Here's how we're running over Christmas and New Year


Christmas isn't just about turkey and mince pies. Well, OK, so a few mince pies will be consumed. But there's lots of other amazing things going on across Yorkshire - and there's no better way of getting there than by bus. 

With the holidays just around the corner, we've put together this handy summary of how we're running to help you with your planning.

Saturday 23 December Normal Saturday service
Sunday 24 December
Christmas Eve
Sunday service with the last buses shown below 
Monday 25 December
Christmas Day
No service
Tuesday 26 December
Boxing Day
Our amazing Boxing Day buses are back for another year!
Wednesday 27 December Saturday service
Thursday 28 December Saturday service
Friday 29 December Saturday service
Saturday 30 December Saturday service
Sunday 31 December
New Year's Eve
Sunday service with the last buses shown below 
Monday 1 January
New Year's Day
No service
Tuesday 2 January Buses back to normal

On 27, 28 and 29 December, we'll be running a Saturday service, but with no late night journeys on the 36 or the 1N in Harrogate. The X6 will be running a normal Monday to Friday timetable on 27, 28 and 29 December. 

Fun things to do

Still looking for things to do over the holidays? Don't worry - we've got you covered.

Stockeld Park's Christmas adventure
All through November and December

You don't need to go to Lapland this year for a true Christmas experience! Just jump off the bus at Stockeld Park. You'll find an enchanted forest, magical sculptures, twinkling lights, a gift shop and adventure zones, Santa's Grotto and loads more.

The 70 & 71 stop right outside the Stockeld Park gates – it's just a few minutes' walk into the park.

Christmas stories with Santa at RHS Harlow Carr, Harrogate
All throughout December

For something a little different, why not book onto a Christmas Story with Santa? Snuggle up for a classic Christmas tale, have a sing-along and a story with the man himself – and if you've been good this year, you'll receive a small gift too! Don't forget to get photos with fluffy polar bears and penguins, and snaffle a Christmas cookie or two.

The 6 from Harrogate bus station takes you close to RHS Harlow Carr, which is just a short walk away from our stop on the main road.

Catch a pantomime all over Yorkshire
What better way to celebrate the festive season with the kids than by catching a pantomime? There's plenty of places to catch one – from Cinderella at the York Theatre Royal, to Sleeping Beauty at City Varieties in Leeds and Mary Poppins at the Alhambra, Bradford.

Catch the 36 into Leeds, every 10 mins from Harrogate Monday to Saturday, and every 20 mins from Ripon, every day of the week.

Christmas Eve and New Year's Eve

Most of our buses will run to a Sunday timetable on Christmas Eve, with the last buses running around tea time. Here's all of the details.


Last bus


1930 Harrogate to Knaresborough
2000 Harrogate to Starbeck

1915 Knaresborough to Harrogate
1945 Knaresborough to Starbeck


1715 Harrogate to Aspin
1742 Aspin to Harrogate


1745 Harrogate to Eastfield
1808 Eastfield to Harrogate


1800 Harrogate to Carmires
1824 Carmires to Harrogate


1935 Harrogate to Bilton


1735 Harrogate to Bilton


1905 Harrogate to Jennyfield


1805 Harrogate to Pannal Ash
1814 Pannal Ash to Harrogate


1530 Harrogate to Pateley Bridge
1625 Pateley Bridge to Harrogate


1815 Leeds to Harrogate and Ripon
1905 Harrogate to Ripon
1915 Leeds to Harrogate and Starbeck
1845 Ripon to Harrogate and Leeds
1945 Ripon to Harrogate and Starbeck


1850 Leeds to Harrogate
1820 Harrogate to Leeds


1750 Leeds to Harrogate
1715 Harrogate to Leeds
1930 Harrogate to Wetherby

Our amazing Boxing Day buses are back for another year!

Let's face it - nobody actually likes cold turkey butties, do they? Ditch the mountain of washing up, get outdoors, take in some fresh air and walk off that Christmas pudding.


every 30 minutes

first bus leaves Harrogate to Carmires at 0920
first bus leaves Carmires to Harrogate at 0844

last bus from Harrogate to Carmires at 1850
last bus from Carmires to Harrogate at 1814

Additional buses from Starbeck to Harrogate will leave Starbeck Crossing at 0827 and 0857.

The last buses from Carmires will finish at Starbeck, leaving Carmires at 1844 and 1914. These buses will finish at Starbeck and will not run all the way to Harrogate.

Download your Boxing Day timetable for the 1 here.


every 30 minutes between Harrogate and Leeds

every hour between Ripon and Harrogate

first buses from Harrogate to Leeds leave at 0920 and 0950
first bus from Ripon to Harrogate and Leeds leaves Ripon at 0937

last bus from Leeds to Harrogate and Ripon is 1550
last buses from Leeds to Harrogate are 1720, 1750 and 1820. These buses will finish at Starbeck after dropping off at Harrogate bus station.

Download your Boxing Day timetable for the 36 here.


every hour between Harrogate and Wetherby

first bus from Harrogate to Wetherby leaves at 0920
first bus from Wetherby to Harrogate leaves at 0947

last bus from Harrogate to Wetherby leaves at 1620
last bus from Wetherby to Harrogate leaves at 1647

Download your Boxing Day timetable for the 71 here.


every hour between Leeds and Manchester

first bus leaves Manchester at 1015
first bus leaves Leeds at 1030

last bus leaves Manchester at 1615
last bus leaves Leeds at 1630

Download your full Boxing Day timetable here.