Sheffield travel and transport
⚠️ Travel alert – rail strike action on 27 July
The planned rail strike on 27 July is not expected to impact rail travel for the semi-final match in Sheffield, with services being prioritised to support spectator travel on matchday. As unforeseen disruption or delays may still occur, always check with your travel operator before you travel, and allow for extra time when planning your journey to the stadium.
After the match
Football is unpredictable which means that matches can go to extra time and penalties. Plan your return journey in advance and keep checking the service status with your transport operators on the night of the match.
Keep in mind the rail strike may impact your onward travel plans if you’re planning to stay in Sheffield overnight.
Matchday travel to Bramall Lane
Bramall Lane is just 15 minutes' walk from Sheffield train station, the city centre, and the main bus interchange so walking to and from the stadium is advised. It’s also a great way to get your steps in!
The main rail hub is Sheffield station.
The planned rail strike on 27 July is not expected to impact rail travel for the semi-final match in Sheffield, with services being prioritised to support spectator travel on matchday. As unforeseen disruption or delays may still occur, always check with your travel operator before you travel, and allow for extra time when planning your journey to the stadium. Keep in mind the strike may impact your onward travel plans if you’re planning to stay in Sheffield overnight.
If you use bus services in Sheffield (including the Park + Ride service, detailed below) the cost of the journey will depend on the route and distance travelled. The bus driver will advise on the cost of tickets and you are encouraged to pay by debit/credit card rather than cash.
📍 Cathedral tram stop, Sheffield city centre
🚶 Distance from venue: 20-minute walk
⌛ Journey time: approx. 30 minutes from Rotherham Parkgate
Consider purchasing a ‘day rider’ ticket, which costs £4.60 per adult and is valid for unlimited tram travel on the day purchased. You can buy tickets on board with cash or with a debit/credit card.
When leaving Sheffield by tram, make your way to the central tram stops of Cathedral or Castle Square.
There will be no parking at Bramall Lane, roads around the stadium will be closed on matchdays and on-street parking in the surrounding area is very limited. If you’re travelling from the north-west by car, please note there are likely to be traffic delays at Mottram due to major gaswork repairs.
If you plan to drive to the match, pre-book a parking space at one of the city centre car parks.
Alternatively, consider using or Park + Ride facilities (see below), which are located in the suburbs and connect with tram or bus services into Sheffield.
Park + Ride facilities across the city are clearly signposted and offer a great way to avoid matchday traffic. Generally they are connected to the tram service, which stops at Granville Road, a short walk from the stadium.
Park + Ride services at Middlewood, Meadowhall and Sheffield Parkway take you via tram to the city centre.
Malin Bridge Park + Ride also brings you to the city centre via tram but also extends to the Granville Road/Sheffield college tram stop, which is ten minutes' walk to the stadium.
The Park + Ride service on Abbeydale Road will take you within five minutes' walk of the stadium by bus – alight on London Road and follow the noise of the crowd!
📍 Drop-off: St Mary’s Gate
🚶 Distance from venue: 10-minute walk
Fares vary depending on your pick-up point. Once public transport services have finished after matches, consider using city centre taxi ranks at Barkers Pool or at Sheffield station to complete your journey home.