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Sheffield is located in centre of England and is well served by the national road and rail networks, and the city has excellent local transport.

By Car

Parking on campus is limited, so if you plan to drive to the University please email Lucy at L.Moffatt@dcs.shef.ac.uk with reason for travel, date and time.

We recommend that, unless you know the city well, when travelling from the north, east and south you should approach Sheffield by the M1 (and M18 if necessary). From the west, use the A57 Snake Pass via Glossop. The recommended main routes to and from the University are indicated on the Central Sheffield map.

Central Sheffield map
Personalised directions for drivers

Park and Ride

You may find that Park and Ride is the most convenient way to get to the University if you are arriving in Sheffield by car. The University is well served by trams connected to park and ride facilities at Middlewood and Nunnery Square (off the A630/A57/A61 Parkway).

More information on Park and Ride

From M1, M18

Approach Sheffield on the M1 and leave the motorway at Junction 33, following the City Centre signs along the dual carriageway A630/A57/A61 Parkway, which ends in a large roundabout - Park Square.

From here, take the third exit, the A61(S), along Sheaf Street, following the Ring Road signs, and passing the railway station on the left.

Stay in the centre lane approaching the Sheaf Square roundabout, and then take the first exit into Suffolk Road, again following signs for the Ring Road.

Turn right onto the Ring Road and now follow signs for the University. Continue straight on as far as the third roundabout, the Brook Hill roundabout.

Take the first exit for the main Western Bank precinct and the fourth exit for the Applied Science departments in Mappin Street (off Broad Lane).

From the West (A57)

Follow the "City Centre" signs. The route continues to Western Bank, a main road that runs through our campus, and the University is signposted for the last mile.

By Train or Coach

By Train

Sheffield is at the heart of the railway network. Regular services operate between Sheffield and London St. Pancras (2.5 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; the 60 bus runs from outside the railway station.

Also visit Trains page to know various rail companies.

By Coach

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. The 60 bus runs from the Transport Interchange, and there are Supertram links via the railway station (platform 6b) and Commercial Street.

National Express coaches

Local Transport


Trams link the railway station and the city centre directly to the University. The tram stop is located at the back of the railway station. Trams from the station to the Computer Science Department (stop name - West Street) run on the Blue route (destination "Malin Bridge"). From the West Street stop walk towards Tesco Store, then turn right to Mappin Street. Turn left at Portobello Street and Department of Computer Science is the second building on that street - opposite St George Church. Reception is on first floor of the Computer Science section (on left after entering the gate).

Trams from the city centre to the University run on both the Blue route and the Yellow route (destination "Middlewood").

During the weekdays, trams run every 10 minutes (15 minutes on Sundays) from 6.00am to midnight.


Buses to the University are frequent and inexpensive. From the railway station and coach station you can take the number 60 directly to the University (Stop name - West Street, stops near Varsity Pub). Walk towards SubWay shop which you will be able to see on your right. Enter the Mappin Street (SubWay is on corner of that street). Turn left at Portobello Street and Department of Computer Science is the second building on that street - opposite St George Church. Reception is on first floor of the Computer Science section (on left after entering the gate).

Other buses from the city centre include the 51 and 52.

Bus timetables and ticket information

South Yorkshire Passenger Transport Executive
First group

Park and Ride

The easiest way for car drivers to travel to the University is by Supertram Park and Ride. There are Park and Ride sites at Nunnery Square (off the Parkway), at Meadowhall Interchange (M1, junction 34) and Middlewood. More information on Park and Ride