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Birmingham New Street Railway Station

Transportation to Sheffield Airport from the City Center

Doncaster Sheffield Airport, formerly known as Robin Hood Airport, is accessible by a variety of transportation alternatives from the city center. The airport is located 40 km from the city center. Taxis are readily available in every part of the city and renting a car is also very easy. There is no direct bus or train service from Sheffield city center to the airport. The bus and train do provide transportation to the Doncaster Station, which is about 11 km from the airport. There is a shuttle bus services that connects the station with the airport.

Taxi

Although taxis are an expensive transportation alternative they are one of the most convenient options, especially when compared to public transportation. Taxis provide direct and effortless transportation to the airport. You can contact a taxi company and order a vehicle over the phone or make a reservation online.

Train

Trains are the most affordable method of transportation to get to Doncaster Sheffield Airport from the city center but they do not provide direct service to the airport. Trains operate from 6:33 am to 10:10 pm on weekdays and from 8:47 am to 10:31 on weekends.

Trains depart from the central railway station in the city center and provide transportation to the Doncaster Station, which is located 11 km from the airport. There is a shuttle bus service that provides transportation from Doncaster Station to the airport.

Rental Car

Renting a car offers a convenient way to get to the airport, especially for those who are in a hurry to catch their flight. There are several rental car companies located in the city center that you can rent a vehicle from. You can also make a reservation for a rental car over the internet.

Airport Information

Although Doncaster Sheffield Airport covers a small area, the terminal offers passengers a variety of services to meet their pre-flight and post-flight needs. The airport features free internet access throughout the entire terminal. Passengers can purchase gifts and souvenirs at the World Duty Free and WH Smith shops. If you are going to explore the airport after purchasing an item and don’t want to carry it around with you, you can safely leave it at the store and pick it up later.

You can dine on local or international cuisine at venues like The Running Horse, The Finningley Windmill and Subway. If you need to take care of monetary transactions you can exchange your currency at the Travelex currency exchange office or take care of cash transactions at the ATMs.

Last Updated: 05 Feb 2017

Transportation to Birmingham City Center from Airport

Birmingham is a city located in West Midlands, England, at the basin of the Severn and Trent rivers. It is the one of the biggest cities in the country and the second most populated city in the country, after London. Those who want to travel to Birmingham fly into Birmingham Airport. The city contains five main areas that are intertwined. The first zone covers the area known as New Street, which is the innermost part of the city and considered the city center.

When it comes to urban transportation most of the city is accessible by bicycle or on foot. The executive body responsible for the public transportation network in the city is Network West Midlands. This institution encourages citizens and visitors to use bicycles to get around in the city. Buses provide transportation to most parts of Birmingham as well. Many of these bus lines are run by National Express West Midlands. There are also Diamond Buses that operate throughout the city. If you are planning on riding multiple buses throughout the day we would recommend buying a day ticket, also referred to as a daysaver, because it is more economical than buying a single trip ticket.

Single fare or daysaver tickets for National Express West Midlands buses can be purchased on board from the driver but you must have the exact fare, the driver cannot give you change. Therefore we recommend that you have the exact fare ready before boarding the bus. You can also purchase different ticket options with longer validity from the Pavilion Shopping Centre, which is located in close proximity to the Moor Street Station.

There are many public transportation alternatives in the city that provide transportation to the airport. Most of these options provide transportation to the airport from the city center or from the main train station. Birmingham Airport is located about 10 km from the city center.

Air-Rail Link

The Air-Rail Link is a people mover located above ground that provides transportation between the airport and Birmingham International Station. The Air-Rail Link operates from 5:15 am to 2 am and runs every 2 minutes. The total travel time between the airport and Birmingham International Station is 2 minutes.

Train

Once you get to Birmingham International Station via the Air-Rail Link you can take a train to New Street Station. The total trip to New Street Station from Birmingham International Station can vary between 10 and 20 minutes. Trains run every 5 to 15 minutes and operate from 6:15 am to 11:15 pm. Trains are usually more expensive when compared to buses. The rail service is provided by London Midland and has an extensive network throughout Birmingham. You can find maps detailing the train routes in tourist information offices located in various parts of the city. The fare for the train can vary depending on the region you will be traveling to. There are 3 main train stations in Birmingham. New Street Station is considered the main station and is located in the city center.

There are four different train lines that run throughout the city. The yellow line runs between Wolverhampton and Northampton, the green line runs between Hereford, Stratford-upon-Avon and Leamington Spa, the red line runs between Redditch and Lichfield Trent Valley, and the blue line runs between Rugeley Trent Valley and Walsall.

There are also longer lines that provide transportation to neighboring cities. The majority of the train lines intersect at certain points so passengers can easily transfer between lines.

Bus

Bus number 900 provides transportation to the city center from the airport. This bus runs every 15 minutes during the day and every 30 minutes at night and on Sundays.

Bus number 97 also provides transportation to the city center from the airport but it followers a longer route. However, one advantage that bus number 97 has is that it operates 24 hours a day. This bus runs every hour on the hour. Bus number 966 provides transportation from the airport to Solihull and Erdington.

This bus runs every 30 minutes during the day and every hour, on the hour, at nights and on Sundays. There is no central bus station in the city, instead buses depart from various parts of the city.

The majority of the buses pass through the Bull Street, Colmore Row, Moor Street, and Priory Queensway areas. Buses generally operate from 5 am to midnight.

There are two routes that buses follow, the Inner Circle, which runs through the city center and the Outer Circle, which avoids entering the city center and runs along the outskirts of the city center.   

There are also bus services that provide transportation between the suburbs, hospitals, and shopping centers. However these services run less frequently at night and on Sundays.

Coach

There are also coach services that provide transportation from the airport to Birmingham’s Digbeth Coach Station. The fare for these coach services are approximately the same as city buses. These coach services also operate at night.

Tram

The tram line in the city is referred to as the Midland Metro, so make sure not to mistake it for an underground metro line. Unfortunately, there is no tram line that provides transportation to the city center from the airport. There is only one tram line that operates throughout the city.

This line operates between Snow Hill Station, Wolverhampton, Jewellery Quarter, West Bornwich, Wednesbury and Bilston. The tram operates from 6:30 am to 11:30 pm on weekdays and on Saturdays. On Sundays the tram operates from 8 am to 11 pm.

Taxi

Getting to the city center from the airport by taxi takes about 20 to 30 minutes. Taking a taxi is very convenient however keep in mind that taxi fares in Birmingham are quite high.

Ferry

Ferry boats can be used as a public transportation alternative in the Gas Street Basin. However the city is not accessible from the airport by ferry.

Rental Car

There are 7 different international rental car companies at Birmingham Airport. You can rent a car from the rental car offices located at the airport or book your vehicle in advance by making a reservation online. 

Last Updated: 10 Jun 2019

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Which airports can I use for Sheffield-Birmingham flights?

For Sheffield-Birmingham flights, you can use Sheffield Airport as departure airport, and Birmingham Intl. Airport, Birmingham New Street Railway Station for arrival.

How many kilometers is the flight distance from Sheffield-Birmingham and how long does the flight take?

The flight distance between Sheffield-Birmingham is 246 kilometers in total. The flight between the two cities takes 50 minutes.

Which day is the most convenient for Sheffield-Birmingham flights?

When the average prices are examined, the most suitable day for Sheffield-Birmingham flights is Monday.

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