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Sheffield station dates back to 1870 when the city was at the height of its powers as a world-famous producer of steel and high-quality cutlery. Today the city boasts two major universities, excellent sporting facilities – including an Olympic-size pool at the Ponds Forge centre – and a beautiful setting on the edge of the Peak District.

Sheffield train station has expanded beyond recognition, but traces of the original still exist between platforms two and five. So too does the elegant stone façade, added in 1905. The station looks out onto Sheaf Square, a wide plaza with a cascading foundation and steel sculpture that reference the city’s rivers and its metalworking tradition.

The station is at the foot of a hill to the east of the city centre, and the walk into town takes you past Sheffield Hallam University, the Millennium Gallery – home to a fascinating collection of Sheffield steel – and the Winter Gardens, a peaceful public conservatory in the heart of the city.

Station details & facilities

Ticket Office opening hours:
  • Monday to Friday open from 05:00:00 until 22:50:00
  • Saturday open from 05:00:00 until 22:50:00
  • Sunday open from 07:45:00 until 23:00:00
Ticket MachineAvailable
Staff helpUnavailable
Staffing levelThe staff is available at all times.
Oyster PrepayUnavailable
Oyster topupUnavailable
Oyster validatorUnavailable
Pre-purchase collectionAvailable
Left LuggageUnavailable
Left Luggage Websitehttps://www.nationalrail.co.uk/
ShopsAvailable
PostboxUnavailable
TelephonesAvailable
Telephone typesCards and coins
Station BuffetAvailable
Station Buffet notes
Cafes and vending machines.
ATMAvailable
Bureau de ChangeUnavailable
Tourist Information OfficeUnavailable
Nearest station with more facilities
This is a Category A access station. There is step free access to the concourse and ticket hall. There are lifts available to all platforms.
ToiletsAvailable
Toilets notesThe toilets are located on the Main Concourse, Platform 1, Platform 2/3, Platform 5 and Platform 6/8. The National key toilets are located on the Main Concourse, Platform 5 and Platform 6/8; these toilets are operated by a radar key. The radar key is available from the Customer Reception upon request.
ShowersUnavailable
Baby changeAvailable
WiFiUnavailable
WiFi notes
Web kioskUnavailable
Staff Help notes
04.20 - 24.00 Monday to Saturday 07.30 - 24.00 Sunday Passenger Assistance meet and greet at the information desk in the concourse or at the ticket office.
Customer help pointsAvailable
CCTVAvailable
Carpark nameStation Car Park
Carpark operatorQ-Park
Car parking spaces678
Cycle storageAvailable
Cycle storage spaces400
Sheltered cycle storageAvailable
Cycle storage CCTVAvailable
Cycle storage notes
Cycle hub located at station entrance (next to taxi rank). Additional stands available on Platform 6.
Cycle storage notesCompound
Step-free accessStep free access is available throughout the whole station.
Ramps for train accessAvailable
WheelchairsAvailable
Induction LoopAvailable
Accessible ticket machinesAvailable
Accessible Booking Office counterAvailable
Accessible taxisAccessible taxis are available at this station, please see below for more information
Accessible taxis notes

Sheffield station is a major station with taxis usually available on a rank. Advance booking is not normally necessary or even possible, unless arriving early in the morning or late at night. Operators who may accept bookings include:

The First Class Lounge is located on platform 5

Trains to Sheffield station

Sheffield train station is mainly served by East Midlands Railway, CrossCountry, Northern and TransPennine Express trains.

Thanks to frequent and direct EMR services, you can easily get to Sheffield from London St Pancras in 2h 38m, from Norwich in 3h 47m and from Liverpool Lime Street in 1h 48m.

CrossCountry trains connect Sheffield to Edinburgh, Newcastle, Plymouth and Reading, while TransPennine Express cover the routes from Manchester to Sheffield and from Cleethorpes to Sheffield.

Finally, Northern Rail services run between Sheffield and Manchester, Leeds, Nottingham, Scarborough and Lincoln.

Sheffield train station departures and arrivals

Want to know when your next train from/to Sheffield station departs? Scroll down this page and click on the ‘Departures’ tab if you want to check all trains departing from Sheffield railway station or click on the ‘Arrivals’ tab for more information about all services arriving into Sheffield.

Sheffield station has five platforms, which are divided into A and B sections. Platform 1 is accessible from the concourse, with other platforms reached from a central bridge that connects to the Sheffield Station/Sheffield Hallam Supertram stop at the far end. There are additional cafes on the platforms, including a Starbucks on platform 5.

Look out for the arrows on Sheffield station’s stairways – they’re there to ease congestion at busy times, and they’ll show you which side of the stairs to walk up or down.

Sheffield train station parking

Sheffield station has its own multi-storey car park, which is called Q-Park Sheffield Station and is adjacent to the taxi rank. The car park is ideal for both short and long-stay parking. Step-free access is available not only at the car park but throughout the station.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Is Sheffield train station open?

Sheffield train station is open every day that services are running to and from the station. The railway station usually opens just before the first train of the day leaves and then closes after the last train departs. Ticket office opening hours may vary.

Are trains running today from Sheffield train station?

Trains arrive into and depart from Sheffield station almost every day, although there may be fewer services during the weekends and bank holidays. Check our live train times for up-to-date information on trains running to and from Sheffield station.

Are there toilets at Sheffield train station?

Yes, toilets are available to use at Sheffield train station.

Are dogs allowed at Sheffield train station?

Yes, dogs are allowed at Sheffield station, but they should be kept on a lead or in a pet carrier at all times.

Departures and arrivals from Sheffield

Want to check the latest departures and arrivals into Sheffield station? Find live information for the next trains departing and arriving at the station below.
Departing toTrainTimePlatformStatus
to PlymouthNorthern07:463BOn time
to PlymouthCrossCountry07:491On time
to PlymouthEast Midlands Railway07:525AOn time
to PlymouthNorthern07:553AOn time
to PlymouthCrossCountry07:568Late
Arriving fromTrainTimePlatformStatus
from LeedsNorthern07:464AOn time
from LeedsCrossCountry07:471On time
from LeedsCrossCountry07:558Late
from LeedsNorthern07:565ALate
from LeedsNorthern08:055BLate
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