Getting to Sheffield

By air

With 4 international airports within less than an hour's drive, Sheffield is easy to reach from overseas destinations.  

  • Manchester Airport, one of the UK's busiest, has a regular direct rail service to Sheffield
  • Robin Hood Doncaster Sheffield Airport is served by a number of European destinations with charter flight routes
  • Leeds Bradford Airport is also well served by European and long haul destinations. Sheffield can be reached by using a taxi service, or bus to Leeds and then train to Sheffield
  • Nottingham East Midlands receives routes from European and long haul destinations. Sheffield can be reached by road using a taxi service, or take the airport shuttle to East Midlands Parkway and take the train (operated by East Midlands Trains) to the centre of Sheffield.  

To ensure your easy onward journey from your airport of choice, why not book your airport transfer in advance with MERCURY TAXIS, one of the premier taxi companies in Sheffield. You can book online at

By train

Where ever you are travelling from (or to) you can book your train tickets using the East Midlands Trains website. If you are travelling from London, or on routes operated by East Midlands Trains, you might find Marketing Sheffield’s 'special event tickets' a value for money travel option.

The mainline station in Sheffield offers an impressive entry to the City, with fast direct links from London St Pancras International departing every 30 minutes from early morning to late at night. Coming in from Europe? The Eurostar link from Paris arrives at London St Pancras International - you can be in Sheffield in just 5 hours after leaving Paris.  

The journey from London is now only 2 hours and 7 minutes; the service is operated by East Midlands Trains with both First and Standard Class seating available. There are also hourly fast trains from Manchester City Centre and direct services from Manchester International airport.  

By bus or coach

National Express run coaches from major cities in the UK to Sheffield coach station, a short walk from Sheffield’s mainline train station and the city centre. Visit the National Express website for full details.

When you reach Sheffield, you'll have no trouble getting around the city.  

You can use the Stagecoach Supertram network or hop on a local bus - the network is vast with no corner of the city not reached.