CrossCountry operates a train from Derby to Stafford every 30 minutes. Tickets cost $30 - $50 and the journey takes 22 min. West Midlands also services this route every 3 hours. Alternatively, Trent Barton operates a bus from Derby to Stafford every 20 minutes. Tickets cost $4 and the journey takes 1 h 8 min. 2 other operators also service this route.
From Derby train to Tamworth then train to Stafford. 1 h 50 min £38. From Derby, Wardwick (Curzon Street) bus to Uttoxeter Town Centre, Bus Station then line 841 bus to Stafford Town Centre, Shrewsbury Arms PH. 2 h 47 min £9. From Derby taxi to Stafford. 45 min £145. From Derby drive to Stafford. 45 min £6. From Derby rideshare to Stafford. 1 h 5 min £2.