How to Reach Sheffield


By Air: The closest international airport to Sheffield is Doncaster Sheffield Airport, which is located 18 miles (29 km) from the city centre.

  • BH Air: Burgas
  • FlyBe: Belfast City, Jersey
  • Ryanair: Girona, Tenerife South
  • OnurAir: Dalaman
  • Thomas Cook: Palma, Tunisia (Enfidha), Turkey (Antalya and Dalaman)
  • Thomson Airways: Alicante, Bulgaria (Bourgas), Bulgaria (Varna), Corfu, Cyprus (Larnaca), Cyprus (Paphos), Faro, Gerona, Gran Canaria, Ibiza, Jersey, Malaga. Malta, Menorca, Naples, Palma, Prague, Reus, Rhodes, Salzburg, Tenerife, Tunisia, Turin, Turkey (Bodrum), Turkey (Dalaman), Verona, Zakynthos.
  • WizzAir: Warsaw, GdaÅ„sk, Katowice, PoznaÅ„, Vilnius, WrocÅ‚aw

By Train: Major railway routes through Sheffield railway station include the Midland Main Line, which links the city to London via the East Midlands, the Cross Country Route which links the East of Scotland and Northeast of England with the West Midlands and the Southwest, and the lines linking Liverpool and Manchester with Hull and East Anglia.

By Boat: The Sheffield and South Yorkshire Navigation (S&SY) is a system of navigable inland waterways (canals and canalised rivers) in Yorkshire and Lincolnshire.

By Car: Sheffield travel is made easier by the national motorway network via the M1 and M18 motorways. The Sheffield Parkway connects the city centre with the motorways.

By Bus: Coach services running through Sheffield are operated by National Express and to a lesser extent Megabus, part of the Stagecoach Group. National Express services call at Sheffield Interchange, Meadowhall Interchange and Meadowhead Bus Stop. Megabus services only call at Meadowhall. National Express services 564, 560, 350, 320, 310 and 240 call at Sheffield, as do others on a less frequent basis.


By Tram: The Stagecoach Supertram is a modern tram network with three lines that serve North-Western (University of Sheffield, Hillsborough, Malin Bridge and Middlewood), South-Eastern (Crystal Peaks, Hackenthorope and Halfway) and north-eastern (Attercliffe, Don Valley Stadium/Arena and Meadowhall) suburbs of the city. It’s the backbone of Sheffield tourism. Services run from just before 6am until around midnight (Mon-Sat) and from around 7:30 am until just before midnight (Sunday).

By Bus: Buses are almost exclusively operated by the large public transit operators First Group and Stagecoach. They generally run every 10-20 minutes during the day, and every 20–60 minutes in the evening. A network of twelve 'Overground' bus routes is offered by First, with a high frequency of service (less than every ten minutes through the day) Buses are generally reliable if rather expensive. It is advisable to arrive a few minutes before the bus is scheduled to depart.

By Train: There is a decent network of suburban rail services serving the Sheffield City region, all of which depart from Sheffield station.

Know about the preferred mode of transport, average time spent and average distance traveled for commute in Sheffield. The most preferred mode of transport in Sheffield is Walking.

Average distance: 3.54 km Average time: 19.75 min

  • Walking 55.56%
    Walking 15.6 min Driving 2 min Overall average time for 2.47 kms 17.6 min
  • Car 11.11%
    Driving 15 min Overall average time for 4.83 kms 15 min
  • Bus/Trolleybus 22.22%
    Bus 15.5 min Waiting 7.5 min Walking 4.5 min Overall average time for 5.58 kms 27.5 min
Route Distance Time
Dronfield to Sheffield 8.76 km 8 mins
Chesterfield to Sheffield 17.1 km 17 mins
Barnsley to Sheffield 19.2 km 19 mins
Doncaster to Sheffield 41.1 km 41 mins
Huddersfield to Sheffield 45.71 km 45 mins
Cleckheaton to Sheffield 46.25 km 46 mins
Leeds to Sheffield 47.44 km 47 mins
Derby to Sheffield 51.01 km 51 mins
Nottingham to Sheffield 58.7 km 58 mins
Manchester to Sheffield 85.35 km 1 hour 25 mins
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