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Ilkley station is the terminus of the Wharfedale Line, with services from the West Yorkshire town to neighbouring Bradford and Leeds. The station dates back to 1865, a time when Ilkley and neighbouring Ben Rhydding were growing in popularity as spa towns, which accelerated with the arrival of the railway. The station itself was recently refurbished, and delivers travellers from the train right into the heart of the town, a short walk from many shops, pubs, and the legendary Betty's Tea Rooms. Ilkley remains a popular tourist destination, today, whether for the shops - especially the popular Victorian parades of Grove and Brook Streets - or the surrounding countryside. Ilkley Moor, which looks down upon the town, is home to the famous Cow and Calf rocks, a popular climbing spot, and the town centre is the official starting point for the Dales Way long-distance hiking route to Bowness-in-Windemere in the Lake District.

Station details & facilities

Ticket Office opening hours: part time opening hours
DayOpening Hours
Weekdays06:05 - 18:30
Saturday 07:00 - 18:30
Sunday 09:10 - 16:30
Ticket MachineAvailable
Staff helpUnavailable
Staffing levelFull time
Oyster PrepayUnavailable
Oyster topupUnavailable
Oyster validatorUnavailable
Pre-purchase collectionAvailable
Left LuggageUnavailable
Telephone typesCoins and cards
Station BuffetAvailable
Bureau de ChangeUnavailable
Tourist Information OfficeUnavailable
Baby changeUnavailable
WiFi notes
Web kioskUnavailable
Customer help pointsUnavailable
Carpark opening hours:
DayOpening Hours
WeekdaysOpen 24 hours
Saturday Open 24 hours
Sunday Open 24 hours
Carpark nameStation Car Park
Carpark operatorNorthern Rail
Car parking spaces36
Cycle storageAvailable
Cycle storage spaces30
Sheltered cycle storageAvailable
Cycle storage CCTVAvailable
Cycle storage notes
on Platform 1
Cycle storage notes<span style="font-family: ;" data-sheets-rawvalue="10 cycle lockers and 20 cycle stand parking spaces">10 cycle lockers and 20 cycle stands</span>
Step-free accessWhole station
Step-free access notes
Level access to both platforms.
Ramps for train accessAvailable
Induction LoopAvailable
Accessible ticket machinesAvailable
Accessible Booking Office counterUnavailable
Ilkley station has two platforms, with trains for Bradford Forster Square leaving from platform 1, and trains for Leeds leaving from platform 2. The station has three entrance/exits: one to the car park, one to the bus station, and one via the station buildings to the town centre. Alongside shops and a post office, the station buildings contain a ticket office and a cafe. The car park on Station Road has space for 36 cars and storage for 30 bicycles.

Departures and arrivals from Ilkley

Want to check the latest departures and arrivals into Ilkley station? Find live information for the next trains departing and arriving at the station below.
Departing toTrainTimePlatformStatus
to LeedsNorthern20:102On time
to LeedsNorthern20:401On time
to Bradford Forster SquareNorthern20:512On time
to LeedsNorthern21:102On time
to LeedsNorthern21:371On time
Arriving fromTrainTimePlatformStatus
from Bradford Forster SquareNorthern20:172On time
from LeedsNorthern20:321On time
from Bradford Forster SquareNorthern20:471On time
from LeedsNorthern21:012On time
from LeedsNorthern21:312On time
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