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Getting from Stafford to Manchester by train

Stafford and Manchester are located 47 miles from each other. Whether you’re commuting for work, visiting family and friends, or travelling for an event, the journey should be swift and easy.

You can travel to Manchester from Stafford in under an hour, with tickets from as little as £9.40. Some trains may have additional stops, but the average journey takes around 50 minutes.

Find the cheapest train tickets from Stafford to Manchester

For those undertaking this journey frequently, discovering the most cost-effective approach is paramount.

This means that for regular travellers or commuters, we present a variety of options designed to help you save money or even upgrade to obtain First Class train tickets. Season tickets, benefits and reward schemes are included.

We also provide an array of affordable train tickets and discounts tailored for Railcard holders, seniors and group travellers.

Whether your journey falls within Peak, Off-Peak, or Super Off-Peak hours, you'll find a ticket suitable for your preferred departure time.

Additionally, if you're planning a short break, we extend a selection of 2 For 1 offers on attractions and events, ensuring you secure a deal that transforms your visit into an extra special experience.

Travelling in comfort with Avanti

We aim to ensure your comfort throughout the journey, all 47 miles of it.

Whether you’re enjoying the scenic views outside your window, or enjoying our swift and reliable WiFi, there’s plenty onboard to pass the time. If it’s the latter, in-carriage power sockets are available for a quick phone charge if needed.

Secure the best fare by booking advance tickets with a departure time that suits your schedule. Alternatively, for last-minute travel plans, use our Live Train Journey Tracker to book the next available train.

Travelling from Stafford?

Stafford, a town rich in history, serves as a market centre positioned between Birmingham, Wolverhampton and Stoke-on-Trent.

The town holds a myriad of attractions, from tranquil walks in the scenic countryside of Cannock Chase to the historic Stafford Castle.

In the town itself, Stafford offers a variety of charming cafes, boutiques and cultural spots, making your stay in the town a delightful experience. Whether you're drawn to historical landmarks or contemporary offerings, Stafford caters to a spectrum of interests, ensuring a memorable visit.

Easy travel from the station is ensured by multiple bus routes. Moreover, taxis are accessible just outside the station, offering convenient transport options.

Travelling to Manchester?

Often touted as one of the UK’s most significant cities, Manchester stands as a lively and diverse city, celebrated for its rich history, world-class museums, and vibrant nightlife.

The optimal time to experience Manchester's charm is during the summer months, characterised by mild weather and a plethora of outdoor events and festivals, such as the renowned Parklife.

But that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t visit in winter. For football enthusiasts, the season runs from August through May, offering an exciting opportunity to catch a game in this spirited city. There are also indoor gigs at various venues, large and small, whether it be the likes of Gorilla in the Northern Quarter or the Manchester Academy on Oxford Road.

Upon arriving at Manchester Piccadilly, visitors can select from a variety of transportation options, including buses, taxis and the city's iconic tram network.

The station is well-equipped with facilities, featuring a ticket office, multiple waiting areas, restroom facilities, as well as an array of shops and dining outlets.

First Class service

Manchester Piccadilly has a First Class Lounge, providing an ideal space to relax before your train departs, or when you arrive.

The lounge also works as a convenient meeting point for friends or colleagues before your journey. Within the lounge, you can enjoy a complimentary drink and use the free, reliable WiFi to catch up on emails or stream entertainment.

On the train, upgrading to First Class with Avanti West Coast has many benefits. This includes complimentary snacks and drinks, a more spacious seat, a guaranteed table with a socket and increased legroom. If you're interested, discover more about First Class train tickets here.

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