Cheap train tickets from Sheffield to Manchester

Showing times and prices for 4 Dec

Cheapest

£7

Average

£19

The best way to find a cheap fare is to book your ticket as far in advance as you can and to avoid traveling at rush hour.

The average ticket from Sheffield to Manchester will cost around £ 19 if you buy it on the day, but the cheapest tickets can be found for only £ 7.

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13:14Sheffield1h18 14:32Manchester Piccadilly
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£71One-way
14:11Sheffield0h53 15:04Manchester Piccadilly
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£121One-way
13:44Sheffield0h53 14:37Manchester Piccadilly
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£131One-way
12:44Sheffield0h53 13:37Manchester Piccadilly
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£141One-way
10:43Sheffield0h55 11:38Manchester Piccadilly
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£161One-way

Train schedule Sheffield to Manchester

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08:08Sheffield0h56 09:04Manchester Piccadilly
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08:12Sheffield1h22 09:34Manchester Piccadilly
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09:11Sheffield0h53 10:04Manchester Piccadilly
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09:14Sheffield1h18 10:32Manchester Piccadilly
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09:43Sheffield0h54 10:37Manchester Piccadilly
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10:11Sheffield0h53 11:04Manchester Piccadilly
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10:14Sheffield1h18 11:32Manchester Piccadilly
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10:43Sheffield0h55 11:38Manchester Piccadilly
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11:11Sheffield0h53 12:04Manchester Piccadilly
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11:14Sheffield1h18 12:32Manchester Piccadilly
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11:43Sheffield0h54 12:37Manchester Piccadilly
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12:11Sheffield0h53 13:04Manchester Piccadilly
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12:14Sheffield1h18 13:32Manchester Piccadilly
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12:44Sheffield0h53 13:37Manchester Piccadilly
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13:11Sheffield0h53 14:04Manchester Piccadilly
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13:14Sheffield1h18 14:32Manchester Piccadilly
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13:44Sheffield0h53 14:37Manchester Piccadilly
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14:11Sheffield0h53 15:04Manchester Piccadilly
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Sat
4 Dec
£16East Midlands Railway
£6Flixbus
Sun
5 Dec
£8Northern Rail
£7Flixbus
Mon
6 Dec
£6Northern Rail
£7Flixbus
Tue
7 Dec
£6Northern Rail
£9National Express
Wed
8 Dec
£6Northern Rail
£9National Express
Thu
9 Dec
£4Northern Rail
£9National Express
Fri
10 Dec
£6Northern Rail
£7Flixbus
Sat
11 Dec
£7Northern Rail
£6Flixbus
Sun
12 Dec
£5Northern Rail
£7Flixbus
Mon
13 Dec
£5Northern Rail
£6Flixbus
Tue
14 Dec
£11
£11National Express
Wed
15 Dec
£5Northern Rail
£9National Express
Thu
16 Dec
£5Northern Rail
£9National Express
Fri
17 Dec
£5Northern Rail
£6Flixbus
Sat
18 Dec
£5Northern Rail
£12National Express
Sun
19 Dec
£8Northern Rail
£12National Express
Mon
20 Dec
£5Northern Rail
£12National Express
Tue
21 Dec
£5Northern Rail
£12National Express
Wed
22 Dec
£5Northern Rail
£12National Express
Thu
23 Dec
£5Northern Rail
£6Flixbus

Fastest train times from Sheffield to Manchester

Showing times and prices for 4 Dec

Fastest Journey

53 m

Average

1 h 1 m

Trains per day

18

Distance

52 km

Of the 18 trains that leave Sheffield for Manchester every day 18 travel direct so it’s quite easy to avoid journeys where you’ll have to change along the way.

These direct trains cover the 52 km distance in an average of 1 h 1 m but if you time it right, some trains will get you there in just 53 m .

The slowest trains will take 1 h 22 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.

Fastest
12:11Sheffield0h53 13:04Manchester Piccadilly
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£261One-way
Fastest
13:44Sheffield0h53 14:37Manchester Piccadilly
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£131One-way
Fastest
14:11Sheffield0h53 15:04Manchester Piccadilly
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£121One-way
Fastest
11:11Sheffield0h53 12:04Manchester Piccadilly
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£261One-way
Fastest
12:44Sheffield0h53 13:37Manchester Piccadilly
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£141One-way

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Train Information between Sheffield and Manchester

distanceDistance32 miles (52 km)
durationAverage train duration1 h 9 min
priceAverage train ticket price£8 (€9)
frequencyTrain frequency25 a day
changesDirect trainYes, there are 25 direct trains a day
carriersTrain companiesFirst Transpennine Express, Northern Rail or East Midlands Trains

Trains from Sheffield to Manchester cover the 32 miles (52 km) long trip taking on average 1 h 9 min with our travel partners like First Transpennine Express, Northern Rail or East Midlands Trains. Normally, there are 25 trains operating per day, including direct services available. While the average ticket price for this trip costs around £8, you can find the cheapest train ticket for as low as £4. Travellers depart most frequently from Sheffield and arrive in Manchester Piccadilly.

Trains from Sheffield to Manchester: Journey Details

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.

 

Which train companies go from Sheffield to Manchester?

TransPennine Express, Northern, East Midland Trains operate the trains from Sheffield to Manchester.

How long is the train from Sheffield to Manchester?

Trains from Sheffield to Manchester usually take about 56 minutes, although some journeys can take up to 1 hour and 20 minutes.

When are the first and last trains of the day from Sheffield to Manchester?

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.

How often is the train from Sheffield to Manchester?

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.

Where do trains from Sheffield to Manchester depart from and arrive to?

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.

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FAQs
How much does a cheap train from Sheffield to Manchester cost?
Omio customers have found cheap train tickets between Sheffield and Manchester for as low as £4  for the next 7 days.
What is the cost of a train ticket from Sheffield to Manchester on average?
If you are looking to buy your train ticket in the next 7 days, you can expect the Sheffield to Manchester train to cost on average £8  one way.
How far is it from Sheffield to Manchester by train?
The Sheffield to Manchester train distance is approximately 32 miles (52 km).
How many hours does it take from Sheffield to Manchester by train?
The Sheffield to Manchester train duration is on average 1 h 9 min, which is to be expected when travelling 32 miles (52 km) between Sheffield and Manchester. However, the time it takes can vary based on specific dates, weekends, and bank holidays.
What station does the Sheffield to Manchester train leave from? Which Manchester train station do I come into from Sheffield?

Omio customers who travel this route most frequently depart from Sheffield   and arrive in Manchester Piccadilly.

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

Passengers booking this route most frequently board their trains from Sheffield and need to travel around 0.4 miles (559 m) from the city centre to get to this train station.

Passengers arriving in Manchester most often arrive at Manchester Piccadilly and need to travel around 0.4 miles (587 m) from this train station to the city centre.

Which train companies can take me to Manchester from Sheffield?
If you're looking for trains from Sheffield to Manchester, you can rely on First Transpennine Express, Northern Rail or East Midlands Trains to get you to Manchester. It's also good to check out all possible train companies for the Sheffield to Manchester route to see if there might be differences in the amenities they offer.
Is there a direct train between Sheffield and Manchester?
Yes, there are 25 direct trains between Sheffield and Manchester per day with Northern Rail, First Transpennine Express or East Midlands Railway  on Omio. This is worth paying attention to when you buy your train ticket as direct services tend to offer more convenience and help save you time travelling to your destination.
How many train services per day are there to Manchester from Sheffield?
The average number of trains departing Sheffield for Manchester is 25 a day. The train schedules and services may vary between weekdays and weekends.
How early should I book train tickets from Sheffield to Manchester to score the best deals?
You can find a train from Sheffield to Manchester to cost on average £8 one way if you book within the next 7 days. But we recommend buying train tickets in advance to score the best deals and save money on your route. You’ll see tickets for the Sheffield to Manchester train generally on sale a few months before the planned travel date.

Important Stations and Airports for this Journey

Sheffield
Manchester
The major railway station for departures from Sheffield is Sheffield. Read all the information you need to know about services, amenities and connections at Sheffield for your trip from Sheffield to Manchester.