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There are 8 ways to get from Scotland to Sheffield by train, bus, car or plane

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Train via Preston  •  4h 32m

  1. Take the train from Glasgow Central to Preston
  2. Take the train from Preston to Manchester Piccadilly
  3. Take the train from Manchester Piccadilly to Sheffield

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Bus  •  8h

  1. Take the bus from Glasgow to Manchester Coach Station, Chorlton St National Express
  2. Take the bus from Manchester City Centre, Chorlton Street to Sheffield Centre, Sheffield Interchange X57 / ...

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Train  •  5h 6m

  1. Take the train from Glasgow Central to Sheffield

Train #2  •  5h 18m

  1. Take the train from Glasgow Central to Warrington Bank Quay
  2. Take the train from Warrington Central to Sheffield

Drive  •  4h 14m

  1. Drive from Glasgow to Sheffield 254.3 miles

Fly Aberdeen to Manchester, train  •  4h 4m

  1. Fly from Aberdeen (ABZ) to Manchester (MAN) ABZ - MAN
  2. Take the train from Manchester Piccadilly to Sheffield

Fly Inverness to Manchester, train  •  4h 14m

  1. Fly from Inverness (INV) to Manchester (MAN) INV - MAN
  2. Take the train from Manchester Piccadilly to Sheffield

Fly Glasgow to Birmingham, train  •  5h 9m

  1. Fly from Glasgow (GLA) to Birmingham (BHX) GLA - BHX
  2. Take the train from Birmingham New Street to Sheffield

Scotland to Sheffield by train

The train journey time between Scotland and Sheffield is around 4h 39m and covers a distance of around 265 miles. This includes an average layover time of around 30 min. The fastest train normally takes 4h 27m. Operated by Avanti West Coast, TransPennine Express Service, Northern Rail and others, the Scotland to Sheffield train service departs from Glasgow Central and arrives in Sheffield. Typically 130 trains run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

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Average train journey times

Time on train:
4h 8m
Layover time:
30 min
Total time:
4h 39m

Train route information

Fastest train time:
4h 27m
Train distance:
265 miles
Trains per week:
130
Cheapest price:
£85
Carbon emissions:
22 kg CO2

First and last trains

First train departs at:
04:24
Last train departs at:
20:06

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Scotland to Sheffield train schedules

Trains departing Wednesday, September 22, 2021

Scotland → Sheffield
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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Sheffield is 111.

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The social distance requirement in Sheffield is 1 metre.

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Last updated: 20 Sep 2021
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The cheapest way to get from Scotland to Sheffield is to bus which costs £14 - £19 and takes 8h.

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The quickest way to get from Scotland to Sheffield is to fly and train which costs £50 - £220 and takes 4h 4m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Scotland to Sheffield. However, there are services departing from Glasgow and arriving at Sheffield Centre, Sheffield Interchange via Manchester City Centre, Chorlton Street. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 8h.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Glasgow Central and arriving at Sheffield. Services depart six times a week, and operate Monday to Saturday. The journey takes approximately 5h 6m.

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The distance between Scotland and Sheffield is 259 miles. The road distance is 254.3 miles.

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The best way to get from Scotland to Sheffield without a car is to train via Preston which takes 4h 32m and costs £85 - £310.

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It takes approximately 4h 32m to get from Scotland to Sheffield, including transfers.

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Scotland to Sheffield bus services, operated by National Express, depart from Glasgow station.

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Scotland to Sheffield train services, operated by Avanti West Coast, depart from Glasgow Central station.

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The best way to get from Scotland to Sheffield is to train via Preston which takes 4h 32m and costs £85 - £310. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs £14 - £19 and takes 8h.

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Map of how to get from Scotland to Sheffield.
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  • Distance: 258.9 miles
  • Duration: 4h 32m

What companies run services between Scotland and Sheffield, England?

You can take a train from Glasgow to Sheffield via Preston and Manchester Piccadilly in around 4h 32m. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Glasgow to Sheffield via Manchester City Centre, Chorlton Street in around 8h.

Airlines
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Aberdeen to Manchester
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Monday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
£30 - £140
Flights from Inverness to Manchester via Belfast (Aldergrove)
Ave. Duration
3h
When
Monday
Estimated price
£60 - £340
Flights from Glasgow to Birmingham
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
£35 - £140
Flights from Glasgow to Birmingham via Belfast (Aldergrove)
Ave. Duration
3h 15m
When
Monday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
£35 - £140
Loganair
Website
loganair.co.uk
Flights from Aberdeen to Manchester
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£40 - £340
Flights from Inverness to Manchester
Ave. Duration
1h 17m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£75 - £280
Aer Lingus
Website
aerlingus.com
Flights from Glasgow to Birmingham via Belfast City
Ave. Duration
3h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£160 - £450
Train operators
Avanti West Coast
Phone
0344 556 5650
Website
avantiwestcoast.co.uk
Train from Glasgow Central to Preston
Ave. Duration
2h 22m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£70 - £250
Website
avantiwestcoast.co.uk
Anytime Day Single
£70 - £95
Anytime Day Single 1st Class
£180 - £250
Train from Glasgow Central to Warrington Bank Quay
Ave. Duration
2h 47m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£80 - £280
Website
avantiwestcoast.co.uk
Anytime Day Single
£80 - £110
Anytime Day Single 1st Class
£210 - £280
TransPennine Express Service
Phone
+44 345 600 1671
Email
tpecustomer.relations@firstgroup.com
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Train from Glasgow Central to Preston
Ave. Duration
2h 36m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
£55 - £90
Website
TransPennine Express Service
Advance Single
£22 - £35
Off-Peak Day Single
£40 - £65
Anytime Day Single
£55 - £90
Train from Preston to Manchester Piccadilly
Ave. Duration
36 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£14 - £23
Website
TransPennine Express Service
Advance Single
£8 - £13
Off-Peak Day Single
£10 - £16
Anytime Day Single
£14 - £23
Train from Manchester Piccadilly to Sheffield
Ave. Duration
50 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£17 - £27
Website
TransPennine Express Service
Advance Single
£9 - £14
Off-Peak Day Single
£12 - £20
Anytime Day Single
£17 - £27
Northern Rail
Phone
+44 800 200 6060
Email
enquiries@northernrailway.co.uk
Website
northernrailway.co.uk
Train from Preston to Manchester Piccadilly
Ave. Duration
53 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
£12 - £21
Website
northernrailway.co.uk
Anytime Day
£12 - £16
Anytime Day 1st Class
£15 - £21
Train from Manchester Piccadilly to Sheffield
Ave. Duration
1h 17m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£16 - £28
Website
northernrailway.co.uk
Anytime Day
£16 - £21
Anytime Day 1st Class
£20 - £28
East Midlands Railways
Phone
03457 125 678
Email
getintouch@eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Website
eastmidlandsrailway.co.uk
Train from Manchester Piccadilly to Sheffield
Ave. Duration
52 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
£21 - £35
Website
eastmidlandsrailway.co.uk
Advance Single
£9 - £23
Off-Peak Single
£17 - £25
Anytime Day Single/Anytime Single
£21 - £35
Train from Warrington Central to Sheffield
Ave. Duration
1h 16m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
£29 - £45
Website
eastmidlandsrailway.co.uk
Advance Single
£13 - £28
Off-Peak Single
£24 - £35
Anytime Day Single/Anytime Single
£29 - £45
CrossCountry
Phone
0344 736 9123
Email
customer.relations@crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Train from Glasgow Central to Sheffield
Ave. Duration
5h 6m
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
£130 - £330
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Anytime Day
£130 - £160
Anytime Day 1st Class
£230 - £330
Train from Birmingham New Street to Sheffield
Ave. Duration
1h 14m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£40 - £140
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Anytime Day
£40 - £55
Anytime Day 1st Class
£100 - £140
Bus operators
National Express

National Express Coaches are a quick and convenient way of travelling around the UK. Over 550 National Express coaches run on Britain's roads every day, serving over 900 destinations across the UK. National Express Coaches carry around 19 million passenger journeys every year. For added convenience, National Express operate coach services to all major UK airports 24 hours per day, and is on its way to being 100% wheelchair accessible. The company also has a 24-hour control centre that receives a GPS signal to update on location, speed and the temperature inside coaches, ensuring the smoothest journey possible.

Contact Details
Phone
+44 08717 818178
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from Glasgow to Manchester Coach Station, Chorlton St
Ave. Duration
5h 15m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
£9 - £12
Website
National Express
Bus from Manchester Coach Station, Chorlton St to Sheffield Coach Station, Pond Street
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
£5 - £7
Website
National Express
Hulleys of Baslow
Phone
01246 582246
Email
office2008@hulleys-of-baslow.co.uk
Website
hulleys-of-baslow.co.uk
Bus from Manchester City Centre, Chorlton Street to Sheffield Centre, Sheffield Interchange
Ave. Duration
1h 45m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Website
Hulleys of Baslow

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Scotland to Sheffield bus services, operated by Hulleys of Baslow, arrive at Sheffield Centre, Sheffield Interchange station.

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Scotland to Sheffield train services, operated by TransPennine Express Service, arrive at Sheffield station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Scotland to Sheffield is 254 miles. It takes approximately 4h 14m to drive from Scotland to Sheffield.

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