Take advantage of discounted train tickets up to 15 minutes prior to departure, when you purchase Advance tickets.
Kick back and relax on your journey from Stafford to Manchester with CrossCountry. When you travel on one of our trains, you'll get excellent service and a great travel experience. Travelling around the country has never been so comfortable.
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Travelling to Manchester
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Last CrossCountry train - 22:28
Travelling from Stafford to Manchester
Discover a unique part of the UK when you visit Manchester. CrossCountry will get you to Manchester smoothly, so you'll be ready to explore as soon as you arrive. Whether you're looking for shopping, culture or just a day out with the family, Manchester has something for you.
Are there direct trains from Stafford to Manchester?
Yes, regular direct trains run between Stafford and Manchester with CrossCountry.
What amenities are available onboard trains from Stafford to Manchester?
Trains from Stafford to Manchester on the CrossCountry network are designed to get you to your destination comfortably. Choose from a variety of seating options (including table groupings ). On most of our services you can make use of our electric points, subject to availability, and at-seat service offering drinks and light refreshments.
Is WiFi available on trains from Stafford to Manchester?
Yes! The journey from Stafford to Manchester will fly by as you surf through the countryside with our free on-board WiFi.
T&Cs apply. Visit our WiFi On-Board page for more information.
Can I reserve a seat on trains from Stafford to Manchester?
Reserving a seat on our trains from Stafford to Manchester couldn't be easier, thanks to our ten minute reservation service. This service is available on most CrossCountry services for Anytime and Off-Peak ticket holders, in both Standard and First Class. You'll find all the details on our Ten Minute Reservation page.
Where can I find cheap tickets from Stafford to Manchester?
We want to help you travel as cheaply as possible to connect you with the people and places you love. There are lots of ways to find cheaper tickets - from being flexible with timing to booking ahead. Keep an eye on our special offers page and check out our guide to finding cheap tickets for more tips.
Can I use my railcard on trains from Stafford to Manchester?
We accept railcards, so you'll likely be able to save by using yours! There's lots more information on all the railcards available and when they can be used on our Railcards page.
For full information about Manchester station, check out our station guide.
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