Last updated: Wednesday 19th May 2021. 

Group Travel

Looking to travel the Settle to Carlisle rail line in a group? Then look no further, our Group Travel team are here to help.  Book your groups trip along the Settle to Carlisle railway now!

The Leeds-Settle-Carlisle experience can be part of a short-break or day trip and the reasons to travel with us are many- sightseeing from the train; walking in the Yorkshire Dales or Eden Valley; shopping or perhaps its part of an anniversary celebration for family and friends. Our team will work with you to create a travel package that suits your whole groups itinerary.

We pride ourselves on offering you the best group travel experience. With their extensive local knowledge, our team will provide you with a wealth of information to ensure your groups journey is a memorable day out for all.


Your Groups Journey

Your journey can start and end at any of the stations between Carlisle and Leeds (or further afield).  The diesel sprinter train service operates daily (except Christmas Day & Boxing Day).

To check the latest travel timetables for the Leeds-Settle-Carlisle railway, click here.


Fares & Group Travel Discounts

Our Group Travel team can authorise discounts of up to 30% off the usual fares for the line. Discounted rates are available to groups of 10 or more fare-paying passengers.

To find about Group Travel fares, please contact us by email or telephone.


Catering Options

We encourage Group Travel organisers to get in touch with our team to discuss how we can provide refreshments for your group’s journey along the rail line.

Our Refreshment Trolley service is available on select timetabled Northern services.  The trolley stocks a wide range of hot and cold drinks including filter coffee, tea, hot chocolate, latté, water, and fruit juices along with a selection of confectionery, crisps and much more. We also stock a range of merchandise for passengers to purchase and mark their special day out with.

To check service availability times and find out more about the Refreshment Trolley service, click here.


Group Bookings for the Staycation Express

The Settle-Carlisle Railway Development Company are delighted to be providing a telephone ticket booking service for groups wishing to travel the rail line aboard this summers Staycation Express charter train. 

From 19 July to 9 September 2021, the Staycation Express by Rail Charter Services will once again travel from Carlisle to Skipton via Appleby and Settle.

Bookings for Staycation Express can now be booked with our Sales Team by phoning on 01768 353200.

For more information and to view the full timetable for the Staycation Express, click here.

The Staycation Express will run alongside the railway’s daily diesel service, operated by Northern, to provide additional capacity on the Settle-Carlisle railway during the peak summer season.


Coach Operators

For more information about Group Travel on the Settle-Carlisle railway, please download our Coach Operators Group Travel Guide.

You can view the guide here. 

If you’d like to receive a printed copy, please contact us here.

On Train Guides

The Friends of the Settle-Carlisle Line (FoSCL) can provide an on-train guide to either provide a running commentary or, point out places of interest and answer your questions.

The guides have a wealth of knowledge about the rail lines history and architecture and can offer a unique insight into the local towns and villages that stem from the railway.

All the guides are volunteers and whilst the availability of a guide can not be guaranteed, you can contact the on-train guide coordinator to request the services of a guide for your group.


Book Your Groups Trip For 2021 Now…

Thinking of booking a group trip to explore the world-renowned railway in 2021?  For more information about Group Travel, please contact our friendly team, based at Appleby railway station on:

Telephone:  017683 53200
Office opening hours: 09:00 – 15:00, Monday to Friday. 

Email:  grouptravel@settle-carlisle.co.uk

You can also contact us through the online enquiry form at the bottom of this page.

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