Trains to Sheffield

Trains to Sheffield – A vibrant city with a rich industrial past

Sheffield is proudly bursting with character and is a must-see for anyone wishing to explore the wonders of the north. Of course, at East Midlands Railway we’ve got you covered when it comes to trains to Sheffield.

Getting to Sheffield by train is easy with regular and fast connections from major UK cities. Known as The Steel City, thanks to its long steelmaking history, Sheffield is also a vibrant and diverse city and it’s easy to see why. With its many galleries and theatres, stunning architecture and culture, great parks and gardens there's plenty on offer.

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It's easy to travel to Sheffield by train from all over the UK with EMR providing direct routes from some of the country's biggest cities like London, Manchester and York.

With direct trains to Sheffield from across the UK, it’s easy to enjoy your journey with EMR. We run two routes through Sheffield – making it an easy journey from destinations including Liverpool, Norwich, Leicester and London.

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Your journey time to Sheffield by train will depend on the station you’re departing from. The train journey from London to Sheffield takes around 2 hours.

If you’re catching the train from Nottingham to Sheffield, this journey takes roughly 1 hour with the fastest train taking around 50 minutes. The train journey from Manchester Piccadilly to Sheffield takes a similar amount of time, at an average of 1 hour and 4 minutes.

The journey time from Liverpool Lime Street to Sheffield is roughly 1 hour 48 minutes and if you’re travelling from Norwich to Sheffield, it will take 3 hours and 47 minutes on average.

Sheffield station has everything needed for a simple, stress-free journey.

  • Fully accessible – wheelchair access, assistance to and from platforms, and hearing loops available
  • Food and drinks – there are plenty of places to refuel, with coffee shops, bars and shops in the station
  • Parking – the station car park is located on nearby Turner Street
  • WiFi access – there's free internet access across the station
  • Local connections – train connections are available to the Peak District and Meadowhall

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As the fourth largest city in the UK, there’s plenty to see and do in Sheffield.

There’s plenty to see and do in Sheffield. If you’re looking to find out more about the city's industrial past, visit Kelham Island Museum. Located on a man-made island which is over 900 years old, it tells the story of the industrial history of Sheffield with interactive galleries and exhibits explaining what it was like to live and work in Sheffield during the Industrial Revolution.

Or have fun with the family at the Magna Science Adventure Centre, which is home to over 100 interactive exhibits exploring the wonders of science and technology in their four pavilions – Air, Earth, Fire and Water.

Plus loads more! Take a look at our Ultimate Guide to Visiting Sheffield, for all the best places to visit, explore and eat and drink whilst visiting Sheffield.

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Food and drink

From food halls, taprooms, Michelin listed restaurants to coffee shops, Sheffield has something for everyone. The Cutlery Works is the perfect place for foodies, with it being the biggest food hall in the North, and its home to a variety of independent eateries and fantastic microbreweries.

If you’re after posh nosh, visit Jöro an urban restaurant, a short 20-minute walk from the Sheffield station. Jöro has an array of awards under their belt with 3 AA Rosettes, Selected MICHELIN Guide 2021 and a score of 5 in The Good Food Guide for its innovative small plates and tasting menus.

If you’re after Vegetarian and Vegan dishes the Blue Moon Café is one of Sheffield's most popular cafes with fabulous menus.

Find out more about Food and Drink in Sheffield in our ultimate guide.

Places to stay

There’s plenty of hotels, boutiques, bed and breakfasts and even houseboats to choose from for your stay in Sheffield. Enjoy a unique experience and stay at the Houseboat Hotel at Victoria Quays. The apartment style, static houseboats are permanently moored.

Explore further places to stay in Sheffield in our guide.

Sports and outdoor

Sheffield is home to a host of sporting activities including two league football clubs Sheffield Wednesday and Sheffield United, a professional ice hockey team, Sheffield Steelers, a top tier basketball team, Sheffield Sharks and a Premier league speedway team, Sheffield Tigers.

One of Sheffield’s biggest annual sporting events is the Betfred World Snooker Championship, which is held at the Crucible Theatre. The event is one of the longest-running and prestigious tournaments that attracts snooker enthusiasts from around the world.

If you’re looking to enjoy the outdoors, The Winter Garden and Peace Gardens is a stunning green place to visit in the heart of the city. The Winter Garden is the largest urban glasshouse in Europe.


Explore the cobbled streets of Fargate, located in the middle of the city centre. Here you’ll find predominantly high street chains and fashion stores, but you’ll also find an abundance of independent gift shops down Chapel Walk.

Head to the Devonshire Quarter, if you’re looking for something a bit different. You’ll find a good mix of independent music stores, fashion boutiques, design stores and some of the city's best bars and clubs.

For a full day of shopping, a dedicated trip to Meadowhall is in order.

Explore further shopping inspiration in our guide to visiting Sheffield.

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Sheffield (SHF)

Sheffield station
Sheaf Street
South Yorkshire
S1 2BP
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