THE BULLS continue to spread their eggs across more than one basket going into the Easter period after making it through to the next round of the Challenge Cup.

They are looking forward to a crunch clash with Leeds Rhinos but today they face another West Yorkshire rival when they visit local rivals Halifax with the two clubs tied on 10 points.

For those making the short trip over the hills, we’ve got you covered.

From travel times and routes, to the best boozers - this Bulls away guide will give you everything you need.

Bradford Telegraph and Argus:


Venue: The MBI Shay Stadium

Capacity: 14,061

Address: Shay Syke, Halifax, HX1 2YT

Kick-Off: Good Friday, 3pm


Tickets can be bought from the following address (as well as other items such as coach travel to the game and car parking for home games):

Alternatively you can buy them from the Bulls Team Shop or call this number: 08448 711 490.

There are two options for supporters - the East Stand (seated touchline) and the North Stand (standing) - with slightly different pricing for each.

East Stand:

£20 (plus 50p booking fee) for adults; £15 (plus 38p) for concessions; £11 (plus 28p) for students; and £1 (plus 3p) for juniors.

North Stand:

£17 (plus 43p booking fee) for adults; £12 (plus 30p) for concessions; £9 (plus 23p) for students; and £1 (plus 3p) for juniors.

All tickets bought online must be collected from the Bulls Team Shop or at the Bulls Ticket Collection Point at The MBI Shay Stadium on the day.

Fans can also pay on the gate.


By train:

Bradfordians rejoice, for once you don't have to make your way to Leeds Railway Station to begin your away-day.

It's as simple as getting to Bradford Interchange where you'll want to get the Northern Rail service to Huddersfield.

Once on there, wait around 13 minutes (two stops), before getting off at Halifax Railway Station.

The ground is then half a mile (nine minute walk) from there.

Head out of the station on the Eureka side and turn left onto Church Street.

You'll come to a roundabout where you need to take the first exit onto South Parade, before taking a right at the next roundabout onto Hunger Hill.

It's then your next left, where you'll see the stadium ahead of you.

The trains from the Interchange to Halifax are relatively regular (even on Good Friday which we checked using Trainline) and it costs £3.30 for an adult single.

By car:

This journey typically takes between 25 and 40 minutes, depending on the traffic.

From the centre of Bradford, the quickest route is to aim for Halifax Road (A6036).

Keep on this road and continue as it merges onto Leeds Road (A58).

Follow this briefly before taking the A647 exit towards Queensbury.

Next, turn left onto Charlestown Road (look out for signs for Huddersfield/Manchester/A629/M62).

At the first roundabout take the first exit, then the second exit at the next roundabout.

Continue on Charlestown Road as it turns right and becomes Bank Bottom, then take the third exit onto Church Street at the roundabout.

Then it's onto Alfred Street East, before a quick left onto Square Road and continuing on to Church Street.

At the next two roundabouts continue straight and you'll eventually come onto Shay Syke and then Shaw Hill, where you'll turn right to get into the ground.


There is limited parking at the stadium, but there is some street parking to be had if you arrive early.

In the past, fans have been able to make use of the nearby Hunger Hill Multi Storey Car Park for a £5 fee.

Otherwise it's a case of trying out some of the other car parks in and around the town centre.


To the north of the stadium, in the town centre, there's a number of options (all around a ten minute walk away).

But here’s a selection of what is closest:

Three Pigeons Ale House: The nearest option - only a five minute walk from the ground - and owned by Ossett Brewery. It is listed in the CAMRA Good Beer Guide and tends to have a mixture of both home and away fans.

The Old Post Office Pub: This pub welcomes supporters from all away clubs and opens at 11:45am. Kids are welcome and it's only a 14 minute walk away.

Shears Inn: Down some backstreets, well worth winding your way seven minutes to the south-east of the ground to find this one. There's The Cross Keys just over Hebble Brook.

The Barum Top Inn: The local Wetherspoons in the town centre. Need we say anymore?