Hello North Yorkshire!

New Services linking York and North Yorkshire!

Fron Monday 8th April, In partnership with North Yorkshire Council, we are introducing new routes:

80 Raskelf – Linton on Ouse – York

This new service will replace Reliance Service 29 with a revised timetable.

The first journey, Monday to Friday, from Raskelf will start at 0700 and run through York College. It will begin at Raskelf and 0700 on non-college days but terminate at York Station Road.

The 1630 journey from York College to Raskelf will operate all year round, but on non-college days, it will start at 1700 from York Railway Station. This will provide commute options for Helperby, Tholthorpe, Flawith, and Aldwark all year round.

Nestled in the picturesque countryside of North Yorkshire are three delightful villages that offer a glimpse into the region's history and beauty. Benningbrough welcomes visitors with the grandeur of Beningbrough Hall, a stunning Georgian mansion surrounded by lush gardens. Take a tranquil stroll along the River Nidd for serene countryside views.

Just a short distance away is Newton on Ouse, a quaint village boasting the historic St. Michael's Church, a peaceful spot for reflection. Wander around the village green, bordered by charming cottages.

Further along the River Ouse lies Linton on Ouse. Immerse yourself in village life at the College Arms, where friendly locals gather for a pint. Outdoor enthusiasts will appreciate the opportunities for great walks.

These villages, each with a unique charm, provide a serene escape into North Yorkshire's rural landscape, perfect for a day of exploration and relaxation.

81 Malton – Castle Howard – Sheriff Hutton – York

Replacing York & Country Castle Line with minor timetable changes. 

Embark on a scenic journey with North Riding Service 81, starting from York Station Avenue. This bus takes you through picturesque villages and iconic landmarks, offering a glimpse into Yorkshire's rich history and stunning countryside.

Attractions along the way

  • Vangarde Retail & Leisure Park: Explore entertainment options like an IMAX cinema and bowling.
  • Sand Hutton: Once connected by the Sand Hutton Light Railway, this village has a unique transportation history.
  • Claxton: A tranquil village with a captivating history, offering views of Yorkshire's countryside.
  • Flaxton: With seven Grade II listed buildings, this village surprises with its historical charm.
  • Sheriff Hutton: Pass by two castles, one dating back to Norman times, and the other a favourite of Richard III and Henry VIII.
  • Bulmer: Stop before Castle Howard, passing through its boundary arch—a fitting entrance for our journey.

Castle Howard

Explore Castle Howard, a magnificent stately home known for TV dramas like 'Brideshead' and 'Clivedon House.' Discover grandeur and history as you explore the stunning house and gardens.

Castle HOward


The North Riding Service 81 continues through Ryedale countryside, passing Welburn, High Hutton, and Low Hutton before reaching Malton—Yorkshire's Food Capital. Indulge in local culinary delights and artisanal treats. Connect here to Service 194 to Hovingham.

Experience the Journey

Whether you're a history buff or nature enthusiast, North Riding Service 81 offers a blend of history, grandeur, and natural beauty. Hop aboard and uncover the magic of Yorkshire's countryside, medieval castles, and the splendid Castle Howard. It's more than just a bus ride—it's a journey through Yorkshire's charm and heritage.

82 & 83 York - Boroughbridge - Ripon

We are replacing this section of York & Country services 22/23 with minor timing changes to some journeys.

Embark on a scenic journey through North Yorkshire with East Yorkshire Buses 82 and 83. Here's what to expect:

  • York Departure: Starting in York, we travel along the A59 road, passing Kirk Hammerton with its picturesque Saxon church.

  • Green Hammerton: A stop at Bernard Lane reveals the Bay Horse Inn, a historic coaching inn dating back over 200 years.

  • Whixley's Cherry History: In Whixley, once famed for its cherries, look for Cherry Cottage and Cherry Tree Farm, reminders of its fruitful past.

  • Aldborough's Roman Heritage: The route takes us through Marton and Grafton to Aldborough, the former capital of the Romanized Brigantes tribe. Explore the Roman Site with its mosaics and archaeological finds.

  • Boroughbridge: Upon Arrival, explore the High Street, Hall Square, and the intriguing Butter Market Museum. Venture west to find the enigmatic Devil's Arrows, ancient standing stones steeped in legend.

  • Ripon's Charms: In Ripon, enjoy market days on Thursdays, visit Ripon Cathedral, and stroll the riverside Spa Gardens. Look up at the historic Ripon Town Hall with its nightly horn-blowing tradition.

Join us on East Yorkshire Buses 82 and 83 for a captivating journey through North Yorkshire's countryside and historic towns.


182 Ripon – Knaresborough

York & Country 22/23 section is being replaced by new service 182 with minor timing changes.

194  Malton - Hovingham

Replacing York & Country service 194 with minor timetable changes.

Experience the picturesque North Yorkshire countryside on the 194 bus from Malton to Hovingham. Here's what to expect:

  • Malton: Known as the "Food Capital of Yorkshire," Malton boasts bustling markets and the Malton Museum for history buffs.

  • Slingsby: This charming village offers a glimpse of village life with quaint cottages and Slingsby Castle, though not open to the public.

  • Hovingham: Home to the grand Hovingham Hall and its monthly Village Market, where local produce and crafts shine. Don't miss the Georgian architecture, notably Thomas Worsley's work on All Saints Church.

  • Scenic Howardian Hills: Enjoy stunning views of the Howardian Hills AONB from the bus, a treat for nature lovers and birdwatchers.

  • Local Pubs: Along the way, stop at The Grapes in Slingsby or The Worsley Arms in Hovingham for a taste of local hospitality.

The 194 bus route is a delightful journey through North Yorkshire's history, beauty, and village charm, offering a perfect day trip for all to enjoy.

31X  York – Easingwold – Helmsley - Kirkbymoorside

We will be operating the following journeys on this route.

  • 1005 from York Station Avenue to Kirkbymoorside (Monday – Saturday).

  • 1230 Kirkbymoorside – York (Monday – Saturday).

  • 1555 from York Station Avenue to Kirkbymoorside (Saturday and School Holidays).

  • 1730 Kirkbymoorside – York (Saturday and School Holidays).

These journeys will operate into York via Bootham instead of Leeman Road.

Other journeys between York - Easingwold - Helmsley, and Kirkbymoorisde will continue to be provided by our friends at Reliance Buses

31X Reliance Return tickets are accepted on North Riding Buses, and North Riding 31X return tickets will be accepted on Reliance buses.

Embark on a scenic journey through North Yorkshire's countryside with the 31X bus route from York to Kirkbymoorside. Starting in historic York, the route winds through charming villages like Easingwold and Huby, each offering glimpses of Georgian architecture and picturesque landscapes.

Arriving in Helmsley, a bustling market town and gateway to the North York Moors National Park, visitors can explore the ruins of Helmsley Castle and the peaceful Helmsley Walled Garden.

The final stop is Kirkbymoorside, a historic market town with a picturesque square and All Saints' Church, showcasing Saxon and Norman architecture. From here, the North York Moors beckon with their sweeping moorlands and ancient forests.

The 31X bus route is a delightful way to immerse yourself in North Yorkshire's history and natural beauty. It is perfect for a day trip to explore the region's diverse landscapes and heritage.

We look forward to welcoming you on board!