How to get to Saltaire

A group of cyclists on the canal tow path at Saltaire.

Saltaire is located on the edge of Shipley, part of the Bradford Metropolitan District. Please remember the village is a historic World Heritage Site - it was built before there were so many cars. Please respect Saltaire’s residents by not parking on residential streets, or on pavements. Please use a car park or marked bays near the shops – see Saltaire travel map (PDF, 411 Kb).

The village has superb transport links and is just 15 minutes from Leeds and Bradford by train with major bus routes passing close by.

By foot or cycle

If you live nearby, why not cycle or walk along the beautiful canal which takes you right to the heart of the village and help us to keep carbon emissions as low as possible. There are cycle stands throughout Saltaire – see Saltaire travel map (PDF, 411 Kb).

There is adult cycle training available on the Cycle City Connect adult cycle training web page.

Here is some encouragement for walking on the Cycle City Connect get walking web page.

By public transport

By train

Saltaire railway station is in the heart of the village, directly opposite Salts Mill, with regular trains from Skipton, Bradford Forster Square, Keighley and Leeds.

Use National Rail Enquiries to plan your journey.

Tyne Valley Community Rail Partnership (TVCRP), with support from World Heritage UK, have created a guide to visiting the UK’s World Heritage Sites by sustainable transport. For more information visit TVCRP - World Heritage Sites page.

By bus

Visit First Bus website to discover where you can go in Bradford and West Yorkshire.

Service 678 operates along the A657 Saltaire Road via Shipley.

Services 622, 623, 662 (the Shuttle) and 60 (was the 760) operate along the A650 Keighley/Bradford Road.

Ask the driver for the stop nearest to Victoria Road.

Services 625, 626 and 675 stop at Baildon, on Coach Road and Thompson Lane, which are just a short walk from Roberts Park, which provides easy access to Saltaire village.

Use to find out more.

Advice for employers to encourage their staff to travel to work sustainably is available on the Metro tickets and passes website, with discounts on public transport travel.

By car

The historic design of the village means parking is very limited so if you’re unable to use public transport, please consider sharing cars with friends and family to protect our local community and environment.

Enterprise Car Club – Victoria Road by the station and Exhibition Road car park. Three cars available to hire by the hour for members.

Check out the Clean Air Zone proposed for Bradford in September 2022.

Passenger car owners (not including private hire cars) will not be charged for entering the zone.

HGV, Coaches, buses, LGV, minibuses, Hackney Carriage and Private Hire Vehicles are liable for the charge if they are not compliant with the Clean Air Zone vehicle standard.

Salts Mill have a large free car park for customers accessed via Shipley (not via Victoria Road, Saltaire village). Once on Salts Mill Road continue to the very end until you see the car park (postcode for Satnav BD17 7EF).

There are car parks at Caroline Street, Exhibition Road, behind the Co-op off Bingley Road (pay and display) and at Coach Road. 

There are marked bays in front of shops and businesses on Victoria Road (2 hour limit) and Bingley Road (1 hour limit). 

You can download a map of car parks in the surrounding area (PDF, 143 Kb).

Please respect Saltaire’s residents by not parking on residential streets in the village.

Please don’t park on pavements as it blocks routes for pedestrians, wheelchairs and push chairs; it damages stone paving and kerbs, causing trip hazards, and is very expensive to repair or replace. 

On days when events are happening in Saltaire, it is advisable to park on the outskirts of Saltaire and walk in or use public transport. 

Free sustainable travel support to help businesses go greener

The Travel Plan Network is a free membership scheme for any employer in West Yorkshire who is committed to encouraging their staff to travel to work sustainably.

Benefits include discounted bus and rail travel, support with encouraging active travel such as cycling and walking, support with surveys, car park management and relocation.  They can also signpost to our partners where grants are available to improve cycling facilities and EV charging.

Find out how your business can join more than 530 member organisation across West Yorkshire in helping to improve travel options for your employees.

For more information please visit the Travel Plan Network website or email