Buses Trains and Taxis, On Foot & by Bicycle
Wakefield has two train stations and one bus station. A free city bus travels between these stations and a number of other central places, and is a great way of getting to know the layout of the city.
Free City Bus
Buses – Wakefield Bus Station
The bus station covers mainly West Yorkshire, with many local services, but the main nearby cities you can get to by bus are Leeds, Bradford, Huddersfield and Barnsley. A full list of buses and timetables can be found at the station web site here.
National Coaches and Megabus – You should know that there are two coach services that stop in or near Wakefield. The National Coach stops at Wakefield Bus Station en-route to and from London, while the Megabus stops at Woolley Edge motorway services on the M1 to the south of Wakefield. Both of these can provide a cheaper way of getting to London than by train.
The National Express website is here.
The Megabus website is here.
Wakefield is well served by taxi services. There are many ranks in the centre of town, and at the main train station, Westgate, and plenty of taxi offices. You should have no difficulty in finding a taxi service. This web site aims to find the best 3 taxi firms in Wakefield.
Central Wakefield has many pedestrian precincts (Streets designed for people who will be mainly walking). It is quite a small town area, and has several landmarks such as the cathedral, which make it easy to find your way around.
A bicycle can be a great way of getting around the area, especially during the spring and summer months. Wakefield has many off-road cycle paths which allow you to quickly access the countryside, and get exercise.
Our friends at the Well Project, in Normanton (a small town outside Wakefield) often provide us with bicycles for refugees and asylum seekers.
Wakefield Council have further information about some of the cycle paths on their site here.