Fast market access by road

Logistics Hub UK, Sheffield City Region is located at a central hub in the UK’s motorway network, providing direct access to the M1, A1 and M18 North-South motorways, and the M62 and M180 East-West motorways.

Benefits to logistics, distribution and warehousing companies located in the region include:

  • Return journeys to all major UK-mainland markets within one HGV driver shift
  • Same-day deliveries to major markets in both southern England and central Scotland
  • Access to all major population centres and markets in England within 3 hours 30 minutes, England and Wales within 4 hours and England, Wales and Scotland within 4 hours 30 minutes*

*from M18, Junction 3 (DN3). Assumes 56mph Average Speed.

HGV Drive Time

2 hrs

3 hrs

4.5 hrs

Population of Working Age 13.0m 25.5m 33.8m
Average expenditure per person per annum (UK Nat. Average: £9,343) £9,131 £9,098 £9,797

HGV Isochrone Statistics From M18, Junction 3 (DN3)

HGV Drive Times To/From Regional and UK Sea Ports

Destination / Origin Port


Approx. HGV Drive Time*

Humber Ports
Goole 22 0:23 hrs
Hull 47 0:50 hrs
Immingham 49 0:52 hrs
Grimsby 51 0:55 hrs
Other major UK Ports
Liverpool (L21 1) 114 2:01 hrs
Port of Tyne, South Shields (NE34 9) 125 2:14 hrs
London Gateway (SS17 9) 182 3:15 hrs
Felixstowe (IP11 3) 189 3:22 hrs
Southampton (SO14 3) 215 3:50 hrs

*from M18, Junction 3 (DN3). Assumes 56mph Average Speed.

HGV Drive Times To/From Major UK Population Centres

Major UK Population Centres Destination / Origin


Approx. HGV Drive Time*

Sheffield 26 0:28 hrs
Leeds 47 0:50 hrs
Manchester 78.5 1:24 hrs
Birmingham 87.8 1:45 hrs
Liverpool 108 1:56 hrs
Newcastle 124 2:13 hrs
London 174 3:06 hrs
Bristol 187 3:20 hrs
Cardiff 214 3:49 hrs
Edinburgh 244 4:21 hrs
Glasgow 246 4:23 hrs

*To city centres from M18, Junction 3 (DN3). Assumes 56mph Average Speed.

Doncaster Air and Rail Freight Terminals

Destination / Origin


Approx. HGV Drive Time*

Doncaster Sheffield Airport 6.3 0:07 hrs
Doncaster Int. RailPort (DN4 5) 8.7 0:09 hrs
Doncaster Inland Port 5.4 0:06 hrs

*from M18, Junction 3 (DN3). Assumes 56mph Average Speed.

Have your say on ambitious region-wide transport plans

4 January 2018

Consultation on the future of transport across the Sheffield City Region (SCR) is set to go live next Monday, 8 January.

An online questionnaire, running until the end of March, will give people across the region the chance to have their say on the SCR’s ambitious draft Transport Strategy. The strategy aims to grow the regional economy by £500million, boosting economic growth by making it easier for people, particularly those in the most deprived areas, to get to work or places of education.

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