The name is of Saxon origin, meaning "Cyhha's farm or clearing"
Keighley Railway Station has half-hourly services from Leeds (journey time around 30 minutes), which links it to the high-speed national network. It also has frequent trains from Bradford Forster Square (20 minutes) and Skipton (15 minutes), as well as infrequent services from Carlisle, Morecambe and London Kings Cross.
Keighley Bus Station is served by routes to and from many West Yorkshire and East Lancashire towns and cities, as well as some National Express services (including to/from London).
The nearest motorway connections to Keighley are the end of the M606 south of Bradford and the end of the M65 in Colne.
Keighley is 15 miles by road from Leeds Bradford International Airport - the journey is also possible by bus from the airport to Shipley and then continuing to Keighley by train. Manchester International Airport is 60 miles away, from where Keighley can also be reached by rail, changing at Leeds.
Keighley is well-placed for day trips to Haworth, Skipton and Hebden Bridge. There are excellent walks nearby, from an easy stroll along towpath of the Leeds and Liverpool Canal to a more strenuous ramble on the famous Ilkley Moor.