Take a train from London to Sheffield and cover the 141-mile distance in slightly over two and a half hours. Jump on a train at either London Kings Cross or St Pancras, which are moments from each other, and end up in the heart of Sheffield, relaxed and ready to explore.
London North Eastern Railway’s (LNER) high-speed Azuma trains will take you to Sheffield from Kings Cross with a quick change along the way in Doncaster. Onboard, you can relax, surf the internet, charge your devices with personal power sockets or grab a snack from the bar carriage. For First Class passengers on Azuma train, the WiFi is faster, the seats recline, and there's a complimentary two-course meal. You can also travel direct from London to Sheffield on with East Midlands Railway – these trains depart from St Pancras.
Once you arrive at Sheffield station, accessing other areas of the city is easy. Head up the hill past Sheffield Hallam University to find yourself in the centre in around 10 minutes. The station also has a tram service that links you to the rest of the town if you don’t fancy the walk.
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The average journey time by train between London and Sheffield is 2 hours and 38 minutes, with around 38 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.
The fastest journey time by train from London to Sheffield is 1 hour and 58 minutes.
Train ticket prices from London to Sheffield can start from as little as £14.50 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.
Yes, it is possible to travel from London to Sheffield without having to change trains. There are 38 direct trains from London to Sheffield each day. Though there may be fewer direct services available depending on your exact departure date.
The first train from London to Sheffield leaves at 04:48. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.
The last train from London to Sheffield leaves at 22:20. 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.
Trains travelling from London to Sheffield cover a distance of around 141 miles (227 km) during the journey.
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