Sheffield is at the heart of the UK, and more importantly the rail and road networks and is around 1 hours’ drive from 3 international airports. Manchester Airport is the closest, with the most worldwide connections (over 200 destinations flying into Manchester from over 70 airlines). It is the 3rd busiest airport in Britain and the Global Gateway to the North. Globe Travel Awards voted Manchester Airport the Best UK Airport 2015-2018.
Sheffield can be easily reached from UK Airports by either road, using a taxi service, or rail. You can book your airport transfer in advance with one of the private hire taxi companies in Sheffield. Book City Taxis online, download the CityTaxis app (from the Apple Store or Google Play Store) , call them direct on 0114 239 3939 or travel using UBER
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Arriving via Eurostar? The Eurostar arrives into London St Pancras International where you can then catch a direct train to Sheffield (see below). Did you know you can be in Sheffield in just 5 hours after leaving Paris, Amsterdam or Brussels?
"Sheffield: 5th best connected city by rail outside of London." - www.independant.co.uk
Sheffield is just 2 hours from London and 3 hours 30 mins hours from Edinburgh,
The mainline station in Sheffield offers an impressive entry to the city, with fast direct links from London St Pancras International departing every 30 minutes from early morning to late at night.
If you are travelling from London, or on routes operated by East Midlands Railway, you'll find all the timetable and fare information you need on the East Midlands Railway website.
If you're travelling to Sheffield for a conference you might also find our special event tickets a value for money option.
There are also hourly fast trains from Manchester City Centre which connect to/from Manchester International airport.
You can find more detailed information on arriving into Sheffield from our closest airports here.
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Our compact city centre makes walking the natural option. For access to attractions, hotels and venues slightly further out, our state-of-the-art Supertram is visitor and delegate friendly and better still, environmentally friendly. You can even pre-pay for delegates to travel just by flashing their conference pass.
For unlimited travel across Sheffield on all public transport, the simple Travel Master CityWide ticket can be purchased on board buses and trams or in advance. Visit www.sytravelmaster.com or www.staegecoachbus.com for trams.
Sheffield City Council operates several surface level car parks and on street parking – parking charges and maximum parking times vary – details can be found here. Privately operated multi storey and surface level car parking is also available across the city centre to give motorists lots of choice. Details (including up to date availability) can be found at en.parkopedia.co.uk/parking/Sheffield/. If you are driving into Sheffield for a conference or event, please check with your hotel or venue for any special offers.
There are new rapid electric vehicle chargers in a range of locations across the city. You can find the SCC charge sites here or look at sites such as ZapMap for other locations of most publicly available chargers.
Sheffield is introducing a Clean Air Zone in Sheffield city centre to help lower emissions and improve air quality. This means that taxis, coaches and goods vehicles that don't meet the emissions standards will have to pay to drive in the city centre. Private cars and motorbikes will not be charged.
For anyone cycling into Sheffield, the city offers cycling stands, lockers and pumps across the city centre. Further details can be found here.