There are 5 ways to get from Stafford to Manchester Airport Station by train, bus, car or towncar

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Recommended option

Train CrossCountry  •  1 h 15 min

  1. Take the train from Stafford to Manchester Piccadilly

$39 - $67

Cheapest option

Line 101 bus, bus  •  3 h 2 min

  1. Take the line 101 bus from Stafford Town Centre, Gatehouse Theatre to Hanley, Bus Station (arrival stop) 101
  2. Take the bus from Stoke-On-Trent to Manchester Airport National Express

$12 - $14

3 alternative options

Train Virgin West Coast Trains  •  1 h 53 min

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

$18 - $58

Drive  •  55 min

  1. Drive from Stafford to Manchester Airport Station 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

The cheapest way to get from Stafford to Manchester Airport Station is to line 101 bus and bus which costs £8 - £11 and takes 3 h 2 min.

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The quickest way to get from Stafford to Manchester Airport Station is to drive which costs £8 - £13 and takes 55 min.

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

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It takes approximately 1 h 15 min to get from Stafford to Manchester Airport Station, including transfers.

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No, there is no direct bus from Stafford to Manchester Airport Station. However, there are services departing from Stafford Town Centre, Gatehouse Theatre and arriving at Manchester Airport via Stoke-On-Trent. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3 h 2 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Stafford to Manchester Airport Station. However, there are services departing from Stafford and arriving at Manchester Airport via Manchester Piccadilly. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 1 h 15 min.

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

CrossCountry operates a train from Stafford to Manchester Airport Station hourly. Tickets cost $40 - $65 and the journey takes 55 min. Virgin West Coast Trains also services this route once daily. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Stafford to Manchester Airport Station via Hanley, Bus Station (arrival stop) and Stoke-On-Trent in around 3 h 2 min.

Train operators
CrossCountry
Phone
0344 736 9123
Email
customer.relations@crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Train from Stafford to Manchester Piccadilly
Ave. Duration
55 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$40 - $65
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$28 - $45
Anytime Single
$40 - $65
Off-Peak Single
$27 - $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 Manchester Piccadilly
Ave. Duration
50 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$23 - $35
Anytime Day Single
$35 - $55
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
Coastal Liner UK
Phone
01902 633064
Email
info@coastallinerltd.co.uk
Website
coastallinerltd.co.uk
Bus from Stafford Town Centre, Gatehouse Theatre to Hanley, Bus Station (arrival stop)
Ave. Duration
1 h 7 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$8
Schedules at
Coastal Liner UK
Other operators
Jayride
Ave. Duration
55 min
Frequency
On demand
Towncar from Stafford to Manchester Airport
Estimated price
$120 - $180

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