Discover Sheffield with megabus

Explore Sheffield with megabus

Take a bus to Sheffield and experience the best Yorkshire has to offer. Splash some serious cash at Meadowhall, or learn a bit about the city’s steel industry roots at the Kelham Island Museum. Sheffield also boasts loads of green spaces, from the Botanical Gardens to the award-winning Winter Garden. And when some proper countryside is in order, you’re just a quick train ride away from the Peak District. All in all, it’s a winning mix that will leave you wanting more. Here’s how to get the most from your coach trip to Sheffield.

Sheffield: top 3 things to do

1. Visit the Kelham Island Museum

Relive the Industrial Revolution at the Kelham Island Museum, and find out why Sheffield is known as the Steel City. The collections here feature everything from classic cars to mighty steam engines. And you can get hands-on in the interactive galleries. Getting here is easy – you can walk from the city centre in about 15 minutes.

2. Catch a show

Theatre fans are spoilt for choice in Sheffield, thanks to a triple whammy of venues. The Crucible Theatre, the Lyceum Theatre and the Studio Theatre put on the full range of shows, musicals and dance performances. Check out the complete timetable of events and plan your Sheffield coach travel around it.

3. Discover the Butterfly House

Walk alongside butterflies, hang out with meerkats and learn about lemurs at Sheffield’s number one wildlife park. Animal lovers will be in their element, thanks to a bumper timetable of events, talks and shows. The easiest way to get here from the city centre is to take the X5 bus. The journey takes around 45 minutes plus a walk the other end, but it’s worth it.

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Sheffield: getting around

Getting to Sheffield by coach is quick and easy. Book a cheap ticket with megabus and you can take advantage of onboard features like free WiFi, power sockets and a 20kg luggage allowance.

Once you’re in Sheffield, getting around the city is a piece of cake, thanks to the efficient Supertram network. Between them, the yellow route and the blue route will take you to almost any part of Sheffield you like. If you’re planning on making multiple journeys in one day, you could save a few pounds by getting a dayrider ticket.

If you fancy venturing out to the Peak District, you’ll need to jump on the train. The journey from Sheffield station to the popular Peak District villages of Hope and Edale takes around half an hour.

Sheffield: best for nightlife

Take the bus to Sheffield and you’re going to want to stay for the night. Sample local ales like Abbeydale or Thornbridge in a relaxed pub, or enjoy a more creative concoction in a chic cocktail bar. West Street, Ecclesall Road and Division Street are good places to kick things off.

For live music, you can’t beat The Leadmill, in the city centre. It’s the oldest music venue in Sheffield, and has hosted the likes of Coldplay, Muse and local favourites, Arctic Monkeys. You can also catch some of the UK’s best stand-up comedians in action at the monthly Leadmill Comedy Club.

Sheffield: best for shopping

Shoppers should head straight for Meadowhall. This huge shopping centre on the edge of the city lines up more than 200 big-name stores, alongside restaurants, bars and a cinema. For more unusual buys, the popular Devonshire quarter is your best bet. The independent shops here sell everything from vintage fashion and handmade jewellery to classic records and comic books. The atmosphere is great, and festivals and market stalls regularly pitch up.

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Sheffield for free: our top 3

1. Wander through the Botanical Gardens

Spread over 19 acres, Sheffield’s Botanical Gardens offer the perfect escape from the hustle and bustle of the city. Stroll through the colourful rose garden and check out the exotic flora in the Asia Garden. The gardens are just a 10-minute bus ride from the city centre, and are open all year round.

2. Explore the Winter Garden

This is of the biggest temperate greenhouses in the UK, and it’s really impressive. It’s filled with more than 2,500 plants from around the world, including eucalyptus trees and 150-foot-tall pines. The gardens are right in the city centre, next to the Millennium Gallery, which is also free to visit.

3. Admire Sheffield Cathedral

Right in the heart of town, Sheffield Cathedral is the city’s oldest – and arguably prettiest – building. It was built over 1,000 years ago and is still going strong today. Take in the beautiful architecture under your own steam, or join a 45-minute guided tour. 

Book your Sheffield coach tickets using the megabus journey planner on this page.