Getting here, getting about

Sheffield train station by night

A simple Sheffield travel guide

On top of all the other good things about Sheffield, it's an easy place to get to. Get on a train in London and in just a little over two hours you'll be getting off at Sheffield. Sheffield station is in the picture above. Nice, isn't it?

Step off your train, cross the main road, and the bus station is just on your right. Alternatively, walk through to the back of the station and you can hop on a tram.

If you're coming by road it's simple enough too. The Sheffield Parkway will take you from the M1 to the city centre in five or ten minutes. That's avoiding rush hour, obviously – but compared with other big cities Sheffield isn't too bad for traffic congestion.

Transport within Sheffield

One happy consequence of the roads being relatively clear is that it's quite easy to get from one part of town to another. Look out for bus routes with student fares too – you could pay as little as £1 per trip.

The University has its very own stop on Sheffield's Supertram network. This means you can get here from the railway station in less than ten minutes. The trams also link up leisure and shopping venues like Don Valley Bowl, Sheffield Arena, Ice Sheffield, Valley Centertainment and the huge Meadowhall centre. You don't need to purchase your ticket before you board as there is a conductor on every tram. They're a lovely way to travel.

Bus outside Firth Court

One step ahead

Bear in mind, though, that the best mode of transport in Sheffield is very often your feet. Many places you'll want to go to are easily walkable. The University is right in the city centre and so are hundreds of student rooms in our City and Central Campus. Even our student accommodation in Ranmoor and Endcliffe are within walking distance of the University.

Once you're in Sheffield, the only drawback is that it's quite hard to get out of again. Not because of the transport infrastructure – you'll just love it so much that you won't want to leave.

Supertram at the University stop


We'll take you there

If you're coming to see us – for an Open Day, an informal visit, or anything else – you might find these maps and guides helpful for getting about.

  • Campus map with A-Z index
    Large colour diagram setting out every one of the dozens of University sites and buildings around central Sheffield, with a handy A to Z index.
  • A pocket guide to Sheffield: culture, coffee, sport and more (PDF, 5.2MB)
    Our hand-picked, lovingly prepared guide to all our favourite places in Sheffield, from theatres, parks and nightclubs to noodle bars and cake shops.
  • Information for visitors
    This section of the University's website includes more detailed travel advice, FAQs, a guide to campus landmarks, information for people with disabilities and more.
  • Interactive public transport map (Travel South Yorkshire website)
    A handy guide to all the bus and tram stops within walking distance of the University campus, featuring bus services, timetables and live departure information.