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There are 59 intercity buses per day from London to Sheffield. Traveling by bus from London to Sheffield usually takes around 4 hours and 19 minutes, but the fastest FlixBus bus can make the trip in 3 hours,
|Distance||141 mi (227 km)|
|Shortest duration||3h 0m|
|Trips per day||43|
|Most frequent service||National Express|
How much is a bus ticket from London to Sheffield?
€13.13 is the average price of a bus ticket from London to Sheffield. This is currently one of the best deals in bus travel. It’s easy to find a bus ticket at this price or lower when you use Wanderu to book your trip online in advance of your travel date.
Monthly average prices
The lowest bus ticket prices on this route can usually be found in September. That’s when the average price of a bus ticket is expected to be just €14 – the lowest of the year.
Alternatively, if you plan to travel from London to Sheffield in December, expect to spend more on your bus trip, as the average ticket price may surge to €26 at that time of year. However, if you book your trip ahead of time, you can still score a ticket at a lower price.
Prices as travel date approaches
Most bus companies charge higher ticket prices the closer you book to the date of travel, so it’s a good idea to buy your bus tickets as early as possible. The best way to find cheap bus tickets is to book at least 17 days in advance. By doing so, you can expect to save €7.32 on your bus ticket compared to booking at the last minute.
What bus companies travel from London to Sheffield?
There are 3 bus lines from London to Sheffield available for you to search and compare on Wanderu. With 31 daily trips, National Express usually has the most buses running on any given day. Here are some time and price comparisons for all the available options:
|Bus||Daily Trips||Avg. Time||Avg. Price|
|National Express||31||4h 53m||€21.61|
First launched in Germany in 2013, FlixBus has become one of the largest intercity bus companies in Europe. Its fleet travels through nearly every country in Europe, including the U.K. FlixBus operates an average of 17 trips from London to Sheffield, and usually makes the trip in about 3 hours and 58 minutes. On your trip, you'll enjoy Wi-Fi and live GPS, as well as restrooms, air conditioning, and power outlets.
Founded in 2003, Megabus UK was created to provide travelers with greener, more straightforward and smarter travel. The carrier has routes all across the United Kingdom in England, Scotland, and Wales. The Megabus UK fleet, easily distinguishable by its dark blue and yellow colors, has free Wi-Fi, outlets and charging ports, onboard restrooms, and 20 kg luggage allowances on each bus.
National Express is probably the UK's best-known bus company, offering intercity services to London, Manchester, Southampton, and Edinburgh. Onboard the single and double-decker vehicles, travelers enjoy a good amount of legroom – roomier than airlines have in coach class – alongside WiFi, restrooms, and air conditioning.
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The bus takes an average of 4 hours and 19 minutes to cover the 227 kilometers from London to Sheffield. However, the fastest bus only takes 3 hours. In other words, you'll have plenty of time to rest and relax on the road. Keep in mind that your actual bus may arrive earlier or later than scheduled, depending on whether there is more or less traffic than usual.
Saturday is usually the day when buses are busiest, as many travelers take the bus to enjoy the weekend in Sheffield. If you are planning to travel on a Saturday, you should make sure to book tickets well in advance as they may sell out.
On the other hand, Thursday is typically the least busy day for bus travel on this route. If you’re looking for a little extra space, a Thursday ticket is the way to go.
The first bus leaves at 00:00 and the last bus leaves at 23:00. To see the times for all buses from London to Sheffield, enter your specific travel dates in the search bar.
There are 59 scheduled buses that travel from London to Sheffield every day, so you have a decent number of options to choose from. This includes 43 direct buses, where you can stay on the same bus without having to transfer to a connecting bus at any point during your trip.
Need more travel options? Consider taking the train from London to Sheffield; ticket prices start at €29.59.
One of the most important cities in the world, London is where the traditional blends seamlessly with the modern. As a vibrant modern city, London has something for everyone. For visitors interested in the Royal Family as well as their history, check out Buckingham Palace. The palace is open all days in summer, but only on selected days in winter. The Tower of London, where the crown jewels are put on exhibition, is also a great spot to check out. For fans of history, you might not want to miss out on the famous British Museum, considered by many to be the best museum in all of London. The museum currently carries an impressive collection of 8 million historic objects from all around the world, making it an eye-opening destination for many.
London’s food scene reflects its multiculturalism. Here you can find restaurants serving cuisines from various countries around the world, from India to Malaysia. If you opt for a lavish dining experience, Restaurant Gordon Ramsay, run by the famous chef himself, will be a great choice. Also don’t forget to stop by at a local pub and enjoy the beer like a true Londoner.
The city’s centers of intercity rail services are King’s Cross Station and Euston Station, from which you can take a train to other places in the UK or hop on the Eurostar train to Paris and beyond. The largest coach station in the city is Victoria Coach Station, serving big local carriers like National Express. The city’s air services are fulfilled by eight airports, of which London Heathrow Airport, located west of the city, is the busiest one.
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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.
Where does the bus leave from in London?
Main departure station: Victoria Coach Station
London's Victoria Coach Station has its main entrance on Buckingham Palace Road. Well-signposted but slightly hidden in an attractive art deco office block, the station welcomes around 14 million passengers each year. The arrival and departure areas are at different ends of Elizabeth Street, with the departure zone containing food concession stands, left-luggage facilities, and restrooms. As London's largest coach station, most major coach companies, including FlixBus, Megabus, and National Express, operate from Victoria Coach Station. It is a ten-minute walk to rail and Underground services at Victoria Rail Station, whose 19 platforms include express services to Gatwick Airport.
All bus stations in London:
Victoria Coach Station
235 Finchley Rd
Elephant and Castle
London Marble Arch (Stop S)
London Stratford Also for Westfield
Dunton Rd (Stop WN)
London New Cross Gate
N Greenwich Stop F
Golders Green Bus Station
Eltham Road / Westhorne Avenue
Paddington Rail Station
Hammersmith Bus Station (Stop D)
Hanwell Broadway (Stop J)
Dean Gardens / Bedford Rd (Stop R)
Where does the bus arrive in Sheffield?
Main arrival station: Meadowhall Interchange
Meadowhall Interchange is located in northeast Sheffield and consists of a train station, tram stop, and bus/coach station. Pedestrian footbridges connect the bus station building, train platforms, park and ride lot, and tram stop to the Meadowhall shopping center across the River Don. The bus station building offers amenities, including fast food and restrooms; FlixBus, National Express, and Megabus coaches board in the bus lanes outside of this building. The train platforms serve Northern and TransPennine rail routes, and the tram connects Meadowhall with the center of Sheffield.
Bus stations in Sheffield:
Meadowhall Interchange Coach Station
Chesterfield Road South Bus Stop
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