City Hall
4th IAPR International Conference on
Pattern Recognition in Bioinformatics
Sheffield, 7-9 September 2009

How to reach Sheffield

The city of Sheffield is conveniently connected to several major airports.
The nearest airports to Sheffield are the following:
It is possible to reach Sheffield by train from several cities in UK. The National Rail website provides a journey planner that allows to find the best travelling solutions as well as the best deals for the train tickets. If you are planning to travel by train, consider that sometimes train tickets can be expensive, and booking in advance is the best way to buy tickets at reasonable prices. The train station is located in the eastern part of the city centre, ten minutes walk from it. Trams stop next to the train station, providing an easy connection to the city centre.
Sheffield can be reached by bus from several cities in UK. The main bus companies are National Express and Megabus. Sheffield Interchange is the city's hub for local and national bus services, and is conviniently located in the city centre, two minutes walk from the train station.
Sheffield sits beside the M1 motorway, and is easily reachable from junction 33, which connects to the city centre via the Sheffield Parkway. A convenient park and ride tram stop is located close to the city end of the Parkway, and if you're only visiting for the day, you are strongly recommended to use it. Fifteen miles further north on the M1, you can connect with the M62, the main route from places (North Wales, Liverpool and Manchester) and east (Hull ferries to mainland Europe). Scenic routes from Manchester are the Snake or Woodhead Passes (A57 and A628) through the Peak District National Park. It is also possible to use the Peak District as the scenic route to Bakewell and Sheffield from Birmingham (via Lichfield and Ashbourne) or Stoke on Trent (via Leek and Longnor).