By Rail or Coach
Sheffield is at the heart of the railway network. Regular services operate between Sheffield and London St. Pancras (from just over 2 hours), Birmingham (1.25 hours), Leeds (1 hour) Manchester (1 hour) and Nottingham (1 hour).
There is a direct link from the railway station to the Sheffield Station Supertram stop via the main overbridge.
National Express operates a comprehensive coach service to most parts of the country from Sheffield Transport Interchange, Pond Street. The fastest service to London takes about 3.5 hours.
Megabus coaches connect to destinations worldwide from Meadowhall Interchange, which is about four miles from Sheffield city centre. You can get a bus or train from Meadowhall back into Sheffield city centre or a tram direct to the University.
If you’re arriving by car, our two University-owned car parks are conveniently located:
Durham Road is at the Western Bank end of the city campus
Solly Street, which may be more convenient if you are visiting the Broad Lane or Mappin Street areas. Spaces can be pre booked at either car park.
Park and ride is the most convenient way to get to the University if you’re arriving in Sheffield by car. For more information, click here.
For further motorway directions, see the information here.
Directions to the Venue
Approaching from the M1 and M18
Approach Sheffield on the M1 and leave the motorway at junction 33, following signs along the dual carriageway A630/A57/A61 Parkway.
After entering the 40mph zone, turn right onto the Ring Road at junction 1 – Cutlers Gate.
Continue along the Ring Road following signs for ‘University of Sheffield’, ‘Barnsley A61’ and later ‘Glossop A57’, through junctions 10, 9, 8 and 7.
At junction 7 – Shalesmoor – turn left and continue uphill along the Ring Road, still following signs for ‘University of Sheffield’ and ‘Glossop A57’.
Continue along Netherthorpe Road to the next roundabout – junction 6 – University Square.
Take the first exit for departments in the Broad Lane and Mappin Street areas, and the third exit for the main Western Bank part of the campus.
From Manchester and the West
(via M60 and A628 Woodhead Pass) Leave the M60 (east) at junction 24 – signed ‘Sheffield’. Continue following the ‘Sheffield’ signs along the M67 and the A628 Woodhead Pass.
Join the A616 and follow signs for ‘M1’ and ‘Sheffield A616’ for 10 miles. At the roundabout, follow signs for ‘Sheffield (North) A61’ and later ‘City Centre A61’ for seven miles, passing through Grenoside and Hillsborough.
At the Ring Road roundabout – junction 7 Shalesmoor – turn right onto the Ring Road, following signs for ‘University of Sheffield’ and ‘Glossop A57’.
Continue along Netherthorpe Road to the next roundabout – junction 6 – University Square. Take the first exit for departments in the Broad Lane and Mappin Street areas, and the third exit for the main Western Bank part of the campus.