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Train at Ribblehead Northern trains early morning service from Ribblehead to Leeds

The Yorkshire Dales by train

The Yorkshire Dales is a magical place to arrive by train. We’ve compiled details of a number of routes across the National Park along with walks and activities from the stations. There are plenty of onward connections via other types of transport after you arrive, from local bus services such as the Dalesbus, bike hire and tours/excursions.

Surrounding the National Park we have larger towns and cities including, York, Harrogate, Bradford and Leeds in the south, Lancaster, Preston and Carlisle in the west, and Northallerton and Darlington in the northeast, all of which have rail links into the Dales.

You can view the ‘Friends of the Settle and Carlisle Line’ – Yorkshire Dales National Park rail links and communities map, which shows all the stations in the National Park and links with the west coast and east coast main lines.

Visit the National Rail website to start planning your route.

Exciting update:

As of 3 June 2024, Northern is offering return tickets from Manchester Victoria to Ribblehead for £25 so ramblers and nature lovers can enjoy an affordable day out in the Dales. They will be able to make the journey between those two stations in around two hours, travelling along a route which features some impressive scenery!