Travel & Accommodation

Raileasy offers train advance tickets and train split tickets from any location to Sheffield.

Numerous nearby Airports are close to Sheffield which has excellent transport links either via car, train or bus. Suitable airports are displayed below in increasing order of travel time to Sheffield (time stated below is via car for context purposes), with Manchester and London being the most recommended airport due to ease in reaching Sheffield. Below recommendations are provided for individuals travelling by either airplane or train/bus.

1. East Midlands (1hr 2mins). A National Express coach covers the route from the airport to Sheffield Interchange, a few steps from the main University building. Click here to explore this option. Alternatively, delegates can catch a taxi to Nottingham and a direct train to Sheffield.

2. Leeds-Bradford (1hr 17mins). A National Express coach covers the route from the airport to Sheffield Interchange, a few steps from the main University building. For this and more options from Leeds-Bradford airport click here

3. Manchester (1hr 21mins) - this is the most recommended airport- When at the arrivals follow sign for Terminal 2 and the train station - this is located inside the airport (Terminal 2) with trains to Manchester Piccadilly and then from there to Sheffield train station. Tickets can be bought on site just before stepping outside to the platforms. This website allows delegates to view train timetables and buy tickets in advance (recommended option).

4. London Gatwick/Heathrow/Luton. Sheffield is fortunate to have an excellent rail link with London St Pancras for those choosing to fly into London. Delegates can be in Sheffield in just 2 hours right into the heart of the city and close to their hotel and conference venue. We can pre-arrange their return rail ticket, book their seat and even arrange group meet and greet. We are able to offer discounted rail travel from London St Pancras to Sheffield. Information and how to book can be found following the link

If trainees are choosing to travel by EuroStar the transfer is very swift as both terminals are at London St Pancras station.

If delegates would rather make their way into Sheffield, a National Express coach covers the route from the airport to Sheffield Interchange, a few steps from the main University building. Alternatively, from Gatwick airport delegates can catch the Gatwick Express to London St Pancras (and then from here the 2 hours train to Sheffield).


There are a number of hotels nearby, just a short walk from Sheffield Hallam University.

            1. Novotel Sheffield Centre - (4 star) Arundel Gate, Sheffield S1 2PR. Opposite the main Sheffield Hallam University Campus, adjacent to the Winter Gardens and walking distance to shops and restaurants. Full disabled access. Pay parking for 60 cars, on a first come, first serve basis. Alternative car parking available at Q Car Park, Charles Street.

            2. Mercure St Paul's Hotel and Spa - (4 star) 119 Norfolk Street, Sheffield S1 2JE. City centre, two minutes from Sheffield Hallam University Campus, five minutes from railway station. Full disabled access. Discounted parking rates available at Q Park on Charles Street. It will include complimentary Wi-Fi.

            3. Leonardo Hotel Sheffield Centre - (3 star) 119 Eyre Street, Sheffield S1 4QW. Three minutes' walk from Sheffield Hallam University Campus, five minutes' walk from Sheffield railway station. Full disabled access with 12 accessible wheelchair friendly rooms. Family and triple occupancy rooms also available. Discounted parking rates available at Moor Car Park (APCOA Parking) on Eyre St. Bed and Breakfast rates: All rates include complimentary Wi-Fi.

            4. Hampton by Hilton - (3 star) W Bar Green, Sheffield S1 2DA. Modern hotel located in the city centre. Just a four-minute drive from Sheffield Train Station, this hotel offers well-equipped rooms and on-site parking. Each air conditioned room features luxurious bedding, comfortable seating, flat-screen TV, workspace, complimentary Wi-Fi, tea/coffee maker and a walk-in power shower. Guests that like to keep fit can do so in the hotel’s free 24-hour fitness centre. A complimentary breakfast is served daily with a variety of hot and cold options while light meals are available in the hotel restaurant from lunch until 10pm. A selection of items are available from the menu 24-hours a day. It’s a two-minute walk to the local tram stop and a ten-minute drive to Meadowhall Shopping Centre. The M1 motorway is only a 15-minute drive away.

            5. Crowne Plaza Royal Victoria - (4 star) Victoria Station Road, Sheffield, S4 7YE. Situated 0.5 miles from Sheffield Rail Station, the Crowne Plaza - Sheffield offers on-site parking for up to 240 cars. The hotel offers 24-hour room service, a restaurant and gym. Free WiFi is available throughout the hotel. All the rooms at Crowne Plaza - Sheffield feature a flat-screen TV with satellite and cable channels, Sky Sports, tea/coffee making facilities and a desk. The Esperanto Health Suite is open 24 hours, and features a fully equipped gym, dance studio and saunas. These facilities are free for resident guests. This restaurant offers an a la carte menu and the lounge bar includes a TV with BT Sports and serves snacks and light meals.

            6. Quays Best Western - (4 star) Victoria Quays, Furnival Road, Sheffield, South Yorkshire, S4 7YA. Scenic waterfront location near a vibrant city centre. Close to the M1 Motorway and only a short walk from the train station it is the perfect location for your event or staycation. Overlooking the cobbled quayside in a former industrial heartland of the city, Best Western Plus The Quays Hotel Sheffield is a prominent venue on the historic Victoria Quays. The city centre is a 10-minute walk away, with its eclectic shops and attractions like the Crucible Theatre, Winter Garden and Millennium Gallery. From the hotel you can also enjoy a stroll along the River Don to Kelham Island, one of Sheffield's most interesting museums. Set on a manmade island more than 900 years old, its interactive galleries bring the city's industrial past to life. During your stay at Best Western Plus The Quays Hotel Sheffield you can relax with a drink on the waterside terrace and make use of our Quays Leisure Club, complete with swimming pool, sauna and gym. Some rooms also have a balcony and lovely views of the quayside.

            7. Easy Hotel - (3 star) 71 High Street, Sheffield, S1 2GD. Cheapest hotel (no windows). Winner of the TripAdvisor Travellers Choice Award 2021 easyHotel Sheffield is just over 10 minutes walk from Sheffield Station or, just jump on one of the city’s fast and reliable trams, which takes less than 5 minutes! With a tram stop right outside the door of our centrally located hotel, everything in Sheffield is just a short ride away. As one of the best cheap Sheffield hotels, our city centre location is ideal for business travellers or those visiting friends at the nearby Sheffield Hallam University. In fact, we’re one of the most perfectly positioned hotels in Sheffield centre, whatever your reason for visiting this idyllic city. easyHotel Sheffield is also just 20 minutes drive from the entrance to the breathtaking Peak District National Park, for when you’re looking to escape the hustle and bustle of the city.