If you live in postcode areas bounding the Settle-Carlisle line or between Skipton & Carnforth and between Carlisle & Brampton or in the Clitheroe/Whalley area, you can purchase a Dales Railcard, which will enable you to receive discounts on the price of tickets to travel on the line.
This is a great scheme as the Dales Railcard is valid for 12 months and provides savings of 1/3rd on the cost of tickets within a specified area. Up to four children accompanying each Dales Railcard holder are eligible for discounts of 81% on the full adult fare.
Dales Railcard holders can also take advantage of the annual winter offer, which usually takes the form of a day return ticket at a special price.
You can apply for a Dales Railcard if you live between:
And your postcode is in one of the following areas:
You can use a Dales Railcard to save money on single, day return and open return tickets. Travel validity is between all stations on the Leeds-Carlisle and Leeds-Lancaster/Morecambe lines (plus Brampton and Wetheral on the Tyne Valley line) and between Clitheroe/Whalley and Hellifield (Sundays only).
The restrictions are that it cannot be used exclusively within the Leeds/Bradford Skipton area or exclusively between Carnforth, Lancaster, Bare Lane and Morecambe/Heysham.
Up to four children (ages 5 to 15 inclusive) can travel with a railcard holder and the child fare is based on an 81% discount on the adult fare. There is a minimum child fare of £1
Dales Railcards are valid for twelve months from the date of issue or commencement date.
You can apply up to one month in advance for a renewal Dales Railcard.
There is an annual winter offer when a flat-fare day return ticket is available at a reduced price. Dales Railcard holders are informed about the special offers by post or email.
Dales Railcards can be purchased at Appleby, Carlisle, Carnforth, Settle or Skipton Railway Stations or online
Full details of the eligible postcodes, area of travel and other information about the scheme are available in our Dales Railcard leaflet, available to download in PDF format below.
If you live outside the Dales Railcard, or regularly make journeys further afield, you could benefit from holding one of the national railcards. The following are available: 16-25, Two Together, Family & Friends, Senior and Disabled Persons Railcard. All of these will entitle you to 1/3 off rail fares. You can find out which railcards would suit you, and more about how they can be used by clicking here.