There are 11 ways to get from Glasgow to Stafford by train, bus, car or plane

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Train  •  3 h 32 min

  1. Take the train from Glasgow Central to Stafford

$150 - $240

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Bus  •  8 h 7 min

  1. Take the bus from Glasgow to Stoke-On-Trent National Express

$31 - $37

9 alternative options

Train via Crewe  •  3 h 55 min

  1. Take the train from Glasgow Central to Crewe
  2. Take the train from Crewe to Stafford

$153 - $266

Train TransPennine Express  •  4 h 31 min

  1. Take the train from Glasgow Central to Manchester Piccadilly
  2. Take the train from Manchester Piccadilly to Stafford

$125 - $182

Drive  •  4 h 19 min

  1. Drive from Glasgow to Stafford 263.5 miles

$55 - $85

Fly Glasgow to Birmingham, train  •  4 h 12 min

  1. Fly from Glasgow (GLA) to Birmingham (BHX) GLA - BHX
  2. Take the train from Birmingham International to Stafford

$62 - $223

Fly Glasgow to Manchester, train  •  4 h 5 min

  1. Fly from Glasgow (GLA) to Manchester (MAN) GLA - MAN
  2. Take the train from Manchester Piccadilly to Stafford

$92 - $346

Bus to Edinburgh, fly to Birmingham, train  •  4 h 50 min

  1. Take the bus from Buchanan Bus Station to Edinburgh Airport, Airport
  2. Fly from Edinburgh (EDI) to Birmingham (BHX) EDI - BHX
  3. Take the train from Birmingham International to Stafford

$70 - $249

Bus to Edinburgh, fly to Manchester, train  •  4 h 43 min

  1. Take the bus from Buchanan Bus Station to Edinburgh Airport, Airport
  2. Fly from Edinburgh (EDI) to Manchester (MAN) EDI - MAN
  3. Take the train from Manchester Piccadilly to Stafford

$90 - $252

Fly Glasgow to East Midlands, train  •  5 h

  1. Fly from Glasgow (GLA) to East Midlands (EMA) GLA - EMA
  2. Take the train from Derby to Tamworth High Level
  3. Take the train from Tamworth to Stafford

$85 - $260

Bus to Edinburgh, fly to East Midlands, train  •  5 h 38 min

  1. Take the bus from Buchanan Bus Station to Edinburgh Airport, Airport
  2. Fly from Edinburgh (EDI) to East Midlands (EMA) EDI - EMA
  3. Take the train from Derby to Tamworth High Level
  4. Take the train from Tamworth to Stafford

$93 - $266

Questions & Answers

No, there is no direct bus from Glasgow to Stafford. However, there are services departing from Glasgow and arriving at Stafford Town Centre, Chell Road via Hanley, Bus Station (stand Q). The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 8 h 7 min.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Glasgow Central and arriving at Stafford. Services depart once daily. The journey takes approximately 3 h 32 min.

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The distance between Glasgow and Stafford is 230 miles. The road distance is 263.5 miles.

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The best way to get from Glasgow to Stafford without a car is to train which takes 3 h 32 min and costs .

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The train from Glasgow Central to Stafford takes 3 h 32 min including transfers and departs once daily.

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Glasgow to Stafford bus services, operated by National Express, depart from Glasgow station.

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Glasgow to Stafford train services, operated by Virgin West Coast Trains, depart from Glasgow Central station.

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The best way to get from Glasgow to Stafford is to train which takes 3 h 32 min and costs . Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 8 h 7 min.

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The quickest flight from Glasgow Airport to Birmingham Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 15 min.

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Glasgow to Stafford bus services, operated by National Express, arrive at Stoke-On-Trent station.

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Map of how to get from Glasgow to Stafford.
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  • Distance: 229.6 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 32 min

What companies run services between Glasgow, Scotland and Stafford, England?

Virgin West Coast Trains operates a train from Glasgow to Stafford once daily. Tickets cost $150 - $240 and the journey takes 3 h 32 min. Alternatively, National Express operates a bus from Glasgow to Stafford twice daily. Tickets cost $23 - $29 and the journey takes 6 h 50 min.

Airlines
Flybe
Website
flybe.com
Flights from Glasgow to Birmingham
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $280
Flights from Glasgow to Birmingham via Belfast City
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$55 - $280
Flights from Glasgow to Manchester
Ave. Duration
1 h 8 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $370
Flights from Edinburgh to Birmingham
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $300
Flights from Edinburgh to Birmingham via Belfast City
Ave. Duration
3 h 7 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $300
Flights from Edinburgh to Manchester
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $310
Flights from Edinburgh to Manchester via Belfast City
Ave. Duration
2 h 50 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$45 - $310
Flights from Glasgow to East Midlands
Ave. Duration
1 h 11 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$60 - $320
Flights from Glasgow to East Midlands via Belfast City
Ave. Duration
2 h 45 min
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$60 - $320
Flights from Edinburgh to East Midlands
Ave. Duration
1 h 13 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $300
Aer Lingus
Website
aerlingus.com
Flights from Glasgow to Birmingham via Dublin
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $850
Flights from Edinburgh to Birmingham via Dublin
Ave. Duration
3 h 27 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $900
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Glasgow to Manchester via Belfast (Aldergrove)
Ave. Duration
2 h 55 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$90 - $290
Flights from Edinburgh to Birmingham via Belfast (Aldergrove)
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
$80 - $240
Flights from Edinburgh to Manchester via Belfast (Aldergrove)
Ave. Duration
2 h 40 min
When
Monday
Estimated price
$100 - $250
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Glasgow to Birmingham via Dublin
Ave. Duration
3 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$35 - $260
Train operators
Virgin West Coast Trains
Phone
0344 556 5650
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Train from Glasgow Central to Stafford
Ave. Duration
3 h 32 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$150 - $240
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$95 - $140
Anytime Day Single
$150 - $240
Train from Glasgow Central to Crewe
Ave. Duration
3 h
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$140 - $220
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$85 - $130
Anytime Day Single
$140 - $220
Train from Crewe to Stafford
Ave. Duration
18 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$22 - $35
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$14 - $22
Anytime Day Single
$22 - $35
Train from Manchester Piccadilly to Stafford
Ave. Duration
49 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$22 - $35
Anytime Day Single
$35 - $55
Train from Birmingham International to Stafford
Ave. Duration
55 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$25 - $40
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$16 - $24
Anytime Day Single
$25 - $40
Train from Tamworth to Stafford
Ave. Duration
23 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$18 - $28
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$12 - $18
Anytime Day Single
$18 - $28
West Midlands
Phone
+44 121 634 2040
Email
comments@londonmidland.com
Website
londonmidland.com
Train from Crewe to Stafford
Ave. Duration
41 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$12 - $17
Website
wmtrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$7 - $11
Anytime Day Single
$12 - $17
Train from Birmingham International to Stafford
Ave. Duration
51 min
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$14 - $20
Website
wmtrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$8 - $12
Anytime Day Single
$14 - $20
Train from Tamworth to Stafford
Ave. Duration
27 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$9 - $13
Website
wmtrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$5 - $8
Anytime Day Single
$9 - $13
CrossCountry
Phone
0344 736 9123
Email
customer.relations@crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Train from Crewe to Stafford
Ave. Duration
18 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$23 - $35
Anytime Single
$30 - $50
Off-Peak Single
$18 - $27
Train from Manchester Piccadilly to Stafford
Ave. Duration
56 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$40 - $60
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$27 - $45
Anytime Single
$40 - $60
Off-Peak Single
$27 - $40
Train from Birmingham International to Stafford
Ave. Duration
48 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30 - $55
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$24 - $40
Anytime Single
$30 - $55
Off-Peak Single
$20 - $30
Train from Derby to Tamworth High Level
Ave. Duration
22 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$22 - $35
Anytime Single
$30 - $50
Off-Peak Single
$15 - $22
TransPennine Express
Phone
+44 345 600 1671
Email
tpecustomer.relations@firstgroup.com
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Train from Glasgow Central to Manchester Piccadilly
Ave. Duration
3 h 13 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$85 - $130
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Advance Single
$35 - $50
Off-Peak Day Single
$55 - $85
Anytime Day Single
$85 - $130
Bus operators
National Express

National Express Coaches are a quick and convenient way of travelling around the UK. Over 550 National Express coaches run on Britain's roads every day, serving over 900 destinations across the UK. National Express Coaches carry around 19 million passenger journeys every year. For added convenience, National Express operate coach services to all major UK airports 24 hours per day, and is on its way to being 100% wheelchair accessible. The company also has a 24-hour control centre that receives a GPS signal to update on location, speed and the temperature inside coaches, ensuring the smoothest journey possible.

Contact Details
Phone
+44 08717 818178
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from Glasgow to Stoke-On-Trent
Ave. Duration
6 h 50 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$23 - $29
Website
nationalexpress.com
Scottish Citylink
Phone
0871 266 33 33
Email
info@citylink.co.uk
Website
citylink.co.uk
Bus from Buchanan Bus Station to Edinburgh Airport, Airport
Ave. Duration
57 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$10 - $15
Schedules at
citylink.co.uk

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Glasgow to Stafford train services, operated by Virgin West Coast Trains, arrive at Stafford station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Glasgow to Stafford is 263 miles. It takes approximately 4 h 19 min to drive from Glasgow to Stafford.

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Ryanair, Aer Lingus and Flybe offer flights from Glasgow Airport to Birmingham Airport.

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There are 203+ hotels available in Stafford. Prices start at $64 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Glasgow to Glasgow Airport is to line 500 bus which takes 19 min and costs .

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