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You can get from London to Sheffield by train, bus or flight.
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|Distance||141 miles (227 km)|
|Available travel modes||Bus, flight or train|
|Ticket price range||$5 - $92|
|Cheapest mode||Bus • $5 (€4) • 3 h 5 min|
|Fastest mode||Flight • $92 (€76) • 1 h|
|Popular travel companies||Flixbus, British Airways or East Midlands Railway|
Travel 141 miles (227 km) by bus, flight or train to Sheffield from London. If speed is a priority, then a flight is the best option with an average duration of 1 h; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a bus is the best option with prices starting as low as $5 (€4). The most popular travel companies which serve this route are Flixbus, British Airways or East Midlands Railway among others. Travelers can even take a direct from London to Sheffield.
When traveling north from London to Sheffield, passengers can choose to make the journey by plane, train, or bus. The most frequent method of travel is by train with three dozen or more departures every day of the week and a journey time of around two and a half hours. There are two to three daily bus departures, and this is the cheapest but slowest way of traveling. While actual flight times are short, when traveling by plane, time has to be allowed for getting to and from airports and for security checks.
The cheapest way to travel from London to Sheffield is by bus, with two to three departures a day. The route is direct and takes between 4 hours and just under five hours, depending on traffic. Services are operated by National Express Coach Services and Megabus. All departures are in the afternoon and early evening. All coaches leave from London Victoria Coach Station, with Megabus routes terminating at Sheffield, Meadowhall Interchange and National Express coaches arriving at Sheffield Pond Street Coach Station.
When overall travel time is taken into consideration, the fastest way to travel from London to Sheffield is by train. The fastest train route takes just two hours and 15 minutes and is operated by LNER. This runs from London King's Cross Station to Sheffield Train Station with one connection en route. If traveling by plane, the actual flight time from London Heathrow Airport to Manchester Airport, 34 miles from Sheffield, is just one hour. Time, however, has to be allowed for traveling to and from the airports and going through baggage check-in and security. There are up to six daily direct flights operated by British Airways.
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Direct routes from London to Sheffield are operated by East Midlands Trains and take approximately two and a half hours. These depart hourly from London St Pancras Station starting in the early morning and continuing until late at night. LNER operates a connecting route from London King's Cross Station to Sheffield with up to two trains an hour throughout the day. The overall journey takes between two hours and 15 minutes and two hours and 45 minutes with connections made at Chesterfield, Retford, or Doncaster. Connecting routes are also offered by First Hull Trains and Grand Central Trains in conjunction with First TransPennine Express. There are nine departures throughout the day with journey times of just under two and a half hours. All routes terminate at Sheffield Station, which is located in the heart of the city center and part of a transport network of local buses and trams.
Bus routes from London to Sheffield are provided by Megabus and National Express Coach Services. The Megabus route operates five days a week (not Tuesdays and Wednesdays), with buses departing in the late afternoon. The journey takes three and a half hours from London Victoria Coach Station to the Meadowhall Interchange in Sheffield. This is a short tram, local train, or bus ride from the city center. There are twice-daily National Express coaches which also depart in the afternoon from London Victoria Coach Station. These take just under five hours and terminate at Sheffield Pond Street Coach Station in the heart of the city.
Direct flights from London Heathrow Airport to Manchester Airport are operated by British Airways with up to six daily flights from early morning to mid-evening. Manchester Airport is approximately 34 miles from Sheffield city center. The journey from the airport to the city can be made by taxi, car hire, bus, or train. While the flight time is just an hour, time must also be left for baggage check-in and collection as well as security checks. Longer connecting flights can also be taken from London to Sheffield via Leeds Bradford International Airport. This is just under 50 miles from Sheffield and linked by motorway, rail services, or long-distance buses. Connecting flights are operated by TAP, Jet2, and KLM, among others, and involve connections at airports such as Lisbon Portela, Jersey, and Amsterdam Schiphol. Connecting routes have overall journey times of between four and a half hours and 12 hours or longer.
You can travel from London to Sheffield 3 different ways: bus, flight or train.
The cheapest way to get from London to Sheffield is by taking a bus. You can find average ticket prices around $5 (€4) compared to other travel options to Sheffield:
A bus is $87 (€72) less than a flight for this trip with tickets for a flight from London to Sheffield costing on average $92 (€76).
Taking a bus is usually $36 (€30) less than taking a train to Sheffield, which costs on average $40 (€34) for the same trip.
The fastest way from London to Sheffield is by flight with an average journey time of 1 h.
There are alternative travel options to Sheffield that can usually take longer:
In comparison, traveling by bus can take you on average 3 h 5 min.
In comparison, getting to Sheffield by train can take on average 2 h 1 min.
You should expect to travel around 141 miles (227 km) between London and Sheffield.
The average frequency per day from London to Sheffield is:
However, we recommend checking specific travel dates for your trip to Sheffield from London as scheduled services by bus, flight or train can vary by season or day of the week.
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