'Sources of Identity' Conference - Travel to Sheffield

Airports

The closest international airports are Manchester and Leeds-Bradford, both of which are well connected to Sheffield by train; the journey takes about 1hr once you've got from the airport train station to the city train station. East Midlands Airport is also about an hour away by train; the nearest station is 5 miles from the airport (East Midlands Parkway) and you have to take a taxi to get there. London also has a regular direct train to Sheffield but it's much further away, about 2.5hrs from St Pancras station, plus it could easily take 2 hrs to get from any of the London airports to St Pancras.

Trains

Find UK train info and book tickets at www.nationalrail.co.uk. Tickets are almost always cheaper when booked in advance, sometimes a great deal cheaper, and you can opt to pick them up at the station of departure from the 'Fastticket' machine using the payment card and a reference number.

Travel within Sheffield

The train station in Sheffield is about a 20-25 min walk from the conference venue, mostly uphill. You can also catch a tram from the back of the train station that does a loop of the city centre.

Find further travel info on the university’s visitor web pages http://www.sheffield.ac.uk/visitors/mapsandtravel.