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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 114 trains per day travelling from Leeds to Sheffield and tickets for this journey start from £4.80 when you book in advance.

First train

04:33

Last train

23:11

Departure station

Leeds

Arrival station

Sheffield

Journey time

From 40m

Distance

29 miles (47 km)

Frequency

114 trains per day

Changes

Direct trains available

Price

From £4.80

Train operators

CrossCountry

Travelling from Leeds to Sheffield by train in 38 minutes

Considering a trip to the Steel City and need more information on how to get from Leeds to Sheffield by train? We’ve got you covered! 

On average, the train journey from Leeds to Sheffield takes around 1 hour and 4 minutes but can take just 38 minutes on the fastest services. As there around 101 direct trains running on this popular route each day, you can sit back and relax as you don’t need to worry about making any changes along the way.  

When travelling on this route, you’ll board a train at Leeds station operated by either Crosscountry or Northern. No matter who you end up travelling with, you’ll get to enjoy onboard amenities such as free WiFi, comfortable seating and luggage storage. In less than 40 minutes, your train will travel through the Yorkshire countryside and arrive at Sheffield station.  

Once you’ve exited the station, you’ll find yourself located in the heart of the city. From here, you can reach some of the city’s most popular landmarks, including Sheffield Botanical Gardens and the Millennium Gallery. If you’d like to explore more of the nearby area, take a look at our guide to the best day trips from Sheffield.  

If you’d like to snap up the cheapest train tickets, try travelling Off-Peak – tickets tend to be cheaper during quieter travel times on weekdays and weekends. If you’d like to save even more, why not get yourself a Railcard? You’ll save up to 1/3 on eligible journeys for a whole year.  

Want to book? Start a search for cheap train tickets from Leeds to Sheffield in our Journey Planner at the top of the page. If you want to know more about the journey from Leeds to Sheffield by train, continue reading for train timetables, tips on finding cheap tickets and FAQs including first and last train times.

Journey details

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 114 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 40 minutes.

How much does the train from Leeds to Sheffield cost?

Train ticket prices from Leeds to Sheffield can start from as little as £4.80 when you book in advance. The cost of tickets can vary depending on the time of day, route and class you book and are usually more expensive if you book on the day.

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 114 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. If you’re looking for other options, you can also catch the bus from Leeds to Sheffield.

Cheap train tickets from Leeds to Sheffield

Train tickets from Leeds to Sheffield start at £4.80 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.
† Average savings on advance fares booked at least one week before day of travel vs Anytime fares purchased on day of travel. Subject to availability. Excludes coach.

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