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Stafford Station
Station Road
ST16 2AA
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Station overview

A ticket office is available. Ticket office
Baby changing facilities are available. Baby changing facilities
A ticket machine is available. Ticket machine
Wheelchairs are available. Wheelchairs
A phone box is available. Phone box
Toilets are available. Toilets
A post box is available. Post box
Facility Information
Ticket office information

Ticket machines can be found in the Booking hall.

Ticket office opening hours Saturday: 06:00 to 20:00 Sunday: 08:30 to 20:00
Self service ticket machines A ticket machine is available.
Collection of pre-purchased tickets Collection of pre-purchased tickets is available.
Service Information
British Transport Police 0800 40 50 40
CCTV CCTV systems are available.
Rail Replacement Service

Rail replacement coach services can be found at the front of the station on the left hand side.

Information Systems
  • Departure screens
  • Announcements
  • Arrival screens
Service Information
Stafford station customer services

Customers are encouraged to approach a member of station staff with any customer information enquiry. 

Left luggage Left luggage is not available.
Lost property Lost property is available at the station.
Lost property contact details


Facility Information
Lounge A first class lounge is not available.
Lounge opening hours A first class lounge is not available.
Facility Information
Seating area A seating area is available.
Waiting rooms Waiting rooms are not available.
Waiting room information Closed until further notice.
Trolleys Trolleys are available.
Refreshment facilities Refreshment facilities are available.
Toilets Toilets are available.
Toilets information The National key toilets are located on Platform 1; these toilets are operated by a radar key.
Baby changing Baby changing facilities are available.
Pay phone Pay phones are available. Cards and coins
Public Wi-Fi Wi-Fi is not available.
Post box A Post box is available.
Tourist information office A tourist information office is not available.
Cashpoint A cashpoint is available.
Bureau de change A bureau de change is not available.
Shops Shops are available.
Showers Showers are not available.
Facility Information
Helpline information

We want everyone to travel with confidence. That is why, if you are planning on travelling on national rail services, you can request an assistance booking in advance - now up to 2 hours before your journey is due to start, any time of the day. For more information about Passenger Assist and how to request an assistance booking via Passenger Assist, please click here.

Helpline contact details 08000 158 123 (08000 158 124 Textphone)


Customer help points available Customer help points are available.
Staff help Staff help is available.
Staff help opening times Monday to Friday: 24 Hours a Day Saturday: 24 Hours a Day Sunday: 07:30 to 00:00
Accessible ticket machines Accessible ticket machines are not available.
Accessible ticket office counter An accessible ticket office counter is available.
Accessible ticket office counter information

The Travel Centre adjacent the Ticket Office has low counters.

Induction loop An induction loop is available.
Ramp for train access A ramp for train access is available.
Accessible taxis Accessible taxis are not available.
Accessible public pay phones Accessible public pay phones are not available.
National key toilets National key toilets are not available.
Step free access coverage Whole Station

This station has step-free access to all platforms / the platform

Impaired mobility set down Impaired mobility set down Machine is available.
Disabled parking Disable parking is not available.
Wheelchairs Wheelchairs are available.
Ticket gates Ticket gates are not present.
Railway Street (Car Park 1)
Operator Avanti West Coast
Spaces 75
Opening times
  • Monday to Sunday: 24 Hours a Day
  • Off peak: N/A
  • Per hour: N/A
  • Daily: £12.00
  • Weekly: N/A
  • Monthly: £132.00
  • Three monthly: £374.00
  • Six monthly: N/A
  • Annual: £1200.00
Contact details

For information how to get to the car park, plus work out the cost of your stay, visit the Avanti West Coast website. 

Different rates apply to non rail users, please speak to a member of staff.

Stafford Multi Story (Car Park 2)
Operator Avanti West Coast
Spaces 467
Opening times
  • Monday to Sunday: 24 Hours a Day
  • Off peak: N/A
  • Per hour: N/A
  • Daily: £12.00
  • Weekly: N/A
  • Monthly: £132.00
  • Three monthly: £374.00
  • Six monthly: N/A
  • Annual: £1200.00
Contact details
Bus services available Bus services are available.
Bus services information

Information to plan your onward journey is available in a printable format here

Cycle storage available Cycle storage is available.
Storage type Stands, Wheel Racks
Spaces 126
Sheltered Yes
Storage location

84 cycle spaces in two bays on platform 1 with 42 cycle spaces in Car Park 2 (Multi-Story)

Transport Information
Taxi rank available A taxi rank is available.
Taxi rank information

The Taxi rank is immediately outside the station 

Airport available Airport information is not available.
Port available Port information is available.

Stafford railway station has served Staffordshire since 1837 and is the second busiest railway station in Staffordshire. The first Stafford railway station was built in 1837 by the Stafford and Uttoxeter Railway to serve the Stafford to Uttoxeter and Stafford to Shrewsbury lines; both of which are no longer running. The station has since been rebuilt three more times with the current station being built in 1962 as part of a modernisation project. It was refurbished in 2015 to allow for shops and an improved ticket office. Today the station has five platforms with regular services to and from London and beyond. The Stafford Area Improvements Programme made significant upgrades to the station to allow for trains to use any platform regardless of the direction of travel; allowing more trains to run and stop at the station.

Stafford railway station serves a large variety of train routes across the UK. Popular CrossCountry routes include Bristol to Stafford, Bournemouth to Stafford and even Plymouth to Stafford.

Things to do in Stafford

Stafford is a market town rich in history and lies in the West Midlands between Wolverhampton and Stoke-on-Trent. The town centre combines old Tudor buildings with more modern shops and restaurants. The town centre holds many local events, including parades, monthly farmer’s markets and even a half marathon.

There is plenty of history to discover in Stafford including The Ancient High House, which is an Elizabethan townhouse built in 1595 and hosted King Charles I in 1642. Discover more about the largest remaining timber-framed townhouse in England in the centre of Stafford town. If you have time to visit slightly further afield, Stafford Castle is a 30-minute walk or 12-minute bus ride out of town. This Grade II listed castle provides visitors with an insight into the history of the castle as well as incredible gardens and grounds to explore. For a memorable experience, visit during the annual Shakespeare Festival held at the castle.

If you are visiting on a sunny day, go and explore Victoria Park; an award-winning park situated in the heart of the town on the bank of the River Sow. The park recently underwent a major refurbishment which included the addition of a café, training centre, bandstand, and improved landscaping. There is lots of fun for children at the park with a large play area, water park, and a skate bowl.

If you want to explore more of what Stafford has to offer outside of the town’s history, the Guildhall Shopping Centre is a 10-minute walk from Stafford railway station. It boasts over 40 retail outlets, restaurants and independent shops. While you’re in town check out the Gatehouse Theatre which offers both touring and in-house productions.

Book your train ticket to Stafford with CrossCountry and discover what this historic town has to offer.

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