Marsden Jazz Festival
Jazz In The Yorkshire Pennines
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Getting Here

Marsden is a thriving Pennine stone-built village set amongst stunning moorland scenery, near Huddersfield.

A frequent train service runs to Manchester, Leeds and beyond, and the M62 motorway is just far enough away not to be heard. The A62 Huddersfield to Manchester road runs through the village and for those who prefer a slower pace, so does the restored Huddersfield Narrow Canal.


You can walk to most venues but, if you prefer, you can get around the festival on the free Jazz Bus. This will
operate a regular half hourly service to all main venues
Friday 19.05 – 23.05
Saturday 10.05 – 23.05
Sunday 10.05 – 18.05

Jazz Bus Services at the Festival

Free jazz bus services to outlying venues


  • The Carriage House
  • British Legion Club (New Stream venue)
  • Marsden Cricket Club
  • Standedge Tunnel Visitor Centre
  • Health Centre, Victoria Road
    for the Parochial Hall and The Nook
    (new venue)

Service operated for Marsden Jazz Festival by South Pennine Community Transport.


Marsden is just off the A62, about 7 miles west of Huddersfield and 11 miles east of Oldham. Set your sat nav to HD7 6BW to find us, or use the Google Maps link below:

Marsden on Google Maps


Marsden is on the main rail route between Manchester and Leeds.

An hourly train service runs between Manchester Victoria and Huddersfield with connections to Leeds and beyond. Late stopping services run in both directions.

To Marsden from Huddersfield: 15 minutes past the hour – takes just 13 minutes
To Marsden from Manchester Victoria:
Friday & Saturday: 57 minutes past the hour
Sunday (pm): 13 minutes past the hour

To Huddersfield from Marsden
Friday and Saturday: 29 minutes past the hour; last train at 23.32
Sunday: 45 minutes past the hour; last train at 22:28
To Leeds (from Huddersfield) Friday and Saturday late trains: 23.52 & 00.21

To Mossley, Greenfield, Stalybridge, Manchester Victoria from Marsden
Friday and Saturday: 28 minutes past the hour; last train at 23.10 (Friday) 23.19 (Saturday)
Sunday (pm): at 28 minutes past the hour; last train 22:28
To Manchester Piccadilly & Airport (Change at Stalybridge to fast TransPennine Express services)

National Rail Enquiries
Train times for the Huddersfield Line


Frequent services run from Huddersfield bus station (every 10 minutes Friday, Saturday daytime). Return services from Marsden run until after 23.00.

Bus times for Huddersfield to Marsden
Yorkshire Metro Travelcard information

Hourly services by First (184) run westbound (Friday and Saturday until 20.00) to the Carriage House (venue), Saddleworth, Oldham and Manchester.

Bus times from Uppermill, Oldham & Manchester Piccadilly
Bus fares for First 184 from Greater Manchester to Marsden & Huddersfield