Sheffield is a large, very hilly , post-industrial,Northern city (formerly internationally famous for its stainless steel and cutlery-making).  Some suburbs are served better by the public transport system than others.

Probably the best and most comprehensive means of public transport is the bus system. Locals are friendly, and if you need help knowing where to get on or off, they'll invariably be willing to help. Day/weekly saver tickets (which can be purchased on all First company buses, the main service - be aware that other bus companies operate on certain routes) or even monthly saver tickets are available and work out much cheaper than paying for individual fares. 

The SuperTram, where it operates, is a great facility, but unfortunately does not cover many areas. It does, however, swing through most of the major areas such as Meadowhall (major shopping mall) ,Sheffield Arena/Centretainment/Don Valley  (stadium music venues, multi-plex cinema, 10 pin bowling and franchise-eateries e.g. Pizza Hut, Frankie & Bennie's), City Centre (shopping ,theatres, museums, art galleries, retaurants, pubs, many hotels), University of Sheffield and Hillsborough (major football venue).

Impartial public transport information can be obtained from the Travel South Yorkshire partnership - visit www.travelsouthyorkshire.com, phone their Travel Line on 01709 515151 or call in at one of their travel information shops.

Taxis operate in 2 forms - The minicab which must be preordered and cannot be hailed on the street, or the 'black cab' which are hailed on the street and those for hire are indicated by an orange light on the roof. Neither are a cheap alternative, but for short trips are very convenient. It is wise to know exactly where you want to go before getting into the cab and state your destination clearly to the driver. The odd unscrupulous cab driver may weave a circuitous route to your destination if one appears too uncertain!

Trains do not play a big role in transport within Sheffield, but are a good way of travelling out to/or from nearby towns/cities. Sheffield Midland station (the only train station now open in the city centre is connected to the national rail system).

Driving in Sheffield, like any city, can be a frustrating business, but in comparison to other large UK cities, is relatively painless (outside of rush hour). There are a few one way systems in the city centre, which are best avoided, but once into the suburbs it's not so bad. Narrow streets with heavy parking are common, and a courtesy system operates ie. whoever can safely pull in first, does. Those travelling uphill should take priority.   

If you want to go on foot, be prepared for some hilly terrain! For walking directions (including a hill profile of your route), try walkit.com. The city centre is easily covered on foot as it is reasonably small, but if you're going further afield, consider other alternatives. 

Cycling is for the hard-core cyclist as a rule. Sheffield is built on hills, and requires very good physical fitness to cycle around. The cycle lanes that the local council put in (at great expense), tend to double as parking lanes, and do not particularly improve the cycling experience!