Goole is situated in the county of East Yorkshire, England, UK, approximately in the centre of a triangle formed by linking the cities of York, Hull and Doncaster. It is in a location well served by motorway, road, rail, inland waterway and overseas shipping links.
The M62 Motorway passes by Goole providing easy access to the UK motorway network. Hull is a 30 minute drive away which itself has ferry links to the continent, Zeebrugge in Belgium and Rotterdam in Holland. Doncaster is roughly 25 minutes away and Leeds 45 minutes.
The main road into the town centre is called Boothferry Road. It was originally a through road for traffic, But in recent years underwent a programme of redevelopment. The now pedestrianised town centre, has greatly improved shopping for visitors and residents. As a result many new businesses have been attracted to the town. Parking is free in most of the town, however, in Wesley square a charge is made (First 30 minutes free, at the time of writing).
Goole Town Centre
Goole is also a busy working Port with shipping Links to mainland Europe and the rest of the world. The docks handle large amounts of cargo both import and export. Cars, timber and grain are three of the major imports.
A canal network is also used to transport goods from the port further inland.
A railway connection with direct trains to Hull, Doncaster and Leeds serves the town well.
Bus Links also connect the town to the major local cities of Leeds, Doncaster, Hull and the nearby towns of Howden and Selby.
The nearest commercial airport is Robin Hood airport which is about 30 minutes away, closely followed by Humberside Airport which is approximately 45 minutes by road. The next nearest is Leeds Bradford Airport which takes about 1 hour to travel to by road.