Location and Transport

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View of Otley from West Chevin


Otley is a market town located in the Wharfedale valley 13 miles north-west of Leeds City Centre.

Otley Map

Otley Map


  • From Skipton and Ilkley follow the signs to Otley via the A65, joining the A660 at Burley-in-Wharfedale.
  • From Leeds follow signs to Otley via the A660
  • From Bradford follow the signs to Otley via the A6038
  • From Harrogate follow signs to Otley via the A658, joining the A659 in Pool-in-Wharfedale.

Car Parking

Car parking is available in the Town Centre and is sign posted see Otley Town Map.


Otley Bus Station

Bus Routes

There are regular bus services from Leeds, Bradford and Harrogate.

X84 Leeds Bus Station – Skipton Bus Station Via Bramhope – Otley – Burley – Ilkley – Addingham
33 & 33A Leeds – Otley ( Green Line ), via Kirkstall – Horsforth – Westfield – Guiseley – Menston –
33A: Leeds – Otley ( Green Line ) via Kirkstall – Horsforth – Yeadon – Guiseley – Menston – Kirkstall
965 Otley – Weston Circular Via Weston – Wharfedale Hospital – Newall
940 Holt Park Wharfedale Hospital Circular
962 Otley – Ben Rhydding – Ilkley
964 Otley – Cambridge Estate
965 Otley – Weston – Newall
967 Menston – Otley – Pool – Leeds – Bradford airport
X52 Harrogate – Otley – Ilkley
X53 Harrogate – Otley – Guiseley
650 Shipley – Baildon – Esholt – Otley
653 Bradford – Shipley – Otley
Flying – Leeds & Bradford Airport

Otley is located 10 minutes from Leeds and Bradford Airport by car / taxi and there is a regular bus service in to Otley.


Menston train station is 10 minutes away by bus. Catch the train from Leeds to Menston then the bus from Menston to Otley.

Menston to Leeds Train Timetable

DalesBus Service

The Sunday and Bank Holiday DalesBus network is managed by Dales and Bowland Community Interest Company, a small social enterprise established by the Yorkshire Dales Society and Friends of DalesBus in 2007 and run by 9 unpaid volunteers.

The DalesBus website http://www.dalesbus.org provides travel informaton for the Yorkshire Dales, with details of bus and  train services plus latest updates and links to other websites of interest to visitors.

Winter and Summer Metro DalesBus Timetables