Getting around Sheffield: Exploring the Steel City

Fancy exploring Sheffield, but not sure where to start? Nearly all of the Steel City’s places of interest, hotels and attractions can be reached by public transport, be it bus, tram or train. With a whole host of transport links and parking spaces at your fingertips, there’s no reason for not going out and exploring what attractions Sheffield City Centre has to offer your evening plans. Use #SheffAfter5 to share what the Steel City has offered your evening plans.

Parking

Did you know you can park your car in most council car parks or use an on-street parking space in the city centre after 4.30pm on weekdays and it won’t cost you more than two pounds?

Whether you’re heading to the flicks or getting your fill of great food, many of Sheffield’s spaces near your favourite spots are fixed at £1.30 until 8.00am the next morning, so you have all the more time to spend soaking up Sheffield’s vast culture. The Steel City has recently introduced cashless parking payments, too, so you don’t need to stress over not having enough loose change to park up before exploring, or worry about leaving it on the kitchen counter.

With 193 new state-of-the-art solar-powered machines enabling the new cashless card payment system with both built-in chip and pin and contactless card payment facilities, you’ll have more time to spend doing exactly what you love in Sheffield, be it shopping, eating out, catching a film or meeting up with mates at your favourite bar.

Supertram

Stagecoach Supertram has made it so that all trams are accessible, with regular stopping points throughout the city centre late into the evening. Hop on the Middlewood yellow route and the tram will take you to all the main, attractions and places to shop around the city centre whether its West Street or Fargate, the Supertram will get you there.

Grabbing the tram is simple, and if you have a question or need assistance, just ask the onboard tram staff who will be happy to help. You can also purchase a ticket for tram travel once you’re on your way so you don’t have to put your spontaneous plans on hold. Alternatively, you can ask the supertram team for the most cost-effective ticket if you're looking to explore Sheffield for the day or even the whole week. Jump onto the Supertram tonight and start searching out some of the City Centres best places for evening plans.

Train

The mainline station in Sheffield offers an impressive entry to the City, with fast direct links from London St Pancras International departing every 30 minutes from early morning to late at night, so you don’t miss out on discovering all of Sheffield’s hidden gems, even if you've been across the country for the day. A stone's throw from the University, shops, bars and restaurants, Sheffield train station makes delving deeper into the city a breeze. Sheffield Station is also home to one of many tram stops which makes getting about the city centre super simple.