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
Travelling to Bingley - Road, rail and 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
BD16 2NA

Crossflatts railway station

Keighley Road
West Yorkshire
BD16 2RZ

Approximate off peak journey times by rail:

Trains to Bingley Travelling Time Change
London 2 hours 40 minutes 1 change
Manchester 1 hour 20 minutes 1 change
Carlisle 2 hours 20 minutes  No change
York 1 hour  1 change
Sheffield 1 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 Bingley Travelling time Change
Leeds 18 minutes No change
Bradford 15 minutes No change
Skipton 20 minutes No change
Shipley 6 minutes No change
Saltaire 4 minutes No change
Keighley 6 minutes No change
Ilkley 45 minutes 1 change
Baildon 20 minutes 1 change
Burley-in-Wharfedale 35 minutes 1 change

In bold are other local Walkers are Welcome towns!

Panoramic view of Bingley Train station from top of steps on Park Road
View of Bingley Train Station from top of the steps
Airedale Train Line
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 Bingley Travelling time Change
Harden 6 minutes No change
Wilsden 12 minutes No change
Cottingley 6 minutes No change
Cullingworth 30 minutes No change
Riddlesden 7 minutes No change
Eldwick 9 minutes No change
East Morton 8 minutes No change
Sandy Lane 15 minutes No 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

Bingley bus route map
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

Canal & River Trust Bingley 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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