The town and surrounding area, situated in verdant Airedale, has two rail stations (Bingley and Crossflatts), good bus links and is very accessible by car with plenty of car parks and parking space in the centre. And for the very adventurous, you can even access via the Leeds and Liverpool canal! So travelling to Bingley shouldn’t be too complicated.

Table of Content – Travelling to Bingley

  1. By Train – Bingley and Crossflatts Rail Stations
  2. By Bus
  3. By Car – inc. in-town parking
  4. By Boat – On the Canal
Which means of transport will you choose to visit Bingley?

By train

Bingley is located on the Metro Airedale Line between Leeds/Bradford and Skipton making the town very accessible from the major Northern cities. Even London is only a step away! And with its sister railway station Crossflatts you are spoiled for choice.

Train stations addresses

We are often asked for the Crossflatts or Bingley train station postcode so walkers can use it in their phone or satnav to find their location. So here they are:

Bingley railway station

Wellington Street
Bingley
BD16 2NA

Crossflatts railway station

Keighley Road
Crossflatts
Bingley
West Yorkshire
BD16 2RZ

Approximate off peak journey times by rail:

Trains to BingleyTravelling TimeChange
London2 hours 40 minutes1 change
Manchester1 hour 20 minutes1 change
Carlisle2 hours 20 minutes No change
York1 hour 1 change
Sheffield1 hour 30 minutes 1 change

Both Bingley and Crossflatts railway stations are located in Zone 3 of the West Yorkshire Metro Rail network within easy and direct reach of Leeds or Bradford. To see an interactive map of the network, go to the Metro website

Local journey times by rail (approximate)

Trains to BingleyTravelling timeChange
Leeds18 minutesNo change
Bradford15 minutesNo change
Skipton20 minutesNo change
Shipley6 minutesNo change
Saltaire4 minutesNo change
Keighley6 minutesNo change
Ilkley45 minutes1 change
Baildon20 minutes1 change
Burley-in-Wharfedale35 minutes1 change

In bold are other local Walkers are Welcome towns!

View of Bingley Train Station from top of the steps
Bingley is on the Airedale Line

By Bus

The local bus network will help you reach close by neighbourhoods and towns not serviced by train. It’s ideal if you want to do a long walk to or from these places and don’t want to come back all the way on foot. For any buses information, again visit the Metro website.

Local journey times by bus (approximate)

Buses to BingleyTravelling timeChange
Harden6 minutesNo change
Wilsden12 minutesNo change
Cottingley6 minutesNo change
Cullingworth30 minutesNo change
Riddlesden7 minutesNo change
Eldwick9 minutesNo change
East Morton8 minutesNo change
Sandy Lane15 minutesNo change

Main bus routes and timetables

Route No 662 – Keighley to Bradford – Click here for timetable

Route No 760 – Keighley to Leeds – Click here for timetable

Bus routes in and around Bingley

By Car

It is very easy to access Bingley by car especially since the opening of the bypass on the A650 between Bradford and Keighley. There is ample parking in town and below is a map of their location:

For further information about parking in Bingley, please visit the Bradford District Council website.

Note that parking is free on Sunday! Another reason to come and visit us.

On the canal

If you are a boater, you probably already know the famous Bingley Five Rise Locks on the Leeds and Liverpool canal. One of the main tourist attraction in  town, this industrial heritage feature was opened in 1774 and has seen thousands of narrow boats going through its doors ever since. Today the Canal & River Trust is in charge of its maintenance and we highly recommend that you pay a visit to the site. The locks are only 11 miles from Leeds out of the 127 miles to Liverpool.

However the canal is not just for boaters as the towpath is open to anyone and you can walk or cycle at a leisurely pace along it, We recommend that you check our Bingley Five Rise Locks Family Walk  for further information – you can now download an interactive app

Download the Canal & River Trust Bingley Five Rise Locks Interactive App!

And once your rambles are done for the day, settle down in one of Bingley’s cosy, family friendly and welcoming town centre cafes.

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