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Sheffield to Manchester Airport by train

It takes an average of 1h 32m to travel from Sheffield to Manchester Airport by train, over a distance of around 33 miles (54 km). There are normally 5 trains per day travelling from Sheffield to Manchester Airport and tickets for this journey start from £5 when you book in advance.
Journey timeFrom 1h 12m
PriceFrom £5
Distance33 miles (54 km)
Frequency5 trains per day
First train02:43
Last train02:25
Departure stationSheffield
Arrival stationManchester Airport
ChangesDirect trains available
Train operatorsTransPennine Express

Sheffield to Manchester Airport train times

Check out the next trains departing from Sheffield to Manchester Airport for giovedì 11º agosto 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
03:45 On timesheffield05:08 On timemanchester airportPlat. 6A estimatedtranspennine express PeakGet tickets1h 23m, 1 change
03:45 On timesheffield05:22 On timemanchester airportPlat. 6A estimatedtranspennine express Get tickets1h 37m, direct
05:08 sheffield06:47 manchester airportPlat. 5A estimatedtranspennine express PeakGet tickets1h 39m, 1 change
06:09 sheffield07:32 manchester airportPlat. 6A estimatedtranspennine express PeakGet tickets1h 23m, 1 change
06:18 On timesheffield08:10 manchester airportPlat. 6A estimatedeast midlands railway PeakGet tickets1h 52m, 1 change

Taking the train from Sheffield to Manchester Airport in 1 hour 12 minutes

Thinking about taking the train from Sheffield to Manchester Airport? We've got you covered.

It usually takes around 2 hours 1 minute to travel the 33 miles (54 km) from Sheffield to Manchester Airport by train, although you can get there in as little as 1 hour 12 minutes on the fastest services. You'll normally find around 5 trains per day running on this route. You won't need to worry about making any changes along the way either as direct trains are available. You're likely to be travelling with Avanti West Coast, Transport for Wales or East Midlands Railway to Manchester Airport. As the main train operators on this route, all offer plenty of space for luggage and comfortable seating as standard.

Book train tickets from Sheffield to Manchester Airport in advance instead of buying them on the day and they can start from £5.00. We'll always highlight the cheapest prices in our Journey Planner, for example when you travel at Off-Peak times or use a Railcard.

If you're feeling ready to book, start looking for cheap train tickets with us today. Keep reading for more information on the journey to Manchester Airport by train, or check our timetable above to view live train times.

Journey details

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

The average journey time by train between Sheffield and Manchester Airport is 1 hour and 32 minutes, with around 5 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 Manchester Airport by train?

The fastest journey time by train from Sheffield to Manchester Airport is 1 hour and 12 minutes.

How much does the train from Sheffield to Manchester Airport cost?

Train ticket prices from Sheffield to Manchester Airport can start from as little as £5 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 Manchester Airport?

Yes, it is possible to travel from Sheffield to Manchester Airport without having to change trains. There are 5 direct trains from Sheffield to Manchester Airport 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 Manchester Airport leave?

The first train from Sheffield to Manchester Airport leaves at 02:43. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.

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

The last train from Sheffield to Manchester Airport leaves at 02:25. 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 Manchester Airport by train?

Trains travelling from Sheffield to Manchester Airport cover a distance of around 33 miles (54 km) during the journey.

Looking for more information?

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

Cheap train tickets from Sheffield to Manchester Airport

Train tickets from Sheffield to Manchester Airport start at £5 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 Sheffield to Manchester Airport 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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