Travel to Sheffield

Sheffield is located in the centre of the UK, at the heart of an excellent national and international transport network.

Air links

Sheffield is in the unique position of lying between five international airports – all within one hour’s travel time.

 

  • Manchester International Airport: 35 miles from Sheffield, the main international gateway outside London can be reached by train in under an hour.
  • East Midlands Airport: 47 miles south of Sheffield, East Midlands Airport  provides a large number of domestic and European flights.
  • Leeds Bradford International Airport: 40 miles north of Sheffield, Leeds Bradford operates flights to the UK and Europe.
  • Robin Hood Doncaster Sheffield Airport: 20 miles north-east of Sheffield with a range of scheduled and charter flights to Europe and North America.
  • Humberside International Airport: 60 miles away, Humberside International Airport offers scheduled flights to Scotland and the Netherlands.

Rail links

Sheffield is easy to get to via train, with direct routes to and from many of Britain’s most important cities:

  • London: Direct trains in just 2 hrs, running every 30 minutes.
  • Manchester: Direct trains in just 50 minutes.
  • Edinburgh: Trains (many direct) in around 3 hrs 30 mins.
  • Birmingham: Direct trains in under 1 hr 30 mins.

Tickets can be booked online in advanced via thetrainline.com (which may be at a discount price depending on how in advance they are booked). Alternatively they can be bought from ticket machines or from the ticket booth in the foyer at the station.

Road links

  • North – South: The M1 runs past Sheffield on its route from London to Leeds. The M1 is just a 15 minute journey from Sheffield city centre.
  • East – West: The M62 travels from coast to coast between Hull in the east and Liverpool in the west, via Leeds and Manchester.

 

National Rail and National Express website provide further information about travel in the UK.

Transport in Sheffield

Public transport

The city of Sheffield are well served by an extensive network of bus and tram services. These are frequent and the most popular choice of transport for local people. Stops are at fixed points and you pay on board.  Information about routes and ticket prices is available on the Supertram website. Travel South Yorkshire provides information about bus routes and fares, along with other public transport links.

Taxis

There are two types of taxis available in Sheffield: Hackney Carriages (also referred to as ‘black cabs’) and Private hire vehicles.  Black cabs can be hailed in the street or found on the street taxi ranks at many locations throughout the city. Cab fares are fixed by the Sheffield City council and the cost of your journey in black cabs is shown on a meter in the front of the vehicle. Private hire vehicles must be pre-booked for any journey and the booking must be made with a recognised and licensed company. Private hire vehicle fares are set by the private hire operator they receive bookings from.