New Timetable (from Sunday 3rd September 2023)
72, 72A, 72B & 74A Services - Click here to view/download the Monday to Saturday timetable between Buckden, Grassington, Hebden, Skipton & Ilkley. Please note that the timetable is different on schooldays from the timetable on Saturdays and school holidays - see below for details
School-days, Saturdays and school holidays
The Venturer runs fewer buses on school days than on Saturdays and school holidays. Please check the timetable carefully - buses marked SSH only run on Saturdays and school holidays, while those marked SD only operate on school days. School holiday dates vary across the country, so check the school holiday dates in Upper Wharfedale before travelling by clicking here. Please also note that there as a slight difference in the time of the last bus during the week in school holidays from that on Saturdays.
Note that this timetable shows all Monday to Saturday buses between Buckden and Skipton including those run by other operators - these include NYCC, who run some services between Buckden & Grassington on schooldays only and Keighley Bus Company who took over the Skipton - Grassington service from Pride of the Dales in 2018. These other operators' buses are shown so that passengers can see the connections to and from Skipton.
Timetable - Sundays and Bank Holidays
Bank holiday services are normally as follows:
Chistmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year's Day - No service
Good Friday - UWB SSH timetable
Other bank holidays - Dalesbus Sunday service
It is advisable to check before travel on these days
Large Walking Groups
Please note that the Venturer is a 16 seat minibus (and we are not allowed to carry standing passengers). Space is therefore limited and sadly we cannot guarantee that there will be space on the bus at busy times. As a local bus service we do not take reservations.
Traveline provide a national bus times and timetable service. To access the Traveline services, click here
£2 Fare Cap - Upper Wharfedale Bus is participating in the national £2 Fare Cap promotion, which will run from January to end October 2023. A single fare on the 72B Venturer during this period will cost no more than £2, with return tickets capped at £4. From November 2023 to November 2024, single tickets will be capped at £2.50 and returns at £5. Why not save money and help the environment, by leaving the car at home and using your local bus service? Click here to see the discounted fare table.
Standard Fare Table Click here to view the standard fare table. The fares were increased in April 2022 by ~5-10%; this was the first increase since April 2016.