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Sheffield to Manchester Piccadilly by train

It takes an average of 1h 18m to travel from Sheffield to Manchester Piccadilly by train, over a distance of around 32 miles (52 km). There are normally 75 trains per day travelling from Sheffield to Manchester Piccadilly and tickets for this journey start from £4.70 when you book in advance.
Journey timeFrom 49m
PriceFrom £4.70
Distance32 miles (52 km)
Frequency75 trains per day
First train02:43
Last train02:25
Departure stationSheffield
Arrival stationManchester Piccadilly
ChangesDirect trains available
Train operatorsTransPennine Express, East Midlands Railway

Sheffield to Manchester Piccadilly train times

Check out the next trains departing from Sheffield to Manchester Piccadilly for mardi 23 août 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
12:14 13:32 1h 18m, direct
12:43 13:37 54m, direct
13:11 14:02 51m, direct
13:14 14:31 1h 17m, direct
13:43 14:37 54m, direct
14:11 15:02 51m, direct
14:14 15:34 1h 20m, direct
14:40 15:37 57m, direct
15:43 16:37 54m, direct
15:46 17:02 1h 16m, direct

Travelling from Sheffield to Manchester Piccadilly by train

Want to find out more about taking the train from Sheffield to Manchester Piccadilly? Look no further.

The train from Sheffield to Manchester Piccadilly usually takes around 1h 19m but can take just 49m on the fastest services, with around 57 trains running on this popular route every day. You won’t need to worry about making any changes along the way either as direct trains are available.

You can choose to travel with either a TransPennine Express or an East Midlands Railway (EMR) service on this route. Just sit back, relax and enjoy the amenities offered on board, including free WiFi.

If you want to snap up the cheapest fares, use our Journey Planner at the top of the page – we’ll show you how much you can save on your train tickets to Manchester Piccadilly from Sheffield if you travel Off-Peak or get a Railcard.

Keen to book your train tickets from Sheffield to Manchester Piccadilly? No need to wait, start a search with us today! If you want to learn a bit more about the journey first, you can find our train timetable below, tips on booking cheap tickets and our FAQs including first and last train times.

Journey details

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

The average journey time by train between Sheffield and Manchester Piccadilly is 1 hour and 18 minutes, with around 75 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 Piccadilly by train?

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

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

Train ticket prices from Sheffield to Manchester Piccadilly 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 Sheffield to Manchester Piccadilly?

Yes, it is possible to travel from Sheffield to Manchester Piccadilly without having to change trains. There are 75 direct trains from Sheffield to Manchester Piccadilly 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 Piccadilly leave?

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

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

The last train from Sheffield to Manchester Piccadilly 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 Piccadilly by train?

Trains travelling from Sheffield to Manchester Piccadilly cover a distance of around 32 miles (52 km) during the journey.

Looking for more information?

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

Cheap train tickets from Sheffield to Manchester Piccadilly

Train tickets from Sheffield to Manchester Piccadilly 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 Sheffield to Manchester Piccadilly 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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