Cheap Flights to Sheffield

Sheffield overview

When is the best time to fly to Sheffield?

With a temperate climate typical of England, the summer months of July and August are usually the warmest and driest and the winter months of December, January and February are the coldest and wettest, although rain may occur throughout the year.

The amount of visitors arriving on flights to Sheffield recognisably increases in July and August, when weather is most likely to be warmest and driest and the majority of outdoor events, such as festivals, take place. One of the main music festivals hosted by Sheffield is the Tramline Festival which is a three day free event held at the end of July. Attendees can enjoy a varied range of music from blues to indie to rock, as well as entertainment from dance acts.

Tourism is usually lowest in Sheffield from December to February and is the perfect time to benefit from cheap flights to Sheffield, however, the weather is coldest and there is the greatest likelihood of rain.

City overview

Like many English cities, Sheffield owes its modern day position as a major urban area to its industrial past, having pioneered advances in the production of crucible steel in the 18th century and stainless steel in the early 20th century. Although manufacturing in Sheffield has ceased to be the major industry it once was, the strength of its historical connection to metalwork is the reason the Sheffield United Football Club are still known by their nickname “the blades” and the city’s ice hockey team are named the Sheffield Steelers.

Surprisingly for a city with such a strong industrial heritage, Sheffield has a reputation for being England’s greenest city. Visitors to Sheffield will discover a tree filled town with public parks and gardens, woodlands and plenty of national park land. With more than a third of Sheffield overlapping the stunning Peak District National Park, the city is an excellent destination for hikers and nature lovers.

Getting around Sheffield

Sheffield is a pedestrian-friendly city making it easy to get around on foot. Many sites are within walking distance, too.

However, the city is also served by a tram network called Supertram, which offers routes covering 18 miles (29 km) of the city including universities, the Cathedral, sports arenas and many other popular entertainment venues.

Local Airport

Flights to Sheffield are now served by Doncaster Sheffield Airport (Robin Hood Airport) (SZD).

Sheffield insider information

  • If you find yourself taking a flight to Sheffield during the cold weather, why not plan a trip to Millennium Galleries which is Sheffield’s premier destination for art. Housed in a stunning and relatively new building (opened in 2001 as part of the Heart of the City project), the gallery is dedicated to visual arts, craft and design. It hosts touring exhibitions from other galleries, and features the Metalwork Gallery showcasing the city’s metalwork industries and the Ruskin Gallery showcasing the collection of John Ruskin’s Guild of St George.    
  • The Peace Gardens is a charming public square in front of Sheffield Town Hall. It has received many awards, and its central Goodwin Fountain, dedicated to local figures Sir Stuart and Lady Goodwin, was once named Fountain of the Year. The gardens’ fountains and cascades represent molten metal – symbolically important to this steelworkers’ city – as well as Sheffield’s rivers. 
  • Abbeydale Industrial Hamlet, situated in the south of Sheffield, is a former steel-working site on the River Sheaf – the Abbeydale Works - that has been preserved as an industrial museum. The site is a Scheduled Ancient Monument and houses relics of Sheffield’s industrial past. Visitors can find waterwheels, a grinding hull, tilt hammers and the only remaining intact crucible steel furnace in the world. 
  • Sheffield Botanical Gardens, located off Clarkehouse Road, were designed to promote both healthy recreation and self-education. Opened in 1836, the gardens contain 19 acres of plants from around the globe spread over fifteen separate garden areas. The gardens recently underwent extensive restoration, completed in 2005, with the aim of recapturing its late 19th century appearance and condition.

How much do things cost in Sheffield?

Petrol (1 litre)
C$ 1.82
1 km taxi journey
C$ 2.03
Taxi - fixed fee
C$ 5.71
One-way ticket (local transport)
C$ 3.02
C$ 3.84
Small bottle of water (0.33 litre)
C$ 1.30
Clothing & Shoes
Pair of Nike shoes
C$ 86.53
Pair of jeans
C$ 72.92
Bottle of wine
C$ 10.87
1 litre of milk
C$ 1.36
How much does a beer cost in Sheffield?
Local draught beer (0.5 litre)
C$ 4
Bottle of local beer (0.5 litre)
C$ 2
Bottle of beer (imported beer)
C$ 2
Imported beer (0.33 litre)
C$ 4

International departures to Sheffield