Boxing Day bus services are back this year thanks to the Mayor of West Yorkshire, Tracy Brabin, who is funding services across the county.

Festive travellers who need to get to and from work, attend sporting fixtures or meet up with family and friends will be able to travel across West Yorkshire by bus, allowing people to leave the car at home.

Between 9am and 6pm on Monday December 26 buses will run on over 80 routes, up to every 30 minutes, into main town and city centres, hospitals and shopping centres.

The Mayor’s Fares mean single tickets will be a maximum of £2, and all MCards, Senior, Disabled and Blind Person’s Passes will be valid, as will individual bus operator season tickets. Passengers planning on making three or more journeys on Boxing Day can buy an MCard DaySaver for just £4.50 and save even more.

Mayor Brabin said: “We’re helping people get to where they need to be this Boxing Day by funding vital bus services to keep West Yorkshire moving.

“As people across the region face an extraordinary cost-of-living crisis, we are doing what we can to help communities stay connected this festive period – giving a lifeline to those who may rely on buses to get to work or to see family or friends.”

Boxing Day Special Services

Single fares £2 maximum or £4.50 DaySaver. All MCards, concessionary fares and operator season tickets valid. Operator fares otherwise apply.

Here are times of the bus services running on Boxing Day, Monday December 26 2022

Arriva Services  – 106110113126140, 141, 148163, 189, 196200, 201, 202, 203229254268, 281415446496

First Bradford Services –  607612617618620626636637640641645

First Halifax Services – 501508512521,  542548576579 and 590

First Huddersfield Services – 185301, 306310, 314324328363370372

First Leeds Services  – 12, 3 3A, 4567812, 13, 13A, 16, 16A19, 19A33, 3440424950, 50A51, 525672X6

Harrogate Bus Company  – Service 36X98

Keighley Bus Company  – Aireline, theShuttleDalesway 66K3K7K9

Leeds Bradford Airport Service – Flyer A1

Team Pennine – Denby Darts

On Boxing Day, the following bus stations will be closed:

  • Dewsbury Bus Station – services 126, 202, 203, 268 and 281 will go from Church Street (outside the CEX store)
  • Ossett Bus Station – service 126 will go from Prospect Road
  • Pontefract Bus Station – services 140 and 141 will go from Stuart Road (by the Iceland Supermarket). Service 148 will go from Horsefair 
  • Wakefield Bus Station – services 106, 110, 126, 148, 189, 196, 268, 446 and 496 will go from Union Street

Full details of the bus services that will be running for the festive period can be found at