Bus Timetables
Monday April 22, 2019

Coxwold Village - Pastures and Moors

Coxwold lies on three different bus routes.
The principal route, 31X, runs from Helmsley, eight miles north-east of the Village, through Coxwold to Easingwold (six miles south) then on to York.  The route is currently operated by TransdevYork.  There are four services each day from Monday to Friday and five on Saturdays.  Additional services run between Easingwold and York.  There is no Sunday service.  The journey time from Coxwold to York is about 40 minutes and to Helmsley is just half an hour.  Here is a summary timetable: a more detailed version can be found on TransDev York's website where you can also download a .pdf of the whole timetable.
31X  Helmsley - Coxwold - Easingwold - York

        SO SX SO
Helmsley 0925 1125 1335 1535 1555 1725
Coxwold 0954 1154 1404 1604 1628 1754
Easingwold 1010 1210 1420 1620 1645 1810
York Station Avenue 1038 1238 1448 1648 1717
York Exhibition Sq. 1043 1243 1453 1653 1725 1836
York Rougier Street  -  -  -  - -  1840
31X York - Easingwold - Coxwold - Helmsley
  SX SO       SO
York Station Avenue 0710 0755 0938 1148 1348 1558
York Exhibition Sq. 0715 0800 0950 1200 1400 1610
Easingwold  0745 0827 1017 1227 1427 1637
Coxwold 0800 0842 1032 1242 1442 1652
Helmsley  0831 0910 1100 1310 1510 1720
The second route is Route 59 and is  a 'circular' route, running from Thirsk Market place through local villages and back to Thirsk.  It runs Mondays and Fridays only.  The full day-by-day timetable can be found on the web page of the operator, North Yorkshire County Council.

59 Thirsk - Coxwold - Thirsk

Thirsk Market Place 1000 1200
Coxwold Fauconberg Arms 1020 1240
Coxwold Church 1040 1300
Thirsk Market Place 1100 1320
The third route is the the Moorsbus M5 service which will serve Coxwold every Sunday and Bank Holiday from 5th May - 29th September 2019.  The bus will stop outside the Fauconberg Arms at 10.57, bringing visitors from Northallerton and Thirsk, then continuing on to Byland Abbey, Ampleforth and Helmsley.  From Helmsley there are connecting services to a variety of nice places, including Sutton Bank, Pickering, Hutton-le-Hole, and Danby North York Moors National Park Centre.

Moorsbus moorland 2cxYou can return via Thirsk mid-afternoon, arriving back at 13.14 or 15.31 (the bus does a circular route going down Sutton Bank), or wait for the return from Helmsley via Byland again, leaving Helmsley at 16.30 and arriving at Coxwold at 16.53.

Moorsbus accepts ENCTS bus passes, and has reasonable local fares.  There is also an all-day £9.50 ticket that can be used on all the connecting services.  Up to four children travel free if accompanied by a fare-paying adult.  For ENCTS passengers wanting to support expansion of the Moorsbus services, there is a "Donate Ticket - not valid for travel", but you need to swipe your pass as well.  Dogs are welcome, but not on seats.

Moorsbus is organised by hardworking volunteers from Moorsbus Community Interest Company and from Friends of Moorsbus.  Moorsbus CIC arranges contracts with bus companies and fundraises to cover the costs.  Fares and pass income cover between 25% and 50% of the bus costs.  The National Park Authority stopped their whole Moorsbus network in 2013, and Moorsbus CIC started again from scratch and have gradually increased the network each year, with the help of donations from many passengers, parishes, and other organisations.  Further information can be found at www.moorsbus.org.  A full network timetable can be obtained by sending a S.A.E to Friends of Moorsbus, 4 Foundry Cottages, Wrelton, Pickering YO18 8PF.