Getting here

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
Skipton Road
West Yorkshire
BD20 6TD

Plan your journey


There are two main car parks at the hospital. They are barrier operated pay-on-exit car parks.

Car park P3 (formerly the West Car Park) can be accessed by turning left at the top of the drive/main entrance.

Car park P1 (Outpatients) can be accessed by turning right at the top of the drive/main entrance.

There are pay and display areas outside the main entrance, outpatients and at the bottom of P3. Please ensure that you pay and display your ticket in these areas: the same charges apply as for the barrier car-parks. Visitors and patients must pay and display a ticket if they do not park in the barrier car parks.

Find more information about parking here.

Train times

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.

Map from Steeton and Silsden train station to Airedale hospital

Click on the map for directions

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.

Bus times

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. You can also download the app to see live departure times.

Other useful transport websites include:


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.

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.

Please note:

  • 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 cost

  • the length or complexity of the journey

  • lack of access to private or public transport

You can check if you are eligible for a refund of your travel costs here.  Please go to the hospital cashier’s office in Trust Headquarters to make your claim. You can find this in Zone C, location C21.

The office is open for claims Monday to Friday 9.00am to 10.00am.

If the cashier is not in the office when you call to claim, please follow the instructions next to the telephone by the cashier’s window, and someone will deal with your claim as quickly as possible.

Outside these hours, HC5 forms are available from outside the cashier’s office.

Finding your way around

Before you arrive at the hospital, please take a look at our easy read guide to finding your way around.