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Find the cheapest tickets to travel from Portsmouth to Sheffield by train, bus, ride sharing and plane.
Ticket prices and availability have been recorded in the last 72 hours from the data provided by our partners.
Generally, the earlier you buy your train ticket, the cheaper it will be but there can be some exceptions. We collected the data from the past 6 months in order to find the best time to book your train tickets Portsmouth to Sheffield. The results illustrate that buying your train from Portsmouth to Sheffield in advance is not always cheaper.
We found tickets at £46 when purchasing your ticket on the day you're travelling whereas you will need to spend at least £51 if you buy your seat 1 day in advance. Thus, according to our data, the best time to buy your train ticket is on the day you're travelling as it is 9% cheaper than 1 day in advance.
We compare train ticket for all major companies to travel between Portsmouth and Sheffield by train and find the best prices for the coming days. Take a look at the prices of train tickets Sheffield to Portsmouth and find the best deal for your outbound journey.
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The best way to spend less on your Portsmouth Sheffield train ticket must be to have a railcard. While regional railcards exist in some areas, National railcards enable you to make savings on most rail fares across the United Kingdom. Everyone is eligible to at least one of the railcard, even non-UK citizens. National railcards available: 16-25 railcard, Senior discount card, Two together railcard, Family and Friends discount card and Disabled persons railcard.
How much can I save with a railcard?
If you want to understand how much you can save with a railcard, you have to estimate the number of journeys you need to save money. You will see that most of the time, only a few trips are needed.
For your evaluation, you need to include the cost of your railcard, i.e £30, how much you're saving on each journey (i.e.: 34%) as well as the cost of your ticket. The average fare of a Portsmouth Sheffield ticket is £50.00 (1).
Divide the cost of your railcard by the discount: £30/34%= £88. Then divide £88 by £50.00: £88/£50.00 = 1.76. You will need to make approximately 2 trips from Sheffield to Portsmouth (one way trip) with your railcard to be profitable.
How much do I need to pay for a railcard?
All railcards cost £30 except the Disabled persons railcard that costs £20. Railcards enable you to get 34% off most train fares, so you will save 1/3 on most rail fares.
(1)Average prices observed over the last 6 months for one way journey
|Train Journey||Average price without railcard(1)||With a railcard 34% off(2)||Saving based on a one-way trip||Number of return trips to pay off the cost|
|Portsmouth to Sheffield train||£50.00||£33.33||£16.67||1.76|
(1)Average price observed over the last 6 months for one way
(2)Price calculated with an average reduction of 34% on train tickets fare
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