Travel and accommodation

Getting to Sheffield

By air

We recommend that new visitors to Sheffield come via London Heathrow. The Heathrow Express takes you into central London (Paddington station) in 15 minutes. You can then take the London Underground (Circle or Hammersmith & City line) to London St Pancras train station, where you can take a direct train to Sheffield. Some trains take longer than others; we recommend that you try to book onto one of the fastest trains, which take just over 2 hours. Please book using this link to access a discount- this requires filling in a form for our partners Marketing Sheffield, so leave plenty of time to do this. Tickets are picked up from St Pancras on arrival using a ticket machine. Please note that tickets may be cheaper if you buy direct, so it is best to check fares on the National Rail website before buying through this link.

The closest airport to Sheffield is Manchester airport, which is served by many domestic and international carriers and has a direct rail link to Sheffield. Travel time is about 1 hour 15 minutes. Book your train tickets on the National Rail website to avoid paying a booking fee. Tickets are picked up from Manchester airport train station on arrival. Some train services are not direct and require you to change services at Manchester Piccadilly. If you are arriving late in the night, it may be worth staying at a hotel at Manchester airport and travelling to Sheffield the following day, as rail services become less frequent after 9pm.

By rail

Sheffield is at the heart of the railway network. Regular services operate between Sheffield and London St. Pancras (from just over 2 hours), Birmingham (1 hour 20 minutes), Leeds (1 hour) Manchester (1 hour) and Nottingham (1 hour). You can book rail travel on the National Rail website. You can collect tickets from ticket machines at your departing station.

If you are travelling from London St Pancras, you can book using this link to access a discount- this requires filling in a form for our partners Marketing Sheffield, so leave plenty of time to do this. Tickets are picked up from St Pancras on arrive using a ticket machine. Some trains take longer than others; we recommend that you try to book onto one of the fastest trains, which take only 2 hours. Please note that tickets may be cheaper if you buy direct, so it is best to check fares on the National Rail website before buying through this link.

Local transport

Sheffield has a Supertram system that connects the campus with the city centre and the railway station. From the railway station, you can catch a Blue or Purple route tram to Cathedral; the tram stop is just outside Cutlers’ Hall. Alternatively, there is a taxi rank at the railway station, and the journey will cost around £5.

By road

Please see this webpage for information about travelling to Sheffield by road. Unfortunately, road parking in the city centre is scarce and expensive, so we recommend using either Durham Road or Rockingham Street car parks. For car parks near to Cutler’s Hall, you may find cheaper alternatives here.

Accommodation

We have partnered with Marketing Sheffield to provide discounted rates at a number of city centre hotels. Please follow this link to access the webpage and book.

If you have any questions, please contact Sustainable Care Programme Manager Kelly Davidge k.s.davidge@sheffield.ac.uk.

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