Information last updated on 23 February 2024.
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🚌 City centre bus service (Sheffield Connect)
🚴 Cycling 🚶♀️ Walking 👩🦼 Mobility support
Choosing to use the bus, tram or train can be a quick and convenient way to get into the city centre. Plan ahead and use the Travel South Yorkshire website 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. Local bus operators, such as First and Stagecoach, have capacity checkers on 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 combine using your car and public transport. And, before you set off on your journey, why not see how much your journey will cost you using this handy little fuel price calculator.
If your journey means that you will use more than one bus operator, or you will also use the Supertram or even the train, you may want to have a look at multi-operator tickets that are provided by TravelMaster. Options include tickets for 1 day, 7 day and 28 day travel and there is also a 'Flexi-5' ticket which enables a holder to travel on five separate days in any one month.
- Since Tuesday 1 November 2022, Adult fares have been capped to a maximum £2 for any one-way ride on buses.
- From Wednesday 1 November 2023, the fare cap on long journey single trips on tram services in South Yorkshire is £2.80. Information on all fares when using tram services from 1 November 2023 can be seen on the 🖱️ Stagecoach website.
- Further information on tickets options can be found on the 🖱️ Travel South Yorkshire website.
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Sheffield Connect, a dedicated city centre shuttle bus service, came into service on Monday 1 August 2022.
The service operates seven days a week and runs every 10 minutes.
Stopping points include 📍 Sheffield Interchange 📍 Fitzalan Square 📍 West Street 📍 Rockingham Street 📍 The Moor Market and 📍 Paternoster Row (for Sheffield Station).
The latest service route and timetable can be found on the Travel South Yorkshire website.
Further information on Sheffield Connect, including timetable information and route details, can be found on this page of the Travel South Yorkshire website.
Many people can use the service for free, including holders of an English National Concessionary Pass or a young person's Zoom Travel Pass, but for anyone not having a valid ticket or Pass, the cost per trip is just £1.
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 even find details on city centre bicycle parking facilities.
Sheffield also has a number of free to use Public Bicycle Pumps located around the city centre? They can be found in a number of handy locations and they're looked after by the team from Russell's Bicycle Shed.
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.
Why not see more of Sheffield with a city centre walking tour?
Mobility support 👩🦼
Sheffield BID’s Mobile Sheffield scheme provides pavement mobility scooters, manual wheelchairs and tri walkers for use in Sheffield city centre.
Whatever your age or walking ability, Mobile Sheffield provide a range of reliable products to ensure people with walking difficulties or disabilities can access shops and local amenities.
No blue badge is needed. Equipment can be hired by anyone with mobility issues, whether this is due to age, disability or injury.
Contact Mobile Sheffield to see how they can help you.
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 picked out some other ways to plan and pay for your parking.
Sheffield City Council manage around 800 off-street spaces and a further 1,500 on-street spaces in the city centre. On-street parking charges are in operation between 8am and 8:30pm Monday to Sunday.
Visit the Council's website for details around on-street parking charges. A special evening rate (from 16:30 to 20:30) of £2 is in operation between Monday and Saturday.
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 when visiting the city centre.
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 which celebrated its 150th year of trading in 2022.
If you pre-book your parking using the APCOA website at Atkinsons, you can park for a full day for £8 or for a full week from just £30.
Amongst the other options for car park customers, the site offers reduced evening rate parking (from £1 per hour) after 4pm Monday to Saturday as well as reduced rate parking (again from £1 per hour) at any time on Sundays.
With APCOA Connect you can also pay for parking by credit or debit card securely via mobile phone.
Bank Park 🅿️
Their ‘Park & Give’ scheme means that every car parked in a Bank Park car park contributes to local good causes. Bank Park operate a number of car parks in and close to the city centre including the facility at Pennine Five on Silver Street Head.
Britannia Parking acquired the former NCP Arundel Gate car park in October 2021. The site offers 668 spaces and is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week. It is located in close proximity to Sheffield Theatres as well as the Curzon Cinema on George Street and the ODEON Luxe on Arundel Gate.
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.
Providing around 2,500 spaces across twelve NCP car parks in and around 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.
NCP sites are located at 📍 Blonk Street (302 spaces) 📍 Bowdon Street (24 spaces) 📍 Campo Lane (150 spaces) 📍 Earl Street (4 spaces) 📍 Eyre Street (20 spaces) 📍 Fitzwilliam Street (25 spaces) 📍 Furnival Gate (327 spaces) 📍 Hartshead Square (505 spaces) 📍 Sidney Street (71 spaces) 📍 Solly Street (552 spaces) 📍 Wellington Street (449 spaces) and 📍 West Bar (24 spaces).
You can use the NCP App to help make booking your parking quick and easy.
There are over 3,200 car parking spaces across the six Q-Park sites in and around Sheffield city centre.
Q-Park 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 on your parking spend.
📽️ Curzon + Q-Park 🅿️
Whilst there is no on-site parking available at Curzon Sheffield, discounted parking is available at nearby Q-Park Charles Street. Pre-book before you visit to get a 50% discount on parking. Visit the Q Park website and use code CURZCS50. Follow the prebook instructions, input vehicle registration number and this will enable the barriers to open via the ANPR cameras.
📽️ The Light Sheffield + APCOA 🅿️
The APCOA multi-storey car park on Eyre Street, conveniently located next to the Moor Market, offers parking for up to four hours for just £4 when visting The Light Sheffield. Better still, the offer is available seven days per week. Simply ask a member of The Light Sheffield team to show you how to validate your parking chip.
🖼️ Millennium Gallery and Q-Park 🅿️
Visitors using the Q-Park Charles Street site are able to claim 30% off the price of pre-booked parking thanks to a special deal. To claim the discount visit the Q-Park Charles Street page and follow the pre-booking process using the discount code SMCSDR30.
🎭 Sheffield Theatres and Q-Park 🅿️
📽️ Showroom, Workstation + Q-Park 🅿️
Information correct at time of publication.
Clean Air Zone (CAZ)
At the end of February 2023, Sheffield City Council introduced a 'class C chargeable zone' for the most polluting heavy goods vehicles (HGVs), light goods vehicles (LGVs), vans, buses, coaches and taxis that drive within the inner ring road and city centre.
Private cars and motorbikes are not subject to any charge.
A bus gate was introduced on Arundel Gate from Monday 20 March 2023 which aims to reduce the number of vehicles travelling along this stretch of road. The bus gate applies northbound only and restricts traffic from travelling beyond the Novotel Hotel access point, by the Millennium Gallery, when coming from the Furnival Gate direction. Only buses, taxis and other authorised vehicles are able to pass through the bus gate on Arundel Gate without incurring a penalty.
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