Getting here

Barnsley is centrally located, halfway between Sheffield and Leeds. Manchester is to the west, across the beautiful Peak District national park, and Doncaster is to the east of the borough.

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Barnsley is well connected by frequent bus and rail services. Barnsley Interchange on Eldon Street North, next to the new market, offers easy access to town centre attractions and connections across the region.

To plan your journey by public transport, visit Travel South Yorkshire.


Barnsley is easy to get to from several major road routes. The M1 (J36, J37 or J38) provides the most direct access to the town centre.


There's a range of free and pay-and-display parking in Barnsley. For more information, visit our parking page.


Barnsley is perfectly placed for access to local and national cycle networks. The Trans Pennine Trail crosses the borough, providing traffic-free paths and easy connections across the region. 

For more details, see our cycle route information.


For information about airports easily accessible from Barnsley, visit Travel South Yorkshire.