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Train Information to Manchester from Sheffield

distanceDistance32 miles (52 km)
durationAverage train duration1 h 9 min
priceAverage train ticket price$9 (€7)
frequencyTrain frequency25 a day
changesDirect trainYes, there are 25 direct trains a day
carriersTrain providersFirst Transpennine Express, Northern Rail or East Midlands Trains

Trains from Sheffield to Manchester cover the 32 miles (52 km) long trip taking on average 1 h 9 min with our travel partners like First Transpennine Express, Northern Rail or East Midlands Trains. Normally, there are 25 trains operating per day, including direct services available. While the average ticket price for this trip costs around $9 (€7), you can find the cheapest train ticket for as low as $8 (€7). Travelers depart most frequently from Sheffield and arrive in Manchester Piccadilly.

Trains from Sheffield to Manchester

Sheffield and Manchester are two former industrial powerhouses of northern England, now looking for a different role in the 21st century. The rail links over the Pennines between the two cities are well-established and there are frequent direct trains from Sheffield to Manchester seven days a week with a choice of operators. Journey times on the fastest services are under an hour, with departures available from early morning to late evening.

Which train companies travel from Sheffield to Manchester?

First Transpennine Express and Northern Rail both offer daily direct trains from Sheffield to Manchester Piccadilly Station. East Midlands Trains provide a direct service from Sheffield to Manchester Oxford Road. Due to the frequency of direct services, indirect trains are not a consideration on this route.

How long is the train from Sheffield to Manchester?

The fastest connection on the 38 mile route west to Manchester from Sheffield is the 51 minute First Transpennine Express service to Manchester Piccadilly. Northern Rail services to Piccadilly take about one hour and 15 minutes, while East Midlands Trains connections to Manchester Oxford Road take between one hour and one hour and 20 minutes.

How many trains are there from Sheffield to Manchester?

Each of the three rail operators on this route provides an hourly direct service from Sheffield to Manchester so each hour there are two available connections to Manchester Piccadilly and one to Oxford Road. Services start very early in the morning and continue until a final departure to Piccadilly just before midnight. Sunday timetables offer fewer services and no early morning connections.

What are the departure and arrival stations for trains from Sheffield to Manchester?

Departure train station: Sheffield Station is located on the south-east side of the city center, with public transport connections available on buses from the adjacent interchange and Supertram services stopping by the main entrance. Passenger facilities at the station include a pub, burger bar, food supermarket, a coffee bar, bakery, vending machines and taxi stands.

Arrival train station: Manchester Piccadilly Station is located in the city center, with local transport connection on trams and city bus routes. Oxford Road Station is on the south side of the city center,  with bus connections available from stops on Whitworth Street and Oxford Street. Station facilities include coffee shops, vending machines, restrooms and taxi stands.

Train tickets from Sheffield to Manchester: when to book to save $

Time Price Savings
1 week earlier 7 €
2 weeks earlier 6 €17%
3 weeks earlier 5 €40%
1 month before 5 €40%
2 months earlier 5 €40%
3 months earlier 5 €40%


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Trains from Sheffield to Manchester
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FAQs
How much do cheap trains from Sheffield to Manchester cost?
Train tickets from Sheffield to Manchester for some dates and times can be found for as cheap as $8 (€7)  one way in the next 7 days.
What is the cost of a train from Sheffield to Manchester?
The Sheffield to Manchester train ticket price is on average $9 (€7)  if you are looking to book your tickets for this route in the next week.
How many miles is it from Sheffield to Manchester by train?
The distance between Sheffield and Manchester by train is approximately 32 miles (52 km).
What is the Sheffield to Manchester train travel time?
While the time it takes to travel 32 miles (52 km) to Manchester from Sheffield can vary based on specific dates, weekends, and holidays, the Sheffield to Manchester train journey time is on average 1 h 9 min.
What station does the train from Sheffield to Manchester depart from? Which Manchester train station do I come into from Sheffield?

When traveling this route, Omio customers are departing most frequently from Sheffield   and arriving in Manchester Piccadilly.

Where is the departure train station in Sheffield located? Where is the arrival train station in Manchester located?

Passengers board the train most frequently from Sheffield, which is located around 0.4 miles (559 m) away from the city center, and they get off the train at Manchester Piccadilly, located 0.4 miles (587 m) away from the city center.

Which train companies can take me between Sheffield and Manchester?
When taking a train from Sheffield to Manchester, you can count on First Transpennine Express, Northern Rail or East Midlands Trains for the best way to get you to Manchester. You can also check all possible train providers who offer a service between Sheffield and Manchester and compare the amenities they offer before buying a train ticket.
Are there any nonstop train services from Sheffield to Manchester?
Yes, there are 25 direct trains per day from Sheffield to Manchester with Northern Rail, First Transpennine Express or East Midlands Railway, and you won’t need to transfer at another stop in between. Direct train services tend to offer more convenience and save you time when traveling to your destination, so it's worth paying attention to before you book your train ticket.
How many train services per day are there from Sheffield to Manchester?
On average, there are 25 trains a day from Sheffield to Manchester. The train times and services may be different on weekends and holidays compared to weekdays.
When should I book the Sheffield to Manchester train for the best deals on tickets?
The price of a one way train ticket from Sheffield to Manchester is on average $9 (€7) if you book within the next 7 days. But we recommend booking tickets before your planned travel date to find the best prices for trains from all possible train companies offering this journey. In general, you can find train tickets from Sheffield to Manchester available a few months in advance.

Important Stations and Airports for this Journey

Sheffield
Manchester
The major railway station for departures from Sheffield is Sheffield. Read all the information you need to know about services, amenities and connections at Sheffield for your journey between Sheffield and Manchester.