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Sheffield is a fantastic city to explore. Whether you’re heading to the city for work or leisure, you can book cheap train tickets to Sheffield with TransPennine Express.
Sheffield station has a choice of options when it comes to onward travel. Trams run regularly from platform 5, while buses operate from the interchange opposite the main entrance. For unlimited bus travel around the city, buy a Sheffield PlusBus ticket with your train ticket for £4 (£2.65 with a Railcard).
The times of the first and last trains to and from Sheffield will depend on where you're coming from (or going to), so always check your journey for the most up to date times. In general, trains arrive into Sheffield from 6am until almost 1am. Trains leave Sheffield from 5am until around 11:30pm.
Yes, you’ll find a 24-hour car park at Sheffield train station, with more than 650 available car parking spaces. The multi-storey car park is adjacent to the taxi rank and offers both short and long-stay parking. There is also a 24-hour cycle hub.
There are a number of ways to secure cheap train tickets to Sheffield. If you book your tickets in advance you can save up to 50%. And if you book your tickets direct with TransPennine Express, you won’t have to pay a booking fee.
For regular train travel to Sheffield, a season ticket will save you money, whether you opt for a weekly, monthly or annual ticket. A railcard – such as a 16-25 Railcard or a Two Together Railcard – will help you save 1/3 on train travel too.
Your journey time to Sheffield will depend on your chosen route and your departure station. If you’re jumping on a TransPennine Express train from Liverpool Lime Street to Sheffield, it will take you 1 hour and 50 minutes. Our trains from Doncaster to Sheffield have a journey time of just under half an hour, whilst trains from Manchester to Sheffield take around 1 hour and 20 minutes. Journeying from Edinburgh to Sheffield by train will take you around 3 hours 45 minutes.
The main train station in the city is Sheffield train station. You’ll find all the essential amenities before you travel, including shops, bars and cafes as well as accessible toilets and waiting rooms, plus a first class lounge.
Sheffield is a city forged in steel, and this rich heritage has helped shape it into the bustling metropolis you see today. Bars, restaurants, gigs, shows – it really does have something for everyone. Sheffield is home to the famed Crucible theatre and every year trains to Sheffield bring fans from around the globe when the venue hosts the World Snooker Championship. Meadowhall, Yorkshire’s largest shopping centre, is also a short ride away on the train.
In need of a little R&R? Then spend some time at Sheffield’s iconic Botanical Gardens. Filled with exotic plants and greenery, this tropical paradise is perfect for nature lovers of all ages. Heeley City Farm, with its friendly animals, cute gift shop and fantastic café, is another must for families. If you’re looking for culture, one of the first things to do in Sheffield is head to the Graves Art Gallery for your fix of fine art. Recently restored to its 1930s glory, this beautiful space plays host to work by the likes of Cezanne, Gaugin and Picasso.
A real local hero, The Hidden Gem Café started life as a charity-run café for people with learning difficulties. It continues to be so, but after a radical overhaul, it's begun creating amazing food at great prices and getting rave reviews. If you love live music, book your table at Trippets and relax into and evening or weekend afternoon of great jazz and wine. Finally, Nonna's delicious and authentic Italian offerings ensure it’s one of the most talked about restaurants in Sheffield.
For more ideas on what to do in Sheffield, check out Visit Sheffield.
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