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Train Virgin West Coast Trains  •  2 h 54 min

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

$95 - $150

Cheapest option

Bus  •  5 h 58 min

  1. Take the bus from Gatwick Airport London to Wolverhampton National Express / ...

$47 - $104

5 alternative options

Train West Midlands  •  4 h 11 min

  1. Take the train from Gatwick Airport to London Victoria
  2. Take the train from London Euston to Rugeley Trent Valley

$79 - $116

Train CrossCountry  •  4 h 20 min

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

$94 - $151

Drive  •  2 h 58 min

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

$35 - $60

Train to London Heathrow, fly, train  •  4 h 50 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

$158 - $404

Train, train to Southend, fly  •  5 h 43 min

  1. Take the train from Gatwick Airport to London Bridge
  2. Take the train from London Liverpool Street to Southend Airport
  3. Fly from Southend (SEN) to Manchester (MAN) SEN - MAN
  4. Take the train from Manchester Piccadilly to Stafford

$139 - $436

Questions & Answers

The distance between London Gatwick Airport (LGW) and Stafford is 227 km. The road distance is 286 km.

The cheapest way to get from London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to Stafford is to drive which costs £28 - £45 and takes 2 h 58 min.

The quickest way to get from London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to Stafford is to train which takes 2 h 54 min and costs £70 - £120.

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 London Euston. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2 h 54 min.

It takes approximately 2 h 54 min to get from London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to Stafford, including transfers.

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 St Pancras International LL and London Euston in around 2 h 54 min. Alternatively, National Express operates a bus from London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to Stafford every 3 hours. Tickets cost $40 - $60 and the journey takes 5 h 35 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
Flybe
Website
flybe.com
Flights from Southend to Manchester
Ave. Duration
1 h 7 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $310
Train operators
Thameslink
Website
thameslinkrailway.com
Train from Gatwick Airport to London St Pancras International LL
Ave. Duration
44 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$15 - $20
Schedules at
thameslinkrailway.com
Train from Gatwick Airport to London Bridge
Ave. Duration
28 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$13 - $19
Schedules at
thameslinkrailway.com
Virgin West Coast Trains
Phone
0344 556 5650
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Train from London Euston to Stafford
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 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
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 - $27
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
$65 - $100
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$40 - $65
Anytime Single
$65 - $100
Off-Peak Single
$55 - $85
Train from Manchester Piccadilly to Stafford
Ave. Duration
56 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$40 - $65
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$28 - $45
Anytime Single
$40 - $65
Off-Peak Single
$28 - $45
Bus operators

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