About The Dales Railcard

Save a 1/3rd on tickets: The Dales Railcard costs less than 20p a day.

The Dales Railcard costs just £10. They can be purchased by residents of postcode areas bounding the Settle–Carlisle railway, between Skipton and Carnforth, Carlisle and Brampton 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. We make every effort to advise Dales Railcard holders of the annual Winter Offer, and any other news and offers, in advanced of the offers start period.  This information is only sent to persons who have given their permission in the consent box on the application form or, who have subscribed to our mailing list.

To receive updates about the Dales Railcard Winter Offer and much more, subscribe to our mailing list here.

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
  • Carlisle and Brampton on the Tyne Valley 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

Navy – Postcodes are eligible for a Dales Railcard
Green – Postcodes are not eligible for a Dales Railcard

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 (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.

Click here to download the Dales Railcard application leaflet. The leaflet also contains a map visualising the areas the Dales Railcard can be used.

Where Can I Buy a Dales Railcard?

Dales Railcards can be purchased at Appleby, Carlisle, Carnforth, Settle or Skipton railway stations using the application form (download here) or you can complete a form at the station.

You can also purchase or renew your Dales Railcard in our online shop here.

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