|Distance||32 miles (52 km)|
|Average train duration||1 h 9 min|
|Average train ticket price||$9 (€7)|
|Train frequency||25 a day|
|Direct train||Yes, there are 25 direct trains a day|
|Train providers||First 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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When traveling this route, Omio customers are departing most frequently from Sheffield and arriving in Manchester Piccadilly.
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.
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