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Train Information to Sheffield from Birmingham

distanceDistance64 miles (104 km)
durationAverage train duration1 h 15 min
priceAverage train ticket price£32 (€36)
frequencyTrain frequency25 a day
changesDirect trainYes, there are 25 direct trains a day
carriersTrain companiesCross Country

Trains from Birmingham to Sheffield cover the 64 miles (104 km) long journey taking on average 1 h 15 min with our travel partners like Cross Country. Normally, there are 25 trains operating per day, including direct services available. While the average ticket price for this trip costs around £32, you can find the cheapest train ticket for as low as £21. Travellers depart most frequently from Birmingham New Street and arrive in Sheffield.

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Train between Birmingham and Sheffield with CrossCountry

Buy your official CrossCountry train tickets from Birmingham to Sheffield from £21 with Omio. Find train times and tickets for over 1000 travel companies to compare and book the most affordable route.

CrossCountry

CrossCountry is a fast speed train company in the United Kingdom and for your next train between Birmingham and Sheffield you can choose between Standard Class and First Class tickets on Omio.

Book your CrossCountry Birmingham to Sheffield train with Omio and enjoy a smooth and relaxing journey! Check CrossCountry’s up-to-date train timetables for the ideal departure and arrival times, compare the fastest Birmingham to Sheffield routes as well as the amenities offered in the class fare you choose and buy the most affordable CrossCountry train tickets online that fit your budget. The distance from Birmingham to Sheffield is 64 miles (104 km), and the best price for a one-way Birmingham - Sheffield CrossCountry train ticket starts at £21 if you book in advance. If you would rather search for your CrossCountry ticket in the Omio app, you can quickly see if it's a mobile ticket so that you can go paperless when travelling by train. Waiting in a queue at the train station to purchase your train ticket will become yesterday's news. So, book your train tickets online quickly and easily and enjoy your trip with CrossCountry!

  • Average Price: £21

CrossCountry has the following ticket policies due to COVID-19, which you should be aware of when booking and travelling by train between Birmingham and Sheffield:

  • Refund or voucher policy
  • If you have an Off-Peak or Anytime ticket, you can get a full refund and the £10 admin fee has been waived. Advance tickets are normally non-refundable but you can now also get a full refund if your Advance ticket was booked before 23 March 2020.
  • Cashless payments recommended
  • Online booking and check-in recommended

Trains from Birmingham to Sheffield: Journey Details

Train services between the cities of Birmingham and Sheffield run frequently throughout the day, from early mornings to late in the evening. There are two departures per hour from Birmingham New Street. This schedule is in operation seven days a week. Each of the trains from Birmingham to Sheffield are direct services and take approximately 1.25 hours. The main operator of these services is CrossCountry, part of the Arriva Group.

Taking the Train from Birmingham

Trains from Birmingham to Sheffield depart from Birmingham New Street station. If travelling from Birmingham International, it is necessary to change at New Street. Located in the city centre, Birmingham New Street is easily accessible by public transport and on foot. There is a taxi rank located outside the station in Navigation Street while local bus stops are situated nearby on Hill Street and Smallbrook Queensway. The Midland Metro tram terminus at Snow Hill station is an approximate five-minute walk away.

Getting into Sheffield by Train

The city of Sheffield in South Yorkshire has a rich industrial heritage and is most closely associated with the steel industry. Today, it is better known for the proliferation of parks and woodland which exist within its boundaries, making Sheffield one of the UK's greenest cities. The main train station, Sheffield Railway Station, is located on Sheef Street, in close proximity to Sheffield Hallam University. There are a number of onward transportation options available, including the Sheffield Supertram service which stops right outside the train station. A taxi rank is located at the station's front entrance.

Travel Tips

Trains from Birmingham to Sheffield
Travel by train to Sheffield easily. Whether you want fast, cheap or something entirely different, our travel experts have collected everything you need to know so you can find the best option from Birmingham to Sheffield.
FAQs
How much do cheap train tickets to Sheffield from Birmingham cost?
Omio customers have found the cheapest trains between Birmingham and Sheffield to cost as little as £21  in the next 7 days.
What is the average cost of a train from Birmingham to Sheffield?
If you’re looking to book your train tickets in the next week, you can expect the Birmingham to Sheffield train price to come in at an average of £32  one way.
How many miles is it from Birmingham to Sheffield by train?
The train distance from Birmingham to Sheffield is around 64 miles (104 km).
How many hours does it take from Birmingham to Sheffield by train?
The train time between Birmingham and Sheffield is on average 1 h 15 min  for the 64 miles (104 km) long journey, but the time it takes to go between Birmingham and Sheffield by train can vary depending on specific dates or travelling on weekends and holidays.
What is the departure train station in Birmingham and arrival train station in Sheffield?

Omio customers travelling this route depart most frequently from Birmingham New Street   and arrive in Sheffield.

Where is the Birmingham train station located? Where is the Sheffield train station located?

Passengers board their train most frequently from Birmingham New Street and travel around 0 mile (s) / 0 km from the city centre to this train station.

Passengers travelling this route most often arrive at Sheffield and need to travel approximately 0 mile (s) / 0 km from the train station to the city centre in Sheffield.

Which train providers should I travel with from Birmingham to Sheffield?
When taking a train from Birmingham to Sheffield, you can count on Cross Country for the best way to get you to Sheffield. You can also check all possible train companies who offer a service to Sheffield from Birmingham and compare the amenities they offer before buying a train ticket.
How many trains per day are there to Sheffield from Birmingham?
On average, there are 25 trains a day from Birmingham to Sheffield. The train times and services may be different on weekends and holidays compared to weekdays.
What time is the earliest train from Birmingham to Sheffield? What time is the last train from Birmingham to Sheffield?
You can take the first train from Birmingham to Sheffield at 07: 03   or take the last train from Birmingham to Sheffield leaving at 11: 03. Look for the latest Birmingham Sheffield train schedule on Omio and book the best time to take the train for this route.
How far in advance should I purchase train tickets from Birmingham to Sheffield for the best deals?
In general, we recommend booking tickets for trains in advance to score the best deals from all possible train providers offering this journey and save money. If you purchase train tickets from Birmingham to Sheffield within the next 7 days, you can find tickets to cost on average £32 one way. To find the best prices for this trip, consider booking your train ticket from Birmingham to Sheffield a few months in advance.

Important Stations and Airports for this Journey

Birmingham
Sheffield
The major railway station for departures from Birmingham is Birmingham New Street. Read all the information you need to know about services, amenities and connections at Birmingham New Street for your trip from Birmingham to Sheffield.
Amenities at station
WifiWifi
LockersLockers
ParkingParking
ATMATM
TaxiTaxi
ticketOfficeHours
Ticket office hours
Sun: 07: 30 - 23: 00 | Mon - Sat: 05: 15 - 23: 00
Connections to/from station
Train lines: West Midlands, CrossCountry, Avanti West Coast, Transport for Wales
Bus lines: N5, N6, N8, 4, 9, 23, 45, 50, 61, X51, X70