The Trust is actively working on initiatives to encourage patients, staff and visitors to consider safe and sustainable alternatives to car travel through its Active Travel Plan. By reducing car travel, the Plan aims to improve health and wellbeing, free up car parking space and make a positive contribution to the community and the environment.
Our Hospital and its Emergency Department are open 24/7, 365 days a year. However, set visiting times are in place on most of our wards. Check the visiting times to avoid making a wasted journey.
Harrogate is easily accessible from the A1, and the Hospital is well signposted once you enter Harrogate. Please use our postcode, HG2 7SK, when using a SatNav to get here.
For those people dropping off friends and relatives at the Hospital, we have an allocated drop-off bay outside the main entrance. We have a car park for those planning on a longer stay, but spaces are limited and so we ask patients and visitors to consider other travel options where possible.
Several buses serve Harrogate District Hospital on a regular basis. We have bus departure screens detailing local bus times in both the main reception and the Strayside Wing entrance.
Harrogate (bus station, stands 10 & 11) → Starbeck (High Street) → Knaresborough (bus station, stand A)
The 1, 1A, 1B and 1C buses all run between Harrogate, Starbeck and Knaresborough and serve Harrogate District Hospital. The buses use the bus stop at the side of the Hospital on Knaresborough Road, which is a five minute walk from the main entrance of the Hospital.
On Mondays – Saturdays, these buses usually run every 7-8 minutes, whereas on Sundays, the buses usually run every 15 minutes (please note that this may vary depending on the time of day). View the timetable and approximate journey times.
Harrogate (bus station, stand 9) → Wetherby (bus station, stand A) → Leeds (city bus station, stand 24)
The 770 and 771 buses run between Harrogate, Starbeck and Knaresborough, and use the bus stop at the side of the Hospital on Wetherby Road. The bus stop is a five minute walk from the main entrance of the Hospital and a two minute walk from the Sir Robert Ogden Macmillan Centre.
On Mondays – Saturdays these buses usually run twice an hour, whereas on Sundays and bank holidays the buses usually run every hour (please note that this may vary depending on the time of day). View the timetable and approximate journey times.
Harrogate District Hospital is located midway between the three train stations in Harrogate.
The main train station, Harrogate, is a 20 minute walk over the Stray and through town. Trains run regularly to both York (40 mins away) and Leeds (37 mins away). There is a manned ticket desk and a taxi rank immediately outside the main entrance of the station.
Hornbeam Park train station is a 25 minute walk through residential streets. This station is closer for people travelling from Leeds. There is a free car park at Hornbeam Park station, as well as a machine to buy tickets.
Starbeck train station is a 20 minute walk through residential streets. This station is closer for people travelling from York.
There is a taxi rank outside Harrogate train station, and taxis from here to the Hospital cost £7-8 on the meter. Please note that this is an approximate price and will be dependent on traffic.
There is a taxi drop off point immediately outside the main Hospital entrance, and taxis can be ordered from the main entrance of the Hospital.
Local taxi services include:
- Blueline Taxis (01423 530830) – Harrogate-based
- Mainline Taxis (01423 555555) – Harrogate-based
- Airline Taxis (01423 525200) – Harrogate-based
We are committed to reducing our carbon footprint and promoting sustainable travel among staff and patients. We have many cycle storage facilities at Harrogate District Hospital, and we’re working towards building more.
We have secure cycle storage facilities located outside the main entrance of the Hospital. Limited facilities are also available near the Sir Robert Ogden Macmillan Centre.
We also offer regular cycle security marking sessions and cycle security advice to patients, staff and visitors in partnership with North Yorkshire Police colleagues in Harrogate.
The nearest airport to Harrogate District Hospital is Leeds Bradford, which is 14 miles away. It takes approximately 35 minutes to drive from Leeds Bradford Airport to Harrogate District Hospital.
Help and assistance
If you cannot get to the Hospital and think you qualify for assistance from the Ambulance Transport Service, please ring them on 0300 330 2000.