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Catch the bus over Christmas and New Year

3 weeks ago Tue 29th Oct 2019

Christmas isn't just about turkey and mince pies. Well, OK, so a few mince pies may 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.

Here's a handy summary of how our buses are running over Christmas and New Year.

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

The late night buses on the 1 and 36 which run on normal Saturday nights won't be running on 23, 24, 27 and 30 December. On these dates, the 36 buses leaving Ripon at 2245 and 2345 will both finish in Harrogate. The departures on the 36 at 2345, 0015, 0115, 0215 and 0315 from Leeds won't be running, and the !N at 0110 and 0210 from Harrogate won't run, either. 

On Christmas Eve and New Year's Eve, and on 23, 27 and 30 December, the X6 will run to normal weekday times.

Leeds

What's on across Yorkshire

Looking for things to do over Christmas and New Year? We've got you covered. Here are some of our favourite things to do around Yorkshire over the festive season!

Late night shopping
Harrogate and Leeds

Now you have a little extra time to make sure you tick everything off the Christmas list, with late night shopping in Harrogate and Leeds. Don't bother fighting for a parking space - our buses drop you off right on the doorstep.

Knaresborough Christmas Market
Knaresborough

On 7 and 8 December, Christmas spirit comes alive in Knaresborough once again, with quality stalls, shops and lively entertainment across the town centre. A magical event and one not to be missed! 

Christkindelmarkt
Leeds

From 8 November - 22 December, Millennium Square is once again transformed into a festive wonderland. The family-friendly market boasts over 40 traditionally decorated wooden chalet stalls featuring handcrafted toys, jewellery, festive decorations and authentic German delicacies, along with the ever popular Christmas carousel and themed rides.

Christmas in Yorkshire

Last buses on Christmas Eve and New Year's Eve

1
The 2005, 2025 and 2045 buses from Harrogate will finish at Starbeck

1A
1940 Harrogate to Aspin
1958 Aspin to Harrogate

1B
2000 Harrogate to Eastfield
2017 Eastfield to Harrogate

1C
1920 Harrogate to Carmires
1936 Carmires to Harrogate

2A
1940 Harrogate to Bilton

3
1955 Harrogate to Jennyfield

7
1820 Harrogate to Leeds
1920 from Harrogate will finish at Wetherby at 1940
1920 Leeds to Harrogate

36
1845 Leeds to Ripon
1935 Harrogate to Ripon
1915 from Leeds will finish at Harrogate then Starbeck
1945 from Leeds will finish at Harrogate then Starbeck

1845 Ripon to Leeds
1920 Harrogate to Leeds
1915 from Ripon will finish at Harrogate then Starbeck
1945 from Ripon will finish at Harrogate then Starbeck

All of our other routes will run as normal, with last buses at the same time as usual.

Christmas dinner

Boxing Day buses

We’re running buses on a whole range of routes across Harrogate on Boxing Day. Ditch the turkey butties and hit the sales with us! Here’s a summary of what we’ll be running.

1C
Every 30 mins between Harrogate and Carmires
First buses leave Starbeck for Carmires at 0827 and 0857; first bus from Harrogate to Carmires at 0920. First bus from Carmires to Harrogate is at 0844

Last bus from Carmires to Harrogate is at 1814, with buses from Carmires to Starbeck at 1844 and 1914. Last bus from Harrogate to Carmires is at 1850

36
Every 30 mins between Harrogate and Leeds; every hour between Ripon and Leeds

First buses:

  • Starbeck to Harrogate and Leeds at 0903 and 0933
  • Harrogate to Leeds at 0920 and 0950
  • Ripon to Leeds at 0937
  • Harrogate to Ripon at 0900
  • Leeds to Harrogate at 1020
  • Leeds to Harrogate and Ripon at 1050

Last buses:

  • Leeds to Harrogate and Ripon at 1550
  • Leeds to Harrogate and Starbeck at 1750 and 1820
  • Harrogate to Ripon at 1650
  • Harrogate to Leeds at 1720
  • Ripon to Harrogate at 1737
  • Ripon to Leeds at 1637

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