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Manchester to Sheffield by train

It takes an average of 1h 10m to travel from Manchester to Sheffield by train, over a distance of around 33 miles (53 km). There are normally 84 trains per day travelling from Manchester to Sheffield and tickets for this journey start from £4.70 when you book in advance.
Journey timeFrom 49m
PriceFrom £4.70
Distance33 miles (53 km)
Frequency84 trains per day
First train04:46
Last train23:50
Departure stationManchester
Arrival stationSheffield
ChangesDirect trains available
Train operatorsTransPennine Express, East Midlands Railway

Manchester to Sheffield train times

Check out the next trains departing from Manchester to Sheffield for Dienstag 12. Juli 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.
DepartsArrivesDuration
12:49 14:05 1h 16m, direct
13:42 14:38 56m, direct
13:49 15:05 1h 16m, direct
14:18 15:08 50m, direct
14:42 15:34 52m, direct
14:49 16:06 1h 17m, direct
15:18 16:08 50m, direct
15:42 16:34 52m, direct
15:50 17:06 1h 16m, direct
16:18 17:09 51m, direct

Travelling from Manchester to Sheffield by train in less than an hour

Hoping to hop over to Yorkshire and looking for more information on how to take the train from Manchester to Sheffield? Start your journey here! 

On average, it takes around 1 hour and 10 minutes to travel from Manchester to Sheffield by train, but can take just 49 minutes on the fastest services. On this route, you’ll find around 84 direct trains running, so you don’t need to worry about making any changes along the journey.  

With around 69 trains running on this popular route every day, the train from Manchester to Sheffield usually takes around 1h 18m but can take just 49m on the fastest services. Once you’re on board, you can make yourself comfortable and enjoy the journey as there’s no need to change along the way.   

On this route, you’ll board a train at Manchester Piccadilly station operated by either TransPennine Express or East Midlands Railway. Whoever you end up travelling with, you’ll enjoy an array of amenities on board, including comfortable seating, power sockets and free WiFi. In less than an hour, you will travel through the heart of the picturesque Peak District and arrive at Sheffield station.  

Once you’ve arrived in Sheffield, you can begin to explore the city’s most famous landmarks. Head to the Millennium Gallery to uncover Sheffield’s unique heritage, as well as the metalwork which made the city famous around the world. Alternatively, make your way to Sheffield Botanical Garden for a relaxing stroll among nature. If you’d like to see more of the UK, check out our guide to the best day trips from Sheffield.  

Want to save money on your train fare? Try travelling Off-Peak – tickets are usually cheaper during quieter times on weekdays and weekends. Also, if you get a Railcard you’ll save up to 1/3 on eligible journeys for an entire year.  

Ready to begin? Start your search for cheap train tickets from Manchester to Sheffield in our Journey Planner at the top of the page. For more information, keep reading for tips on how to find cheap train tickets, train timetables and FAQs.

Journey details

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

The average journey time by train between Manchester and Sheffield is 1 hour and 10 minutes, with around 84 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 Manchester and Sheffield by train?

The fastest journey time by train from Manchester to Sheffield is 49 minutes.

How much does the train from Manchester to Sheffield cost?

Train ticket prices from Manchester to Sheffield can start from as little as £4.70 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 Manchester to Sheffield?

Yes, it is possible to travel from Manchester to Sheffield without having to change trains. There are 84 direct trains from Manchester 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 Manchester to Sheffield leave?

The first train from Manchester to Sheffield leaves at 04:46. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.

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

The last train from Manchester to Sheffield leaves at 23:50. 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 Manchester and Sheffield by train?

Trains travelling from Manchester to Sheffield cover a distance of around 33 miles (53 km) during the journey.

Looking for more information?

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

Cheap train tickets from Manchester to Sheffield

Train tickets from Manchester to Sheffield start at £4.70 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 Manchester 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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