Travel information

Sheffield is one of the easiest cities to get to and to get around.


Doncaster Sheffield Robin Hood Airport

Flight from a number of UK cities fly into Doncaster Robin Hood airport including London, Belfast, Newquay and Southampton.

There is a direct bus service between the airport and Sheffield Transport Interchange.

A greater number of flights from cities around the UK fly into Manchester airport including from Aberdeen, Edinburgh, Glasgow and Jersey.

Manchester Airport

Regular direct trains travel between Manchester Airport and Sheffield City Centre with a journey time of between an hour and twenty minutes to an hour and forty minutes.

Additionally, Leeds/Bradford and East Midlands airports are also within an hour’s drive and have train and bus links from the airports to Sheffield city centre,


Sheffield has direct links to many major UK cities including Leeds, London, Birmingham, Manchester, Liverpool, Newcastle, Edinburgh, Exeter and York. Jump on the train, relax and jump off in the Steel City.

And Automobiles

Sheffield is just off J33 of the M1, and is not far from the A1, meaning that getting here by car is very straightforward. You can also nip over the Snake or Woodhead passes from the Manchester region in the summer months (don’t try it in the winter!) and get the fantastic views on the way.

Once in Sheffield

For those arriving by train there is a tram stop at the back of the train station, and from there you can get a ‘blue’ tram (confusingly labelled ‘Sheffield Hallam University, it means the City Campus) to the Sheffield University stop, only a 10-minute walk from the Collegiate Crescent campus.

Sheffield Transport Interchange (or the bus station!) is across the road from the train station and tram stop. If you are arriving by bus or coach there are a number of buses that travel between the Interchange and Ecclesall Road (the road that runs along the bottom of campus) with a journey time of between 10-15 minutes, depending on the bus.

For those of you who like to travel under your own steam (good for the mind, good for the body) the walk between the train and bus stations and Collegiate Campus is less than thirty minutes. If you prefer pedal power, you can loan a bright yellow OFO bike (there’s an app for that) and pootle your way over. Remember that Sheffield is built on seven hills, and the train station is in a valley…