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Sheffield to Leeds by train

It takes an average of 1h 4m to travel from Sheffield to Leeds by train, over a distance of around 29 miles (47 km). There are normally 107 trains per day travelling from Sheffield to Leeds and tickets for this journey start from £4.50 when you book in advance.
Journey timeFrom 38m
PriceFrom £4.50
Distance29 miles (47 km)
Frequency107 trains per day
First train04:15
Last train23:40
Departure stationSheffield
Arrival stationLeeds
ChangesDirect trains available
Train operatorsCrossCountry, East Midlands Railway

Sheffield to Leeds train times

Check out the next trains departing from Sheffield to Leeds for Tuesday 6th July 2021 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.
14:18 15:14 56m, direct
14:21 15:01 40m, direct
15:02 16:24 1h 22m, direct
15:15 16:31 1h 16m, direct
15:18 16:14 56m, direct
15:21 16:01 40m, direct
16:02 17:24 1h 22m, direct
16:15 17:31 1h 16m, direct
16:18 17:16 58m, direct
16:21 17:01 40m, direct

Journey details

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

The average journey time by train between Sheffield and Leeds is 1 hour and 4 minutes, with around 107 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 Sheffield and Leeds by train?

The fastest journey time by train from Sheffield to Leeds is 38 minutes.

How much does the train from Sheffield to Leeds cost?

Train ticket prices from Sheffield to Leeds can start from as little as £4.50 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 Sheffield to Leeds?

Yes, it is possible to travel from Sheffield to Leeds without having to change trains. There are 107 direct trains from Sheffield to Leeds each day. Though there may be fewer direct services available depending on your exact departure date.

What time does the first train from Sheffield to Leeds leave?

The first train from Sheffield to Leeds leaves at 04:15. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.

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

The last train from Sheffield to Leeds leaves at 23:40. 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 Sheffield and Leeds by train?

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

Cheap train tickets from Sheffield to Leeds

Train tickets from Sheffield to Leeds start at £4.50 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, and even tell you when the prices are likely to increase with Price Prediction.

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 Sheffield to Leeds 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.

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