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Travel Information to Oldham from Halifax

distanceDistance16 miles
modeAvailable travel modesTrain
priceTicket price range£13 - £13
cheapestCheapest modeTrain • £13 • 44 min
fastestFastest modeTrain • £13 • 44 min

Take a train to travel 16 miles to Oldham from Halifax. Travellers can even take a direct train from Halifax to Oldham.

How to travel from Halifax to Oldham?

You can travel from Halifax to Oldham either by bus or train. Journeys from Halifax to Oldham usually cover a distance of just over 20 miles (32 km). Halifax is located in West Yorkshire while Oldham is situated in the region of Greater Manchester. Oldham is known for its rich history as a historical centre of textile manufacturing, and is enjoyed by visitors for its proximity to both the vibrant city of Manchester and the rolling Pennine Hills. Buses and trains from Halifax to Oldham are especially popular with commuters. Since the towns are close, journey times are usually short. Journeys by bus from Halifax to Oldham take around 2h 15min while train journeys take around 1h 10min. Both trains and buses operate a daily service with several routes per day.

What is the cheapest way to get from Halifax to Oldham?

The cheapest way to get from Halifax to Oldham is by bus. Bus journeys from Halifax to Oldham usually include one stop at Rochdale with a total journey time of around 2h 15min. Buses are usually operated by First buses, who offer cheap tickets from Halifax to Oldham as well as multi-journey passes and concession rates. Concession prices are available for young people under 16 and students. Children under 5 travel free at any time. Customers aged over 65 and passengers who are registered disabled can travel for free during off-peak hours (after 9:30 a.m. Monday - Friday and all day Saturday - Sunday). You can buy single one-way tickets from Halifax to Oldham as well as day passes for use across First bus services.

What is the fastest way to travel from Halifax to Oldham?

The fastest way from Halifax to Oldham is by train and bus via Rochdale. Travel time from Halifax to Oldham by train is around 1h 10min. Trains from Halifax to Rochdale are operated by Northern Rail and usually depart every hour. Trains from Halifax Sation to Rochdale take around 30min. From Rochdale Train Station, walk to Rochdale Interchange where you can take the 408 or 409 bus service towards Ashton-under-Lyne from Rochdale Interchange direct to Oldham Bus Station. Buses usually depart around every 15min. It takes around 10min to walk to Rochdale Interchange and the bus journey to Oldham takes around 30min.

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Trains from Halifax to Oldham

Travelling by train from Halifax to Oldham may be more expensive than by bus, but will shorten your journey time. Train tickets from Halifax to Oldham cost less when reserved in advance. You can also save money on train tickets if you have a concession pass such as a 16-25 or Senior railcard. Trains from Halifax to Oldham are operated by Northern Rail and depart from Halifax Station in the town centre. Trains from Halifax Station to Oldham usually depart hourly, offering you plenty of flexibility on travel plans. The first trains from Halifax to Oldham depart at around 5:45 a.m. and run until about 11:15 p.m. Trains from Halifax to Oldham are frequently used by commuters thanks to the quick journey time. Getting from Halifax to Oldham by train is also particularly useful for cyclists, as trains offer dedicated bike spaces free of charge. While there are no direct trains from Halifax to Oldham, buses are available to take you to your destination. Bus lines 408 and 409 run around every 15min from Rochdale Interchange to Oldham Bus Station.

Train travel from Halifax to Oldham with Northern Rail

Northern Rail offers cheap tickets from Halifax to Oldham. Trains depart regularly and run from very early in the morning until around 11:15 p.m. Bear in mind that the last buses depart at around 9:50 p.m., so trains are a better option if you are travelling late at night. Northern Rail offers Passenger Assist services for customers with reduced mobility. Cyclists can take their bikes on Northern Rail services free of charge. There is no need to reserve a space in advance, but spaces are allocated on a first come, first served basis so it’s best to arrive promptly if you wish to bring your bike with you.

Buses from Halifax to Oldham

Travelling to Oldham from Halifax by bus usually takes around 2h 15min. While the journey time tends to be longer, bus tickets are often considerably cheaper than train tickets. Some passengers like senior citizens and students can also take advantage of concessionary rates. Buses from Halifax to Oldham usually involve a connection at Rochdale Interchange. Buses are operated by First and depart from Halifax Bus Station in the town centre. Buses from Halifax to Oldham run from around 5:30 a.m. until around 9:50 p.m. From Halifax, you can take either the 590 or 587 bus to Rochdale Interchange. Buses usually depart around every half hour and take around 50min. From Rochdale Interchange, you can travel directly to Oldham Bus Station on the 408 or 409 bus. Buses run around every 15min and the journey takes around 30min.

Travelling by bus from Halifax to Oldham with First

First buses offer cheap one-way tickets from Halifax to Oldham as well as discounts for concessions. Buses from Halifax to Oldham are a handy option for those looking to travel on a budget. Buses go via a number of different bus stops in and around Oldham before arriving at Oldham Bus Station, so can be a useful option if you are travelling to a destination further away from the town centre. Buses to Oldham from Halifax depart around every hour, so you can travel when you like.

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Travelling to Oldham by train or bus — travel tips

The town of Oldham has a rich history as one of the former global centres of textile production during the Industrial Revolution. Visitors to the town can find out more about Oldham’s past at Gallery Oldham museum in the town’s cultural quarter. Another popular cultural site is the Coliseum Theatre, which runs a programme of drama, music and dance spectacles throughout the year. You’ll also find plenty of options for shopping, from high street stores to boutiques and the lively Tommyfield Market. If you need a break from the hustle and bustle of city life, Oldham is also a great base from which to explore a number of parks as well as the natural surroundings of the Pennine hills. Alexandra Park is a stone’s throw from the town centre, while Dovestone Reservoir and Tandle Hill country park are a short drive or bus journey away.

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FAQs: Halifax to Oldham

FAQs: Travel to Oldham easily. Whether you want fast, cheap or something entirely different, our travel experts have collected everything you need to know so you can find the best option from Halifax to Oldham.

You can get from Halifax to Oldham by train.

The cheapest way to travel from Halifax to Oldham is a train with an average price of £13.

Travelling by train is also the quickest way from Halifax to Oldham. It takes on average 44 min   to travel this journey.

The distance between Halifax and Oldham is around 16 miles.

The average frequency per day from Halifax to Oldham is:

    However, we recommend checking specific travel dates for your trip from Halifax to Oldham as scheduled services by train can vary by season or day of the week.

    These are the most popular departure and arrival points when travelling from Halifax to Oldham:

    • Most travellers catch their train from Halifax and arrive in Oldham Central.

    Yes, there is a direct route available from Halifax to Oldham:

    • Direct services by train with.

    Direct services tend to save you time and add more convenience in getting you to Oldham as you won't need to transfer at another stop in between, so it's worth paying attention to before booking your tickets between Halifax and Oldham.

    Many of our customers who book a trip from Halifax to Oldham often extend their holiday and travel to other popular destinations like London, Birmingham, Leeds, Liverpool or Taunton. If you’re thinking of adding another destination to your Halifax and Oldham itinerary, let Omio find you the best connections between Oldham and any of these top destinations today!

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