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Arriving at Manchester Airport

Airport pick-up service

Every year we run an airport pick up service from Manchester Airport. Our friendly student crew meet you and bring you by private bus to the University.

The service is free, but if you do not book on to the service in advance then there may not be space for you on the bus and you will have to make your own travel arrangements.

We strongly encourage you to use the service. It makes your arrival more welcoming and enjoyable and you can meet other students on your journey to University.

The service is available to all Sheffield Hallam students arriving at Manchester Airport on

  • Saturday 3 November
  • Thursday 10 January – Sunday 13 January

Complete our arrival information form to book your place. If you arrive after 5pm we may not be able to meet you, and you will need to follow the directions below.

Terms and conditions

We offer a free airport pickup service from Manchester Airport at 10am, 1.30pm and 5pm on the selected dates stated above.

This service is only available to students who have pre booked by completing our arrival information form.

If your flight is more than one hour late we will do our best to accommodate you on the next available pickup of the day or the following morning, subject to availability and space.

Make sure you use your personal email address when you complete your details. You will receive a confirmation email with information about the service. Please check your inbox after you have registered.

It is your responsibility to find our student guides as soon as possible after your arrival. Unfortunately, if you fail to do this and you miss the pick-up, the University cannot cover your travel costs to Sheffield.

If you arrive without booking the service or you book too late, we cannot guarantee you will get a seat on the private coach.

Our airport pickup service from Manchester Airport to Sheffield for any travelling companions (parents, guardians, relatives, children above the age of 2 and friends etc) with the Sheffield Hallam University student who are not Sheffield Hallam University students themselves will be charged £20 per person for this service.

Making your own way from Manchester Airport

If you arrive outside of the dates above, or if you would like to travel on your own, you can use the train or coach stations at the airport. The train and coach stations are clearly signposted at the airport. Follow the signs or ask at the information desk.

Please register your arrival details and select 'I will be at Manchester airport but NOT on these days or do not need the Transport Service' option then you will receive personalised travel instructions to help you make your own way from Manchester Airport. When you arrive in Sheffield, follow these directions to the University.

Travelling by train

  • Costs between £17 and £25
  • Average journey time is 1 hour 20 minutes
  • Visit National Rail for current information on train times and fares

Travelling by coach

  • Costs £9.60
  • Average journey time is 3–5 hours
  • Visit National Express for current information on coach times and fares
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