Dales Railcards can be purchased at Appleby, Carlisle, Settle or Skipton Railway stations. You can also buy or renew your Dales Railcard in our online shop here. Please allow 7-10 days for delivery of the railcard when ordering through our website.
You can apply for a Dales Railcard if you live between:
And if your postcode is in one of the following areas:
Dales Railcards can only be used by the person named on the card. Improper use of the card my result in seizure of the card and/or prosecution.
Dales Railcards are valid for twelve months from the date of issue or commencement date. This expiry date is shown on the railcard.
You can apply up to one month in advance for a renewal Dales Railcard but please allow 7-10 days for delivery of the railcard when ordering through our website.
You must carry your Railcard with you on your journey and make it available for inspection by train company staff. If you fail to do so, the train operator, reserves the right to charge you the full price standard single fare for your journey or issue a penalty fare notice. The railcard is not transferable and can only be used by the person named on the card. Improper use of the railcard may result in seizure of the railcard or prosecution.
No, you can get a discount with the Dales Railcard on all services in the eligible area of travel. The only exception is during the annual winter offer when the discounted special offer ticket may not be made available on some services.
No. Your Dales Railcard will be posted to you- please allow 7-10 days for delivery of the railcard when ordering through our website. You must present your Dales Railcard when purchasing tickets and carry it with your when travelling.
There is an annual winter offer when a flat-are day return ticket is available at a reduced price. If you own a Dales Railcard you will be informed about special offers by post or email.
Up to four children (ages 5 to 15 inclusive) can travel with a Dales Railcard holder. The child fare is based on an 81% discount on the adult fare. There is a minimum child fare of £1. Children under the age of 16 cannot purchase a Dales Railcard.
Northern, the train operator, does not undertake the replacement lost, stolen, defaced or damaged Dales Railcards or issue refunds on unused cards. The railcard should not be laminated or placed near any source of heat.
If you live outside the Dales Railcard, or regularly make journeys further afield, you could benefit from purchasing one of the national railcards. The following national railcards are available: 16-25, Two Together, Family & Friends, Senior and Disabled Persons Railcard. All of these will entitle you to 1/3rd off rail fares.
You can find out which railcards would suit you, and more about how they can be used by clicking here.