This is a busy acute hospital with good but limited parking facilities. We encourage you to travel to the hospital by public transport if you can.
Airedale Hospital is on the B6265, Skipton Road, between Keighley and Skipton. The address is:
Airedale General Hospital
Plan your journey
There is a cycle rack outside the Emergency Department for both patients and visitors to use. Please make sure your cycle is locked when you leave it.
For train times and connecting bus services ring 03457 48 49 50 or search national rail enquiries.
The nearest train station to Airedale Hospital is Steeton and Silsden.
If you find walking difficult, a minibus pick up service from the station can be arranged by contacting the volunteer transport service on 01535 294626, between 9.30am and 12 noon, Monday to Friday, at least 24 hours in advance.
There are two bus stops on the main road (B6265, Skipton Road) outside the hospital as well as three bus stops within the hospital grounds. All of these stops have information screens to let passengers know when their next bus is due.
For bus times please call MetroLine on 0113 245 7676 between 7am and 10pm. For live bus departures you can search for your bus stop using Your next bus.
Other useful transport websites include:
Patient Transport Service
If you have severe mobility problems and cannot use public or private transport you can ask your GP to arrange patient transport for you.
Alternatively, we also run a volunteer transport service for patients and relatives through our Voluntary Services Department in association with the Friends of Airedale.
The transport service is for those patients who:
do not need the specialist services of an ambulance, but
find public transport difficult or impossible, and
have no access to a private car.
A limited service is also offered to relatives who wish to visit patients at Airedale Hospital and who meet these criteria.
the vehicles have been provided by the Friends of Airedale and all the drivers are registered volunteers
the service is free, however donations to the Friends of Airedale are welcome
drivers are paid out-of-pocket expenses by Airedale NHS Foundation Trust
at present we have four cars. We also have drivers who are prepared to use their own cars
the drivers are not trained to physically assist any passenger – anyone needing assistance must provide an escort
we cannot guarantee to be able to provide transport on every occasion but the more notice we have the more likely we are to be able to help you
we will confirm transport as soon as we are able
To find out more or to arrange to use the service, get in touch with Bob Broughton on 01535 294 626 between 9.30am and 12 noon, Monday to Friday. Messages can be left on an answer machine outside these hours.
When booking this service we need to know:
the person’s name, full postal address and telephone number
an appointment time and which hospital and department the person is attending
a return home time
Hospital Travel Cost Scheme
This scheme can help you if you find travelling to hospital difficult because of:
the length or complexity of the journey
lack of access to private or public transport