Getting out and about

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All University residences are within walking distance
of the Students’ Union and academic buildings. Travelling around Sheffield is really easy – despite a few hills!


Getting around on two wheels couldn’t be simpler here. Cycle storage is available to keep your bike safe if you have one. There are plenty of cycle lanes, paths and routes around the city – Sheffield’s a bike-friendly place. Please note, theft of pedal cycles are not covered under the standard insurance policy unless the optional basic cover is extended:


We don’t recommend bringing a car – Sheffield has great public transport links and everything you’ll need is within walking distance. If you do need to bring your car, there are limited parking places available at Ranmoor/Endcliffe. You just need to pay for a parking permit. There is no parking available at City residences.

Buses and public transport

All University residences and academic buildings have excellent transport links. Special student rates are available on the bus and tram to help you save some money.

Taxis and getting home safe

Your safety is our priority, which is why we have taken special measures to ensure safer travel for Sheffield students.

We’ve partnered with Sheffield City Taxis to make sure you are never stuck anywhere. Our Safe Taxi Scheme means that if you run out of money, you can hand your UCard to a Sheffield City Taxi driver and they will take the card instead of payment. You then collect your UCard and pay your fare within 48 hours at the Students’ Union Box Office.

Vehicles with a protective screen partition are now available on request when booking on the City Taxis app or request over phone 0114 239 39 39.

You also have the option to pay for your journey by card to avoid using cash.

Download the City Taxis app here:

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