From Wednesday 23rd June, the Raqs Britannia office will be closed, but registrants can call the Raqs Mobile on 07780 536 059 to contact us between then and the event

Local Information

Sheffield is very well served by the road network and public transport:

Links for general info:

By train

Sheffield is at the heart of the railway network. Regular services operate between Sheffield and London St. Pancras (from just over 2 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.

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

By car

From the south and east (via M1 and M18, Sheffield Parkway)

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.

From the west and Manchester (via M60, M67, A628 Woodhead Pass, A616 and A61)

Leave the M60 (east) at junction 24 - signed 'Sheffield'. Continue following the 'Sheffield' signs along the M67 and the A628 Woodhead Pass.

From the north (via M1 and A61)

Leave the M1 at junction 36 - signed 'Sheffield (North) A61'. At the roundabout take the third exit and follow signs for 'Sheffield (North) A61' and later 'City Centre A61' for 9 miles, passing through Grenoside and Hillsborough.

By air

Manchester, Leeds/Bradford and Nottingham East Midlands airports are all about an hour's travel time from Sheffield.

Robin Hood Airport near Doncaster is around 30 minutes away by car.

Manchester Airport is served by many domestic and international carriers and has a direct rail link to Sheffield both day and night.

Both London airports (Heathrow and Gatwick) are reasonably accessible by rail with just one change of train. We recommend you to allow at least four hours travel time between either of these airports and Sheffield.

Raqs helpers will be on hand at the rail station to direct attendees to the event!