Essential Travellers can now purchase or renew a railcard online, from the comfort and safety of their own home, and save on essential travel along the Leeds-Settle-Carlisle and Leeds-Bentham-Lancaster/Morecambe rail lines.
In line with government advice, you should only travel if it is essential for you to do so. If you must travel, social distancing measures should be adhered to throughout your journey.
Section updated: 12th May 2020.
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. The railcard enables you to receive discounts on the price of tickets to travel on the Settle – Carlisle and Bentham lines.
Using the Dales Railcard
Where can I use it?
You can use a Dales Railcard to save money on single, day return and standard open return tickets. Travel validity is between all stations shown on the map (below), (plus Brampton and Wetheral on the Tyne Valley line) and between Clitheroe / Whalley and Hellifield (Sundays only). It cannot be used exclusively within the Leeds / Bradford Skipton area or exclusively between Carnforth, Lancaster, Bare Lane and Morecambe/Heysham Port.
How long is the Dales Railcard valid?
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 but please allow 7-10 days for delivery of the railcard when ordering on this website.
Can I Use the Order Acknowledgement or download the Railcard to get the discount?
No. Your Dales Railcard will be posted to you. Please remember to allow at least seven days for Dales Railcards purchased online to be processed and delivered via Royal Mail.
You must present your Dales Railcard when purchasing tickets and carry it with you when travelling. Railcards can only be used by the person named on the card. Improper use may result in seizure of the card and/or prosecution.
Railcard Discount & Benefits
How much can I save on rail fares?
You cave 1/3rd on the cost of single, day return and standard open return tickets between valid stations.
What about Children?
Up to four children (ages 5 to 15 inclusive) can travel with a railcard holder. A childs fare is based on an 81% discount on the adult fare. There is a minimum child fare of £1
What other benefits are available with the Dales Railcard?
Dales Railcard holders will be able to take advantage of the annual winter offer.
To be eligible, you will need to present your valid Dales Railcard. Railcards can only be used by the person named on the card. Improper use may result in seizure of the card and/or prosecution. Promotions are subject to terms and conditions stated by the business.
To be eligible for a Dales Railcard you must live between:
Skipton and Carlisle (on the Leeds-Settle-Appleby line)
Skipton and Carnforth (on the Leeds-Morecambe line)
Carlisle and Brampton (on the Tyne Valley Carlisle-Newcastle line)
Clitheroe / Whalley
Your postcode must contain the following:
CA 1, 2, 3, 4, 6, 8, 9, 10, 11, 16, 17
DL 8, 11, 12
LA 2, 5, 6, 10
BD 23, 24
Delivery & Dispatch Times
Please allow 7-10 days for delivery of you Dales Railcard when ordering through our website.
Got More Questions?
Not sure about something? Read a list of Frequently Asked Questions regarding the Dales Railcard here.