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A bus ride from Leeds to Skipton via Otley and Ilkley
Service X84

A Beautiful ride with some fantastic views from Leeds to the Market town of Skipton also known as the gateway to the Dales

Route X84
Operater First
Journey time 1 hour 35 mins Apprx

The X84 is roughly an hourly service throughout the daytime that runs the full length of the route, there are also short workings that run as far as Otley or Ilkley giving a more frequent service to these destinations from Leeds

Please note this is a X service and does not stop at every stop if in doubt ask the driver

Timetable download pdf format


X84 Leeds Headingley Otley Ilkley Addingham Draughton bus times

Click here to download the current X84 Leeds Headingley Otley Burley in Wharfedale Ilkley Addingham Draughton Skipton bus timetable in pdf format

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The journey back from Lands End to Abbeydale Rd via Penzance, St Ives, Camborne, Penzance, London, Sheffield, Leeds, Skipton, Preston, Burnley, Halifax, Huddersfield
Also see my
train ride from Leeds to Carlisle via Shipley Keighley Skipton Settle Ribblehead and Appleby
to see a train ride from Leeds to Skipton

Pulling out of Leeds City Bus Station on a X84 bus bound for Skipton

Pulling out of Leeds City Bus Station


Eastgate Fountain Leeds from an X84 bus

As we pull out of the bus station we go onto a roundabout that contains the Eastgate Fountain


Eastgate Leeds off an X84 bus

At the roundabout we turn left up Eastgate


The Headrow Leeds of x84 bus

Eastgate becomes the Headrow which we are now on in this shot


Albion Street Leeds

We then turn right into Albion St which we are about to do in this shot


Passing the Picture House Crown Carvery Leeds on a X84 bus

As we travel along Albion St we pass the Picture House Crown Carvery


Woodhouse Lane the A660 Leeds from a X84 bus

Albion St becomes Woodhouse Lane the A660 which we are on now


Passing the end of St Marks Rd Leeds on X84 bus

We then pass the end of St Marks Rd


Passing the Parkinson Building Leeds Woodhouse Lane

As we proceed along Woodhouse Lane the A660 we pass the Parkinson Building which houses the University of Leeds


Passing the end of Raglan Rd on Woodhouse Lane the A660 on a X84 bus

Traveling along Woodhouse Lane the A660 we pass the end of Raglan Rd Woodhouse


Woodhouse Lane Woodhouse Leeds West Yorkshire the A660 on a X84 bus

Continuing along Woodhouse Lane the A660 through Woodhouse


Junction of Cliff Rd and Woodhouse Lane the A660

We pass the end of Cliff Rd as we travel along Woodhouse Lane the A660


Approaching the Junction of Woodhouse Lane and Woodhouse St Leeds on an X84

As we travel along Woodhouse Lane we approach the junction of Woodhouse St


As Woodhouse St Woodhouse Headingley lane Hyde Park Pub

As we pass the end of Woodhouse St we also pass the Hyde Park Pub. A 97 bus traveling from Guiseley to Leeds can be seen heading in the opposite direction. At this point the A660 Woodhouse Lane becomes Headingley Lane


Headingley Lane A660 Leeds of an X84 bus Passing Leeds City Church

As we continue along Headingley Lane the A660 we pass the end of Cumberland Rd and Leeds City Church


Shire Oak Road Headingley Otley Rd Macys Grill off an X84

We enter Headingley on the A660 which has become Otley Rd in this Shot we are passing Macys Grill


Passing Subway Headingley and the end of Shire Oak St off an X84 on Otley Rd

As we pass through Headingley we pass Subway and the end of Shire Oak St


Arndale Centre Headingley Otley Rd Leeds West Yorkshire from an X84 bus

We pull up in the bus stop directly accross from the Headingley Arndale Centre on Otley Rd the A660. Headingley is of course home of Yorkshire Cricket


Otley Rd A660 Leeds a number 1 bus from Holt Park to Beeston

Heading along the A660 Otley Rd a number 1 bus from Holt Park to Beeston can be seen traveling in the opposite direction


Passing the Olive tree restaurant Otley Rd Leeds number 6 bus traveling from Holt Park to leeds can be seen in this shot

As we travel along the A660 Otley Rd we pass the Olive Tree Restaurant. A numbers 6 bus traveling from Holt Park to Leeds can be seen in this shot


Passing the three Horseshoes Pub Otley Rd Leeds West Yorkshire

We then pass the three Horseshoes Pub as we travel along Otley Rd the A660 at its junction with Weetwood Lane


Passing Richmond House School Otley Rd

In this shot we are passing Richmond House School as ee travel along Otley Rd the A660


Otley road the A660 between Headingley and Weetwood from an X84 bus

Traveling towards Weetwood on Otley Rd the A660


West Park, Weetwood of an X84 bus

Approaching West Park Weetwood on the A660 Otley Rd


West Park Leeds

Passing through West Park the A660 Otley Rd


A660 Weetwood Leeds from a X84 bus

Traveling round the edge of Weetwood on the A660 Otley Rd


A660 Otley Rd crossing the Leeds Ring Road on the edge of Weetwood

We the approach a roundabout on the edge of Weetwood where we cross the Leeds Ring Road


The A660 Weetwood

We carry straight on at the roundabout along Otley Rd the A660


Passing the Leeds house of Flowers Otley Rd Leeds

As we continue along Otley Rd the A660 we pass the Leeds House of Flowers


Passes Lawnswood Service Station otley Rd Leeds

We then pass the Lawnswood Service Station on Otley Rd the A660


Near Adel on the A660 Otley Rd Leeds

We continue along Otley Rd the A660 near Adel


Heading away from Leeds on an X84 bus along Otley Rd the A660

Heading along the A660 Otley Road away from Adel


Passes the Mecure Leeds Parkway Hotel on an X84 bus

As we travel along the A660 we pass the Mecure Leeds Parkway Hotel


Heading towards Bramhope along the A660 Otley Rd on a X84 bus

Heading towards Bramhope along Otley Rd the A660


Open Countryside on the A660 Otley Rd

We pass through Open Countryside as we head towards Bramhope Otley Rd the A660 has now become Leeds Rd


Rondabout on Leeds Rd the A660 junction with Kings Rd and the sycamores

We pass round a small roundabout at tthe junction of Leeds Rd the A660 Kings Rd and The Sycamores as we approach Bramhope


The A660 approaching Bramhope

We carry on along Leeds Road the A660


A660 Leeds Rd in the open

Continuing along the A660 Leeds Rd


Passing through Bramhope on the A660 Leeds Rd on a X84 bus

Passing through Bramhope on Leeds Rd the A660


About to head out of Bramhope onthe A660 Leeds Road

In this shot we are about to head out of Bramhope on the A660 Leeds Rd


Leaving Bramhope on a X84 bus

Leaving Bramhope on the A660 Otley Rd


View of Wharfedale from an X84 bus

And then beautiful Wharfedale comes into view which we will be following to Addingham


Wharfedale from the A660 Leeds Rd

The views accross Wharfedale are quite something at this point as we travel along the A660 Leeds Rd


Crossing Pool Bank New Rd on Leeds Rd the A660 on a X84 bus

We then cross Pool Bank New Rd which we are about to do in this shot as we travel along Leeds Rd the A660


The A660 Leeds Rd Heading towards Otley

After crossing New Pool Bank Road we negotiate as series of sharp bends as we travel along Leeds Rd the A660


passing The Bar House Pool in Wharfedale on a X84 bus

We then pass the Bar House at the end of Old Pool Bank where the view of Wharfedale gets even better


Better views of Wharfedale from the A660 Leeds Rd

As we make our way along Leeds Rd the A660 the views are fantastic


Making our way along Leeds Rd the A660 towards Otley West Yorkshire

Making our way along the A660 Leeds Rd towards Otley


View of Otley from the A660 Leeds Rd off a X84 bus

As we drop down into Wharfedale traveling along Leeds Rd the A660 Otley comes into sight


Roundabout at the eastern end of the Otley bypass

We then approach the roundabout at the eastern end of the Otley bypass the bypass becomes the A660. We will be taking Leeds Rd the old road into the centre of Otley


Leeds Road heading into the centre of Otley West Yorkshire

Continuing down Leeds Rd towards the centre of Otley after the start of the Otley bypass


Otley Leeds Rd

Approaching the end of Leeds Rd in Otley


The junction of Leeds Road and Gay Lane

At this Leeds Rd becomes Gay Lane whixh we are passing onto in this shot


Gay Lane Otley on a X84 bus

Traveling along Gay Lane past the Lentoid Factory Shop


Bondgate Otley the Junction Inn off a x84 bus

Gay Lane becomes Bondgate as we pass the Junction Inn


Bondgate Otley on an X84 bus bound for Skipton

Traveling along Bondgate


Crossgate Otley heading towards the bus station

We then turn right into Crossgate to head towards the bus station which we are doing in this shot


Otley Bus Station West Yorkshire Metro

We then arrive at Otley bus station


Awaiting departure at Otley bus staion

As we await departure at Otley bus station a Leeds bound bus pulls in next to us


Pulling back onto Crossgate from Otley bus station on a X84 bus

We leave the bus station and turn back onto Crossgate and go back the way we came


Turning right into Bondgate from Crossgate on an X84 bus

At the end of Crossgate we turn right onto Bondgate which we are doing in this shot


The bowling green Otley Weteherspoons passes on an X84 bus

As we head along Bondgate we pass the J D Wetherspoons pub the Bowling Green


Passing tthe Woolpack Music and Arts Studio Bondgate Otley on an X84 bus

We then pass the Woolpack Music and Arts Studio as we travel along Bondgate


All saints Parish Church Otley fron an X84 bus

Bondgate becomes Kirkgate as we pass All Saints Parish Church. We turn right here into Burras Lane


Traveling along Burras Lane Otley on an X84 bus

Traveling along Burras Rd


Turning out of Burras Lane onto West Chevin Rd

At the end of Burras Lane we turn left into West Chevin Rd which we are doing in this shot


Turning left into Bradford Rd the A659 on an X84 bus

At the end of West Chevin Rd we turn right into Bradford Rd the A659 which we are doing in this shot


Approaching the western end of the Otley bypass the A660 on Bradford Rd the A659

We then come to the western end of the Otley bypass the A660
To see a waterwheel that was once used in Otley see
the Museum of Science and Industry Manchester lunatictravel.com style waterwheel


The A660 just west of Otley on a X84 bus

At the roundabout we turn right back onto the A660 to head for Burley in Wharfedale


Heading along the A660 between Otley and Burley in Wharfedale next to the river Wharfe on an X84 bus

Heading along the A660 next to the River Wharfe


On a bus in Wharfedale West Yorkshire

Continuing along the A660


running next to the river Wharfe on an X84 bus

Running alongside the river Wharfe again


Approaching the end of the A660 at Burley in Wharfedale on an X84 bus

We then approach a roundabout at the start of the Burley in Wharfedale bypass. This marks the western end of the A660 as it joins the A65 here


Turning onto the A65 towards Leeds at Burley

At this point we actually turn left here and for a very short distance head back towards Leeds along the A65


Turning into Burley in Wharfedale on an X84 bus

We then come to another roundabout


Heading onto Main S Burley in Wharfedale

We turn right onto Main St and head into Burley in Wharfedale which we are about to do in this shot


Heading down Main Street Burley in Wharfedale on an X84 bus

As head along Main St we are again heading away from Leeds. We are now on the old pre bypass A65. The Parish Church of St Mary can be seen in this shot


Junction of York Rd and Main Street Burley in Wharfedale off an X84 bus

As we travel along Main Street we pass the end of York Rd


X84 bus Passes the Red Lion Hotel Main St Burley in Wharfedale

We then pass the Red Lion Hotel as we make our way along Main Street


Main St Burley in Wharfedale

Looking along Main St as we pass through Burley In Wharfedale


Passes the Generous Pioneer on Ilkley Road

As we head out of Burley in Wharfedale we pass the Generous Pioneer Pub Main St has now become Ilkley Rd


Roundabout at the end of the Burley in Wharfedale bypass A65 next to the Generous Pioneer Pub

We then come to a roundabout at the western end of the Burley in Wharfedale bypass the A65


Joining the A65 Burley in Wharfedale

We turn left onto the A65 Ilkley Rd at the roundabout and head towards Ilkley


A65 Ilkley Rd on an X84 bus

Heading along Ilkley Rd the A65


Countances Way the A65 between Burley in Wharfedale and Countances Way

As we head along the A65 towards Ilkley it becomes Countances Way which we ars now on. we are again running alongside the river Wharfe


A65 Countances Way heading towards Ilkley Passing the Ben Rhydding Sports Club

As we head towards Ilkley on Countances way the A65 we pass the Ben Rhydding Sports Club which we are about to do in this shot


Junction of Leeds Rd and Wheatley Lane Ilkley

Countances Rd the A65 becomes Leeds Rd and then we turn left into Wheatley lane which we are now doing in this shot


Wheatley Lane Ben Rhydding West Yorkshire on an X84 bus

Traveling along Wheatley Lane


Turning off Wheatley Rd onto Valley Drive Ben Rhydding on an X84 bus

We then turn right onto Valley Drive which we are doing in this shot


Junction of Wyvil Crescent and Valley Drive Ben Rhydding off an X84 bus

As we travel along Valley Drive we pass the end of Wyvil Crescent


Traveling along Valley Drive Ben Rhydding on an X84 bus

Traveling along Valley Drive


Short Dual Carriageway Valley Drive Ben Rhydding

Valley drive becomes a dual carrigeway for a vwry short section as we pass the end of Hampshire Close which we are abour to do in this shot


Passing the end of Mayfield Ave on an X84 bus as it travels along valley drive

We then pass the end of Mayfield Avenue as we head along Valley Drive towards Ilkley town centre


Junction of Little Lane and Mayfield Road Ilkley on an X84 bus

Valley Drive becomes Little Lane and shortly after this we turn left into Mayfield Rd which we are doing in this shot


Railway Road Ilkley on an X84 bus

Mayfield Rd becomes Railway Road which we are now on in this shot. The railway into Ilkley is above the wall that can be seen on our left


Ilkley Railway Station taken from an X84 bus on Railway Road

We then run down the side of Ilkley railway station that can be seen on our left hand side in this shot


Turning out of Railway Rd into Brook St Ilkley on an X84 bus

At the end of Railway Rd we turn left onto Brook St which we are doing in this shot


Brook St Ilkley about to turn left into Station Rd

We then turn left into Station Rd which we are about to do in this shot


Turning left into Station Rd on an X84 bus

Turning left into Station Rd


Ilkley Bus Station

Then almost immediately we turn left again into Ilkley bus station which we are doing in this shot


Sat on an X84 bus in Ilkley bus station looking over Ilkley Railway station

Awaiting departure for Skipton at Ilkley bus station. As we can see in this shot the bus station is right next to the railway station. The train we can see in this shot wiil be either for Leeds or Bradford Foster Square
Also see my
walk from Keighley to Ilkley over Ilkley Moor
to see a walk that finishes here


Turning into Brook St from Station Rd Ilkley on an X84 bus

When ee leave the bus station we go back along Station Rd the way we came and turn right back into Brook St which we are about to do in this shot


Brook St Ilkley on an X84 bus

Traveling down Brook St. In this shot we can see the end of Railway Rd the road we turned out of on our way to the bus station


Turning off Brook St onto Church Street the A65 Ilkley on a X85 bus. We get a good view of the Dalesway Hotel at this point

We then come to Church St the A65 onto which we turn left which we are doing in this shot. We can also see the Dalesway Hotel on the opposite corner


Passing All Saints Ilkley on a X84 bus

We then pass All Sainta Church as we start to make our way along Church St.the A65


Skipton Rd.the A65 Ilkley from a X65 bus

Church St becomes Skipton Rd the A65 which we are now looking along in this shot


X84 Skipton Leeds bus on Skipton Rd the A65 Ilkley

As we leave Ilkley on Skipton Rd the A65 a Leeds bound X84 passes us


Heading along Skipton Rd the A65 away from Ilkley on an X84 bus

Heading away from Ilkley on Skipton Rd the A65


On a X84 bus between Ilkley and Addingham on Skipton Rd the A65

Traveling along Skipton Road the A65 towards Addingham


Eastern Start of the Addingham bypass A65 Addingham Wharfedale Rd on an X84 bus about to turn into Main St

We come to the start of the Addingham bypass. We turn right into Main Street here which can be seen in this shot Main St is the old A65 before the bypass was built


Junction of Church St and Main St Addingham off an X84 bus

We then we pass the end of Church St which is where most traffic continuing into the Yorkshire Dales up Wharfedale off the A65 would turn right into Church St.


Passes the Fleece Inn Addingham on an X84 bus

We continue along Main St into the centre of Addingham in this shot we are passing the Fleece Inn


Crown Inn Junction of Main St and Bolton Road Addingham off an X84 bus

We then pass the end of Bolton Rd and the Crown Inn as we travel along Main St


Inside an X84 bus Main St Addingham

Traveling along Main St


Addingham West Yorkshire

We are climbing sharply as we make our way through Addingham


Windey Road Addingham

The road is also windey as we climb upwards


the old A65 main St Addingham

Main St Addingham is really quite a unique strech of road


X84 Skipton bus on Main St Addingham

Eventually Addingham starts to open out


Junction of Main St Silsden Rd and Skipton Rd Addingham off an X84 bus

We then turn left into Silsden Rd which we are doing in this shot the road we are turning off becomes Skipton Rd here which is the old A65


Silsden Road Addingham on a X84 bus

Making our way along Silsden Rd


Approaching the A65 Addingham bypass along Silsden Rd

We then come to the A65 Addingham bypass


Skipton sign Addingham bypass

We then turn right onto the bypass in the direction of Skipton


Traveling along the A65 Addingham bypass on a X84 bus

Making our way along the A65 Addingham bypass


Junction of Skipton Rd and Addingham bypass taken from a X84 bus

We pass the Junction with Skipton Rd which was the old A65 before the bypass was built and marks the western end of the Addingham bypass


Chelker Reservior A65 off an X84 bus

As we head along the A65 we run alongside Chelker Reservoir


Inside an X84 bus between Addingham and Draughton

As we travel past Chelker Reservoir on the A65 this picture gives some idea of how bleak it can be up here


Chelker Reservoir between Addingham and Draughton

Close to the banks of Chelker Reservoir as we head along the A65 towards Draughton


View of the Yorkshire Dales from an X84 bus on the A65

We get a view of the Yorkshire Dales as we run along this strech of the A65


Southern end of the Yorkshire Dales near Draughton

Yet more views of the Yorkshire Dales


The road into Draughton

We then turn right off the A65 into Draughton the road we are turning into is of course the old A65 before the Draughton bypass was built


Heading into Draughton on a X84 bus

Heading into Draughton


Draughton from the inside of a X84 bus

Entering the village of Draughton


Passing through Draughton on X84 bus

Passing through Draughton


Views of the Yorkshire Dales from Draughton off an X84 bus

As we pass through Draughton we get good views of the Yorkshire Dales


The old A65 heading west out of Draughton

As we head out of Draughton and back to the A65 Draughton bypass we pass what is now a side road that used to be the original A65. This road now eventually comes to a dead end next to the line of the new road


Western end of Draughton bypass A65 on an X84 bus

We then almost immediately come to the new A65 onto which we turn right


Passing the back of the former Wayside Cafe

As we start to head down the A65 we pass the back of the former Wayside Cafe, the roof which can be seen in this shot is the building that is next door to the former cafe. The cafe was situated on the old A65 which we have just seen. The buisness must have been hit hard when the Draughton bypass opened in December 1991 and the main road (bearing in mind the A65 is a major route connecting Leeds and Yorkshire with the dales, the Lake District, Cumbria and the M6) became a dead end road with no passing trade. The cafe now appears to be a private house


A65 between Draughton and Skipton

Heading along the A65 away from Draughton towards Skipton


Start of the A65 Skipton bypass

Approaching the start of the Skipton bypass. The junction we can see ahead is where the old A65 headed off to Skipton the new A65 becomes the the Skipton bypass and the road we will be following


Skipton Bypass A65

Heading onto the Skipton bypass


Approaching the A59 on the Skipton bypass

We then come to a roundabout where the A59 from Harrogate joins the A65 Skipton bypass


A65 and A59 Skipton bypass on a X84 bus

We turn left to carry on along the A65.Skipton bypass which has now also become the A59


X84 on Skipton bypass

Carrying on along the Skipton bypass


Turning into the Bailey the old A59 off the Skipton bypass on an X84 bus

We then turn left into the Bailey off the Skipton bypass to make our way into Skipton, the Bailey was the old A59


The Bailey Skipton North Yorkshire

Looking along the Bailey


Junction of Skipton Rd and the Bailey on an X84 bus

As we make our way along the Bailey we pass the end of Skipton Rd


the Bailey Skipton on an X84 bus

Heading towards Skipton on the Bailey


Passing the grounds of Skipton Castle on the Bailey on a X84 bus

We then start to drop down into Skipton on the Bailey we are now running alongside the grounds of Skipton Castle which are just over the wall ee can see in this shot


Passes entrance to Skipton Castle on the Bailey

We then pass the entrance to Skipton Castle


Passing the war memorial Skipton

Shortly after the castle entrance we come to a roundabout that has the war memorial on it this is the end of the Bailey


High St Skipton

We turn left at the roundabout onto High St which we are on in this shot


Swadford St Skipton on an X84 bus

We then come to a roundabout at the end of High St where we turn right onto Swadford St


Junction of Keighley Rd and Swadford St Skipton

We then leave Swadford St which is the road we can see in this shot and turn left onto Keighley Rd. The junction we are on gives the appearance thst Swadford St and Keighley Rd are the same road but they are not


Keighley Rd Skipton pennine bus 214 Embasy off an X 84 bus

As we turn onto Keighley Rd a Pennine number 214 bus bound for Embsay can be seen coming in the oppositr direction


Skipton Bus Station off an X84 bus

We then turn right into Skipton bus station our terminus


First X84 bus in Skipton bus station

A view of the bus we have just arrived on as it awaits to return to Leeds



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