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London Kings Cross to Sheffield by train

It takes an average of 3h 11m to travel from London Kings Cross to Sheffield by train, over a distance of around 140 miles (225 km). There are normally 68 trains per day travelling from London Kings Cross to Sheffield and tickets for this journey start from £17.40 when you book in advance.

First train

04:55

Last train

23:33

Departure station

London Kings Cross

Arrival station

Sheffield

Journey time

From 2h 11m

Distance

140 miles (225 km)

Frequency

68 trains per day

Changes

1 change

Price

From £17.40

Train operators

CrossCountry, TransPennine Express, Hull Trains, East Midlands Railway, Thameslink, London North Eastern Railway, Grand Central Railway

Take the train from London Kings Cross to Sheffield in 2 hours 11 minutes

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

You can expect the journey from London Kings Cross to Sheffield by train to take around 3 hours 11 minutes. If you want to get there as quickly as possible, it can take as little as 2 hours 11 minutes on the fastest services. You'll usually find around 68 trains per day running on this route, which spans 140 miles (225 km). You'll have to make 1 change along the way on your journey to Sheffield. You can travel on this route with either London North Eastern Railway, East Midlands Railway or Thameslink. As the main train operators on this route, all offer comfortable seating and plenty of space for luggage as standard.

Train tickets from London Kings Cross to Sheffield start from £17.40 when you book in advance, which can be cheaper than buying them on the day. Travelling during Off-Peak times or using a Railcard can also help you save money on train travel. Start a search in our Journey Planner to check out the latest prices.

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Journey details

Want to know more about your journey from London Kings Cross 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 London Kings Cross to Sheffield take?

The average journey time by train between London Kings Cross and Sheffield is 3 hours and 11 minutes, with around 68 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 London Kings Cross and Sheffield by train?

The fastest journey time by train from London Kings Cross to Sheffield is 2 hours and 11 minutes.

How much does the train from London Kings Cross to Sheffield cost?

Train ticket prices from London Kings Cross to Sheffield can start from as little as £17.40 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 London Kings Cross to Sheffield?

No, there are no direct train services from London Kings Cross to Sheffield. Travelling from London Kings Cross to Sheffield by train will require a minimum of 1 change.

What time does the first train from London Kings Cross to Sheffield leave?

The first train from London Kings Cross to Sheffield leaves at 04:55. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.

What time does the last train from London Kings Cross to Sheffield leave?

The last train from London Kings Cross to Sheffield leaves at 23:33. 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 London Kings Cross and Sheffield by train?

Trains travelling from London Kings Cross to Sheffield cover a distance of around 140 miles (225 km) during the journey.

Looking for more information?

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

Cheap train tickets from London Kings Cross to Sheffield

Train tickets from London Kings Cross to Sheffield start at £17.40 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

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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 London Kings Cross 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.

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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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