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For only £10 a year, you can save a ⅓ off most local rail fares. Just perfect for a day out, visiting friends and family, or a shopping trip to your nearest town.

Who Can Apply?

You may 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)
  • If your postcode is in one of the following areas, or in Clitheroe or Whalley (Lancs)
    • CA 1, 2, 3, 4, 6, 8, 9, 10, 11, 16, 17
    • DL 8, 11, 12
    • LA 2, 5, 6, 10
    • BD 23, 24
    • BB7

Where Can I Use It?

You can use a Dales Railcard to save money on Off-peak Day Single and Day Return, Anytime Day Single and Day Return or Anytime Short Returns tickets, and Settle - Carlisle Line Day Ranger tickets. Travel validity is between all stations shown on the map, with the restrictions that it cannot be used exclusively within the Leeds/Bradford Skipton area or exclusively between Carnforth, Lancaster, Bare Lane and Morecambe / Heysham Port. It is valid from Clitheroe and Whalley (Lancs) to Hellifield and stations to Carlisle and vice versa (Sundays only).


How much does it cost?

The Dales Railcard can be bought for only £10.00 per person.

How much can I save?

You save 1/3rd on the cost of valid tickets between valid stations.

What about children?

Up to four children (ages 5 to 15 inclusive) can travel with a railcard holder and the child fare is based on an 81% discount on the adult fare. There is a minimum child fare of £1.

Are there any other benefits?

Dales Railcard holders will be able to take advantage of the annual winter offer, where for a special fare passengers can travel the whole route. Occasionally other special offers are also made available to Dales Railcard Holders.

Every effort is made to advise Dales Railcard holders, who have given their explicit permission, of the special offers by post or by email. Alternatively, details of any special offers can be found at  We only share your personal details with trusted partners in order to deliver services to you.


How do I apply for the first time or renew an existing card?

Complete the form in the leaflet below and take it to Appleby, Carlisle, Settle, or Skipton Railway Stations with proof of your address and identity (eg driving licence, utilities bill) or  online on the Settle - Carlisle website.

 Dales Railcard application form

How long is the 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. Website Purchases: Please allow seven to ten days for online applications to be processed and Dales Railcards delivered to you.

Picture courtesy of the Yorkshire Dales National Park Authority.