Manchester, Leeds/Bradford, Doncaster and Nottingham East Midlands airports are all within one hours travel time of Sheffield.
Manchester Airport is a large airport served by many domestic and international carriers and has a direct rail link (Transpennine Express) to Sheffield which runs both day and night and has a duration of 45 minutes. Travelling from Manchester Airport to Sheffield involves minimal changes so is the most direct option.
Doncaster (Robin Hood Airport) is located close to Sheffield city centre. You can travel from this airport to the city via public transport. The airport has an Interchange from which you can use a number of bus services which run to Doncaster train station approximately every half hour and takes around 25 minutes. From Doncaster train station you can travel by train to Sheffield via the East Coast line.
By air - from London airports
Both London airports (Heathrow and Gatwick) are reasonably accessible from Sheffield - both involve just one change of train. However, you should allow at least 5 hours travel time between either of these airports and Sheffield.
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). The Sheffield bus interchange is a short walk away from the train station.
If travelling via public transport it is recommended that you use the tram system in Sheffield. The Supertram runs frequently, journey duration is short and it is good value. The tram stop ‘University of Sheffield’ is located a two minute walk from the Diamond - the tram travels through the city centre and stops at Sheffield Railway Station. This journey is 8 minutes and a single fare cost around £1.60.