contained within them.