There are 5 ways to get from Cardiff to Sheffield by train, bus or car

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

Recommended option

Train CrossCountry  •  3 h 44 min

  1. Take the train from Cardiff Central to Birmingham New Street
  2. Take the train from Birmingham New Street to Sheffield

$104 - $162

Cheapest option

Bus National Express  •  5 h 40 min

  1. Take the bus from Cardiff University to Sheffield National Express

$18 - $23

3 alternative options

Train Arriva Trains Wales  •  4 h 10 min

  1. Take the train from Cardiff Central to Stockport
  2. Take the train from Stockport to Sheffield

$82 - $125

Bus Megabus UK  •  5 h 20 min

  1. Take the bus from Cardiff, Kingsway to Meadowhall Interchange M33

$31 - $51

Drive  •  3 h 19 min

  1. Drive from Cardiff to Sheffield 194 miles

$40 - $60

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The cheapest way to get from Cardiff to Sheffield is to bus which costs £13 - £18 and takes 5 h 40 min.

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The quickest way to get from Cardiff to Sheffield is to drive which takes 3 h 19 min and costs £30 - £45.

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The distance between Cardiff and Sheffield is 241 km. The road distance is 310 km.

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It takes approximately 3 h 44 min to get from Cardiff to Sheffield, including transfers.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Cardiff University and arriving at Sheffield. Services depart once daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 5 h 40 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Cardiff to Sheffield. However, there are services departing from Cardiff Central and arriving at Sheffield via Birmingham New Street. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3 h 44 min.

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What companies run services between Cardiff, Wales and Sheffield, England?

You can take a train from Cardiff to Sheffield via Birmingham New Street in around 3 h 44 min. Alternatively, Megabus UK operates a bus from Cardiff to Sheffield once daily. Tickets cost $28 - $50 and the journey takes 4 h 55 min.

Train operators
CrossCountry
Phone
0344 736 9123
Email
customer.relations@crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Train from Cardiff Central to Birmingham New Street
Ave. Duration
2 h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$55 - $90
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$35 - $60
Anytime Single
$55 - $90
Off-Peak Single
$50 - $75
Train from Birmingham New Street to Sheffield
Ave. Duration
1 h 16 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$45 - $75
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$30 - $50
Anytime Single
$45 - $75
Off-Peak Single
$35 - $55
Arriva Trains Wales
Phone
03333 211 202
Email
customer.relations@arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Website
arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Train from Cardiff Central to Stockport
Ave. Duration
3 h 8 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$65 - $100
Website
arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Advanced Single
$30 - $45
Anytime Day Single
$65 - $100
First Anytime Day Single
$100 - $160
East Midlands Trains
Phone
03457 125 678
Email
getintouch@eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Website
eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Train from Stockport to Sheffield
Ave. Duration
40 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$18 - $26
Website
eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Advance Single
$8 - $13
Off-Peak Single
$17 - $27
Anytime Day Single
$18 - $26
Anytime Single
$24 - $35
TransPennine Express
Phone
+44 345 600 1671
Email
tpecustomer.relations@firstgroup.com
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Train from Stockport to Sheffield
Ave. Duration
40 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$15 - $22
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Advance Single
$8 - $13
Off-Peak Day Single
$15 - $22
Anytime Day Single
$15 - $22
Bus operators

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