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Are you travelling by train soon? You’ll find what you need for your journey at Halifax train station. Thanks to its central location, it’s easily accessible from all corners of the market town, whether you’re off for a weekend getaway or coming home for the day.

Wherever you’re going, Grand Central Halifax trains take you there in complete comfort. From the moment you hop on board, you’ll find everything you need to make your journey relaxing. There are plenty of onboard facilities for you to choose from and budget-friendly fares.

For more information about Halifax rail station, read on. We bring you a guide to the facilities at the station, along with opening times and information on how to book train tickets. If you can't find the information your looking for, you can head to the National Rail Enquiries website for further information.

Where is Halifax station?

Halifax train station is ideally located for visitors and residents alike. If you’re in town for a show or event at The Piece Hall, you’ll step off the train and be at this captivating Grade I listed venue in under 10 minutes. This location is great for those wanting to make the last train after seeing their favourite artist. 

For those visiting Halifax with children, the station is right next door to Eureka! The National Children’s Museum and at just a three-minute walk away, it’s perfect for little legs. 

It’s also close to the major high street shops and the historic Borough Market, which has been open since 1896. So, if you’re popping into town for some retail therapy or want to visit the main attractions, you can easily get back to the station.    

How do I buy tickets at Halifax station?

There’s a ticket machine available at the station and a counter service Monday to Saturday, so it’s possible to buy tickets on the day you’re travelling. However, if you book ahead, it’s more likely you’ll pick up cheaper tickets for your journey.

When you plan your trip in advance, you’ll be able to choose from a range of great-value tickets for Halifax trains. How much cheaper your rail fare will be and the type of ticket you buy depends on when you’re travelling and how open you can be about departure times.

The three main types of train tickets available to buy for travel from or to Halifax train station – and other locations in the UK – are Advance, Anytime and Off-peak. It’s worth knowing the difference between these so you can decide on the type that will work for you.

Advance tickets are ideal if you have a budget in mind and know the exact time and date you want to travel. Booking these well ahead of your travel date will bag you the best fares.

Should you need some wiggle room, Anytime tickets can be used on any valid train. Want to avoid rush hour? Off-peak train tickets are for you. These tend to be cheaper than Anytime tickets, making it an easy way to save.

Plus, when you book with Grand Central, you can save even more on your Halifax train. Take a look at our offers, such as Group Travel and Multi-buy, and enjoy discounted travel to your next destination.

What are the ticket office opening hours?

If you’re planning on buying your tickets at Halifax train station, the current opening times are: 

Monday to Saturday – 06:30 to 19:00
Sunday – Closed 

Where do I catch my train?

To enter the station, follow the road bridge, which is opposite the end of Horton Street. There are two platforms and these are accessed by a footbridge. There’s also an adjoining lift so you can easily access the platform you need.

What services and facilities are there at Halifax train station?

Halifax Train Station

What are Halifax train station's opening hours?

Halifax station opening hours are:

05:50:00 - 20:00:00
08:15:00 - 19:00:00
05:50:00 - 20:00:00

Ticket office opening hours:

Saturday - 06:30 to 19:00


Halifax station
Horton Street
West Yorkshire


Ticket office opening hours:

Saturday - 06:30 to 19:00

  • NO Waiting room
  • YES Ticket machine
  • YES Toilet
  • YES Impaired Access Staff

Station facilities

  • Accessibility
    • Accessible Public Telephones YES Yes
    • Accessible Taxis No
    • First Class Lounge No
    • Help Points No
    • Impaired Accessible Booking Office Counter No
    • Impared Access Staff YES Yes
    • Impared Access Ticket Gate No
    • Impaired Accessible Ticket Machines YES Yes
    • Induction Loop No
    • Impaired Mobility Set Down YES Yes
    • National Key Toilets YES Yes
    • Ramp for Train Access YES Yes
    • Wheel chairs Available No
    • Impaired Access Helpline Hours Monday - Sunday - open 24h
    • Impaired Access Staff Help Hours Saturday - 06:40 to 20:30
      Sunday - 09:40 to 17:00
    • Accessible Taxis

      You can pre arrange an accessible taxi by calling customer experience Tel: 08002006060

    • Accesible Ticket Machine

      Accepts Cash & Cards

    • Booking Office Counter

      staff will come out of the office to assist

    • Customer Help Point none
    • Helpline YES Yes
    • Helpline Contact Details

      0800 138 5560 text relay 18001 0800 138 5560

    • Helpline Contact URL
    • Impared Mobility Set Down

      No designated area is provided. The station front may be used for set down purposes.

    • Step Free Access
      • Category A Station
      • Scooter Friendly Station

      Lift access to platforms

      To find our more about travelling around this station, please see the 360 map click here

      Coverage: whole Station
    • Step Free Access Coverage Whole Station
  • Alternative Station Code
    • National Location Code HFX
    • Sixteen Character Name HALIFAX.
  • Baggage Services
    • Left Luggage: Available No
    • Left Luggage: URL
  • Bus information
    • Bus Service: Availability YES Yes
    • Bus Service: Note Busline 0871 200 2233
  • Cycle Storage
    • Availability YES Yes
    • Closed Circuit TV YES Yes
    • Cycle Hire: Note ( Only £3.80 per 24 hours (10 Bike & Go bicycles) Expected 2013
    • Location

      adjacent to booking office

    • Note

      3 cycle lockers and 16 cycle stands

    • Sheltered YES Yes
    • Spaces 19
    • Type
  • Dining and Shopping
    • Dining & Shopping: Shops No
    • Dining & Shopping: Station Buffet YES Yes
  • Other amenities
    • Tourist Information Office No
    • Waiting Room No
    • Waiting Room Open Note

      Closed until further notice

  • Other transportation
    • Cycle Hire YES Yes
    • Rail Replacement Services

      Pick Up / Drop Off at bus stops on Horton Street. (200 yards from the Station)

  • Phones, Internet & Wi-fi
    • Station Amenities: Telephone YES Yes
    • Web Kiosk: Available No
    • Station Amenities: Wi-Fi Find WiFi Hotspots around Halifax station ( )
    • Telephone: Usage Type Cards And Coins
  • Parking
    • Car Parking Details Email: [email protected]
      Phone number: 0800 200 6060

      Operator Name: Northern
      Name: Station Car Park
      Spaces: 32
      Free: true
      Number Accessible Spaces: 4
      Accessible Car Park Equipment: Yes
      Cctv: No
      Monday - Friday - open 24h
      Saturday - open 24h
      Sunday - open 24h
  • Rental Car
    • Availability No
  • Restrooms
    • Toilets YES Yes
    • Baby Change No
    • Toilets Note

      The toilets are open during station opening hours. The National key toilets are operated by a RADAR key. The nearest public toilets are a 5 minute walk from the station.

  • Station Location & Directions
    • Latitude 53.72043967
    • Longitude -1.854488705
  • Station Hours
    • Station Hours

      05:50:00 - 20:00:00
      08:15:00 - 19:00:00
      05:50:00 - 20:00:00

  • Station Information
    • ATM No
    • Baby Change No
    • Bureau De Change No
    • Lost Property YES Yes
    • Post Box No
    • Shops No
    • Seated Area YES Yes
    • Station Buffet YES Yes
    • Showers No
    • Trolley No
    • Wifi No
    • Waiting Room No
    • Lost Property Phone number: 08002006060
    • Lost Property: URL
    • Lost Property Number 8002006060
    • Staffing Level YES Yes
  • Subway/transit
    • Metro: Availability YES Yes
    • Metro: Note WYPTE 0113 245 7676
  • Ticketing Hours
    • Ticket Office Hours Sunday
      Saturday - 06:30 to 19:00
  • Ticketing Services & Information
    • Oyster Pre-Pay No
    • Pre-Purchase Collection YES Yes
    • Ticket Machine YES Yes
    • Customer Service Note  Outside ticket hall
    • Penalty Fares NT
    • Smartcard Notes Smartcard Issued: Yes
      Smartcard Validator: No

      More information at

  • Taxi Information
    • Availability YES Yes
    • Note Taxi rank at the entrance of the station

Where can I park?

There’s a free car park at Halifax train station with 32 spaces available, four of which are accessible. There are also 19 cycle storage spaces and a drop-off and pick-up area. 

Travelling from Halifax station with Grand Central 

What facilities are on board Grand Central trains?

For an enjoyable train journey, choose what you need from our onboard facilities. On your Halifax train, you can take your pick from the selection of refreshments available from our onboard menu. There are hot and cold drinks, snacks and sandwiches to choose from. 

Save your mobile data and make the most of the free Wi-Fi that’s available throughout the carriages. You can catch up on your emails, do some work or relax to some music on your journey.  

If you’d like to stretch out, there are large reclining seats and plenty of legroom on offer when you take a seat in First Class. Here, you can tuck into complimentary snacks and unwind.  

How do I find Grand Central services at Halifax rail station?

If you’re searching for Grand Central Halifax trains, you can use our journey planner to find the service you need. Just look out for the logo. This is the easiest way to spot our trains when planning your trip. When you’ve found the one you want, you can complete the booking process.

After you’ve selected the time and fare that suits you, you’ll be asked how you want to receive your tickets. You can collect them from the machine at the station – they’ll be ready and waiting for you on the day you’ll be travelling. Alternatively, we can send them to you by e-ticket or post.

You’ll then be asked to reserve a seat. Seat reservations are needed on all our trains, so be sure to complete this step.

Next, hit the ‘Continue’ button and double-check your journey details. If you’re happy with your booking, you’ll be asked to pay. Follow the instructions and you’ll be booked on your Halifax train.

Halifax train station FAQs

How often do trains run from Halifax station?

Trains arrive at and depart Halifax station most days. However, check before you travel as there may be reduced services during bank holidays and weekends. To keep up to date with the latest arrivals and departures, download our train timetables to take with you. 

Are there toilets at Halifax train station?

The toilets are open during Halifax train station’s opening hours. There are National Key toilets and these are operated by a RADAR key. The nearest public toilets are a five-minute walk from the station.

How accessible is Halifax station?

Staff are on hand to assist passengers and impaired access ticket machines are also available. Lifts provide access to the platforms and ramps are available for train access. National Key toilets are also onsite. 

Feel free to phone ahead on 0800 138 5560 (text relay 18001 0800 138 5560) for any specific access requirements.

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