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There are 6 ways to get from Stafford to Manchester Airport by train, bus, car or towncar

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Train CrossCountry  •  1h 16m

  1. Take the train from Stafford to Manchester Piccadilly

$38 - $67

Cheapest option

Line 101 bus, bus  •  3h 1m

  1. Take the line 101 bus from Stafford Town Centre, Gaol Square to Hanley, Bus Station 101
  2. Take the bus from Stoke-On-Trent to Manchester Airport National Express

$3 - $6

4 alternative options

Train West Midlands  •  1h 54m

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

$18 - $57

Train  •  2h 16m

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

$39 - $67

Drive  •  55m

  1. Drive from Stafford to Manchester Airport 52.1 miles

$11 - $17

Towncar  •  55m

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

$120 - $170

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Stafford to Manchester Airport is to line 101 bus and bus which costs £3 - £4 and takes 3h 1m.

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

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No, there is no direct bus from Stafford to Manchester Airport. However, there are services departing from Stafford Town Centre, Gaol Square and arriving at Manchester Airport via Stoke-On-Trent. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3h 1m.

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No, there is no direct train from Stafford to Manchester Airport. However, there are services departing from Stafford and arriving at Manchester Airport via Manchester Piccadilly. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 1h 16m.

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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 which takes 1h 16m and costs £29 - £55.

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It takes approximately 1h 16m to get from Stafford to Manchester Airport, including transfers.

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Stafford to Manchester Airport bus services, operated by First in The Potteries, depart from Stafford Town Centre, Gaol Square station.

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

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The best way to get from Stafford to Manchester Airport is to train which takes 1h 16m and costs £29 - £55. Alternatively, you can line 101 bus and bus, which costs £3 - £4 and takes 3h 1m.

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Map of how to get from Stafford to Manchester Airport.
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  • Distance: 39.5 miles
  • Duration: 1h 16m

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

CrossCountry operates a train from Stafford to Manchester Airport hourly. Tickets cost $40 - $60 and the journey takes 55m. Virgin West Coast Trains also services this route once daily. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Stafford to Manchester Airport via Stoke-On-Trent in around 3h 1m.

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
55m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$40 - $60
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$27 - $45
Anytime Single
$40 - $60
Off-Peak Single
$27 - $40
Train from Stafford to Crewe
Ave. Duration
18m
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
Train from Stafford to Stockport
Ave. Duration
45m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$35 - $60
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$26 - $40
Anytime Single
$35 - $60
Off-Peak Single
$24 - $40
Virgin West Coast Trains
Phone
0344 556 5650
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Train from Stafford to Manchester Piccadilly
Ave. Duration
50m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$22 - $35
Anytime Day Single
$35 - $55
Train from Stafford to Crewe
Ave. Duration
17m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$18 - $29
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$12 - $18
Anytime Day Single
$18 - $29
Train from Stafford to Stockport
Ave. Duration
50m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$20 - $30
Anytime Day Single
$30 - $50
TransPennine Express
Phone
+44 345 600 1671
Email
tpecustomer.relations@firstgroup.com
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Train from Stockport to Manchester Airport
Ave. Duration
31m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$7 - $10
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Advance Single
$5 - $8
Off-Peak Day Single
$10 - $15
Anytime Day Single
$7 - $10
Bus operators
First in The Potteries
Website
firstgroup.com
Bus from Stafford Town Centre, Gaol Square to Hanley, Bus Station
Ave. Duration
1h 11m
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Website
firstgroup.com
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 Stoke-On-Trent to Manchester Airport
Ave. Duration
50m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$3 - $6
Website
National Express
Other operators
Jayride
Ave. Duration
55m
Frequency
On demand
Towncar from Stafford to Manchester Airport
Estimated price
$120 - $170

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Stafford to Manchester Airport bus services, operated by National Express, arrive at Manchester Airport station.

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Stafford to Manchester Airport train services, operated by CrossCountry, arrive at Manchester Piccadilly station.

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

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