Travelling to the Fair by Public Transport
Public Transport service to Appleby Fair
You can travel to Appleby Horse Fair by public transport the following services will be available:
Settle Carlisle Railway Line
The Settle Carlisle railway line is closed between Appleby and Carlisle following a large landslip near Armathwaite due to last December’s floods; the rest of the line is open.
During the Horse Fair Thursday 2 June to Monday 6 June 2016; Passenger services will be available by rail between Settle and Langwathby.
For Northbound passengers travelling to Carlisle a bus service will be provided from Kirkby Stephen to Carlisle so those passengers wanting to get to Appleby will need to leave the train at Kirkby Stephen.
For Southbound passengers travelling from Carlisle the bus service will run between Carlisle and Langwathby and passengers wanting to get to Appleby will join the train at Langwathby.
No replacement buses will access Appleby town centre due to road closures and this is applicable for the Friday, Saturday and Sunday of the Horse Fair. Please always check before your travel - For up to date information visit the Settle Carlisle Railway website www.settle-carlisle.co.uk/appleby-fair-2-5-june/ or call Northern Rail on 0800 200 6060.
Day Ranger Ticket Now Available
A Settle Carlisle Line Day Ranger ticket is now available. This reduces the cost of travel for many journeys on the Settle Carlisle line. The offer is being introduced to encourage people to travel on the world-famous railway, which remains open while essential repairs are carried out at the northern end of the line between Appleby and Carlisle.
The ticket is valid for one day and has no time restrictions. It will allow passengers to get on and off the train as they wish, travelling in any direction. Priced at £15.00 for adults and £7.50 for children, this represents great value. Railcard holders (including the local Dales Railcard) will be eligible for a further 1/3 discount.
Grand Prix Coaches 563 Service Kirkby Stephen to Penrith
The 563 bus service from Kirkby Stephen to Penrith run by Grand Prix Coaches will be unable to service Appleby Town Centre on Thursday 2, Friday 3 and Saturday 4 June due to traffic congestion around the Fair. The service will run directly along the A66 stopping in both East and West bound Lay Bys only. The normal bus service will resume on Monday 6 June 2016. To View the service timetable visit www.grandprixservices.co.uk
Other bus services
Visit Cumbria County Council's website to view other bus services to Appleby via http://cumbria.gov.uk/roads-transport/public-transport-road-safety/trans...
Car and Coach parking
For details of car and coach parking see the Traffic Management Map or contact Appleby Tourist Information Centre telephone: 017683 51177.