Sheffield is a hugely accessible city. It's surprisingly walkable for its size, with a good bus and tram network for getting to lectures and social events.
And because we're a big city in the heart of the UK, you also get great air, rail and road links – perfect for day trips and family visits.
Trains and coaches
The main train and coach stations are just a five-minute walk from the City Campus. Sheffield rail station is on fast lines, so you can get to major cities across the UK easily. You can reach London and Birmingham by train in just two hours, and Manchester, Leeds, Nottingham and York in under one hour.
There are also local trains to towns including Chesterfield, Rotherham, Barnsley and Glossop. If you plan to travel into Sheffield every day, you could join the commuter Facebook group for travel tips.
For long distances, it’s usually cheaper to travel to Sheffield by coach. You can get a coach direct to Sheffield from cities including Leeds, Nottingham, Leicester, Birmingham and London. As well as the main bus station by the City Campus, there’s also a stop at Meadowhall.
Sheffield is close to three international airports that have flights to destinations across Asia and Africa, as well as Europe. It takes less than two hours to reach Manchester Airport, Birmingham Airport and Leeds Bradford Airport by public transport.
We also organise free airport transfers from Manchester Airport at the start of the academic year.
Transport links around Sheffield
Getting around Sheffield is easy. It’s compact and easy to get around on foot, but you can also get a bus from the city centre to Collegiate Campus in around 10 minutes.
There are student fares, so it’s a cheap way to get there. FirstBus also has seven-day student tickets, which cover all your travel in Sheffield and surrounding areas for a week.
We also have a tram network. Most routes run every 12 minutes during the day, and every 20 minutes in the mornings, evenings and on weekends. The tram is handy for getting across town and to places like Meadowhall and the Olympic Legacy Park.
The closest car park to the City Campus is on Charles Street, just a three-minute walk from the main building. There are other multi-storey car parks nearby, which can be a handy spot for open days. For Collegiate Campus, you can park on surrounding residential streets and pay per hour in the meter where available.