View of Sheffield Railway Station

Trains to Sheffield

With its industrial heritage dating back to the 1900s, this city of steel has a heart of gold surrounded by fields of green.

These days Sheffield is alive with innovation, boasting a thriving independent cultural scene of food, drink and the arts while still paying homage to their steel roots.

Popular Routes to Sheffield

Sheffield station is only a 10-minute walk to the town centre and has step-free access throughout the station, toilets with baby changing facilities. It also has a cafe for those looking for a quick pick-me-up on their way in or out.

The most popular routes to and from Sheffield operate from the following stations:  



Average Travel Time*



2 h 



1 h 



1 h 



1 h



1 h 20 min



2 h 



2 h

* Please note journey times are based on average and may vary depending on the rail provider and time of travel.

Cheap Tickets to Sheffield

Railcards offer value for money if you travel by train, saving you at least 1/3 on most rail fares. With a bit of planning, buying tickets in advance can save you a pretty pound, and if the travel bug has you travelling a lot then a Railcard might be worth your while!

The Railcards available include:


·         16-25 Railcard

·         Two Together Railcard

·         Family & Friends Railcard

·         Senior Railcard

·         Disabled Persons Railcard

·         26-30 Railcard

Visit the Railcard Website and buy a Railcard Now!

You may also want to check out our Regional Railcards to see if there are discounts for travelling to and from where you are. 


Under 5 Travel free, accompanied by a fare-paying passenger.
5-15 Are eligible for a 50% discount on most tickets, though proof of age will need to be carried where appropriate.
16-17 Saver Like a Railcard but with bigger discounts for anyone aged 16 or 17.

When in Sheffield 

Kelham Island Museum pays tribute to Sheffield’s industrial past, aptly set on a man-made island in the oldest industrial quarter. The museum showcases the innovation of industry in the town through a number of collections of machinery, tools, equipment and more that date back from the 1700s. 

Bishop’s House is a 16th century listed building and a living time capsule. Free to visit, the house is a museum that can be enjoyed by all ages and is also a host to various events and activities throughout the year.

Staying more than a day? Why not stay in a houseboat! Available all year round, the boats are heated, fully equipped and permanently moored in a waterfront location just 5 minutes from the city centre.

Sheffield also has a great number of independent shops for those who want something a bit more special. If you are a lover of vintage, the Antiques Quarter is a fantastic place to browse for the day with various tea rooms, bars and cafes to put your feet up after a successful haul.

Explore and save

Interested in exploring more of what Sheffield and Yorkshire & Humber have to offer? Check out our Days Out Guide for great deals on attractions and activities.

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Last updated:   11 October 2021