Travel from Leeds to Wakefield in comfort with CrossCountry and take advantage of booking Advance tickets on journeys up to 15 minutes before their scheduled departure time.
Speed from Leeds to Wakefield in just over 10 minutes with CrossCountry, and arrive into Wakefield Station before you know it! This quick and easy journey is comfortable and convenient in a CrossCountry train.
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Travelling to Wakefield
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Travelling from Leeds to Wakefield
Known as the “merry city” in Medieval times, Wakefield remains a thriving place to visit to this day. Large scale regeneration projects in recent years have brought a modern vibrant feel to the city, although the beautiful neoclassical buildings which scatter the city speak to its rich past.
Are there direct trains from Leeds to Wakefield?
Yes, CrossCountry trains can take you short distance between Leeds and Wakefield with no need to change.
What amenities are available onboard trains from Leeds to Wakefield?
Even on such a short journey you can make most of our comfortable seating, charge points for devices and ample luggage storage space. If you want to grab a quick snack an at-seat service is available onboard. For a little more leg space, you could consider upgrading to First Class.
Does Wakefield Westgate Station have step-free access?
Yes, step-free access is available throughout Wakefield Westgate Station. Ramps are also available for train access, as is assistance reaching platforms. Accessible ticket machines and ticket office counters can also be found at the station.
How far is the city centre?
Wakefield Westgate is conveniently located a short walk from many local shops, restaurants and museums.
Does the station have family areas?
If visiting Wakefield station with young children, baby changing facilities are available. We also recommend making use of the waiting rooms while spending time at the station with children.
For more information about Wakefield Westgate Station, check out our station guide.
Once you have arrived in Wakefield
Onward travel: Buses & Taxis
If you have an onward journey on reaching Wakefield, you will find there is an extensive bus network operated by Arriva which connects the city and the wider area. Those travelling within Wakefield may choose to use the freecitybus, which is a complimentary service in the city. If you prefer to travel by cab, a taxi rank is also available at the station.
Wakefield is a great place to go shopping, whether you’re looking for your high street favourites, or something more unique, the city has plenty to offer. The bright, modern Trinity Walk offers a perfect retail experience. Alternatively, the Ridings Shopping centre houses many well-known brands. If you’re looking for something different, the new Wakefield Waterfront is home to independent shops and cafés.
Wakefield is perhaps best known as the home of Barbara Hepworth and Henry Moore, whose famous sculptures can be found across the world. The Hepworth Wakefield art gallery has many examples of her work, as well as other exciting shows. For those who wish to travel further, the Yorkshire Sculpture Park is just a short distance from the city centre and is also a great place to explore, particularly with children. Visitors with a sweet tooth might be interested to learn that Wakefield is part of the Rhubarb Triangle, so after a long day exploring, it’s worth seeking out some of the delicious and refreshing fruit.