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Nottingham - Sheffield Train Schedule

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Trip Summary

There are 10 daily trains from Nottingham to Sheffield. Traveling by train from Nottingham to Sheffield usually takes around one hour and 13 minutes, but the fastest Northern Rail train can make the trip in 55 minutes.

Distance32 mi (52 km)
Fastest train0h 55m
Lowest price$22.42
Trains per day5
Most frequent serviceNorthern Rail
Train lines1

Which train should you take from Nottingham to Sheffield?

Northern Rail is the one and only train line which connects Nottingham to Sheffield. However, there are 10 trains per day to choose from.

TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Northern Rail101h 14m$25.67
  • Northern Rail

    Northern Rail

    Northern Rail, branded simply as 'Northern' on its trains, travels to cities such as Manchester, Blackpool, Windermere, Newcastle, and York. Complimentary WiFi is usually available in first- and standard-class carriages, plus an onboard restroom. The newer trains boast extra legroom, and all services have space for luggage at the end of carriages.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to travel by train from Nottingham to Sheffield during the COVID-19 pandemic?

Our train partners have implemented several different policies to keep you safe during the COVID-19 pandemic. From limiting vehicle capacity to enhancing cleaning protocols and upgrading air filters, train carriers are committed to maintaining a safe environment. For details on what each company is doing to ensure their fleet remains safe for travel, click here.

Although masks are no longer required on public transportation, we stand behind CDC guidelines that encourage passengers to wear a mask over their nose and mouth while on the train or in stations.

Please visit our COVID-19 Travel Guide for more information on all carrier policies and the latest travel advisories issued by every U.S. state, Canadian province, and European country.

How long is the train journey from Nottingham to Sheffield?

The distance between Nottingham and Sheffield is approximately 32 miles, or 52 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 1 hour 13 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 55 minutes. It's a short and pleasant ride; the train is a perfect way to get to Sheffield.

When are trains the most crowded?

Trains from Nottingham to Sheffield are the most crowded on Sunday. Tickets also tend to be more expensive then. If you are looking for a great deal on your train tickets or just want extra room to stretch out, consider traveling on Sunday instead, as it tends to be the least crowded day of the week.

When are the first and last trains of the day?

The earliest train departs Nottingham at 6:00am while the last train of the day leaves at 3:00pm. To see all scheduled departure times, use the search function on this page to get the full schedule for your specific travel dates.

Is there a direct train from Nottingham to Sheffield?

There are 10 scheduled trains on most days. 5 of these are direct connections to Sheffield. While direct trains may still make stops along the way, you will not need to switch trains at any point. If you're looking to get to your destination faster, a direct train is the convenient and time-efficient choice.

You can also take a train for your return trip from Sheffield to Nottingham.

City Information


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Nottingham is famous as Robin Hood's hometown, where he romped through Sherwood Forest and slept beneath the Major Oak. While you can still enjoy attractions as old as the 800 sandstone caves from the Dark Ages, modern-day Nottingham is a thriving shopping area that offers cricket, bowling, and dozens of cultural attractions.

If Robin Hood's story entices you, step back in time to reimagine the experience. The city's Robin Hood Town tour dives into Nottingham's rich history and highlights the life of Robin Hood, including the city's landmarks associated with him. Then, channel your own inner Robin Hood with an archery class in Sherwood Forest, or simply explore the forest's cycle trails on a bike.

After you've worked up an appetite, head to one of the top restaurants in Nottingham: Josephine's Tea Room and Café, The Wollaton Pub and Kitchen, and Bill's Restaurant and Bar. Cosy Club, The Cod's Scallops, and The Alchemist are excellent options for some lively libations.

Nottingham is easy to reach by either train or bus. Northern Rail and CrossCountry travel directly to Nottingham and connect to many other British train lines. In addition, FlixBus and Megabus provide bus service in the area. To reach Nottingham by flight, you'll arrive at East Midlands Airport.


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Sheffield is also known as the Steel City, mainly for its many innovations during the 19th-century Industrial Revolution. Flash forward to today, and Sheffield is where you'll find modern cityscapes set against beautiful green backdrops; a standout is Peak District National Park.

Paying homage to the city's history, many streets feature steel art structures, and the local museums explore the city's contributions to Britain's steel industry. Sheffield's food scene boasts a plethora of restaurants, microbreweries, and pubs all around. Top picks include Steam Yard, Silversmiths, and Kommune, all located at the city center.

The most prominent landmarks in Sheffield are the Millennium Gallery, Sheffield Cathedral, Winter Garden, and the Kelham Island Museum. For family fun, check out the Weston Park Museum, Tropical Butterfly House, and Whirlow Hall Farm.

Two trains can take you to Sheffield: Northern Rail and CrossCountry. If you prefer to take the bus, service is available with Megabus and FlixBus.

Station Information

Where is the train station in Nottingham?

Main departure station: Carrington St

There is one train station in Nottingham.

All train stations in Nottingham:

  • Carrington St

Where is the train station in Sheffield?

Main arrival station: Sheaf St

Sheffield Train Station is a stop on East Midlands Railway, TransPennine Express, Northern, and CrossCountry rail services. On Sheaf Square, the main entrance to the station welcomes passengers with grand stone archways into the bright concourse. The concourse is well-appointed with retail shops, an information desk, restrooms, and places to eat. The station is adjacent to Sheffield Hallam University and close to the Winter Garden, Sheffield Town Hall, and many of the city's best restaurants and hotels. If you prefer not to walk throughout Sheffield, you can take the local Supertram from the stop at the train station.

Train stations in Sheffield:

  • Sheaf St

  • Chapeltown (South Yorks)

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