You can take advantage of our Advance tickets even on the day of travel, right up until 15 minutes before departure.
As the striking scenery between Bristol and Stoke-on-Trent flies by outside your window, lose yourself in the comfort of our trains’ soft seating and ample legroom. After approximately 2 hours and 30 minutes, you will arrive in Stoke-on-Trent only a couple of miles from the city centre. Frequent transport links are available from the station to whisk you into the city centre in just a few minutes.
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Travelling to Stoke-on-Trent
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Travelling from Bristol to Stoke-on-Trent
Stoke-on-Trent is the UK’s only polycentric city, comprised of six towns collectively known as the Staffordshire Potteries. Stoke-on-Trent is enrobed in a deep, rich history, which can be clearly seen today in structures such as old bottle kilns found in numerous museums. This history combines with an eclectic variety of modern shops, excellent restaurants and modern art, such as the Golden sculpture, to provide a vibrant mix of old and new to be enjoyed by visitors of all ages. Monkey Forest is great for visiting families to explore and is an attraction that is bound to delight guests both young and old!
Are there direct trains from Bristol to Stoke-on-Trent?
Yes, CrossCountry runs direct trains from Bristol to Stoke-on-Trent.
What amenities are available onboard trains from Bristol to Stoke-on-Trent?
All the usual comforts are provided on our trains from Bristol to Stoke-on-Trent. A range of seating options are available including tables, designated luggage storage space and plugs for charging devices as standard. A trolley service providing hot and cold drinks and light refreshments is available. If you upgrade to First Class, you will find reclining seats, free WiFi and complimentary food and drinks are available to you.
Does Stoke-on-Trent Station have step-free access?
Stoke-on-Trent Station has step-free access throughout the station. Ramps for train access are also available for your convenience.
How far is the city centre?
Stoke-on-Trent Station is situated only a couple of miles from the city centre, so is an ideal distance for those exploring on foot. However, frequent transport links between the station and the city centre are available if desired.
Does the station have family areas?
Yes, Stoke-on-Trent Station has baby changing facilities, seating areas and waiting rooms accessible to all families using the station. The station also contains shops and refreshment facilities. A First Class lounge is accessible to those with First Class tickets.
For further information about Stoke-on-Trent Station, check out our station guide.
Once you have arrived in Stoke-on-Trent
Onward travel: Taxis and Buses in Stoke-on-Trent
Stoke-on-Trent Station has frequent bus connections to help you explore the city, the majority of which are run by First PMT. A 24/7 cycle hire service is also available to help you explore the many green cycle routes throughout the city. Docks are provided by Brompton Bike Hire and are available nationwide, with one at Stoke-on-Trent Station itself. Taxis are also readily available if preferred, with ranks outside the train station and on Stafford Street in the city centre.
Shopping in Stoke-on-Trent
Perhaps the crown jewel of Stoke-on-Trent’s shopping experiences, Trentham Shopping Village contains a mix of big brand names and over 60 smaller independent shops all housed in a quaint timber lodge village. The village also contains a wide range of cafés and restaurants to enjoy. Why not stop to enjoy a traditional local delicacy - an oatcake? We highly recommended visiting one of the city’s many ceramics shops for authentic Stoke-made pottery. There are also a host of fascinating museums, such as the award-winning Potteries Museum & Art Gallery, the Gladstone Pottery Museum and the World of Wedgwood.
Culture in Stoke-on-Trent
Thanks to its entrepreneurial spirit and dedication to its craft, Stoke-on-Trent has been shortlisted in the UK City of Culture 2021 competition. As well as the city’s association with pottery, Stoke-on-Trent is also the home to two prestigious universities – Staffordshire and Keele University. The city’s multitude of museums are available for history-lovers and those with a taste for theatre can explore the round theatre at the New Vic. Those with an eye for sculptures will also want to visit ‘Golden’, a modern art sculpture on the outskirts of Tunstall that features colour changing LED lights that illuminate glass prisms containing wishes or memories from local residents.
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