Fares & Tickets

Last updated: Monday 29th March 2021.

Travel Advice

If you are travelling with Northern, travel safely.You must wear a face covering on board the train and at the station (unless a medical condition or disability prevents you), try to avoid busy periods varying your usual travel times to prevent crowding and check specific journey times before you travel.  For advice on travelling by public transport, click here.
If you do choose to travel with Northern, please remember to;
  • buy your ticket online or pay by contactless
  • respect the social distancing rules
  • follow the instructions at stations and of staff
  • wear a face covering, unless you have a medical exception or a disability that prevents you from doing so
  • take your face covering and litter with you
  • wash your hands before and after your journey
  • avoid rush hour and travel at quieter periods where possible
  • allow extra time for your journey

If you are showing any Coronavirus symptoms, however mild, you should self-isolate along with other members of your household.  The latest Public Health England advice is available here. 

About Day Ranger Tickets…

A Settle-Carlisle Day Ranger ticket is available to purchase from booking offices and on the train.  Valid from Carlisle to/from Leeds/Bradford Forster Square, it provides a hop on-off ticket for travel for a day.

More details on Day Ranger tickets can be found here.

You can also visit any manned railway station in the UK to get fares and buy tickets for the Leeds-Settle-Carlisle line.

Click here to learn about the stations found along the Settle-Carlisle railway.

Railcards & Discounts…

Fares are dependent upon the journey being taken. Discounts for Dales Railcards and National Railcards do apply to travel along the rail line and beyond.

Holders of the Dales Railcards can benefit from discounts of 1/3rd off travel along the Leeds-Settle-Carlisle and Leeds-Bentham-Morecambe railways (subject to conditions of permitted area of travel). Annual winter special discounts off fares are also available during select periods of the year.

Click here for to learn how the Dales Railcard could benefit you.

Click here for more information about National Railcards. 

How To Purchase Tickets…

Tickets can be purchased online in advanced journey via Northern’s website, ‘on the go’ using Northern’s free mobile app, and at staffed stations along the Leeds-Settle-Carlisle route.

Leeds, Skipton, Settle, Appleby and Carlisle are all staffed stations where you can find the best advice about fares, travel and your journey. Ticket vending machines are also available at these stations for passengers wishing to purchase or collect tickets outside of ticket office opening hours.

Learn more about stations along the railway line here.

If you have purchased a ticket online, you can collect your ticket by taking details to the booking office at any manned station, or from a ticket vending machine (available at selected stations along the route only).

If you have purchased a ticket through an online app, you must ensure the ticket has been downloaded to your device prior to starting your journey. You will be required to show your e-ticket at ticket gates and the conductor on the train.

For more information about  purchasing tickets using the free mobile app from Northern, click here.

Gift A Day Out To Remember…

Gift Vouchers for travel between Settle-Carlisle and Carlisle-Settle are available to purchase from our online shop. One voucher provides a day returns travel on one of the daily diesel services operated by train company, Northern.

To purchase a gift voucher, click here.

About Delay Repay…

If the service you planned on catching or travelling on has been delayed by more than 15 minutes or cancelled, click here to find out about Northern’s Delay Repay compensation scheme.

Engineering Works

There are occasions when engineering work may disrupt train services on the Leeds-Settle-Carlisle railway line.

It is always recommended that you check your journey prior to travel. You can do so now by visiting Northern’s website here.

Alternatively, please visit National Rail Enquiries website for the latest travel news, service updates and times here. 

Plan Your Trip To Settle-Carlisle Country…

Plan your journey and learn more about the Leeds-Settle-Carlisle railway here.

Make the most of your trip! Explore the hidden towns and villages that serve the iconic rail line with the assistance of our Grand Days Out guides.

Click here to view and download our free guides.

Settle-Carlisle country is paradise for walkers! Explore more on foot with our fabulous selection of downloadable walking routes.

Walks for all abilities can be found here.

Pre-order Refreshments For Your Journey Here…

Whether it’s packed lunches, champagne and strawberries, or a birthday cake; if you’re planning a special day out on the train or celebrating an occasion, we are here to help.

Email admin@settle-carlisle.co.uk with your details and our team will be happy to assist you in organising something special for your journey. If you’d like to speak with a member of our team, please call our Appleby Office on 017683 53200.

To learn more about our award-winning on-train refreshment service, click here.

Helpful Links…

To view timetables for travel along the Leeds-Settle-Carlisle and Leeds-Bentham-Lancaster/Morecambe railway lines, click here.

For travel times and to plan your journey, visit the National Rail Enquiries website here.

Alternatively, telephone National Rail Enquiries on 03457 48 49 50 (open 24 hours a day, except Christmas Day).