Travel to Sheffield

Sheffield is located in the centre of England and well connected by public transport and motorways to most major UK cities.


If travelling from outside the UK, it will probably be most convenient to fly to Manchester. Trains run direct from Manchester Airport (or sometimes with a change at Manchester Piccadilly) to Sheffield station, taking a little over an hour. Leeds-Bradford Airport and East Midlands Airport are also 1-2 hours away by train and/or bus. Flying to one of the London airports may sometimes be cheaper, but the journey from the airport to Sheffield could well take 4-5 hours.


If travelling to the UK by Eurostar, you will arrive at London St Pancras station, where you need only cross to another platform to catch a train to Sheffield. Direct trains from St Pancras to Sheffield are frequent and take a little over two hours. For further information and bookings, visit National Rail Enquiries. 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 minute 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 and brings you very close to the conference venue (take a tram bound for Middlewood or Malin Bridge and alight at West Street). Taxis are always ready and waiting at the station with fares of around £5 to the conference venue and city centre hotels. From other locations, taxis can be booked through City Taxis (tel. 01142 393939).

Find further travel info on the university’s visitor web pages.