There are 6 ways to get from London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to Stafford by train, bus, car or plane

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Train Virgin West Coast Trains  •  2 h 21 min

  1. Take the train from Gatwick Airport to London Victoria
  2. Take the train from London Euston to Stafford

$68 - $170

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Bus, line 101 bus  •  6 h 12 min

  1. Take the bus from Gatwick Airport London South to Heathrow Airport London T5 201 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Heathrow Airport London T5 to Stoke-On-Trent
  3. Take the line 101 bus from Hanley, Bus Station (stand Q) to Stafford Town Centre, Chell Road 101

$36 - $50

4 alternative options

Train CrossCountry  •  4 h 14 min

  1. Take the train from Gatwick Airport to Reading
  2. Take the train from Reading to Stafford

$88 - $146

Train West Midlands  •  4 h 45 min

  1. Take the train from Gatwick Airport to London St Pancras International LL
  2. Take the train from London Euston to Rugeley Trent Valley

$68 - $96

Drive  •  2 h 58 min

  1. Drive from London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to Stafford 178.6 miles

$35 - $60

Train, fly  •  4 h 51 min

  1. Take the train from Gatwick Airport to London Victoria
  2. Fly from London Heathrow (LHR) to Manchester (MAN) LHR - MAN
  3. Take the train from Manchester Piccadilly to Stafford

$150 - $398

Questions & Answers

No, there is no direct bus from London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to Stafford. However, there are services departing from Gatwick Airport London South and arriving at Stafford Town Centre, Chell Road via Heathrow Airport London T5 and Hanley, Bus Station (stand Q). The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 6 h 12 min.

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No, there is no direct train from London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to Stafford. However, there are services departing from Gatwick Airport and arriving at Stafford via Reading. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4 h 14 min.

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The distance between London Gatwick Airport (LGW) and Stafford is 142 miles. The road distance is 178.6 miles.

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The best way to get from London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to Stafford without a car is to train which takes 2 h 21 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 2 h 21 min to get from London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to Stafford, including transfers.

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London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to Stafford bus services, operated by National Express, depart from Gatwick Airport London South station.

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London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to Stafford train services, operated by Great Western Railway, depart from Gatwick Airport station.

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The best way to get from London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to Stafford is to train which takes 2 h 21 min and costs . Alternatively, you can bus and line 101 bus, which costs and takes 6 h 12 min.

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The quickest flight from London Heathrow Airport to Manchester Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h.

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London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to Stafford bus services, operated by First in The Potteries, arrive at Stafford Town Centre, Chell Road station.

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Map of how to get from London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to Stafford.
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  • Distance: 141.9 miles
  • Duration: 2 h 21 min

What companies run services between London Gatwick Airport (LGW), England and Stafford, England?

You can take a train from London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to Stafford via London Victoria, Victoria Underground Station, Euston Underground Station, and London Euston in around 2 h 21 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to Stafford via Heathrow Airport London T5, Stoke-On-Trent, and Hanley, Bus Station (stand Q) in around 6 h 12 min.

Airlines
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Manchester
Ave. Duration
1 h 3 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $360
Train operators
Virgin West Coast Trains
Phone
0344 556 5650
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Train from London Euston to Stafford
Ave. Duration
1 h 16 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$80 - $130
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$50 - $75
Anytime Day Single
$80 - $130
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
$23 - $35
Anytime Day Single
$35 - $55
West Midlands
Phone
+44 121 634 2040
Email
comments@londonmidland.com
Website
londonmidland.com
Train from London Euston to Stafford
Ave. Duration
1 h 50 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$50 - $75
Website
wmtrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$30 - $45
Anytime Day Single
$50 - $75
Train from London Euston to Rugeley Trent Valley
Ave. Duration
1 h 38 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$50 - $70
Website
wmtrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$29 - $45
Anytime Day Single
$50 - $70
Great Western Railway
Website
gwr.com
Train from Gatwick Airport to Reading
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$28 - $55
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$17 - $26
Advanced Single
$18 - $27
Anytime Day Single
$28 - $55
CrossCountry
Phone
0344 736 9123
Email
customer.relations@crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Train from Reading to Stafford
Ave. Duration
2 h 11 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$60 - $95
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$40 - $60
Anytime Single
$60 - $95
Off-Peak Single
$55 - $85
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
Thameslink
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 Gatwick Airport London South to Heathrow Airport London T5
Ave. Duration
55 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$13 - $16
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from Heathrow Airport London T5 to Stoke-On-Trent
Ave. Duration
3 h
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
$15 - $20
Website
nationalexpress.com
Megabus UK
Phone
0871 266 3333
Email
enquiries@megabus.com
Website
uk.megabus.com
Bus from Gatwick Airport, South Terminal Coach Station to Heathrow Airport Terminal 5, Heathrow Terminal 5
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$17 - $22
Book at
uk.megabus.com
First in The Potteries
Website
firstgroup.com
Bus from Hanley, Bus Station (stand Q) to Stafford Town Centre, Chell Road
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$8
Website
firstgroup.com

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London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to Stafford train services, operated by CrossCountry, arrive at Stafford station.

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Yes, the driving distance between London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to Stafford is 179 miles. It takes approximately 2 h 58 min to drive from London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to Stafford.

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British Airways offers flights from London Heathrow Airport to Manchester Airport.

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

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