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Manchester

        Public Transport Routes to the Yorkshire Dales from Manchester
To Wharfedale (Dales Way) – Bolton Abbey, Barden, Burnsall, Grassington, Kettlewell and Buckden

Weekdays: TransPennine Express train to Leeds then Wharfedale Line train service to Ilkley then Dales Bus 74 from Ilkley to Bolton Abbey, Barden, Burnsall and Grassington (connection at Grassington Interchange onto bus 72 for Kettlewell and Buckden).

Weekdays: TransPennine Express train to Leeds then Airedale Line train service to Skipton then bus X59 from Skipton Bus Station to Bolton Bridge, for short walk to Bolton Abbey or bus 74 to Barden, Burnsall and Grassington.

To Malhamdale – Gargrave, Airton, Kirkby Malham and Malham (Pennine Way)

Daily: TransPennine Express train to Leeds then Leeds-Settle-Carlisle/ Morecambe train service to Gargrave.

Mondays to Saturdays: TransPennine Express train to Leeds then Airedale Line train to Skipton then bus 210/211 to Gargrave, Airton, Kirkby Malham and Malham

Saturdays: TransPennine Express train to Leeds then Airedale Line train to Skipton then bus 210/843 from Skipton Rail Station.

To Ribblesdale (Pennine Way, Dales Way, Ribble Way, Pennine Bridleway)– Hellifield, Long Preston, Settle, Horton-in-Ribblesdale, Ribblehead and Garsdale (for Hawes)

Daily: TransPennine Express train to Leeds then Leeds-Settle-Carlisle line (Bus 113 weekdays from Garsdale Station to Hawes)

To the Western Dales - Giggleswick, Austwick, Clapham and Ingleton

Daily: TransPennine Express 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: TransPennine Express train to Leeds then Leeds-Settle-Carlisle line train to Settle then bus 581 from Settle Market Place to Austwick, Clapham village and Ingleton

To Dentdale and Sedbergh

Daily: TransPennine Express Train to Leeds then Leeds-Settle-Carlisle line to Dent Station (NB Dent Station is 4½ miles (7 km) from Dent village)

Mondays to Saturdays: TransPennine Express train to 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 bus 27, X27, 28, X28 from Darlington Station to Richmond, then service 30 for Reeth, Gunnerside, Muker and Keld.

To Wensleydale: Leyburn, Middleham, Aysgarth, Redmire, Askrigg, Castle Bolton, Bainbridge and Hawes

Weekdays: TransPennine Express train 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: TransPennine Express train to Leeds, then Harrogate Line train to Harrogate then bus 36 to Ripon and then bus 159 to Masham, Middleham, Leyburn and Richmond

To Nidderdale – Darley, Summerbridge, Pateley Bridge, Fountains Abbey

Daily: TransPennine Express train to Leeds, Harrogate Line train to Harrogate then bus 24 to Darley, Summerbridge and Pateley Bridge

Weekdays and Summer Sundays: TransPennine Express train to Leeds, Harrogate Line train to Harrogate then bus 36 to Ripon, then Ripon Roweller bus 139 to Fountains Abbey

To Washburn Valley: Blubberhouses

Weekdays: TransPennine Express train to Leeds, Harrogate Line train to Harrogate then bus X59 from Harrogate to Blubberhouses and Bolton Bridge (for Bolton Abbey) and Skipton

FROM MANCHESTER INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT

Frequent TransPennine Express trains link Manchester Airport with Leeds, Northallerton and Darlington for access to southern and eastern Dales (including Nidderdale). Some services may require a change of train at Leeds .

For the Western Dales, through TransPennine Express service from the Airport and Manchester Piccadilly link Manchester with Lancaster and Kendal for onward bus travel

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