Travelling to Sheffield from the airport

How to travel to Sheffield from various UK airports.


For information about travelling to Sheffield by car, train, bus and bicycle please visit the page below.

Meet and Greet service

If you arrive into Manchester Airport during the main arrivals period in September, you may be able to use our Meet and Greet service to transport you from the airport to Sheffield.

Please visit the page below for more information.

Public transport


You can check coach timetables and ticket prices for the UK’s two main coach companies via the links below.

Coaches will arrive into Sheffield Travel Interchange, which is a few minutes’ walk from Sheffield train station. You can either get a taxi from the Interchange or the train station.

Taxi price to most University buildings and accommodation will cost less than £10.


Train times and ticket costs for the various train companies in the UK can be found on the website below.

Sheffield train station is in the city centre, and you can get a tram, bus or taxi from there to your final destination.


Taxis provide direct transportation to your end destination but will be more expensive than travelling by train or coach.

Most airports' websites will have information about taxi companies you can book. Make sure you confirm the fare when booking and before the start of your journey.

Taxi drivers outside of Sheffield will not know the local area, so ensure you have a postcode for your final destination and a University location map.

From Manchester airport


There is a dedicated coach stop within the bus station serving Terminals 1 and 2.
A National Express bus (route number NX350) departs for Sheffield every few hours during the day.

Times and prices can be found on the website below.

Cost: from £11.50

Travel time: 2-4 hours


We suggest booking a taxi in advance instead of using the black taxis that wait at the airport as these are more expensive.

The below companies operate taxi services from Manchester airport:

Cost: £60-90

Travel time: 1-2 hours


Manchester Airport has its own train station easily reached from all terminals. Direct trains to Sheffield depart regularly during the day.

Times and prices can be found on the website below.

Cost: around £20

Travel time: 1.5 hours

From Doncaster Airport


You can get the bus to Sheffield Interchange from Terminal Stand 1 at Doncaster Airport. For more information visit the page below:

Cost: approx. £6

Travel time: approx.1 hour


Please visit the website below for taxi information from Doncaster Airport.

Cost: around £50

Travel time: 40 mins -1 hour


You can get to Doncaster train station from the airport by taxi or bus. From there, you can get a direct train to Sheffield.

Please see the website below for further information.

Cost: £3-6

Travel time: 20-40 mins

From Heathrow Airport


Shuttle flights to Manchester airport depart from Terminal One. For more information please visit the website below.


National Express coaches to Sheffield depart from Heathrow’s central bus station.

Times and prices can be found on the page below.

Cost: £25-£55

Travel time: 5-7.5 hours


Take the underground (which is commonly referred to as ‘the Tube’) to London Kings Cross/St Pancras by travelling on the Piccadilly line from the Heathrow Airport underground station. London Kings Cross and St Pancras are two separate train stations which are very close to each other so share one underground station.

You can then get a train to Sheffield from London Kings Cross or St Pancras station. You can travel directly (without changing trains) to Sheffield in about 2 hours from St Pancras. You can also travel to Sheffield from London Kings Cross but you will need to change trains at Doncaster - most of these services take just over two hours.

We highly recommend booking train tickets in advance as they can be expensive if you purchase them on the day of travel.

Cost: varies

Travel time: 2-3 hours

Bus and underground

The central bus station and the underground station are clearly signposted from the arrivals hall. For more information visit the website below.

From Gatwick Airport


Shuttle flights to Manchester Airport depart from the North Terminal.


National Express buses direct to Sheffield depart from Gatwick’s North and South Terminals.

Cost: £30-60

Travel time: 6.5-7 hours


You can get the train from Gatwick Airport train station to Sheffield, but the journey is not direct and you will have to change at least once.

Please visit the page below for times and prices.

Cost: varied

Travel time: 3-4 hours

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