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London to Sheffield by train

It takes an average of 2h 31m to travel from London to Sheffield by train, over a distance of around 141 miles (227 km). There are normally 44 trains per day travelling from London to Sheffield and tickets for this journey start from £15.50 when you book in advance.
Journey timeFrom 1h 56m
PriceFrom £15.50
Distance141 miles (227 km)
Frequency44 trains per day
First train04:27
Last train22:32
Departure stationLondon
Arrival stationSheffield
ChangesDirect trains available
Train operatorsEast Midlands Railway

London to Sheffield train times

Check out the next trains departing from London to Sheffield for Thursday 18th August 2022 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
13:31 On timelondon st pancras international15:42 On timesheffieldPlat. 4 estimatedeast midlands railway Super Off PeakGet tickets2h 11m, direct
15:31 On timelondon st pancras international17:44 On timesheffieldPlat. 4 estimatedeast midlands railway Super Off PeakGet tickets2h 13m, direct
15:40 On timelondon kings cross18:06 On timesheffieldPlat. 3a grand central railway Get tickets2h 26m, 1 change
16:31 On timelondon st pancras international07:59 sheffieldPlat. 4 estimatedeast midlands railway PeakGet tickets15h 28m, 1 change
00:15 london st pancras international07:59 sheffieldeast midlands railway Super Off PeakGet tickets7h 44m, 1 change

Travelling from London to Sheffield by train

Planning to travel from London to Sheffield by train? You’ve come to the right place!

The train to Sheffield from London usually takes around 2h 21m but can take just 1h 56m on the fastest services, with around 46 trains running on this popular route every day. Once you're on board, you can sit back and relax, as you won’t need to make any changes along the way.

Train services on this route are operated by East Midlands Railway (EMR). Their Intercity services are kitted out with free WiFi and a spacious First Class carriage if you feel like treating yourself.

Want to snap up the cheapest fares? Travel Off-Peak – we’ll highlight the cheapest Off-Peak train tickets from London to Sheffield in our Journey Planner at the top of the page. If you’re travelling by train quite frequently, why not get a Railcard? You'll save up to 1/3 on eligible journeys for a whole year!

If you’re feeling ready to book, start a search for cheap train tickets with us today. Want to check if trains are running? Use our timetable to view live train times from London to Sheffield.

Journey details

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

The average journey time by train between London and Sheffield is 2 hours and 31 minutes, with around 44 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 and Sheffield by train?

The fastest journey time by train from London to Sheffield is 1 hour and 56 minutes.

How much does the train from London to Sheffield cost?

Train ticket prices from London to Sheffield can start from as little as £15.50 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.

Is there a direct train from London to Sheffield?

Yes, it is possible to travel from London to Sheffield without having to change trains. There are 44 direct trains from London 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 London to Sheffield leave?

The first train from London to Sheffield leaves at 04:27. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.

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

The last train from London to Sheffield leaves at 22:32. 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 and Sheffield by train?

Trains travelling from London to Sheffield cover a distance of around 141 miles (227 km) during the journey.

Looking for more information?

If you’re looking for the return train journey, check out trains from Sheffield to London. If you’re looking for other options, you can also catch the bus from London to Sheffield.

Cheap train tickets from London to Sheffield

Train tickets from London to Sheffield start at £15.50 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 London 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.

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