Getting here and parking

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Contact the parking team

Phone the parking team
on 07827 957417
or email

Here you’ll find all the information you need about getting to Airedale Hospital, including rail and bus transport links, parking and cycle store facilities.

Plan your journey

If you’re travelling by car:
Airedale Hospital is on the B6265, Skipton Road, between Keighley and Skipton. The address is:

Airedale General Hospital
Skipton Road
West Yorkshire
BD20 6TD

On the left of this page is our site map to show you our ward and department locations, our car parks and the nearest entrances for the department or ward you need.

All our parking information is in the tab below.

If you’re travelling via Bradford you may come through the clean air zone (CAZ).  You can find all the information on the CAZ here.

Roadworks may affect your journey time to and from the hospital. To ensure you plan enough time, please visit the City of Bradford Metropolitan District Council website to check current and planned roadworks.

If you’re travelling by train:
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.

Get directions from Steeton and Silsden train station

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.

If you’re travelling by bus:
There are two bus stops on the main road (B6265, Skipton Road) outside the hospital and 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:

Metro West Yorkshire

Keighley & District Buses

Transdev Burnley Buses

If you’re travelling by cycle:
There is a cycle rack outside our Emergency Department for both patients and visitors to use. Please make sure your cycle is locked when you leave it.

If you’re travelling by taxi:
See our map on the left hand side of this page to show you the nearest entrance for the department or ward you need.


Car parks
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 (next to Outpatients) can be accessed by turning right at the top of the drive/main entrance.

Other pay and display areas
There are also 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.

There are dedicated parking spaces for motorbikes in car park P3.

20 minute drop off zones – Zone D entrance

There are some 20 minute drop off points outside the zone D entrance (day hospital) which you can use if dropping off equipment or patients. You should then find an appropriate parking space for the longer term. Please do not park on the yellow boxes outside the zone D entrance.

Electric charging points
There are a number of electric charging points that can be used by patients when visiting the hospital, these are situated near the main entrance and also in car park P3, charging is charged at £1.50 per hour. Please note that two electric car charging spaces located outside the entrance at Zone C (near to the Friends of Airedale shop) are currently unavailable.

You can download the VendElectric app to your phone to register, use the unit and pay.  For more info go to

Driving after treatment
Please note that you may not be able to drive after certain treatments – if in doubt please ask on your ward or department.

Please park considerately so emergency vehicles can have access
Please park in a considerate manner; ambulances and buses need clear access to the hospital. If you need help finding a space to park please talk to one of our car parking attendants who will try to help you.

Our one way system
At the back of the site (north side) an anti-clockwise one-way system applies. There is no patient parking at the back of the hospital.

Your parking rights
Click here for information on your ‘Know your parking rights‘ from the British Parking Association

Parking Charges

Time period Charge
First 20 minutes Free
Up to 2 hours £3
2 – 4 hours £5
Up to 24 hours £8

Parking for disabled people

Spaces for disabled badge holders are available at the following locations to the hospital:

  • P3 car park
  • Building 17 entrance
  • Entrance zone A
  • Entrance zone D

Patient and visitor parking for blue badge holders is free.

Other free parking

Free parking is available for patients classed as frequent attenders to the outpatients’ department.  To qualify for this patients will need to attend at least 3 times a month for a period of 3 months or more.  If you believe you qualify for free parking under this remit please speak to a member of the outpatients team.

Free parking is also available for parents or guardians of sick children staying overnight at the hospital.  Parking will be free from 1930hrs until 0800hrs. If you believe you qualify for free parking under this remit please speak to the car parking team when you attend the hospital or to the ward staff.

Concessionary Permits

Reduced parking charges are available for:

  • Patients attending cancer services (Richardson Suite or Haematology and Oncology Day Unit on a regular basis
  • Visitors to Intensive Care or the Neonatal Unit
  • Relatives of patients who are likely to be in hospital for longer than a week

Forms are available from the ward or by clicking the link below. The completed form should be signed by the ward manager/senior nurse and taken to the car park kiosk in car park P3 of the hospital. The price of these permits is £15.00 per week and they are issued for a maximum of 7 days.

E1 Concessionary Permit – Address

The opening times for the kiosk are: Monday to Friday, 8.00am to 9.00am and 1.00pm to 3.00pm.  (The kiosk is closed Saturdays, Sundays and Bank Holidays).

If you are attending the Richardson Clinic or HODU on a regular basis, you can also obtain monthly permits at the rate of £9.00 per month. If you are a cancer patient attending these areas and need a parking permit, you can obtain your permit by taking your appointment letter straight to the car park kiosk (you do not need to go to the ward beforehand).

Car Parking Contact information

Car parking team contact number – 07827 957417

Email –

AGH Solutions Car Parking Complaints Policy

Car Parking Complaints Policy – PDF.

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. 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 – easy read guide

We have created an easy read guide to help you find your way around the hospital once you arrive.  Please take a look before your visit.

Other locations

Find details of our other hospital and clinic locations, including Castleberg, Skipton Hospital and Settle Health Centre