Travelling to Sheffield
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Last CrossCountry train - 19:41
Travelling from Newcastle to Sheffield
Sheffield is nicknamed the Steel City, so you may be surprised to discover that it’s incredibly green – it has four times as many trees as people – and is no longer the industrial haven that it once was. A modern city set against the stunning backdrop of the Peak District National Park, Sheffield is a friendly, alternative and spirited city that will make you want to stay longer than you had first planned. Its two universities attract thousands of students and its vibrant culture means that there’s always something going on.
Are there direct trains from Newcastle to Sheffield?
Yes, CrossCountry trains run direct services from Newcastle to Sheffield.
What amenities are available onboard trains from Newcastle to Sheffield?
A range of amenities are available when travelling from Newcastle to Sheffield with CrossCountry. These include a choice of seating, plug sockets and ample luggage storage, as well as a trolley service providing drinks and light refreshments. If you’re looking for even more comfort, we recommend booking a seat in our First Class carriage.
Does Sheffield Station have step-free access?
Sheffield Station is fully accessible to passengers with a range of requirements. You will find accessible ticket machines, ramps for train access, and step-free access to the whole station, as well as special assistance to get to and from the platforms.
How far is the city centre?
Sheffield Station is located in the centre of the city, and many of the major attractions and entertainment venues are within walking distance.
Does the station have family areas?
For families visiting Sheffield, the station provides waiting rooms and baby changing facilities, as well as shops and cafés if you want to grab a bite to eat or something to drink.
For further information about Sheffield Station, check out our station guide.
Once you have arrived in Sheffield
Onward travel: Taxis and Buses in Sheffield
Sheffield’s central location means onwards travel is very accessible. The easiest way to get to many of the central attractions is on foot. There is a bus station just across the road from the train station if you’re going further afield. For those who wish to travel directly to their destination, a taxi rank is located right outside.
Shopping in Sheffield
Sheffield’s authentic and independent spirit is reflected in its shopping options. Sheffield-made wares, vintage clothing, designer boutiques or high street favourites – Sheffield has it all. Fargate and The Moor shopping precincts in the city centre are where you’ll find a host of big names, but both are within easy reach of independent places too. Sheffield is home to Yorkshire’s largest shopping centre, Meadowhall, which has all the big retailers, plus restaurants and its own cinema. Visit Devonshire Quarter for vintage shops and quirk, or the Antiques Quarter for a unique bargain.
Culture in Sheffield
Sheffield is a city bursting with culture and is fast becoming a popular city break destination. On its doorstep is the magnificent Peak District National Park, an area full of natural and historical attractions; don’t leave without enjoying a long country walk and a Yorkshire pub lunch in the Peaks.
Sheffield is well-known for its musical talents. The Cultural Industries Quarter was set up in recognition of its musical heritage, and now plays host to one of the largest creative communities in the country. Here you can do a gallery crawl, listen to live music at the Leadmill or watch an indie film at the Showroom. The Crucible Theatre and Lyceum Theatre are perfect for watching plays and musicals, and if you’re a footy fan, catch a game at one of the city’s two stadiums – Bramall Lane, home to Sheffield United, and Hillsborough Stadium, home to Sheffield Wednesday.
Spending time in Sheffield?
However long you’ll be in Sheffield, there is plenty to see and do. Check out our Guide to Sheffield to plan the perfect trip.