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There are 4 ways to get from Plymouth to Stafford by train, bus or car

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Train  •  4h 19m

  1. Take the train from Plymouth to Birmingham New Street
  2. Take the train from Birmingham New Street to Stafford

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Bus, train  •  6h 36m

  1. Take the bus from Plymouth Coach Station, Armada Way to Birmingham Coach Station, Digbeth National Express
  2. Take the train from Birmingham New Street to Stafford

2 alternative options

Bus, train via Bristol  •  7h 23m

  1. Take the bus from Plymouth City Centre, Plymouth Coach Station to Cabot Circus
  2. Take the bus from Cabot Circus to Digbeth, Hinckley St 070
  3. Take the train from Birmingham New Street to Stafford

Drive  •  3h 45m

  1. Drive from Plymouth to Stafford 225.2 miles

Plymouth to Stafford by train

The train journey time between Plymouth and Stafford is around 4h 15m and covers a distance of around 245 miles. This includes an average layover time of around 12 min. The fastest train normally takes 3h 55m. Services are operated by CrossCountry, London Midland, Avanti West Coast and others. Typically 74 trains run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

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Average train journey times

Time on train:
4h 2m
Layover time:
12 min
Total time:
4h 15m

Train route information

Fastest train time:
3h 55m
Train distance:
245 miles
Trains per week:
74
Cheapest price:
£108
Carbon emissions:
20 kg CO2

First and last trains

First train departs at:
05:25
Last train departs at:
18:27

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Plymouth to Stafford train schedules

Plymouth → Stafford
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  • Face masks are recommended
  • There is a social distancing requirement of 1 metre
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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Stafford is 111.

Wearing a face mask on public transport in Stafford is subject to regional advice.

The social distance requirement in Stafford is 1 metre.

Make yourself known to an official member of staff and/or call the national coronavirus helpline number on 111.

Last updated: 15 Sep 2021
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The cheapest way to get from Plymouth to Stafford is to bus and train which costs £19 - £130 and takes 6h 36m.

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The fastest way to get from Plymouth to Stafford is to drive. Taking this option will cost £35 - £55 and takes 3h 45m.

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No, there is no direct train from Plymouth to Stafford. However, there are services departing from Plymouth and arriving at Stafford via Birmingham New Street. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4h 19m.

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The distance between Plymouth and Stafford is 190 miles. The road distance is 225.2 miles.

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The best way to get from Plymouth to Stafford without a car is to train which takes 4h 19m and costs £100 - £370.

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It takes approximately 4h 19m to get from Plymouth to Stafford, including transfers.

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

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Plymouth to Stafford train services, operated by London Midland, arrive at Stafford station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Plymouth to Stafford is 225 miles. It takes approximately 3h 45m to drive from Plymouth to Stafford.

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  • Distance: 190.4 miles
  • Duration: 4h 19m

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

You can take a train from Plymouth to Stafford via Birmingham New Street in around 4h 19m.

Train operators
CrossCountry
Phone
0344 736 9123
Email
customer.relations@crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Train from Plymouth to Birmingham New Street
Ave. Duration
3h 31m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
£95 - £260
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Anytime Day
£95 - £120
Anytime Day 1st Class
£180 - £260
Train from Birmingham New Street to Stafford
Ave. Duration
30 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£25 - £110
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Anytime Day
£25 - £31
Anytime Day 1st Class
£70 - £110
London Midland
Phone
+44 121 634 2040
Email
comments@londonmidland.com
Website
londonnorthwesternrailway.co.uk
Train from Birmingham New Street to Stafford
Ave. Duration
34 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£10 - £13
Website
londonnorthwesternrailway.co.uk
Advanced Single/Anytime Advance
£4 - £7
Anytime Day Single
£10 - £13
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 Plymouth Coach Station, Armada Way to Birmingham Coach Station, Digbeth
Ave. Duration
5h 35m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
£9 - £12
Website
National Express
Stagecoach South West
Email
customer.services@stagecoachbus.com
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Plymouth City Centre, Plymouth Coach Station to Cabot Circus
Ave. Duration
3h 30m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£12 - £18
Website
Stagecoach South West
Flixbus
Bus from Cabot Circus to Digbeth, Hinckley St
Ave. Duration
2h 5m
Frequency
Twice daily
Frequently asked questions
Is there Wi-Fi on FlixBus?
Yes - FlixBus offers free Wi-Fi
Are there power outlets on FlixBus?
Yes
Does FlixBus offer meals or snacks?
Yes - snacks and drinks may be purchased from the driver. Please note, this is not available on all services.
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