Accommodation for students in Sheffield

Getting Around

To blend in with its green reputation, the council provides plenty of guides to exploring the city on foot, which is how many locals choose to travel as well as by bicycle, which is prudent considering the city’s horrendous traffic jams that can see buses and cars snarled up for hours.

Newly-developed Sheffield Interchange provides trains and buses to locations outside the city, with a free shuttle service ferrying passengers from here to central locations, including Sheffield Hallam University. The Sheffield Supertram is eco-friendly and congestion-free, and counts the University of Sheffield and Sheffield Hallam among its stops. Unirider tickets provide discounted travel on trams and local buses for students of the University of Sheffield or Sheffield Hallam University each term. International students can buy tickets online for under £100 per term, which amounts to less than £1 per day. An annual unirider ticket is available for under £250.

Discounted rail fares for train journeys outside the city are available with a young person’s railcard that can be purchased at the transport interchange and, in keeping with the green vibe, there are lock-ups for students to leave their bikes at the depot.

For details of bus timetables check the Travel South Yorkshire online guide. Students looking for the lowest fare deals can books MegaBus fares from Sheffield Interchange, which can be as low as £1.50.

The nearest flights depart from Robin Hood Airport, which is 25 miles from the centre of Sheffield, for destinations that are mostly around the UK and some parts of Europe. For more frequent flights travelling to destinations further afield, Manchester Airport is an hour’s drive away.