About The Dales Railcard

Save a 1/3rd on tickets.

The Dales Railcard costs just £10. They can be purchased by residents of postcode areas bounding the Settle to Carlisle railway, between Skipton and Carnforth on the Leeds to Morecambe Line or in the Clitheroe/Whalley area. The Dales Railcard is valid for 12 months and provides savings of 1/3rd on the cost of tickets within the specified area.

As well as savings for the railcard holder, up to four children accompanying each Dales Railcard holder are eligible for discounts of 81% on the full adult fare. The minimum fare for a child is £1.00.

Dales Railcard holders can also take advantage of the annual winter offer when a great value flat rate ticket is available. For the current Winter Offer please refer to our Frequently Asked Questions page.

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Who’s eligible for a Dales Railcard?

You can apply for a Dales Railcard if you live between:

  • Skipton and Carlisle on the Leeds – Settle – Appleby – Carlisle line
  • Skipton and Carnforth on the Leeds – Morecambe line
  • Clitheroe / Whalley on the Ribble Valley line

And if your postcode is in one of the following areas:

  • CA 1, 2, 3, 4, 6, 8, 9, 10, 11, 16, 17
  • DL 8, 11, 12
  • LA 2, 5, 6, 10
  • BD 23, 24
  • BB 7

Download the Dales Railcard Application here.

Where can I use my Dales Railcard?

You can use a Dales Railcard to save money on single, off-peak and cheap 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).

The restrictions are that it cannot be used exclusively within the Leeds/Bradford/Skipton area or exclusively between Carnforth, Lancaster, Bare Lane and Morecambe.


Where Can I Buy a Dales Railcard?

Purchase or renew your Dales Railcard in our online shop here.


Dales Railcards can also be purchased at Appleby, Carlisle, Settle or Skipton railway stations.

Pick up an application form from one of the railway stations listed above.


Renew Your Dales Railcard With Us Here…

Dales Railcards can be purchased and renewed in our online shop here.

To make the renewal process as smooth as possible for you, we recommend you renew no earlier than 30 days before your current cards expiry date.


Delivery & Dispatch Times…

Please allow 7-10 days for delivery of you Dales Railcard when ordering through our website.

The Dales Railcard offer and terms are subject to change.


Got More Questions?

Not sure about something? Read a list of Frequently Asked Questions regarding the Dales Railcard here.


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