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

Coach

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

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.

Taxi

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

Most airport’s 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

Coach/bus

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.

  • Cost: from £11.50
  • Travel time: 2-4hr

Times and prices can be found on the website below.

Taxi

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

  • Cost: £60-90
  • Travel time: 1-2hrs

The below companies operate taxi services from Manchester airport:

Train

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

  • Cost: around £20
  • Travel time: 1.5hr

Times and prices can be found on the website below.

From Doncaster Airport

Bus

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. 60min
Taxi
  • Cost: around £50
  • Travel time: 40mins-1hr

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

Train

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

  • Cost: £3-6
  • Travel time: 20-40mins

Please see the website below for further information.

From Heathrow Airport

Plane

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

Coach

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

  • Cost: £25-£55
  • Travel time: 5-7.5hrs

Times and prices can be found on the page below.

Train

Take the underground to London Kings Cross/St Pancras from the Heathrow Airport underground station.
You can then get a train direct to Sheffield from London Kings Cross/St Pancras station.

  • Cost: varies
  • Travel time: 2-3hrs

Please visit the website below for times and prices.

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

Plane

Shuttle flights to Manchester Airport depart from the North Terminal.

Coach

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

  • Cost: £30-60
  • Travel time: 6.5-7hrs
Train

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.

  • Cost: varied
  • Travel time: 3-4hrs

Please visit the page below for times and prices.