Public Transport Routes to the Yorkshire Dales from York
To Wharfedale (Dales Way) – Bolton Abbey, Barden, Burnsall, Grassington, Kettlewell and Buckden
Weekdays: Harrogate Line train to Harrogate then bus X59 from Harrogate to Bolton Bridge (Devonshire Arms) for short walk to Bolton Abbey or to connect with bus 74 for Barden, Burnsall and Grassington (connections with bus 72 for Kettlewell and Buckden).
Summer Sundays: DalesBus 812 to Greenhow, Stump Cross Caverns, Hebden and Grassington, with connections on DalesBus 805 to Kettlewell. Special Fare: Dales Rover
To Malhamdale – Gargrave, Airton, Kirkby Malham and Malham (Pennine Way)
Daily: train to Leeds then Leeds-Settle-Carlisle/ Morecambe train to Gargrave.
Mondays to Fridays (afternoons only): train to Leeds then Airedale Line train to Skipton then Postbus P8 or 210 from Skipton Bus Station to Gargrave, Airton, Kirkby Malham and Malham
To Ribblesdale (Pennine Way, Dales Way, Ribble Way, Pennine Bridleway) – Hellifield, Long Preston, Settle, Horton-in-Ribblesdale, Ribblehead and Garsdale
Daily to all above stations: train to Leeds then Leeds-Settle-Carlisle line train (Bus 113 weekdays from Garsdale Station to Hawes)
To Western Dales and Ingleton (Giggleswick, Austwick, Clapham and Ingleton)
Daily: train to Leeds then Leeds-Skipton-Morecambe line train to Giggleswick and Clapham (NB Clapham Station is 1¼ miles (2km) from village)
Mondays to Saturdays: train to Leeds then Leeds-Settle-Carlisle line to Settle then Bus 581 from Settle Market Place for Austwick, Clapham village and Ingleton
To Dentdale and Sedbergh
Daily: train to Leeds then Leeds-Settle-Carlisle line train to Dent (NB Dent Station is 4½ miles (7 km) from Dent village)
To Swaledale - Richmond, Reeth, Gunnerside, Muker, Thwaite and Keld
Weekdays: Any train to Darlington then buses 27, X27, 28, X28 from Darlington Station to Richmond, for bus 30 to Reeth, Gunnerside, Muker and Keld.
To Wensleydale: Leyburn, Middleham, Aysgarth, Redmire, Askrigg, Castle Bolton, Bainbridge and Hawes
Weekdays: TransPennine train from York 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 142/146 from York to Ripon and then bus 159 to Masham, Middleham, Leyburn and Richmond
Selected Summer Sundays: Dalesbus 812 to Ripon to catch Dalesbus 803 from Ripon to Masham and Leyburn; or Dalesbus 802 from Ripon to Lightwater Valley, Masham, Leyburn and Richmond. Special Fare: Dales Rover
To Nidderdale – Darley, Summerbridge, Pateley Bridge and Fountains Abbey
Daily: Harrogate Line train from York to Harrogate then bus 24 to Darley, Summerbridge and Pateley Bridge
Weekdays and Summer Sundays: Bus 142/146 from York to Ripon, then Ripon Roweller bus 139 to Fountains Abbey
Summer Sundays: Bus 812 to Ripon, Fountains Abbey and Pateley Bridge (connection with Dalesbus 25 for Ramsgill, Lofthouse and Middlesmoor). Special Fare: Dales Rover
To Washburn Valley: Blubberhouses
Weekdays: Harrogate Line train from York to Harrogate then bus X59 from Harrogate to Skipton via Blubberhouses and Bolton Bridge