National public transport

Sheffield is well connected by intercity rail and a national coach network.

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Due to its central location, Sheffield is very well connected to other cities and regions by rail – London can be reached in two hours, Manchester in 53 minutes and Leeds in 45 minutes.

The city is also served by two coach operators connecting Sheffield to major destinations. Coaches can be caught from Sheffield Interchange or from Meadowhall Interchange which is a short tram, train or bus ride away.

From Sheffield station you can travel directly to the University’s main campus by tram, with journeys taking less than 10 minutes. To do this catch a blue route service from the tram stop at the station towards Malin Bridge. Trams run every 12 minutes.

If you fancy some fresh air it’s a 20 minute walk. Alternatively you can catch one of a number of buses from outside the station or across the road from Sheffield Interchange or you can hop in a taxi which will take around 10 minutes.

Sheffield is also well served by the national coach network and you can catch one from Sheffield Interchange or Meadowhall Interchange.


Regional train travel

Sheffield station is managed by East Midlands Railway who operate the route between Sheffield and London St. Pancras via Chesterfield, Derby and Leicester.

To plan a train journey and order tickets you can use National Rail Enquiries or the websites of individual operators.

Don’t forget that rail users aged between 16 and 25 can get a third off train tickets with a Young Person's Railcard.

From Sheffield station you can catch a direct tram to the University by taking the blue route towards Malin Bridge.


Coach travel

National Express coaches serve Sheffield Interchange, which is located opposite the train station. Students holding a Young Persons' Coachcard can get a third off travel on National Express services.

Megabus and and Flixbus coaches serve Meadowhall Interchange, four miles from Sheffield city centre. From Meadowhall you can catch a tram to the University of Sheffield tram stop by traveling on the yellow route towards Middlewood. Alternatively you can catch a bus or train.

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