Getting here

Ripon Community Hospital is located in the centre of Ripon and is about 13 miles north of Harrogate.

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 well-being, free up car parking space and make a positive contribution to the community and the environment.

The Minor Injuries Unit at Ripon Community Hospital is open 8am-9pm, seven days a week. Other options are available if you need treatment outside these hours. Set visiting times are in place for the inpatient ward. Please check these ward times to avoid making a wasted journey.


Ripon is located just a short distance to the west of the A1 and the Hospital is well-signposted in the city. When travelling from Harrogate, take the A61 (which becomes the Ripon bypass). It takes approximately 30 minutes to travel between Harrogate and Ripon (traffic dependent).

Please use our postcode, HG4 2PR, when using a SatNav to get here. There are limited spaces in the car park for those driving to the Hospital.

Get here by road


Although Ripon Community Hospital is very close to the bus station, please be aware that no buses stop directly outside the Hospital.

Leeds (city bus station, stand 23) →Harrogate (bus station, stand 7) → Ripon (bus station, stand 1)

The 36 bus runs between Leeds, Harrogate and Ripon, passing via Harewood and Ripley. The bus uses the main bus station in Ripon which is a seven minute walk from the main entrance of the Hospital.

On Mondays – Saturdays, the buses usually run every 15 minutes whereas on Sundays, the buses usually run every 30 minutes (please note that this may vary depending on the time of day). A journey between Harrogate and Ripon takes approximately 45 minutes and tickets can be purchased online. View a timetable with approximate journey times.

Harrogate (bus station, stand 1) →Knaresborough (bus station, stand 9) → Burton Leonard→ Ripon (bus station)

The 56 bus is a less regular service that mostly runs between Knaresborough, Burton Leonard, and Ripon. Some buses do leave from Harrogate but only at 10.50am and 5.40pm.

On Mondays-Saturdays the buses usually run every two hours (please note that this may vary depending on the time of day). The 56 bus does not run on Sundays. View a timetable with approximate journey times.


Unfortunately there is no train station in Ripon, and so the nearest stations are:

  • Harrogate (12 miles): buses run regularly between Harrogate bus station (located next to Harrogate train station) and Ripon bus station.
  • Thirsk (11 miles)
  • Knaresborough (15 miles)
  • York (27 miles)


It takes approximately 30 minutes to travel by car between Harrogate and Ripon, and a taxi costs approximately £20 either way (traffic dependent).

The local area is served by a variety of different taxi services. These include:


Unfortunately, we do not provide bike racks for patients and visitors at Ripon Community Hospital.


The nearest airport to Ripon Community Hospital is Leeds Bradford, which is 24 miles away. It takes approximately 50 minutes to drive from Leeds Bradford Airport to Ripon Community 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.