Getting to Sheffield

Travelling to Sheffield by train

If you are travelling from London, or on routes operated by East Midlands Railway, you'll find all the timetable and fare information you need on the East Midlands Railway website. If you're travelling to Sheffield for a conference or special event you might find our 'event tickets' a value for money option.

The journey from London is now only 2hrs and 1mins , the service departs London St Pancras International every 30 minutes and is operated by East Midlands Railway with both First and Standard Class seating available.

There are also hourly fast trains from Manchester City Centre and direct services from Manchester International airport.

The mainline station in Sheffield offers an impressive entry to the City, with fast direct links from London St Pancras International departing every 30 minutes from early morning to late at night. Coming in from Europe? The Eurostar link from Paris arrives at London St Pancras International - you can be in Sheffield in just 5 hours after leaving Paris.

Regional travel

Take a look at the special offers from TransPennine Express or at the services provided by Northern Rail as great starting points to planning your visit.

Rail times by city

Edinburgh 4 hours 30 minutes
Manchester 50 minutes
Leeds 43 minutes
London 1 hour 58 minutes
Exeter 3 hours 51 minutes
Nottingham 50 minutes
Birmingham 1 hour 15 minutes
Peterborough 1 hour 30 minutes
Milton Keynes 1 hour 59 minutes
Leicester 53 minutes
Oxford 2 hours 39 minutes
Brighton 3 hours 49 minutes
Southampton 4 hours 3 minutes
Cardiff 3 hours 33 minutes

Fastest journey times
Source, March 2022 

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Travelling to Sheffield by air

With 4 international airports within less than an hour's drive, Sheffield is easy to reach from overseas destinations. 

Manchester Airport is one of the UK's busiest airports, has a regular direct rail service to Sheffield. Robin Hood Doncaster Sheffield Airport is served by a number of European destinations with charter flight routes. Leeds Bradford Airport is also well served by European and long haul destinations. Sheffield can be reached by using a taxi service or bus to Leeds and then train to Sheffield.

Nottingham East Midlands receives routes from European and long haul destinations. Sheffield can be reached by road using a taxi service, or take the airport shuttle to East Midlands Parkway and take the train (operated by East Midlands Railway) to the centre of Sheffield.

To ensure your easy onward journey from your airport of choice, why not book your airport transfer in advance with one of the private hire taxi companies in Sheffield. You can book City Taxis online or call them direct on 0114 239 3939 or travel using UBER

International travellers journey planning

Once you've arrived in the UK, Sheffield is so easy to reach by train, whether you're travelling from North, South, East or West. You can plan your journey using one of a number of travel planning sites including Omio.