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Train Information to Sheffield from Leeds

distanceDistance29 miles (46 km)
durationAverage train duration1 h 13 min
priceAverage train ticket price£5 (€6)
frequencyTrain frequency51 a day
changesDirect trainYes, there are 51 direct trains a day
carriersTrain companiesNorthern Rail or Cross Country

Trains from Leeds to Sheffield cover the 29 miles (46 km) long journey taking on average 1 h 13 min with our travel partners like Northern Rail or Cross Country. Normally, there are 51 trains operating per day, including direct services available. While the average ticket price for this route costs around £5, you can find the cheapest train ticket for as low as £5. Travellers depart most frequently from Leeds Railway Station and arrive in Sheffield.

Train companies

Travel with CrossCountry between Leeds and Sheffield

CrossCountry trains will get you between Leeds and Sheffield from £5. With over 1000 travel companies on Omio, you can find the best train times and tickets for your trip.


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

Find cheap tickets for CrossCountry trains between Leeds and Sheffield on Omio. Omio can help you find the best train deals and prices all in one place by showing you the most up-to-date Leeds to Sheffield train timetable from CrossCountry, the latest train ticket offers available and other travel information for the 29 miles (46 km) trip between Leeds and Sheffield, including information on luggage policy and amenities offered onboard depending on the class fare you pick and choose. If you search for trains from Leeds to Sheffield in the Omio app, you can check to see if the CrossCountry trains available are mobile tickets, which makes it even more convenient for you to go paperless when travelling. Check the CrossCountry train timetable for your ideal departure and arrival times, compare the best route available to get to Sheffield from Leeds and then book a cheap train with ease. Sit back and enjoy your upcoming train between Leeds and Sheffield with CrossCountry!

CrossCountry 's current ticket policies due to COVID-19 for your train from Leeds to Sheffield are the following:

  • 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 Leeds to Sheffield: Journey Details

Frequent direct trains from Leeds to Sheffield are provided by 3 operators, East Midland, CrossCountry and Northern Rail. The weekday schedule begins with an early morning departure and there are direct services between the cities roughly every 10 minutes until very late in the evening. Journey times range from around 40 minutes to an hour and 20 minutes. On Sundays, the service is less frequent, with a later first departure and an earlier last train. On weekdays, off-peak day return tickets are available on departures from 9:33 a.m. onwards.

Taking the Train from Leeds

Leeds railway station is located on the south side of the city centre close to the river Aire. There is a bus interchange on New Station Street in front of the main entrance, served by First and Arriva bus routes across the city. The daytime CityBus shuttle connects the station with central locations from Monday to Saturday. There is a taxi rank beside the bus stops.

Getting into Sheffield by Train

Once a key industrial centre in Yorkshire, Sheffield now offers a wealth of cultural attractions, notably the Millennium contemporary art gallery and the Winter Garden glasshouse with its extensive botanical collection. Visitors throng to the modern Moor Market to sample artisan Yorkshire produce and renowned local craft beers. Sheffield station is situated on the south-east side of the city centre. There is a tram stop immediately outside the station offering connections to central locations and around the city. A covered walkway links the station to the bus interchange for services around Sheffield and the South Yorkshire region. Taxis are available from ranks at the front of the station.

Travel Tips

Trains from Leeds 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 Leeds to Sheffield.
How much do cheap trains between Leeds and Sheffield cost?
Omio customers have found cheap train tickets between Leeds and Sheffield for as low as £5  for the next 7 days.
What is the average price of train tickets to Sheffield from Leeds?
In the next 7 days you’ll find that the average cost of a train ticket from Leeds to Sheffield is £5  one way.
How many miles is it from Leeds to Sheffield by train?
The Leeds to Sheffield train distance is approximately 29 miles (46 km).
How long does it take from Leeds to Sheffield by train?
The train time to Sheffield from Leeds is on average 1 h 13 min  for the 29 miles (46 km) long journey, but the time it takes to go between Leeds and Sheffield by train can vary depending on specific dates or travelling on weekends and holidays.
Which train station from Leeds to Sheffield do I depart from? Which Sheffield train station from Leeds do I arrive in?

Omio customers travelling this route depart most frequently from Leeds Railway Station   and arrive in Sheffield.

Where do I find the Leeds train station to Sheffield? Where is the Sheffield train station?

Passengers board their train most frequently from Leeds Railway Station 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.

What train companies offer a service between Leeds and Sheffield?
For the trip from Leeds to Sheffield you can take a train with Northern Rail or Cross Country. Be sure to check out all possible train providers that offer services to Sheffield from Leeds on Omio to compare what amenities they may have.
How many trains per day are there between Leeds and Sheffield?
The average number of trains departing Leeds for Sheffield is 51 a day. The train schedules and services may vary between weekdays and weekends.
When does the first train depart from Leeds to Sheffield? When does the last train depart from Leeds to Sheffield?
The earliest train for this trip departs from Leeds at 07: 32. The last train leaves from Leeds at 08: 48. Check Omio for the latest train schedule from Leeds to Sheffield and book the best time to depart on your chosen travel date.
How far in advance should I buy train tickets to Sheffield from Leeds for the best deals?
The price of a one way train ticket from Leeds to Sheffield is on average £5 if you buy within the next 7 days. But we recommend booking tickets before your planned travel date to find the best prices for trains from all possible train companies offering this route. In general, you can find train tickets from Leeds to Sheffield available a few months in advance.

Important Stations and Airports for this Journey

The major railway station for departures from Leeds is Leeds Railway Station. Read all the information you need to know about services, amenities and connections at Leeds Railway Station for your trip from Leeds to Sheffield.
Amenities at station
Ticket office hours
Sun: 06: 45 - 22: 30 | Mon - Sat: 04: 45 - 23: 59
Connections to/from station
Train lines: Northern, TransPennine Express
Bus lines: 1, 16, 201, 229, 34, 5, 60, A1