Public transport provision in the AONB is variable and changes regularly in response to changes in demand, funding, etc. Innovative schemes such as ‘dial-a-ride’ services are available, but in general good travel-to-work connections are still sporadic.
There are a number of community transport initiatives run by organisations, such as Ryedale Community Transport, that cover the AONB. These include a minibus brokerage scheme and a moped hire scheme for young people to access work or education opportunities.
Public transport for residents and visitors to the AONB:
By Train: the nearest stations are in York, Malton and Thirsk. For details see National Rail Enquiries. Some services link up with local buses.
For information on bus services and timetables, go to:
Reliance Busses serving Easingwold, Helmsley, Kirbymoorside and villages in the AONB from York
CastleLine (busses to Castle Howard)