Travelling into the city centre

Information updated on 21 September 2021

Public Transport

Choosing to use the bus, tram or train can be a quick and convenient way to get into the city centre. Plan ahead, check the latest guidance on travelling safely at this time and use Travel South Yorkshire to find the right service and ticket for you.

Planning ahead also means there may be a ‘better’ time to undertake your journey using public transport, particularly if you would like to travel at a quieter time. Think about your journey and consider when is the best time to travel?

Local bus operators, such as First and Stagecoach, have added capacity checkers to their apps so you can track where your bus is and see how many seats are available on your next service. 

If you are planning on using your car to visit the city centre, have you considered incorporating public transport as part of your journey? There are eight Park and Ride sites outside Sheffield city centre that offer a convenient way to use your car and public transport to travel into the city centre.

Save on your bus, tram and train trips this summer

With the TravelMaster summer sale, you can save 25% on all TravelMaster 1-day, 7-day, 28-day and annual adult bus, tram and train tickets up to 27 September 2021. The 25% discount is also available on the Flexi5 product, enabling a holder to travel for five separate days of travel within a month.

And, with the appropriate Zoom Travel Pass, anyone under 16, 16-18 or 18-21, can save on their public transport journeys.


There are a variety of cycling routes in and around the city centre and some really useful maps and tools are available on Sheffield City Council’s website to help you plan your next trip on two wheels. You can also find details on city centre bicycle parking facilities and where you can access the city’s network of free to use bike pumps.

There are big plans to improve the cycling infrastructure right across the city, including into the city centre, through the Connecting Sheffield project.


Choosing to walk more of our trips can be a great way to get around the city centre, whether it is to explore previously unvisited areas or just to get from A to B.

Did you know that Sheffield has been voted the second most walkable city in the UK?

Car Parking

If you use the car to visit the city centre, then there are a number of options open to you. Whilst you can use Parkopedia to find all your parking options, we have highlighted some of your options below. 

Sheffield City Council operate a number of car parks in the city centre as well as providing on-street parking. On-street parking charges are in operation between 8:00 and 20:30 Monday to Saturday, but there is a special evening rate (from 16:30 to 20:30) of £2 and a special flat rate on Sundays of £2 for the day.

Whilst parking machines continue to accept cash, you can also use chip and pin or go contactless. You can also PayByPhone, which provides a convenient way to pay for your parking. 

APCOA Parking

APCOA operate three sites in and around the city centre including the 433-space facility at Atkinsons, Sheffield’s independent department store on The Moor. Amongst the options for car park customers, the site offers an evening rate of £0.50 per hour after 4pm and an 'early bird' rate of £7.00 for all day parking (on entry before 9.30am). 

And, with APCOA Connect, customers can pay for their parking by credit or debit card securely via mobile phone.

Bank Park

Since opening their first car park in Sheffield in 2013, Bank Park now operate over 30 car parks across Sheffield. Their ‘Park & Give’ scheme means that every car parked in a Bank Park car park contributes to local good causes.

Bank Park's Pennine Five Car Park, formerly the home of HSBC on Silver Street Head, provides parking for between 5-12 hours for £5.00.   

Euro Car Parks

Euro Car Parks' uncovered 91 space site on Matilda Street provides convenient access to a number of city centre destinations, including The Moor. This car park is also open 24 hours a day, seven days a week.


With around 2,500 spaces across seven NCP car parks in and around the city centre, NCP provide a number of options for visitors to the city centre.

NCP provide a ‘pre-book’ option at most of their Sheffield car parks. Simply select arrival and leaving dates and times to book a space online and this allows you to reserve a parking space and to save money when compared to paying for parking on the day.

NCPs ParkPass App is their newest parking product, designed to make parking quick and easy. Parking is paid for automatically on exit, so there's no need to visit the pay machine for a ticket or to display a ticket in your car. The ParkPass App also provides exclusive offers including 10% off your first month’s parking.

Please be aware that the 668 space NCP Arundel Gate car park closed on 17 September 2021.  


There are over 3,200 car parking spaces across the six Q-Park sites in and around Sheffield city centre.

Q-Park provide a number of deals to help shoppers and those visiting the city centre in the evening. They also partner with Sheffield Hospitals Charity to provide customers with 10% off pre-booked parking when using the code ‘SHC10’.

If you’re a business that has a number of people using their car to get to their workplace in the city centre, then Q-Park provide an employee parking platform to help reduce the cost of parking.

Finally, when you choose to pre-book your parking and combine it with the Q-Park Rewards App, you can unlock 10% cashback.

Parking deals linked to city centre attractions, venues and shops

Sheffield Museums and Q-Park

Are you planning to visit Weston Park Museum or the Millennium Gallery? If the answer is ‘yes’, then did you know that you can access up to 50% off your parking? Visitors to Weston Park (using Q-Park Durham Road) and the Millennium Gallery (using Q-Park Charles Street) can access savings of between 25-50% by asking a staff member for a voucher.