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Leeds to Sheffield by train

It takes an average of 1h 5m to travel from Leeds to Sheffield by train, over a distance of around 29 miles (47 km). There are normally 112 trains per day traveling from Leeds to Sheffield and tickets for this journey start from $5.99 when you book in advance.

First train

04:33

Last train

23:11

Departure station

Leeds

Arrival station

Sheffield

Journey time

From 39m

Distance

29 miles (47 km)

Frequency

112 trains per day

Changes

Direct trains available

Price

From $5.99

Train operators

CrossCountry

Leeds to Sheffield train times

Check out the next trains departing from Leeds to Sheffield for Saturday Feb 24th 2024 using our handy timetable below, including platform and live travel information. You can view the full day timetable or search for a different date here.
DepartsArrivesTrainDuration
05:30 leeds06:42 sheffieldPlatform 9 estimatedlondon north eastern railway PeakGet tickets1h 12m, 1 change
05:33 leeds07:00 sheffieldPlatform 16A estimatednorthern PeakGet tickets1h 27m, direct
05:54 leeds07:14 sheffieldPlatform 13A estimatednorthern PeakGet tickets1h 20m, direct
06:11 leeds06:51 sheffieldPlatform 15 estimatedcrosscountry PeakGet tickets40m, direct
06:32 leeds07:54 sheffieldPlatform 17B estimatednorthern PeakGet tickets1h 22m, direct

Taking the train from Leeds to Sheffield in 39 minutes

Thinking about taking the train from Leeds to Sheffield? We've got you covered.

It usually takes around 1 hour 5 minutes to travel the 47 km from Leeds to Sheffield by train, although you can get there in as little as 39 minutes on the fastest services. You'll normally find around 112 trains per day running on this route. You won't need to worry about making any changes along the way either as direct trains are available.

Train tickets from Leeds to Sheffield start from $5.99 when you book in advance, which can be cheaper than buying them on the day. Start a search in our Journey Planner to check out the latest prices.

Keen to book your train tickets to Sheffield? No need to wait, start a search with us today! If you want to find out a bit more about the journey first, you can find our train schedule below, tips on booking cheap tickets and our FAQs, including first and last train times.

FAQs for Leeds to Sheffield

Want to know more about your journey from Leeds to Sheffield? We've compiled some of the most frequently asked questions by our customers to help you plan your journey.

How long does the train from Leeds to Sheffield take?

The average journey time by train between Leeds and Sheffield is 1 hour and 5 minutes, with around 112 trains per day. The journey time may be longer on weekends and holidays, so use our Journey Planner on this page to search for a specific travel date.

What's the fastest journey time between Leeds and Sheffield by train?

The fastest journey time by train from Leeds to Sheffield is 39 minutes.

How much does the train from Leeds to Sheffield cost?

Train tickets from Leeds to Sheffield can start from as little as $5.99 when you book in advance and are usually more expensive when purchased on the day. Prices can also vary depending the time of day, route and class you book.

Is there a direct train from Leeds to Sheffield?

Yes, it is possible to travel from Leeds to Sheffield without having to change trains. There are 112 direct trains from Leeds to Sheffield each day. Though there may be fewer direct services available depending on your exact departure date.

What time does the first train from Leeds to Sheffield leave?

The first train from Leeds to Sheffield leaves at 04:33. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.

What time does the last train from Leeds to Sheffield leave?

The last train from Leeds to Sheffield leaves at 23:11. Trains that depart in the early morning hours or very late evening may be sleeper services, time and services may also vary during weekends and holidays.

What's the distance between Leeds and Sheffield by train?

Trains travelling from Leeds to Sheffield cover a distance of around 29 miles (47 km) during the journey.

Looking for more information?

If you’re looking for the return train journey, check out trains from Sheffield to Leeds.

Cheap train tickets from Leeds to Sheffield

Train tickets from Leeds to Sheffield start at $5.99 one way for a Standard Class ticket if you book in advance. As most UK train companies increase their prices as the departure date approaches, we’ll help you find the cheapest tickets.

Book in advance

Look out for Advance tickets – they usually come out up to 12 weeks before the departure date and can be cheaper than buying on the day. If you’re here a tad early, sign up for our Advance ticket alert today to get notified when your tickets are released.

Consider a Season Ticket

If you catch this train more than 3 times per week, you could save money with a Season Ticket. With annual, monthly and weekly options available, find out if a season ticket for Leeds to Sheffield is right for you.

Use your Railcard

National Railcards offer a 1/3 off eligible train tickets in the UK and can be a great investment if you travel a few times or more in a year. Find out how you can save with a National Railcard here.

Split your tickets

Download our app to find split tickets — courtesy of SplitSave, our handy feature which 'splits' your train tickets where possible to find you a better deal. Learn more about the clever tech behind split tickets, and how to spot SplitSave discounts in our app.

For more money-saving tips on UK and European train travel, read our cheap train tickets guide.

Advance adult single fare. Excludes booking fee. Prices seen by Trainline customers in the last 30 days. Availability limited.

What are my ticket options for this journey?

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