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  1. expected to depart at 
    Sheffield
    Platform 1B
    12:11
    Sheffield
    Platform 1B
    12:35
    Doncaster
    Platform 8
    12:47
    Doncaster
    Platform 1
    14:33
    London Kings Cross
    Platform 3 estimated
    on time
    London Kings Cross
    Platform 3 estimated
    1 change
    Super Off Peak
  2. on time
    Sheffield
    Platform 2
    on time
    London St Pancras International
    Platform 2
    0 changes
    Super Off Peak
  3. on time
    Sheffield
    Platform 5A
    on time
    London St Pancras International
    Platform 2 estimated
    0 changes
    Super Off Peak
  4. on time
    Sheffield
    Platform 1B
    13:11
    Sheffield
    Platform 1B
    13:35
    Doncaster
    Platform 4
    13:47
    Doncaster
    Platform 1
    15:31
    London Kings Cross
    Platform 6 estimated
    on time
    London Kings Cross
    Platform 6 estimated
    1 change
    Super Off Peak
  5. on time
    Sheffield
    Platform 2
    on time
    London St Pancras International
    Platform 2 estimated
    0 changes
    Super Off Peak

Journey information from Sheffield to London

  • Train Fares from: £15
  • Fastest route:
  • Slowest route:
  • Average journey time:
  • Changes: Direct

Sheffield to London train times information

The majority of journeys on the Sheffield to London route are run by East Midlands Railway (formerly East Midlands Trains), and the average travel time is under two and a half hours. During the day, trains leave the station approximately three times an hour, with fewer departures later in the evening. The last train leaves between 22:00 and 22:30, and they typically resume the next morning at around 5.30. There are a number of options such as changes at Doncaster, Retford or Derby as well as final destinations of London Kings Cross or London St Pancras.

First Class passengers on East Midlands Railway (formerly East Midlands Trains) can enjoy complimentary tea and coffee as they travel, as well as table service, while standard fare passengers can take advantage of the onboard catering.

*Information correct at time of writing (March 2011). May be subject to change
  • How long does it take to travel from Sheffield to London by train?

    The average journey time between Sheffield and London is . On an average weekday, there are 43 trains travelling from Sheffield to London. The journey time may be longer on weekends and holidays.

    Avg. Duration
  • What is the fastest journey from Sheffield to London by train?

    The fastest journey time by train is .

  • How much does the train from Sheffield to London cost?

    Train tickets from Sheffield to London can start from as little as £15 when you book in advance and are usually more expensive when purchased on the day. Prices can also vary depending the time of day, route and class you book.

  • Are there direct trains from Sheffield to London?

    Yes, it is possible to travel from Sheffield to London without having to change trains. Use our journey planner above to get direct train times from Sheffield to London.

    Direct
  • What is the distance between Sheffield and London?

    The distance between Sheffield and London is 141 miles.

    Distance: 141 miles
  • What time is the first train from Sheffield to London?

    The first train from Sheffield to London departs at .

    What time is the last train from Sheffield to London?

    The last train from Sheffield to London departs at .

    First train
    Last train
    No sleeper services are available. There may also be fewer services on weekends and public holidays; use the Journey Planner above to search for a specific train on your chosen travel date.
  • If you're like us, you've probably seen the sheer number of ticket types available in the UK and wondered ''Why are there so many?!'' Well, luckily we've put together a handy guide to all the variations of train ticket you may encounter on your travels.

    *Please note that not all types of train tickets are available for every journey. Factors such as the time, date and train company you'll be using can affect the availability of each one.

Sheffield to London timetable

Check out the next trains departing from Sheffield to London for Friday 29th May 2020. For the full train timetable, or to search for a later time or date, click here.

DepartsArrivesDuration
12:1114:332h 22m, 1 change
12:2914:382h 9m, direct
13:0015:122h 12m, direct
13:1115:312h 20m, 1 change
13:2915:392h 10m, direct

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

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