Sheffield’s public transport system is made up of bus, train and tram services.
Sheffield’s Supertram has three tram routes covering the main transport corridors in the city. For many visitors to Sheffield, trams are the easiest way to get around although the coverage isn’t as extensive as the bus. One-way tram fares start at £1.80 in the city centre and longer journeys cost £2.50.Buses operated by Arriva, First and Stagecoach provide a good bus service in the Sheffield area.
The following travel passes are a good option if you’re planning on doing a lot of sightseeing in Sheffield and South Yorkshire:
Dayrider (tram and bus)
This pass costs £4.40 and is good for one day’s unlimited Stagecoach bus and tram travel in the Sheffield area. A weekly Megarider ticket costs £15.
Explorer (tram and bus)
The Explorer pass costs £6.50 and is good for one day’s unlimited tram travel plus unlimited use of most Stagecoach buses in South Yorkshire plus Derbyshire, Gainsborough, Nottinghamshire, West Yorkshire and the X10 Stagecoach express service between Barnsley and Haigh. It is not valid on the Leeds—Hull X62 service.
TravelMaster (tram and bus/bus only)
The TravelMaster CityWide ticket is a one-day pass good for unlimited bus and tram travel throughout the Sheffield area. This ticket costs £4.80 for a one-day ticket or £16.80 for a seven-day ticket.
There is also a slightly cheaper bus only version of this ticket, which costs £4.50 for one day or £15.80 for seven days.
The TravelMaster tickets work across all bus routes in the Sheffield area, regardless of which company operates it. While the Dayrider and Explorer passes are restricted to buses operated by Stagecoach.