Getting to and around Barnsley Hospital
The hospital is divided into four main zones – blue, purple, orange and red - to help make it easier for you to find your way around.
Please be aware we have some construction happening on site right now so some areas in front of our main entrance have been temporarily changed.
We've also produced a map that shows you in which zone all of the hospital’s wards departments are: Barnsley Hospital Ward and Department Guide (PDF).
Hospital volunteers at the main entrance will be able to help guide you to where you need to go, also.
Travelling to the hospital
Barnsley Hospital is located five minutes from junction 37, off the M1 motorway. The roads surrounding the hospital can become busy at peak times. We encourage all our patients and visitors coming by car or bus to ensure you allow extra time, for your journey.
Driving to the hospital
If you drive to the hospital, it is clearly signposted from Barnsley town centre and from the M1 junction.
Travelling via public transport to the hospital
Public transport services are provided by a number of companies in Barnsley (and South Yorkshire as a whole). Check out the South Yorkshire journey planner for more information.
Travelling via bus
Barnsley Hospital is served by a range of bus routes, in and around the borough. From Barnsley Transport Interchange, you can catch a bus or taxi to the hospital, or walk (around 25 minutes by foot).
Travelling via train
There are regular train services to Barnsley Transport Interchange from Huddersfield, Leeds and Sheffield.
By foot from Barnsley town centre
Barnsley Hospital is about a 20-minute walk from the town centre.
- From Town End (Summer Lane) roundabout (adjacent to KFC), follow the sign to Barnsley Hospital (up Summer Lane) and stay on the main road.
- You will see the hospital ahead.
- From the back of the main Council building, walk along Sackville Street on to Gawber Road and keep straight ahead up the hill.
- You will see the hospital on the left after the traffic lights on the crossroad.
If you are choosing to come to hospital by taxi, please ensure you leave plenty of time for your journey in case there is heavy traffic around the hospital.
There are a range of taxi services available in Barnsley. There is a free phone available in the hospital main reception - for a local operator.
Do you have difficulties using public transport?
There are a number of local community schemes operating in the Barnsley area for people who have difficulty using conventional public transport.
If you need wheelchair support or need someone to accompany you, this can also be arranged.
To find out if you are eligible, you will need to register. For more details, please speak to one of the booking centres below:
You may be eligible for Patient Transport to and from Barnsley Hospital. This service is managed by Yorkshire Ambulance.