The Wharfedale Packhorse is a minibus with 16 passenger seats.
Wharfedale Packhorse Fares:
£1.50 for one stop or £2.50 flat fare for unlimited stops one way based on an unbroken trip. Return fares double. Children under 18 flat single fare £1. Fares are payable each time you get on the bus.
As a Section 22 operator, we are obliged to accept concession bus passes on all our services, though voluntary contributions can be made at your discretion.
Also, section 22 rules mean that we have to run our services as advertised, even if we have no passengers on board.
Our services are “Hail and Ride”. The bus will stop anywhere on its route where it is safe to do so.
+ 72B Stops at the Blue Bell & Kings Head in Kettlewell
++ 74B Stops at High Bank at 1920 & 2300 - alight for Fountaine Inn
* 72B/74B Alight at Threshfield Junction/Fire Station for Old Hall Inn
** 74B Stops at New Inn & Craven Arms in Appletreewick
R1 72B Starbotton/Buckden/Hubberholme/Cray by request
NB. The service no longer goes to Ilkley and Skipton at the end of the night.
Bookings are available for up to 8 seats per booking, and can be made regardless of where you live. To check availability and book tel: 01756 636166 or
Bookings can be made up to six months in advance but must be made by 4pm on the day of travel.
Any remaining seats will be available for passengers boarding either at the start of the service or at stopping points along the route.