How to travel from Manchester to Sheffield

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from Manchester to Sheffield

You can get from Manchester to Sheffield by train, bus or flight.

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To get from Manchester to Sheffield on Dec 06 we recommend taking a train because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

10:42AMManchester Piccadilly0h53 11:35AMSheffield
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Travel Information to Sheffield from Manchester

distanceDistance32 miles (52 km)
modeAvailable travel modesBus, ferry, flight or train
priceTicket price range$8 - $15
cheapestCheapest modeTrain • $8 (€7) • 47 min
fastestFastest modeTrain • $8 (€7) • 47 min
carriersPopular travel companiesNational Express or Northern Rail

Take a bus, ferry, flight or train to travel 32 miles (52 km) from Manchester to Sheffield. If speed is a priority, then a train is the best option with an average duration of 47 min; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a train is the best option with prices starting as low as $8 (€7). The most popular travel companies which serve this trip are National Express or Northern Rail among others. Travelers can even take a direct bus or train from Manchester to Sheffield.

How to get from Manchester to Sheffield

The Best Way According to our Users

Whether it is for business or leisure, in order to travel from Manchester to Sheffield, 92,78% of our customers choose the train as their preferred mode of transportation. By traveling by train on this route, you can enjoy the comfort of spacious seats, spectacular views—and in some cases free Wi-Fi—in both second and first class. Our customers have decided that the train is the best way to get from Manchester to Sheffield and have chosen to enjoy this fast, safe and efficient way to arrive at their destination. Taking the train also avoids long lines or potential expenses for transfers to/from the station—especially since most main railway stations are located in the city center. Train companies in Europe vary from country to country, but most of them offer high-speed train routes, therefore when you add up at the end-to-end journey time, the train is often also the fastest way to get to your destination.

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Travel Tips: Travel from Manchester to Sheffield

Travel Tips: Travel to Sheffield 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 Manchester to Sheffield.

There are 4 travel options from Manchester to Sheffield: bus, ferry, flight or train.

The cheapest way to get from Manchester to Sheffield is by taking a train. You can find average ticket prices around $8 (€7) compared to other travel options to Sheffield:

Taking a train is about $8 (€7) less than taking a bus, which costs on average $15 (€14) for this trip.

The fastest way to get to Sheffield from Manchester is by train with an average travel time of 47 min.

Other travel options to Sheffield can usually take longer:

In comparison, getting to Sheffield by bus can take on average 1 h 20 min.

The distance is approximately 32 miles (52 km) from Manchester to Sheffield.

The average frequency per day from Manchester to Sheffield is:

  • Around 2 buses per day.
  • Around 42 trains per day.

However, we recommend checking specific travel dates for your route to Sheffield from Manchester as scheduled services by bus, ferry, flight or train can vary by season or day of the week.

These are the most popular departure and arrival points from Manchester to Sheffield:

  • Buses mostly depart from Manchester, Coach Station and arrive in Sheffield.
  • Trains mostly depart from Manchester Piccadilly and arrive in Sheffield.

Omio works with many trusted partners that can help you travel the best way from Manchester to Sheffield:

  • You can travel by bus from Manchester to Sheffield with National Express, and you can find National Express Manchester to Sheffield tickets for $15 (€14) on Omio.
  • You can travel to Sheffield from Manchester by train with Northern Rail. You can find cheap tickets on Omio for $8 (€7) with Northern Rail from Manchester to Sheffield.

Yes, there are direct routes from Manchester to Sheffield with the following travel companies:

  • You can check for a direct bus to Sheffield with Megabus with 2 direct buses per day.
  • You can find 42 direct trains per day to Sheffield with Northern Rail, Transpennine Express or East Midlands Railway.

Direct services to Sheffield tend to save you time and add more convenience as you won't need to transfer at another stop in between, so it's worth paying attention to before booking tickets for your journey.

Your trip from Manchester to Sheffield doesn't have to end in Sheffield. Many of our customers like to extend their vacation to explore other popular destinations like London, Birmingham or Liverpool. If you’d like to add London, Birmingham or Liverpool to your Manchester to Sheffield tour, check Omio for the best and cheapest ways to travel to any of these top destinations from Sheffield today!

When planning your trip from Manchester to Sheffield, it’s good to keep in mind what tickets to book and their prices in the next 7 days:

  • Bus tickets cost $15 (€14) one way on average.
  • Train tickets cost on average $8 (€7) one way.

However, we recommend buying tickets from Manchester to Sheffield online a few months in advance to get the best deals and save money on your upcoming journey.

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