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The average journey time for trains from Leeds to Sheffield is just over 1 hour. The train station in Sheffield has a long history in the city, as the building itself dates back to 1870. While much of the station has since been refurbished, it has retained its historic charm while now also offering passengers many modern, convenient facilities. The station is found on Sheaf Square, which is home to a flowing fountain and a sculpture that showcase the city’s connection to Mother Nature and the steelworks industry.
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Travelling to Sheffield
First CrossCountry train - 05:43
Last CrossCountry train - 21:11
Travelling from Leeds to Sheffield
Sheffield is a wonderful city to explore and it caters to a wide range of budgets, needs and tastes. With its close proximity to the beautiful Peak District, plus its two universities that attract thousands of students; Sheffield is a truly unique destination.
Are there direct trains from Leeds to Sheffield?
Yes, all our CrossCountry trains will take you directly from Leeds to Sheffield.
What amenities are available onboard trains from Leeds to Sheffield?
Trains from Leeds to Sheffield cater to all your travel needs. As with all of our services, CrossCountry provide passengers with a range of seating options to choose from to make your journey as comfortable as possible. There are also tables in some carriages that have power points. Plus, dedicated spaces to store bags and if that isn’t enough, why not splash out on a seat in our First Class carriage?
Does Sheffield have step-free access?
The whole of Sheffield Train Station is completely accessible to people with a wide range of mobility needs. Assistance is also available for passengers who require help to get to and from the platforms.
How far is the city centre?
Sheffield station is a short 10-minute walk from the city’s shopping and cultural centre, meaning you won’t have far to go once you arrive at the station.
Does the station have family areas?
Visitors to Sheffield Train Station travelling with youngsters will find baby changing areas, waiting rooms and refreshment areas to ensure your journey is as stress-free as possible.
For further information about Sheffield Train Station, check out our station guide.
Once you have arrived in Sheffield
Onward travel: Buses & Taxis
Sheffield is well-serviced by bus links that will take you into the city centre, as well as the outlying areas. They can be found right outside the main entrance to the station, along with a busy taxi rank should you prefer to get a cab for your onward journey.
Shopping in Sheffield
As with many of the UK’s larger cities, Sheffield is a popular destination for people who enjoy a spot of shopping. Meadowhall is a large shopping mall that is great for those with a penchant for high street stores and is located outside the city centre. The open-air retail complex known as Orchard Square is a pedestrian only zone, which is perfect if you are visiting as a family. The Crystal Peaks Shopping Mall and Retail Park is another hotspot for keen shoppers, and there’s something in Sheffield to suit all budgets when it comes to shopping.
Culture in Sheffield
Sheffield’s cultural reputation is growing and is largely centred on its musical talents. The city has produced many famous musicians over the last 30 years and created the Cultural Industries Quarter in recognition of its musical heritage. Tudor Square is the perfect spot to explore if you have a love of the theatre and it is home to two major theatres: The Crucible Theatre and The Lyceum Theatre.
Spending time in Sheffield?
However long you plan to visit Sheffield for, there is plenty to see and do. We recommend you check out our Guide to Sheffield to make it easy to plan your perfect journey.
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