Thursday, 28 April 2016

Dales Bus Services Back for the Summer

Dales Bus service 832 from Morecambe to Ingleton via Lancaster, Hornby and Bentham restarts for the 2016 season this Sunday, 1st May and operates every Sunday and Bank Holiday Monday until 25th September.

At Ingleton, the bus becomes service 830 and continues to Ribblehead, Hawes and through Swaledale to  Richmond. Connections are available at Ingleton onto service 881 to Settle and Malham Tarn.

Other connections are available at Hawes onto the "Wensleydale Flyer" to Leyburn and Northallerton and you can change again at Leyburn onto service 859 to reach Richmond via a different route.  Why not go one way and come back the other? (Although please check timetables, especially on bank holidays when some times are different).

Dales Bus Summer 2016 Map
Drivers are instructed to be vigilant about connections and to make every effort to ensure they are kept, so there is no need to worry about missing your bus. 

Fares and Concessions

 A day's travel on the whole Dales Bus network (shown on the map above) costs just £10 for adults, £6 for students or concessionary bus pass holders and £2 for under 19s although up to two children can travel free with every Dales Rover ticket holder.  Fares for shorter journeys are also available, such as Lancaster to Ingleton at £8 return.

Unfortunately, English Concessionary Bus Passes (such as NoW Cards) are not valid on Dales Bus services from Morecambe this year. Lancashire County Council's decision to exclude them has been challenged by Lancaster District Bus Users' Group and the position may change during the season.

Even without a NoW Card the service is excellent value for money giving access to a wide area of spectacular scenery and numerous attractions for just £10  (or £6 if you do have a NoW Card). Please give it try as it receives no subsidy from the county council and its future relies on your support!


Copies of the timetable leaflet are available in Morecambe and Lancaster libraries, The Visitor Information Centres in both towns and from the Stagecoach enquiry office in Lancaster Bus Station, or you can click this link for an online timetable.

There is more information on the Dales Bus network on their website here.

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