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Hey, I have to go to a Sheffield soon and I was just wondering what type of transport I should use. I'm leaving from London. Do coaches take absolutley ages?? Has anyone done this route before? Any help would be great.
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Hey, I have to go to a Sheffield soon and I was just wondering what type of transport I should use. I'm leaving from London. Do coaches take absolutley ages?? Has anyone done this route before? Any help would be great.
Are you attending the open day? Dont they provide you with a 'How to get to Sheffield Uni' sort of thing?
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You can get to Sheffield from London in under 3 hours with one change, the trains tend to be pretty regular but you would have to check on the railtrack website http://www.railtrack.co.uk for details.
It costs around £49 saver day return. If you have a young persons rail card I believe it is about £32. Its the best option if you are planning on going there and back in one day.

You can also travel on coach by national express the coach times arent as regular and you would find it difficult to get into sheffield by national express before 1pm but if you are planning on staying over night in Sheffield it might be a good option because they are doing some special rates at the moment and some of the later in the day fares are running for as little as £3 you again would have to check the website for details.
http://www.nationalexpress.com/neh.cfm
If you cant get one of the reduced journey you can get discounts again by getting a student coachcard. The coach is about 6-7 hours from London so train is definitely the best option unless you are planning to stay over night.

Once you get into Sheffield if you are planning on going to the uni I suggest you just get a tram to the students union. There is a tram stop by the station and i think there is one by the coach station too but I'm not 100% sure of that. You can get a day rider on the tram for £2.50ish I think.

Hope thats some help.
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You can get to Sheffield from London in under 3 hours with one change, the trains tend to be pretty regular but you would have to check on the railtrack website http://www.railtrack.co.uk for details.
It costs around £49 saver day return. If you have a young persons rail card I believe it is about £32. Its the best option if you are planning on going there and back in one day.

You can also travel on coach by national express the coach times arent as regular and you would find it difficult to get into sheffield by national express before 1pm but if you are planning on staying over night in Sheffield it might be a good option because they are doing some special rates at the moment and some of the later in the day fares are running for as little as £3 you again would have to check the website for details.
http://www.nationalexpress.com/neh.cfm
If you cant get one of the reduced journey you can get discounts again by getting a student coachcard. The coach is about 6-7 hours from London so train is definitely the best option unless you are planning to stay over night.

Once you get into Sheffield if you are planning on going to the uni I suggest you just get a tram to the students union. There is a tram stop by the station and i think there is one by the coach station too but I'm not 100% sure of that. You can get a day rider on the tram for £2.50ish I think.

Hope thats some help.
Thanks for the help viviki
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Just to update you there is a rail offer on at the moment where you can travel from Sheffield to London St Pancras (so I imagine it would work the other way around) return for £15 if you book your ticket between now and the 18th March.

You can book on http://www.midlandmainline.com or ask at your station. I'm not sure whether its just at certain times or all the time but its worth finding out about.
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Go by train, it may cost a little more but it sure beats tolerating the heathen that use the National Express.
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Just to update you there is a rail offer on at the moment where you can travel from Sheffield to London St Pancras (so I imagine it would work the other way around) return for £15 if you book your ticket between now and the 18th March.

You can book on http://www.midlandmainline.com or ask at your station. I'm not sure whether its just at certain times or all the time but its worth finding out about.
Thanks!! I've been looking at prices but I haven't come across that offer- sounds like a pretty good one! I'm now thinking that I'll go to Sheffield for the day and then travel up to Manchester afterwards to see at few friends... thanks again for your help!
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People so often overlook the option of hovercraft...
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train is usually pretty good from Newcastle, but as you are coming from the opposite end i have no idea
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the cheapest option would be walking, cycling or hitchhiking
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the cheapest option would be walking, cycling or hitchhiking
lol.. hmmmm.. hitchhiking could be fun..
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the cheapest option would be walking, cycling or hitchhiking
hitchhiking is good, all you have to do is flash the dirty bloke who picks u up and hed take you to norway.
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hitchhiking is good, all you have to do is flash the dirty bloke who picks u up and hed take you to norway.
lol.. are you talking from experience?
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lol.. are you talking from experience?
haven't you tried it? i thought everyone had. its one of the things to do as a teenager.... smoking, drinking, getting abducted to Norway...
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