Save a 1/3 OFF most local rail fares for only £13 per year. Ideal for days out, shopping trips or visiting friends and family.

Dales Railcard holders can also take advantage of the Dales Railcard Benefit Scheme which provides a whole range of special offers and deals in local shops, cafés, hotels and more.

Exclusive special offers available to Dales Railcard holders are detailed on the Settle Carlisle website.

Terms and Conditions

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)
  • Carlisle and Brampton (on the Tyne Valley Carlisle-Newcastle line) and 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 Returns tickets, also Settle - Carlisle Line Day Ranger tickets. Travel validity is between all stations shown on the map, (plus Brampton and Wetheral on the Tyne Valley line) with the restrictions that it cannot be used exclusively within the Leeds/Bradford Skipton area or exclusively between Carnforth, Lancaster, Bare Lane and Morecambe. Also valid from Clitheroe & Whalley (Lancs) to Hellifield and stations to Carlisle and vice versa (Sundays only).

 Dales Railcard map

Friends of the Settle-Carlisle line

The "Friends Dales Railcard" provides members with the same discounts and costs £10.50 per year on top of the Friends membership fee of £10. See for details.

How much does it cost?

The Dales Railcard can be bought for only £16.50 per person.

How much can I save?

You save 1/3rd on the cost of Anytime Day Single, Anytime Day Return and Anytime Return 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 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 of the special offers by post. Alternatively, details of any special offers can be found at Register your email address and we will keep you instantly updated with all the relevant news and offers.

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, Skipton, or Carnforth 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 postal applications to be processed and Dales Railcards delivered to you.

Picture courtesy of the Yorkshire Dales National Park Authority.