Easily accessible

Huddersfield is easy to get to by road (see our maps), rail or air. It is at the heart of the UK close to major motorway and rail links.

By road

The town is close to the M62 transpennine motorway which links Humberside to Merseyside. It isn't far from the M1, A1 and M6 north/south routes.

By rail

Fast, frequent services to Leeds, Manchester Liverpool and Bradford. Links to London via Wakefield and the fast East Coast line.

There are regular trains between Huddersfield and Leeds and Manchester via the Transpennine Express service. A new passenger service runs from Leeds via Bradford, Halifax and Brighouse, making Huddersfield easily accessible by rail from the Calderdale area.

By air

Two airports less than an hour away: - Manchester International Airport - direct motorway and rail links. - Leeds/Bradford. Manchester is the easiest journey.

By sea

The ports of Liverpool and the Humber are less than a two hour drive. Rail links to each port.

Journey times (distance and approximate times for off-peak periods)


Leeds 16 miles/25.75 km 35 mins 25 mins
Manchester 28 miles/45 km 40 mins 38 mins
Sheffield 32 miles/51.5km 50 mins 60 mins
Bradford 12 miles/19 km 30 mins 40 mins
Wakefield 15 miles/24 km 35 mins 40 mins
York 40 miles/64 km 60 mins 54 mins

Manchester International Airport is approximately 58 minutes by rail. For London change at Wakefield - approximate journey time three hours.