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There are 5 ways to get from Derby to Stafford by train, bus, rideshare, taxi or car

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Train  •  1 h 28 min

  1. Take the train from Derby to Tamworth High Level
  2. Take the train from Tamworth to Stafford

$39 - $73

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Rideshare  •  1 h 5 min

  1. Take the rideshare from Derby to Stafford 33.3 miles

$3

3 alternative options

Bus, line 841 bus  •  2 h 59 min

  1. Take the bus from Derby, Victoria Street to Uttoxeter Town Centre, Bus Station SWI - swift / ...
  2. Take the line 841 bus from Uttoxeter Town Centre, Bus Station to Stafford Town Centre, Shrewsbury Arms PH 841

Taxi  •  45 min

  1. Take a taxi from Derby to Stafford 34.3 miles

$160 - $190

Drive  •  45 min

  1. Drive from Derby to Stafford 34.3 miles

$7 - $11

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The cheapest way to get from Derby to Stafford is to rideshare which costs £2 and takes 1 h 5 min.

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The quickest way to get from Derby to Stafford is to taxi which costs £120 - £150 and takes 45 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Derby to Stafford. However, there are services departing from Derby, Victoria Street and arriving at Stafford Town Centre, Shrewsbury Arms PH via Uttoxeter Town Centre, Bus Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2 h 59 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Derby to Stafford. However, there are services departing from Derby and arriving at Stafford via Tamworth. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 1 h 28 min.

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The distance between Derby and Stafford is 28 miles. The road distance is 34.3 miles.

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The best way to get from Derby to Stafford without a car is to train which takes 1 h 28 min and costs £30 - £60.

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It takes approximately 1 h 28 min to get from Derby to Stafford, including transfers.

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Derby to Stafford bus services, operated by Trent Barton, depart from Derby, Victoria Street station.

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Derby to Stafford train services, operated by CrossCountry, depart from Derby station.

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The best way to get from Derby to Stafford is to train which takes 1 h 28 min and costs £30 - £60. Alternatively, you can bus and line 841 bus, which costs and takes 2 h 59 min.

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Map of how to get from Derby to Stafford.
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  • Distance: 28.1 miles
  • Duration: 1 h 28 min

What companies run services between Derby, England and Stafford, England?

You can take a train from Derby to Stafford via Tamworth in around 1 h 28 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Derby to Stafford via Uttoxeter Town Centre, Bus Station in around 2 h 59 min.

Train operators
Virgin West Coast Trains
Phone
0344 556 5650
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Train from Tamworth to Stafford
Ave. Duration
23 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$17 - $28
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$12 - $18
Anytime Day Single
$17 - $28
Bus operators
Trent Barton
Phone
01773 712265
Email
talk@trentbarton.co.uk
Website
trentbarton.co.uk
Bus from Derby, Victoria Street to Uttoxeter Town Centre, Bus Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 8 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$4
Schedules at
trentbarton.co.uk
Notts & Derby
Phone
01332 204568
Email
ndtraffic@nottsderby.co.uk
Website
nottsderby.co.uk
Bus from Derby, Victoria Street to Uttoxeter Town Centre, Bus Station
Ave. Duration
40 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$3 - $5
Schedules at
nottsderby.co.uk
D&G Bus
Phone
01782 332337
Email
info@dgbus.co.uk
Website
dgbus.co.uk
Bus from Uttoxeter Town Centre, Bus Station to Stafford Town Centre, Shrewsbury Arms PH
Ave. Duration
58 min
Frequency
Hourly
Schedules at
dgbus.co.uk
Other operators
BlaBlaCar

A ridesharing platform with 40 million users, Blablacar gives you access to destinations without worrying about on-the-road chaos. The basic idea is that you carpool with locals who are already planning to drive your route and have space in their car. With some flexibility you’ll get to your destination – often faster and cheaper than other means. On the website or app, enter your departure and arrival points and your date of travel, sift through the profiles of drivers who’ve posted pre-planned drives and find one whose timing and preferences match yours. Request to join the ride, wait be accepted, and pay your share of the set price.

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Contact Details
Website
blablacar.com
Rideshare from Derby to Stafford
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$3
Book at
blablacar.co.uk
Taxi from Derby to Stafford
Ave. Duration
45 min
Estimated price
$160 - $190
Trent Cars Ltd
Phone
+44 115 950 5050
Website
trentcars.com
Fon-A-Car
Phone
+44 115 950 0500

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Derby to Stafford bus services, operated by D&G Bus, arrive at Stafford Town Centre, Shrewsbury Arms PH station.

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Derby to Stafford train services, operated by West Midlands, arrive at Stafford station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Derby to Stafford is 34 miles. It takes approximately 45 min to drive from Derby to Stafford.

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