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Basic information

  • Area: 367.94 km² (142.1 sq mi)
  • Calling Code: +44114
  • Currency: Pound Sterling - GBP (£)
  • Population (EST): 534,500
  • Official language: English
  • Time Zone: GMT (UTC+0)

Doncaster/Sheffield – Getting Around

Airport Transfers

The Airport is to be found to the south-east of Doncaster and is less than 6 kilometres from the town centre, Sheffield city centre is under 30 kilometres to the south-west. As an international airport Doncaster Sheffield is a newcomer with its first commercial passenger flight taking place in April 2005, however an airfield has been on the site since 1915. As a military airfield it was first used by the Royal Flying Corps which later became the Royal Air Force. By 2007 the airport began catering for transatlantic flights. The location of the airport puts it in less than an hours journey to many of the regions larger cities and towns.

A point to remember when travelling to and from the airport is that no passenger vehicles other than buses are allowed at the front of the terminal building for security reasons. On top of that a waiting time of 15 minutes only is allowed at the drop off / pick up area, making getting a taxi from the airport difficult, beyond the 15 minutes a parking fee comes into force.

To Doncaster

By Bus
The number 91 and X19 buses leave the airport from Terminal Stand 1 taking less than half an hour to reach the town centre. It is also possible to take the X29 from the airport and change onto the number 25 and takes approximately ten minutes longer.

By Car
From the airport follow the signs to the A638 Great North Road and turn north, the road leads directly into Doncaster.

To Sheffield

By Bus/Rail
Take The number 91 and X19 buses leave the airport from Terminal Stand 1 to Doncaster town centre and a short walk to Doncaster Rail Station. Then take the train to Sheffield, the journey should usually take less than 90 minutes.

By Car
From the airport follow the signs to the A638 Great North Road and turn north, just before entering Doncaster turn onto the A18 towards the M18 and head west. Follow the M18 to the Junction with the M1 (J32), at Junction 33 (J33) of the M1 turn onto the A630 to Sheffield (centre).

Bus - Doncaster

By far the easiest way to get around Doncaster is by Bus and the town has a comprehensive network of routes covering not just the town but also outlying areas and villages. The buses offer a good alternative to driving when visiting attraction in and out of town.

Bus - Sheffield

Travelling around the city is relatively easy with more than a dozen bus routes covering the city. The buses run at around ten to twenty minute intervals at peak times.

On Foot - Doncaster

The size of Doncaster make walking a good option within the centre.

Tram - Sheffield

The city has a modern tram system consisting of three lines Blue, Yellow and Purple. All three lines converge on the city centre and provide comfortable transport around the centre, as well as to the cities outlying neighbourhoods. Additionally the trams link the city centre to a number of park and ride sites, making driving in the city unnecessary for most visitors.