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Trains from Manchester to Stafford

Running 32 times a day with CrossCountry*

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Travel from Manchester to Stafford in style with CrossCountry. Our sleek modern trains take you from Manchester Piccadilly to Stafford Station within an hour, giving you ample opportunity to explore this delightful town nestled in the heart of the East Midlands. The journey takes you past the foothills of the peak district and through some of the lush green countryside of the east of the country, allowing for spectacular views from your window.  

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CrossCountry Trains from Manchester to Stafford

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Travelling to Stafford

  • First CrossCountry train - 05:11
  • Last CrossCountry train - 22:07

Travelling from Manchester to Stafford

The beautiful town of Stafford might seem quiet, but that doesn’t mean there isn’t plenty to do here. The city boasts a heady mix of exciting activities, history and beautiful countryside. The town makes a beautiful and restful holiday destination, whether you’re going for a day or for longer.

Once you have arrived in Stafford

Onward travel: Buses in Stafford

Stafford is connected to the local area by a regular bus service. A taxi rank is also available at the station for those who wish to travel directly.

Shopping in Stafford

Stafford is an excellent place to shop; its compact town centre means that you can easily explore all the well-known brands and unique independent stores which are on offer. One of the best places to shop is in the new Riverside shopping area, where you will be able to find a great selection of shops all under one roof, as well as a number of restaurants, cafés and bars including local favourite My Belles where you can sample delicious Italian gelatos, coffees and even cocktails.

Culture in Stafford

Stafford may be small, but it’s mighty when it comes to culture. Explore the beautiful old architecture, which is complemented by lots of pretty flowers. The town also boasts a wonderful theatre, the Stafford Gatehouse Theatre, which welcomes a range of touring productions, amateur dramatic groups, and some of the best comedians in the country. At the end of a long day exploring, grab a bite to eat at one of the many restaurants in town, with an excellent mix of well-known chains and independents, there’s sure to be something which tickles your fancy.



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