How to travel from Wakefield to Sheffield

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Travel Information between Wakefield and Sheffield

distanceDistance20 miles (33 km)
modeAvailable travel modesTrain or bus
priceTicket price range$6 - $8
cheapestCheapest modeTrain • $6 (€5) • 31 min
fastestFastest modeTrain • $6 (€5) • 31 min
carriersPopular travel companiesNational Express or Northern Rail (3)

Take a train or bus to travel 20 miles (33 km) to Sheffield from Wakefield. The most popular travel companies which serve this trip are National Express or Northern Rail (3) among others. Travelers can even take a direct bus or train from Wakefield to Sheffield.

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from Wakefield to Sheffield

How to get from Wakefield to Sheffield by train, bus or flight.

Our recommendation

The best way to travel from Wakefield to Sheffield is by taking a bus because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

National Express
09:15AMSheffield, Coach Station
0 transfers
Northern Rail
Wakefield Westgate (WKF)
08:00AMSheffield station (SHF)
0 transfers
Cross Country
Wakefield Westgate (WKF)
07:51AMSheffield station (SHF)
0 transfers
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Northern Rail
Wakefield Kirkgate (WKK)
07:56AMSheffield station (SHF)
0 transfers
Northern Rail
Wakefield Kirkgate (WKK)
07:14AMSheffield station (SHF)
0 transfers
Northern Rail
Wakefield Kirkgate (WKK)
07:34AMSheffield station (SHF)
0 transfers
National Express
06:45PMSheffield, Coach Station
0 transfers
National Express
07:10AMSheffield, Coach Station
1 transfer

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Find the best journey to Sheffield from Wakefield with Omio's travel partners National Express, Cross Country and Northern Rail! You'll find the best deals, schedules and tickets when comparing and booking the most popular trip for you.

Northern Trains is a publicly owned travel operating company in the United Kingdom, headquartered in York. The company operates local and commuter travel 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 travel 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 travel: Standard.

Wakefield to Sheffield travel information with Northern Rail:

  • Average Duration: 46 min
  • Northern Rail frequency: 62 a day

National Express is the UK’s leading long-distance travel company operating over 550 travel per day and serving over 900 destinations across the UK. National Express also operates travel services to all major UK airports, such as Heathrow, Gatwick, Stansted, Luton and Bristol, 24 hours a day. All National Express travel have air conditioning and provide free WiFi access along with onboard entertainment. Most travel come with seat belts and power outlets at every seat, so you can charge your phone or laptop during a long journey. For your travel to Sheffield from Wakefield, you can select from three ticket fares: Restricted Fare, Standard Fare, and Fully Flexible Fare.

National Express from Wakefield to Sheffield travel information:

  • Average Duration: 55 min
  • National Express frequency: 2 a day

FAQs: Travel from Wakefield to Sheffield

FAQs: 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 Wakefield to Sheffield.

There are 2 travel options from Wakefield to Sheffield: train or bus.

The cheapest way to travel from Wakefield to Sheffield is a train with an average price of $6 (€5).

This is compared to other travel options from Wakefield to Sheffield:

Taking a train costs $3 (€2) less than taking a bus, which costs on average $8 (€7) for the same trip.

The fastest way to get to Sheffield from Wakefield is by train with an average travel time of 31 min.

Other travel options to Sheffield take longer:

Bus takes on average 40 min.

The Wakefield to Sheffield distance is around 20 miles (33 km).

The average frequency per day from Wakefield to Sheffield is:

  • Around 3 buses per day.
  • 25 trains a day.

However, we recommend checking specific travel dates for your trip between Wakefield and Sheffield as scheduled services by train or bus can vary by season or day of the week.

These are the most popular departure and arrival points when traveling from Wakefield to Sheffield:

  • Most travelers catch their bus from Wakefield, Cathedral Retail Pk and arrive in Sheffield, Pond Street / Harmer Lane (Sheffield Interchange).
  • Most travelers catch their train from Wakefield Westgate and arrive in Sheffield.

The following travel companies offer services from Wakefield to Sheffield:

  • Travel with National Express for buses to Sheffield. If you’re looking for a good deal on tickets, check for National Express Wakefield to Sheffield tickets on Omio for $9 (€8).
  • Travel with Northern Rail (3), CrossCountry or East Coast for trains to Sheffield. If you’re looking for a good deal on tickets, check for Northern Rail (3) Wakefield to Sheffield tickets on Omio for $6 (€5).

Yes, there are direct services available from Wakefield to Sheffield with the following travel companies:

  • Direct bus available with National Express 3 direct buses per day.
  • Direct train available with Northern Rail (3) or CrossCountry 18 direct trains per day.

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

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

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