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Manchester to Sheffield by train

It takes an average of 1h 9m to travel from Manchester to Sheffield by train, over a distance of around 33 miles (53 km). There are normally 100 trains per day traveling from Manchester to Sheffield and tickets for this journey start from $6.49 when you book in advance.

First train

04:46

Last train

00:24

Departure station

Manchester

Arrival station

Sheffield

Journey time

From 49m

Distance

33 miles (53 km)

Frequency

100 trains per day

Changes

Direct trains available

Price

From $6.49

Train operators

TransPennine Express, East Midlands Railway

Manchester to Sheffield train times

Check out the next trains departing from Manchester to Sheffield for Sunday Apr 21st 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
07:54 manchester piccadilly09:05 sheffieldPlatform 10 estimatednorthern PeakGet tickets1h 11m, direct
08:12 manchester piccadilly09:08 sheffieldPlatform 4 estimatedtranspennine express PeakGet tickets56m, direct
08:34 manchester piccadilly09:48 sheffieldPlatform 4 estimatednorthern PeakGet tickets1h 14m, direct
09:09 manchester piccadilly10:09 sheffieldPlatform 9 estimatedtranspennine express PeakGet tickets1h 0m, direct
09:36 manchester piccadilly10:51 sheffieldPlatform 11 estimatednorthern PeakGet tickets1h 15m, direct

Take the train from Manchester to Sheffield in 49 minutes

If you want to travel from Manchester to Sheffield by train, you've come to the right place.

You can expect the journey from Manchester to Sheffield by train to take around 1 hour 9 minutes. If you want to get there as quickly as possible, it can take as little as 49 minutes on the fastest services. You'll usually find around 100 trains per day running on this route, which spans 53 km. There's no need for any changes along the way, as there are direct trains available to Sheffield.

Use our Journey Planner at the top of the page to search for cheap ticket prices and we'll show you how much you can save. Tickets from Manchester to Sheffield start from $6.49 when you book in advance.

If you want to know more about the journey, keep reading for train schedules, tips on finding cheap tickets and FAQs, including first and last train times. Want to go straight to booking? Start a search with us today!

FAQs for Manchester to Sheffield

Want to know more about your journey from Manchester 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 Manchester to Sheffield take?

The average journey time by train between Manchester and Sheffield is 1 hour and 9 minutes, with around 100 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 Manchester and Sheffield by train?

The fastest journey time by train from Manchester to Sheffield is 49 minutes.

How much does the train from Manchester to Sheffield cost?

Train tickets from Manchester to Sheffield can start from as little as $6.49 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 Manchester to Sheffield?

Yes, it is possible to travel from Manchester to Sheffield without having to change trains. There are 100 direct trains from Manchester 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 Manchester to Sheffield leave?

The first train from Manchester to Sheffield leaves at 04:46. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.

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

The last train from Manchester to Sheffield leaves at 00:24. 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 Manchester and Sheffield by train?

Trains travelling from Manchester to Sheffield cover a distance of around 33 miles (53 km) during the journey.

Looking for more information?

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

Cheap train tickets from Manchester to Sheffield

Train tickets from Manchester to Sheffield start at $6.49 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 Manchester 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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