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Getting to and around South Yorkshire

By Kingfisher Visitor Guides

Travel to and around South Yorkshire with ease with a number of different options.

Getting here

By road

If you’re visiting by car, you can take the M1 or M18 and A1 motorways to reach South Yorkshire. If you’re hopping on a bus, then there are five main interchanges and four mini-interchange sites across South Yorkshire.

By air

Doncaster Sheffield Airport is slap bang in the middle of the country. Served by some of the UK’s biggest road networks and with a new link road, journey times have fallen even further. The airport is only seven miles from Doncaster rail station.

Doncaster is easily accessible from the A1

Doncaster is easily accessible from the A1

By rail

Sheffield, Barnsley, Doncaster and Rotherham each have a main railway station, plus many of the surrounding towns and villages have smaller connecting stations. Once you’ve arrived at your South Yorkshire destination of choice, there are even more options on how to travel between locations – be it by tram, taxi, bike or on foot.

Getting around

By tram

Stagecoach Supertram is a quick and easy way to explore Sheffield. Three rail routes cover 29km of the city, providing access to the railway station, city centre shops, the cathedral, universities, Sheffield Arena, Meadowhall shopping centre and more.

On foot

Once you’re in a South Yorkshire town or city centre, it’s easy to explore on foot. You’ll have the luxury to stop by the shops, take photographs and discover new places as you go. Come prepared in comfortable footwear as there’s plenty to see.

Supertram in Sheffield

Supertram in Sheffield

By Bike

Many dedicated routes make cycling easy in South Yorkshire. Sheffield, Doncaster, Rotherham and Barnsley are very cycle-friendly places with many marked cycle lanes and dedicated routes throughout their centres. Information, news and advice about cycling in South Yorkshire can be found on the local authority’s websites.

By taxi

Flag a black cab or pre-book a taxi. Drivers in South Yorkshire are reliable and friendly, familiar with the roads and happy to offer advice on popular tourist attractions or recommended their favourite destinations to visit.

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