Join us


The Friends of DalesBus currently has around 300 members but we are keen to encourage more people to join and help support public transport in the Yorkshire Dales.


Members receive the following benefits:

  • Members receive a newsletter, including information on public transport changes.
  • Members are able to attend social events and short holidays organised by the group.
  • Members are eligible to apply for a Dales Railcard, irrespective of where they live - see below for further details.


Membership options

or complete our Membership Form and send it with your cheque/PO payable to "Friends of DalesBus" to:


FoDB Membership Secretary

8 Moorfields



LS13 3JZ


Applying for a Dales Railcard


The Dalescard is a useful money saver for those who live outside the normal postcode qualifying area for the Dales Railcard. The train allows easier access to bus services serving places such as Hawes and Ingleton etc.


Current members of the Friends of DalesBus are entitled to purchase a Dales Railcard for the special price of £12.50 regardless of where they live. Click here for further details and the application form. A Dales Railcard enables you to save a third off the price of single, day return and standard open return tickets. Travel validity is between all stations on the Leeds-Carlisle and Leeds-Lancaster/Morecambe lines and between Clitheroe/Whalley and Hellifield (Sundays only). Dales Railcards cannot however be used exclusively within the Leeds/Bradford/Skipton area nor exclusively between Carnforth, Lancaster, Bare Lane, Morecambe and Heysham. Dales Railcard holders can take advantage of the annual winter offer when you can travel the routes for a specially reduced fare. Dales Railcards can also be used to purchase Dales Privilege Rover tickets for travel on the DalesBus network and connecting buses on Sundays.


Discounts are no longer available on Mondays to Fridays before 0815. (They are still available any time Saturdays, Sundays and Bank Holidays).


Winter special fares offer until 2 April 2022:

Leeds-Carlisle line day rover £9

Leeds-Morecambe line day rover £7

Dales Railcard price subject to slight adjustment at short notice