Public Transport Routes to the Yorkshire Dales from Leeds
To Wharfedale (Dales Way) – Bolton Abbey, Barden, Burnsall, Grassington, Kettlewell and Buckden
Weekdays: Wharfedale Line train or bus X84 to Ilkley then bus 74 Ilkley to Grassington (connection at Grassington Interchange onto 72 for Kettlewell and Buckden). Special Fare: DalesBus Ilkley (train/bus).
Sundays: Dalesbuses 800, 805 from Leeds to Bolton Abbey, Barden, Burnsall, Grassington, Kettlewell and Buckden. Special Fare: Dales Rover
To Malhamdale – Gargrave, Airton, Kirkby Malham and Malham (Pennine Way)
Daily: Leeds-Settle-Carlisle/ Morecambe train service to Gargrave.
Mondays to Fridays (afternoons only): Airedale Line Leeds-Skipton train then Postbus P8 or 210 from Skipton Bus Station
Saturdays and Sundays: Airedale Line train Leeds-Skipton then bus 809 (via Settle and Malham Tarn) or bus 210 (via Airton) from Skipton Rail Station. Special Fare: Dales Rover (Sundays and Bank Holidays only)
To Ribblesdale (Pennine Way, Dales Way, Ribble Way, Pennine Bridleway) – Hellifield, Long Preston, Settle, Horton-in-Ribblesdale, Ribblehead and Garsdale (for Hawes)
Daily: Leeds-Settle-Carlisle line train to all stations (Bus 113 weekdays from Garsdale Station to Hawes)
To the Western Dales - Giggleswick, Austwick, Clapham and Ingleton
Daily: Leeds-Skipton-Morecambe line for Giggleswick and Clapham village (NB Clapham Station is 1¼ miles (2km) from village)
Mondays to Saturdays: Leeds-Settle-Carlisle line train to Settle then Bus 581 from Settle Market Place for Austwick, Clapham Village and Ingleton
To Dentdale and Sedbergh
Daily: Train Leeds-Settle-Carlisle line to Dent Station (NB Dent Station is 4½ miles (7 km) from Dent village)
Weekdays : Leeds-Morecambe line train to Lancaster and onward TransPennine Express rail service for Kendal, then bus 564 to Sedbergh; limited onwards service to Dent village Wednesdays and Saturdays only.
To Swaledale - Richmond, Reeth, Gunnerside, Muker, Thwaite and Keld
Weekdays: TransPennine Express train to Darlington then buses 27, X27, 28, X28 bus to Richmond, then service 30 for Reeth, Gunnerside, Muker and Keld.
Selected Summer Sundays: Dales Bus 803 to Leyburn, Reeth, Gunnerside, Muker and Hawes. Special Fare: Dales Rover
To Wensleydale - Leyburn, Middleham, Aysgarth, Redmire, Askrigg, Castle Bolton, Bainbridge and Hawes
Weekdays: TransPennine Express train Leeds to Northallerton for bus 73 to Leeming Bar (for Wensleydale Railway) and Bedale for connecting bus 156/157 to Leyburn (weekday connection with bus 159 for Middleham, Masham and Ripon), Redmire, Castle Bolton, Askrigg, Aysgarth, Bainbridge and Hawes.
Weekdays: Bus 36 from Leeds to Ripon and then bus 159 to Masham, Middleham, Leyburn and Richmond
Sundays: Dalesbuses 800/805 from Leeds to Aysgarth, Bainbridge and Hawes. Special Fare: Dales Rover
Selected Summer Sundays: DalesBus 803 to Masham, Leyburn, Middleham, Reeth, Gunnerside, Muker and Hawes. DalesBus 802 to Lightwater Valley, Masham, Leyburn and Richmond. Special Fare: Dales Rover
To Nidderdale – Darley, Summerbridge, Pateley Bridge and Fountains Abbey
Daily: Bus 36 to Harrogate then bus 24 to Darley, Summerbridge and Pateley Bridge. Special Fare: Harrogate & District Day Gold
Weekdays: Bus 36 Leeds to Ripon then Ripon Roweller bus 139 to Fountains Abbey. Special Fare: Harrogate & District Day Gold
Selected Summer Sundays: Dalesbus 802 via Otley to Greenhow, Pateley Bridge (for Dales Bus 25 for Ramsgill, Lofthouse and Middlesmoor),
To Washburn Valley - Blubberhouses
Weekdays: Train to either Skipton or Harrogate, for bus X59 to Blubberhouses
Selected Summer Sundays: Dalesbus 802 via Otley to Lindley, Norwood, Blubberhouses, Greenhow and Pateley Bridge. Special Fare: Dales Rover