Rail or coach

Information on rail and coach travel to Sheffield from around the country.



Located centrally within the country, Sheffield is at the heart of the UK railway network. Regular services operate between Sheffield and London St. Pancras (at a journey time of just over 2 hours), Birmingham (1.25 hours), with Leeds Manchester and Nottingham all just one hour away.

Rail providers

Cross Country Trains

Trains to and from Aberdeen, Birmingham, Bristol, Derby, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Leeds, Newcastle, Oxford, Penzance, Plymouth, Reading, and York.

East Midlands Railway

Trains to and from Chesterfield, Derby, Leicester, London St Pancras (International), Liverpool, Manchester, Norwich, Nottingham and Peterborough.

TransPennine Express

Trains to and from Cleethorpes, Grimsby, Scunthorpe, Manchester and Manchester Airport.

Northern Rail

Local trains to and from stations in Yorkshire, Chesterfield, Lincoln, Manchester and Nottingham.


The East Coast mainline train, running from London King's Cross to Inverness, stops at Doncaster station. At Doncaster, you can change on to a 30-minute train which takes you from there to Sheffield.

Plan your trip

Use the National Rail Enquiries or The Trainline websites to help you plan your journey from anywhere in the UK.

Discounted railcards offering a third off for 16-25 year-olds are also available from National Rail.

Travel South Yorkshire
Local rail timetables, including bus and tram services. There is a direct link from the railway station to the Sheffield Station Supertram stop via the main station bridge.


National Express - UK

National Express operates a comprehensive coach service to most parts of the country from Sheffield Transport Interchange, Pond Street (opposite the station). The fastest service to London takes about 3.5 hours.

National express also offers a third off travel for students and young people holding a Young Persons' Coachcard.

Megabus - UK and Europe

Megabus coaches connect to destinations worldwide from Meadowhall Interchange, which is about four miles from Sheffield city centre. You can get a bus, train or taxi from Meadowhall back into Sheffield city centre, or take the tram directly to the University.

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