Sheffield students on...travelling to Sheffield

I was very excited as I had never been to Sheffield before. We travelled through Leeds and then caught a train here. My first impression of Sheffield was at the train station with the enormous water fountain in the background. It was amazing :)

Paula, MA Landscape Architecture, Malta

Paula, Malta
Adam, Poland

Sheffield is well connected, with multiple bus services and trains. I have visited Manchester, York, Nottingham, London and several other cities and I always have a really good travelling experience. Trains are quick and frequent, making even last minute plans doable.

Adam, BA Architecture, Poland

I almost exclusively travel to Sheffield from Manchester. There are a couple of cheap airlines connecting Manchester to cities in Europe. The train ride from Manchester airport takes about an hour, but I also recommend you take the bus at least once. It is a very scenic (though slightly longer) ride through the peaks.

Magdalena, BA International Relations and Politics, Germany

Magdalena, Germany
Elina, Finland

For EU students getting to go home for holidays is important and Sheffield's great location makes it easy.There is a big airport in Manchester with frequent flights to Helsinki (which is where I am from) and the train ride to the airport takes about an hour. In addition, traveling in the UK is easy and relatively affordable by train. Several big cities are less than two hours away and the train ride to London takes about two hours allowing you to explore the country.

Elina, BA Business Management, Finland

Don't be scared to travel alone - I have met many nice people while traveling so even if you get stuck somehow somewhere there will always be someone to help and direct you.

Polina, BA Journalism Studies, Bulgaria

Polina, Bulgaria
Fanni, Hungary

The easiest way to travel to Sheffield from Europe is to get a flight to Manchester or Liverpool and then take the train to Sheffield. There is a direct train from both airports, which makes the journey highly comfortable. Once you get to Sheffield, you could either take a taxi, or simply walk to the bus interchange (which is right next to the train station) and take the bus to your desired destination.

Fanni, BA Architecture, Hungary

I made my way to Sheffield via plane. I chose the Meet & Greet option, so I was welcomed by friendly faces at Manchester airport that helped me make my way onto the coach which took us to Sheffield and dropped us off nearly at the front door. The bus was very comfortable so I slept most of the way from the airport to Sheffield - wish I could've stayed up and enjoy more of the Peak District.

Monika, MA Material Culture Studies, Estonia

Monika, Estonia
Carmen, Portugal

The UK has a great transportation system, a train can get you to the capital from Sheffield within 2 hours. I usually travel a lot to Liverpool and one way can cost me as little as £5 by train, there's also National Express buses that travel at very cheap costs from one city to another ( have a look at the Give it Go program at University, there's always guided trips to different cities).

Carmen, BA Modern Languages, Portugal

2700 km. That is the distance I travelled from my home town of Bicaz, in Romania, to Sheffield. It was a true Grand Tour across Europe, with my mom behind the wheel of a Fiat Grade Punto, completely filled with luggage. We crossed 7 countries in 4 days, but I must be honest with you, dear reader, the moment we set foot..I mean wheels at Dover, it felt like I arrived home. And Sheffield has truly become my home in the past year, and Sheffield University and the people there, my adoptive family.

Andrei, MEng Aerospace Engineering, Romania

Andrei, Romania