There are 4 ways to get from Stafford to Manchester Airport by train, bus, car or towncar

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Train, bus  •  1 h 8 min

  1. Take the train from Stafford to Stockport
  2. Take the bus from Stockport, Royal Mail Office (Post Office) to Manchester Airport The Station Skyline 199 / ...

$36 - $65

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Train  •  1 h 53 min

  1. Take the train from Stafford to Crewe
  2. Take the train from Crewe to Manchester Airport

$18 - $58

2 alternative options

Drive  •  55 min

  1. Drive from Stafford to Manchester Airport 52.1 miles

$11 - $17

Towncar  •  55 min

  1. Take a town car from Stafford to Manchester Airport 52.2 miles

$120 - $180

Questions & Answers

No, there is no direct train from Stafford to Manchester Airport. However, there are services departing from Stafford and arriving at Manchester Airport via Crewe. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 1 h 53 min.

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The distance between Stafford and Manchester Airport is 39 miles. The road distance is 52.1 miles.

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The best way to get from Stafford to Manchester Airport without a car is to train and bus which takes 1 h 8 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 1 h 8 min to get from Stafford to Manchester Airport, including transfers.

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Stafford to Manchester Airport train services, operated by Virgin West Coast Trains, depart from Stafford station.

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Stafford to Manchester Airport train services, operated by Northern Rail, arrive at Manchester Airport station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Stafford to Manchester Airport is 52 miles. It takes approximately 55 min to drive from Stafford to Manchester Airport.

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Map of how to get from Stafford to Manchester Airport.
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  • Distance: 39.5 miles
  • Duration: 1 h 8 min

What companies run services between Stafford, England and Manchester Airport, England?

You can take a train from Stafford to Manchester Airport via Crewe in around 1 h 53 min.

Train operators
CrossCountry
Phone
0344 736 9123
Email
customer.relations@crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Train from Stafford to Stockport
Ave. Duration
45 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$35 - $60
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$26 - $40
Anytime Single
$35 - $60
Off-Peak Single
$25 - $40
Train from Stafford to Crewe
Ave. Duration
18 min
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$22 - $35
Anytime Single
$30 - $50
Off-Peak Single
$15 - $23
Virgin West Coast Trains
Phone
0344 556 5650
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Train from Stafford to Stockport
Ave. Duration
43 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$20 - $30
Anytime Day Single
$30 - $50
Train from Stafford to Crewe
Ave. Duration
17 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$18 - $29
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$12 - $18
Anytime Day Single
$18 - $29
Bus operators
High Peak
Phone
0844 351 1120
Email
help@centrebus.com
Website
highpeakbuses.com
Bus from Stockport, Royal Mail Office (Post Office) to Manchester Airport The Station
Ave. Duration
21 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
$8
Schedules at
highpeakbuses.com
Stagecoach Manchester
Phone
0161 273 3377
Email
manchester.enquiries@stagecoachbus.com
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Stockport Bus Station to Manchester Airport The Station
Ave. Duration
22 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$5
Schedules at
stagecoachbus.com
Other operators
Jayride
Ave. Duration
55 min
Frequency
On demand
Towncar from Stafford to Manchester Airport
Estimated price
$120 - $180

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