The best way to find a cheap fare is to book your ticket as far in advance as you can and to avoid travelling at rush hour.
The average ticket from Sheffield to Manchester will cost around £ 10 if you buy it on the day, but the cheapest tickets can be found for only £ 7.
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1 h 2 m
Trains per day
Of the 5 train that leave Sheffield for Manchester every day 5 travel direct so it’s quite easy to avoid journeys where you’ll have to change along the way.
These direct train cover the 52 km distance in an average of 1 h 2 m but if you time it right, some train will get you there in just 51 m .
The slowest train will take 1 h 19 m and usually involve a change or two along the way, but you might be able to save a few pennies if you’re on a budget.
|Avg. Train Duration:|
1 hours 7 minutes
|Train Ticket Price:||£7|
|Trains depart from:||Sheffield|
|Trains arrive in:||Manchester|
|Train Companies:||First Transpennine Express, East Midlands Trains, Northern Rail|
Manchester has roots going back to its Roman settlements but quickly developed into a prosperous city during the Industrial Revolution of the 18th and 19th centuries. Much of this industrial growth is seen in the architecture of mill-owner's properties and public buildings, many of which now house museums and art galleries. Today, Manchester is a vibrant and cosmopolitan city, with good shopping and dining, a great nightlife and an important role in the country's music scene.
Trains from Sheffield to Manchester usually take about 56 minutes, although some journeys can take up to 1 hour and 20 minutes.
The first direct train from Sheffield to Manchester is at 3:25 a.m and the last direct Sheffield to Manchester train leaves at 22:11 p.m.
There are two to three trains an hour, between just after 5:00 a.m, until just before 11:00 p.m. There is a reduced service on Sundays.
Trains from Sheffield to Manchester depart from the city's train station, which is located just a short walk from the city centre. Supertrams, operated by Stagecoach, run from the station on regular routes around the city, and out to the Dom Valley Arena and Meadowhall Shopping Centre. The city bus station is a short walk from the railway station, from where buses depart to all parts of Sheffield, the airport and the surrounding districts. These are operated by Stagecoach and First Group. Taxis are available at the station.
Trains from Sheffield to Manchester arrive at Manchester Piccadilly Station, with some going on further to Manchester Oxford Road Station, near the University. Piccadilly Station is centrally located, just a short walk from the Arndale Shopping Centre, and has good bus and tram links to all parts of the city. First Bus run regular night routes throughout the week, and taxi ranks are located at both stations.