Rail travel in and around Huddersfield
More than 100 stations can be reached from Huddersfield in under an hour. Virtually all destinations have at least an hourly service during weekday daytime. As at May 2021, there are 4 trains per hour to Leeds and Manchester, 2 to York and 1 to Manchester Airport.
There will only be one through train a day to Scarborough on weekdays in Summer 2021, but passengers will be able to change to an hourly service from York.
If travelling by
Huddersfield - Brighouse - Halifax - Low Moor - Bradford Interchange
and where to change for journeys from Huddersfield to
Sowerby Bridge - Mytholmroyd - Hebden Bridge - Todmorden - Walsden
Huddersfield - Deighton - Mirfield - Ravensthorpe - Dewsbury - Batley - Morley - Cottingley - Leeds
Huddersfield - Deighton - Mirfield - Wakefield Kirkgate - Normanton - Castleford
Rail operators running trains from Huddersfield are Transpennine Express, run by First, and Northern, which since March 2020 has been operated by Northern Trains Ltd, run by the UK Department for Transport.
Typical journey timesComparison of typical weekday journey times from and to Huddersfield.
|Times in minutes|
Italics - involves a change
|Dec - May 2020 |||May - Dec 2019 |||Dec - May 2019 |||before May 2018|
|Brighouse||10-13||10-21 !||9-20 !||14|
|Halifax||22-23||21-33 !||20-34 !||24|
|Bradford Interchange||36-||36-47 !||35-48 !||42|
|Wakefield (Westgate)||49-||49-53 *DD L||53 *DD L||38|
|Liverpool (Lime Street)||67-71||68-71||65-89|
|Warrington (Central)||80 *DD M||79-85 *DD M||80-84 *DD M||59|
*DD - Direct service discontinued.
! - Timetable amendmends by Northern in 2019 created a large discrepancy between improved outbound and much worsened inbound journey times.
#MV - Oldham is no longer on the national rail network as its railways were replaced with a slower tram system. However, this time can be achieved by travelling by train to Manchester Victoria then tram to Oldham. This journey is marginally quicker than bus (79 mins) and considerably quicker than the route in National Rail journey planners of train from Huddersfield to Manchester Victoria, train from there to Rochdale then tram to Oldham.
L - Now involves change at Leeds to ensure fastest arrival at Wakefield Westgate by train.
M - Now involves change at Manchester Piccadilly. Warrington Bank Quay can also be reached via Manchester Oxford Road in 79 minutes or via Manchester Victoria in 75 minutes, depending on departure time from Huddersfield.
Please check timetables or with rail operators for full and up-to-date details. This travel study is provided for general guidance.
Useful web linksThe website of West Yorkshire passenger transport authority Metro offers live departure information for all stations and for bus stops in West Yorkshire together with timetables. National Rail offers a journey planner and live station departure and arrival information across the country.
Metro West Yorkshire passenger transport authority Metro's website (external link).
National Rail National Rail Enquiries and journey planner (external link).