Sheffield to Manchester train

Cheap train tickets from Sheffield to Manchester

Showing times and prices for Sep 26

Cheapest

9

Average

16

The best way to find a cheap fare is to book your ticket as far in advance as you can and to avoid traveling at rush hour.

Cheapest
08:32AMSheffield1h09 09:41AMManchester Piccadilly
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91One-way
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09:14AMSheffield1h20 10:34AMManchester Piccadilly
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91One-way
09:11AMSheffield0h51 10:02AMManchester Piccadilly
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171One-way
08:08AMSheffield0h57 09:05AMManchester Piccadilly
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191One-way
08:45AMSheffield0h51 09:36AMManchester Piccadilly
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201One-way

Train schedule from Sheffield to Manchester

Showing trains for tomorrow, Monday, September 26
08:08AMSheffield0h57 09:05AMManchester Piccadilly
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08:32AMSheffield1h09 09:41AMManchester Piccadilly
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08:45AMSheffield0h51 09:36AMManchester Piccadilly
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09:11AMSheffield0h51 10:02AMManchester Piccadilly
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09:14AMSheffield1h20 10:34AMManchester Piccadilly
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09:43AMSheffield0h54 10:37AMManchester Piccadilly
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Fastest train times from Sheffield to Manchester

Showing times and prices for Sep 26

Fastest Journey

51 m

Average

1 h

Trains per day

6

Distance

52 km

Of the 6 trains that leave Sheffield for Manchester every day 6 travel direct so it’s quite easy to avoid journeys where you’ll have to change along the way.

Fastest
08:45AMSheffield0h51 09:36AMManchester Piccadilly
0 transfers
201One-way
Fastest
09:11AMSheffield0h51 10:02AMManchester Piccadilly
0 transfers
171One-way
09:43AMSheffield0h54 10:37AMManchester Piccadilly
0 transfers
201One-way
08:08AMSheffield0h57 09:05AMManchester Piccadilly
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191One-way
08:32AMSheffield1h09 09:41AMManchester Piccadilly
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91One-way

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Overview: Train from Sheffield to Manchester

distanceDistance32 miles (52 km)
durationAverage train duration1 h 9 min
priceAverage train ticket price$7 (€7)
frequencyTrain frequency45 a day
changesDirect trainYes, there are 45 direct trains a day
carriersTrain companiesTranspennine Express, Northern Rail, East Midlands Railway, East Midlands Railways or TransPennine Express Service

Trains from Sheffield to Manchester cover the 32 miles (52 km) long journey taking on average 1 h 9 min with our travel partners like Transpennine Express, Northern Rail, East Midlands Railway, East Midlands Railways or TransPennine Express Service. Normally, there are 45 trains operating per day, including direct services available. While the average ticket price for this journey costs around $7 (€7), you can find the cheapest train ticket for as low as $6 (€6). Travelers depart most frequently from Sheffield and arrive in Manchester Piccadilly.

Train companies: First TransPennine Express 3, East Midlands Trains and Northern Rail (3) from Sheffield to Manchester trains

You can travel by train to Manchester from Sheffield with First TransPennine Express 3, East Midlands Trains and Northern Rail (3) for as low as $6 (€6). When you search for schedules and tickets, Omio will show you the best trip.

Northern Rail (3)
First TransPennine Express 3
East Midlands Trains

Northern Trains is a publicly owned train operating company in the United Kingdom, headquartered in York. The company operates local and commuter trains across the entire north of England connecting regions of the North East, North West, East Midlands, Staffordshire, Yorkshire and the Humber coast line. The rail network in the UK has been run by over 20 train companies, but they work together as National Rail with coordinated fares and ticketing. Tickets such as Advance, Off-Peak and Anytime Day are available to purchase for routes with Northern. There is only one class option on Northern trains: Standard.

Sheffield to Manchester train information with Northern Rail (3):

  • Average Duration: 1 h 18 min
  • Average Price: $6
  • Northern Rail (3) frequency: 15 a day

Looking for trains to Manchester from Sheffield? First TransPennine Express 3 is one of the best companies to travel with on the 32 miles (52 km) journey between Sheffield and Manchester. As an official travel partner of First TransPennine Express 3, Omio quickly shows you the latest First TransPennine Express 3 train schedules and timetables, tickets and offers (such as baggage allowance and amenities provided onboard), travel information, and prices so that you can check for ideal departure and arrival times, compare the fastest Sheffield to Manchester routes, find the best amenities to make your trip smooth and easy, and buy the most affordable First TransPennine Express 3 train tickets that fit your budget. If you use the Omio app to search for trains from Sheffield to Manchester, you can quickly see if the First TransPennine Express 3 ticket is a mobile ticket, making it easy for you to go paperless when taking a train. Once you’re ready, book your Sheffield - Manchester train now on Omio quickly and easily and enjoy your upcoming trip with First TransPennine Express 3!

Train information from Sheffield to Manchester with First TransPennine Express 3:

  • Average Duration: 52 min
  • First TransPennine Express 3 frequency: 15 a day

Find cheap tickets for East Midlands Trains trains to Manchester from Sheffield on Omio. Omio can help you find the best train deals and prices all in one place by showing you the most up-to-date Sheffield to Manchester train schedule from East Midlands Trains, the latest train ticket offers available and other travel information for the 32 miles (52 km) route from Sheffield to Manchester, including information on baggage allowance and amenities offered onboard depending on the class fare you pick and choose. If you search for trains to Manchester from Sheffield in the Omio app, you can check to see if the East Midlands Trains trains available are mobile tickets, which makes it even more convenient for you to go paperless when traveling. Check the East Midlands Trains train schedule for your ideal departure and arrival times, compare the best route available to get to Manchester from Sheffield and then book a cheap train with ease. Sit back and enjoy your upcoming train to Manchester from Sheffield with East Midlands Trains!

Sheffield to Manchester train information with East Midlands Trains:

  • Average Duration: 56 min
  • East Midlands Trains frequency: 14 a day

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%


Train companies often offer promotional prices and offers—by buying in advance—you can get access the best prices for trains in the U.S., Canada, and the major European railroad operators. Search on Omio to check prices and cheap train tickets from Sheffield - Manchester. Easily find the most attractive rates and choose the your preferred route for your journey. Book and choose your mobile ticket: avoid the queues at the station and the added stress of printing your ticket.

The rule of buying in advance to save money is not only valid when booking a flight but also for train travel. Train tickets are generally on sale 6 months before the departure date. Some train booking tips from us:

  • Buying your train ticket from Sheffield - Manchester 3 weeks in advance means you can save on average up to 40% compared to the price available on the day of departure.
  • If you book a ticket Sheffield - Manchester with 2 months in advance you save up to about 40% compared to the initial price.
  • By booking 3 months in advance, you could save up to 40%.
  • On Omio you can find all offers, train times and prices for train travel in Europe, the U.S., and Canada.

Travel Tips: Trains from Sheffield to Manchester

Travel by train to Manchester easily. Whether you want fast, cheap or something entirely different, our travel experts have collected everything you need to know so you can find the best option from Sheffield to Manchester.
FAQs
Omio customers have found the cheapest trains from Sheffield to Manchester to cost as little as $6 (€6)  in the next 7 days.
The Sheffield to Manchester train ticket price is on average $7 (€7)  if you are looking to buy your tickets for this route in the next week.
When traveling this route you should expect the distance from Sheffield to Manchester by train to be approximately 32 miles (52 km).
The train time to Manchester from Sheffield is on average 1 h 9 min  for the 32 miles (52 km) long journey, but the time it takes to go to Manchester from Sheffield by train can vary depending on specific dates or traveling on weekends and holidays.

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

You can find the most popular departure train station for this journey, Sheffield, located approximately 0.7 miles (1.2 km) from the city center of Sheffield. The most popular arrival train station in Manchester, called Manchester Piccadilly, is located around 0.6 miles (954 m) away from its city center.

Take the Sheffield to Manchester train with Transpennine Express, Northern Rail, East Midlands Railway, East Midlands Railways or TransPennine Express Service. However, it's always good to check out all possible train providers for the trip from Sheffield to Manchester as there might be differences in the amenities they offer.
Yes, there are 45 direct trains per day from Sheffield to Manchester. You can look to travel with Northern Rail, Transpennine Express or East Midlands Railway  without needing to transfer at another stop in between. Taking a direct train tends to save you time getting you to your destination, so it's worth paying attention to this when booking a ticket for this trip.
The average number of trains departing Sheffield for Manchester is 45 a day. The train schedules and services may vary between weekdays and weekends.
The first Sheffield to Manchester train departs at 5: 18 AM   and the last train from Sheffield to Manchester leaves at 10: 27 PM. Check out the most up-to-date train schedule from Sheffield to Manchester on Omio and find the best time to travel to your destination.
The price of a one way train ticket from Sheffield to Manchester is on average $7 (€7) if you buy 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 between Sheffield and 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.
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WifiWifi
ShoppingShopping
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ATMATM
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AccessibilityAccessibility
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Phone Number
+44 8704420104
Public transit options for Sheffield
Location for Rail Replacement Services: Pick Up / Drop Off at Bus Stand E5 or E6 in the Bus station.

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