You'll use this more when it comes to the cold autumn / winter nights, when you just can't be arsed walking up Broomhill anymore !
A note about South Yorkshire Passenger Transport Exec (SYPTE) travel passes:
Until you turn 19 you are entitled to apply for monthly travel passes from the SYPTE for travel on all Trams, Buses, and Trains within South Yorkshire for a flat rate of 30 a month.
When you first apply you need a passport sized photo, and proof of age to form the pass, but other than that you just keep getting a new ticket every month from the numerous Sheffield Travel Information Centres.
Plenty of them about, more so at night, they take you right to your door/lecture building, but the meter does start at 2.50 - ie make sure that you have a few people in to make it worth while.
Definately the best option up Broomhill during term time.
First Group Buses:
51 (Yellow Route): Showing CHARNOCK, will drop you at the Dainton Building - before going into the city. Should be caught from corner of Manchester / Fulwood Road or outside the RBS on Whitham Road. Service goes down Western Bank.
52 (Red Route): Showing WOODHOUSE, will drop you at Dainton Building, before turning right at Brook Hill roundabout and then around the St Georges / Mappin Street complex and into the city.
Should be caught from RSB Whitham Road, or any stop going down Western Bank.
*Note a local company "Yorkshire Terrier" also runs an identical 52 Service, their buses are green.
** Students in Tapton Hall can catch 52 from further up the Crookes Road, opposite Tapton Hall.
60 (Purple Route): Showing SHEFFIELD INTERCHANGE, will go down past Royal Hallamshire Hospital, and drop you at the corner of Clarkson Street (outside Bar One), then goes straight over the tram lines down WEST STREET, and can be stopped at the corner of MAPPIN STREET for the Management / Economics St Georges Complex.
This route can be caught from any number of stops along Fulwood Road, and it then takes a right at the HSBC / The York traffic lights at Somerfield.
You can also use this service to take you to the train station and bus terminus for National Express Coaches.
All of the above services run through the city centre.
Away from Uni:
51: (Yellow Route) Showing LODGE MOOR: Can be caught from outside the HICKS BUILDING, and then up WESTERN BANK at stops near CHILDRENS HOSPITAL, WESTERN PARK HOSPITAL etc. Jump off either at THRESHERS, or at junction of Fulwood / Manchester Roads.
52: (Red Route) Showing CROOKES: Can be caught at the same venues as route 51, however DOESNT STOP at THRESHERS, instead turns right at the traffic lights and then stops at CROOKES ROAD / BROOMHILL SHOPS.
*Yorkshire Terrier run a 52 route, will either show Crookes, or Hillsborough via Crookes, and can be picked up at the same places, and will drop off.
**Students at Tapton should take Route 52 further up Crookes Road to Tapton Hall.
60: (Purple Route) Showing FULWOOD: Crimicar Lane.
Can be caught from West Street outside Varsity Bar, or from corner of Clarkson Street near Bar One on the Glossop Road side.
Drop offs are Broomhill shops, before you get to The York / HSBC, it then turns left at Somerfield, and heads down Fulwood Road, with numerous stops along there including Endcliffe Crescent (for Stepho, Woodvale, Crescent Flats, Sorby, Earnshaw, Halifax), Endcliffe Vale Road (for Riverdale, Endcliffe Vale Flats), and a stop further along the road for Ranmoor residents.
*Service runs from Transport Interchange, calling at the Rail Station front, and through the City at Fargate HSBC, then Reflex Bar, Varsity etc.
First Buses do unlimited Termly travel passes: eg Winter passes (13 weeks) 84.
They also do weekly student travel passes for 8.
(UCard or SHU Cards must be produced in both cases).
Sheffield Supertram has its own stop at Sheffield University.
Luckily for the students it is on the border of the Central Zone, and so travel between University, through the city, for all stops up to and including Sheffield Rail Station / Hallam University is capped at 70p each hourly pass.
ALWAYS KEEP YOUR TICKET FOR THE DURATION OF YOUR JOURNEY - Inspectors do come round and CAN force you to buy another if you can't produce a valid ticket whilest on board
Journies between University and Meadowhall take 25 minutes.
Blue Route - Halfway to Malin Bridge
If you are heading towards the city centre from University you want the service for HALFWAY, this service also runs to Sheffield Train Station, Granville Road (for Sheffield United), and Crystal Peaks Shopping Centre.
Yellow Route - Middlewood to Meadowhall Interchange
You can also take a yellow tram from University, the service for MEADOWHALL is the one you want.
This service also runs to Arena / Don Valley Stadium stop, for Hallam FM Arena, IceSheffield, Don Valley, and English Institute for Sport - also runs to Valley Centertainment for the UGC Cinema, Hollywood Bowl, and various eateries. Carbrook for Meadowhall Retail Park, and finally Meadowhall Interchange for the Meadowhall Shopping Centre, and Meadowhall Train / Bus Stations.
With your tickets you are allowed to change trams - so you can catch the Yellow one, into the city, change trams, and then get on a blue one to take the line for the train station (a mistake that many people make is to stay on, and then wonder why they miss their train).
At peak time there is a tram from University of Sheffield stop every 5 minutes on average.
If you are going to be hopping about, or taking a "long-distance" eg Meadowhall or Arena etc, return journey then a DayRider is your best buy, at 2.40 offers unlimited travel for the day; and considering the single from Uni to Meadowhall is 1.60 you can see why not to have to buy one outbound single, and then an inbound single !
Trains from Sheffield offer links to the rest of the country.
To London (St Pancras Interim (in the nearby future International)), the Midland Mainline service takes around 2 1/2 hours.
Services to Manchester Airport / Piccadilly are frequent, at around every 30 minutes, either from Central Trains, or TransPennine Express, taking little over an hour to Piccadilly.
With services to Liverpool Lime Street offered by Central Trains taking 2 hours.
Local long winded services to Leeds and Wakefield are available but stop at the little stations that you see wizz pass on speedy services - better instead to catch a luxurious Virgin Voyager who's services seem to go everywhere, including Plymouth, Birmingham, Exeter, Edinburgh, Dundee, Newcastle.