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Cheap Train Tickets to Wakefield

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"Wakefield is a city in West Yorkshire, England. It's home to the Hepworth Gallery and the National Mining Museum for England. It's also a transport hub and an alternative base for visiting Leeds or York. The name “Wakefield” also refers to the metropolitan district, which includes several smaller towns plus rural areas.” WikiVoyage

Tip 1 Buying in advance helps to make savings on train tickets
One way to find cheaper train tickets to Wakefield is to book as far ahead as possible, instead of waiting until just before you travel. Rail companies usually release advance tickets 12 weeks before departure. They often sell out quickly, so don't miss out. If there are any remaining, you can purchase them up to 1 hour before your train leaves.
Tip 2 Say no to fees
At Split My Fare we don't charge a booking fee on your tickets, unlike some other retailers who charge these each time you travel. You won't pay more for using your credit card either, and we only charge you a small 10% of any savings we make by splitting your fare. No split = no charge.
Tip 3 Refunds are available
If your train to Wakefield is delayed, you can apply for a full or partial refund through the Delay Repay scheme. Check the policy of the train company you have travelled with, to determine what refund you can get. Companies have different restrictions on the length of delay they will provide refunds for, with some, you may get a refund for any delay over 15 minutes. You can claim your compensation from the train operating company directly.

Wakefield is located in England's heart and known as the centre of the UK's communications network, offering unrivalled transport links. During the Middle Ages, it was a large market town and a centre for wool trading, thanks to its position on the River Calder, with an inland port. Nowadays, the city has plenty to offer its visitors. With a rich industrial heritage, visitors can explore the National Coal Mining Museum, or you can take in the city's lively nightlife.

Tip 4 Busier routes are more expensive
Demand determines the price of train tickets, so busier routes are more expensive. Cheaper train tickets to Wakefield usually are found by travelling on off-peak trains and avoiding travel at weekends and during popular holiday times.
Tip 5 Group trips can be even cheaper
If you're visiting Wakefield with friends or work colleagues and want to buy cheap train tickets, you can do this by booking together. When a group of 3-9 passengers travel on the same off-peak train, a groupsave discount can be made. We will automatically apply this discount when you book with Split My Fare. Giving out paper tickets to your group can be a hassle, so it worth choosing to receive e-Tickets and forwarding these to everyone in the group instead.
Tip 6 Compare different types of tickets
A great way of saving money is to compare the price of single and return fares. You may think that booking a return ticket will be cheaper if you're going back to the place you departed from, but this might not be the case, two single tickets can often cost less.
Tip 7 Taking a less direct train can save you money
You might be looking for the quickest way of reaching Wakefield if so we have a Fastest Train option on our website which will show you only these trains. If you are willing to take longer to reach your destination, we automatically show you slower trains when they get you a cheaper train fare.

On the East Coast Mainline, Westgate railway station is the largest station in Wakefield; the city has another railway station, Kirkgate Station. You can quickly reach Wakefield from Leeds, Sheffield and Barnsley. The easiest way to get around is to take the local bus services; there’s a Free City Bus provided by the Council that runs within the city centre.

Tip 8 Standard fares aren't always cheapest
An unexpected tip is to check the price of first-class tickets for your journey. With fluctuating demand, first-class fare can sometimes be similar or even cheaper than a standard fare. You get the added benefit of first-class facilities on your trip, sitting in bigger seats and having food and drinks available for free.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is Wakefield a town or city?

Wakefield is a city with its own Cathedral and has a population of 345,038.

Where in the UK is Wakefield?

Wakefield is in North Yorkshire, just south of Leeds.