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Looking to explore the very best of Huddersfield? Whatever you’re planning to do in this Yorkshire town you can browse and secure cheap train tickets to Huddersfield with TransPennine Express.
On arriving at (the frankly beautiful) Huddersfield Station (and, if you’re lucky, saying hello to celebrity station cat Felix) there are a couple of bus options for onward travel from both Metro and FirstGroup and also a free bus linking the town to the university. PlusBus is also available for £4 per day.
You’ll find a range of different ways to get cheap train tickets to Huddersfield. If you regularly travel to and from Huddersfield, a season ticket will save you plenty of cash. A 16-25 Railcard can save you up to 1/3 on many of your train journeys, whilst being flexible with your journey and travelling during off-peak times will help you with the price of your ticket.
There are plenty of facilities at Huddersfield train station, including a car park, waiting areas, a first-class lounge, toilets (with accessible toilets and baby change facilities), public Wi-Fi and a ticket office and ticket machines. There’s also a pub at the station (The King’s Head) and cycle storage for up to 54 bikes.
Trains to Huddersfield from Leeds take just 30 minutes and those from Manchester Piccadilly take around 45 minutes. If you’re getting the train to Huddersfield from York it will take you around 45 minutes whereas a journey from Sheffield to Huddersfield will take around an hour and a half, with a quick stop in Leeds.
Trains to and out of Huddersfield train station run regularly. The first train to Leeds from Huddersfield departs at 05:50 and the last leaves at 23:55. You’ll find trains coming into the station and leaving all day in the week between these times.
At just 30 minutes from Leeds and an hour 15 from Hull there are lots of reasons to head to Huddersfield. It’s one of England's biggest towns and has the third highest amount of registered buildings in the whole of the UK. It also has an art gallery that competes with some you’ll find in cities and is home to a very famous feline.
The John Smith's Stadium is a major events hub in Huddersfield - you could end up watching Huddersfield Town in the Championship or a live music concert. For a scenic day out, head to Victoria Tower on Castle Hill, where you can see the town from 900 feet up. Or, you could go for Colne Valley Museum, where you can discover what went on in weavers’ cottages in the 1850s and how it transformed this region.
If you’re eating in Huddersfield you want to be eating at Erics. With a mention in the Michelin Guide, a top 10 spot in the Sunday Times’ guide to Yorkshire and the North East the food here is seriously good. And if Erics isn’t enough, you can also try the chef’s latest venture: Pax Burger, a gourmet burger joint a couple of steps down the street. For a local favourite try Chilli Lounge – just a hop and a skip away from the station.
Just two miles from the station you’ll find the Cedar Court Hotel. A 4-star establishment with a gym, heated pool with children’s area, sauna and steam room. They also offer day passes for non-guests. Just 6 minutes from the station you’ll find the Huddersfield Central Lodge, in the centre of town with easy access to just about everything. The Cambridge Hotel is also central – just a short walk from the John Smith’s Stadium.
There’s plenty of retail fun to be had in Huddersfield and your first stop should be Kingsgate Shopping Centre in the centre of town. It contains all your high street favourites including TK Maxx, Body Shop and more. If you’re looking for something a little more eclectic then make a beeline for Revival Vintage – a great little independent shop where you might finally find that elusive and original Fair Isle jumper. Another little gem is Huddersfield Market, every Saturday it hosts one of the largest second-hand markets in the North.
For more ideas on what to do in Huddersfield, visit Welcome to Yorkshire.
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