How to travel from Sheffield to Manchester

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from Sheffield to Manchester

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

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To get from Sheffield to Manchester on Oct 07 we recommend taking a train because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

08:32AMSheffield1h09 09:41AMManchester Piccadilly
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Travel Information between Sheffield and Manchester

distanceDistance32 miles (52 km)
modeAvailable travel modesBus, flight, ferry or train
priceTicket price range$7 - $14
cheapestCheapest modeTrain • $7 (€7) • 54 min
fastestFastest modeTrain • $7 (€7) • 54 min
carriersPopular travel companiesNational Express or Northern Rail

Take a bus, flight, ferry or train to travel 32 miles (52 km) between Sheffield and Manchester. If speed is a priority, then a train is the best option with an average duration of 54 min; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a train is the best option with prices starting as low as $7 (€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 Sheffield to Manchester.

How to get from Sheffield to Manchester

The Best Way According to our Users

Whether it is for business or leisure, in order to travel from Sheffield to Manchester, 90,98% 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 Sheffield to Manchester 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 Sheffield to Manchester

Travel Tips: Travel 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.

There are 4 ways that you can travel between Sheffield and Manchester. You can take a bus, flight, ferry or train.

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

A train is $7 (€7) less than a bus for this journey with tickets for a bus from Sheffield to Manchester costing on average $14 (€14).

The quickest way to travel between Sheffield and Manchester is by train, which takes on average 54 min   compared to other travel options that may take you longer to get to your destination:

In comparison, going by bus can take 1 h 38 min   on average.

Manchester is approximately 32 miles (52 km) away from Sheffield.

The average frequency per day from Sheffield to Manchester is:

  • Around 4 buses per day.
  • 45 trains a day.

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

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

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

If finding a good deal is your main consideration for your trip from Sheffield to Manchester, then we'll help you find the best value travel companies for you:

  • Travel with National Express for buses to Manchester. If you’re looking for a good deal on tickets, check for National Express Sheffield to Manchester tickets on Omio for $14 (€14).
  • Travel with Northern Rail to go to Manchester by train. For a good deal on tickets, you can find Northern Rail Sheffield to Manchester tickets on Omio for $7 (€7).

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

  • You can find 2 direct buses per day to Manchester with.
  • You can find 45 direct trains per day to Manchester with Northern Rail, Transpennine Express or East Midlands Railway.

Direct services to Manchester 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 route.

Looking to extend your trip from Sheffield to Manchester? Many Omio customers who go from Sheffield to Manchester usually extend their vacation to explore other popular destinations like London, Liverpool or Edinburgh. If you're looking to explore London, Liverpool or Edinburgh from Manchester, let Omio find you the best connections available at an affordable price.

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

  • Bus tickets are costing $14 (€14) one way on average.
  • Train tickets are costing on average $7 (€7) one way.

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

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