There are 8 ways to get from Waterloo Station to Stoke-on-Trent by train, bus, rideshare, car or plane

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Train Virgin West Coast Trains  •  2 h 5 min

  1. Take the train from London Euston to Stoke-on-Trent

$88 - $143

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Bus  •  5 h 15 min

  1. Take the bus from London Victoria Coach Station to Stoke-On-Trent National Express

$18 - $24

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Train Chiltern Railways  •  4 h 24 min

  1. Take the train from London Marylebone to Leamington Spa
  2. Take the train from Leamington Spa to Stoke-on-Trent

$98 - $153

Rideshare  •  3 h 24 min

  1. Take the rideshare from London to Stoke-On-Trent 159.1 miles

$19 - $26

Drive  •  2 h 47 min

  1. Drive from Waterloo Station to Stoke-on-Trent 159 miles

$30 - $50

Fly from London Heathrow, train  •  3 h 49 min

  1. Fly from London Heathrow (LHR) to Manchester (MAN) LHR - MAN
  2. Take the train from Manchester Piccadilly to Stoke-on-Trent

$115 - $357

Train to Southampton, fly, train  •  4 h 22 min

  1. Take the train from London Waterloo to Southampton Airport Parkway
  2. Fly from Southampton (SOU) to Manchester (MAN) SOU - MAN
  3. Take the train from Manchester Piccadilly to Stoke-on-Trent

$85 - $241

Train to Southend, fly, train  •  4 h 44 min

  1. Take the train from Stratford (London) to Southend Airport
  2. Fly from Southend (SEN) to Manchester (MAN) SEN - MAN
  3. Take the train from Manchester Piccadilly to Stoke-on-Trent

$105 - $402

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Waterloo Station to Stoke-on-Trent is to rideshare which costs £15 - £19 and takes 3 h 24 min.

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The quickest way to get from Waterloo Station to Stoke-on-Trent is to train which costs £65 - £110 and takes 2 h 5 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Waterloo Station to Stoke-on-Trent. However, there are services departing from Waterloo, County Hall and arriving at Stoke-On-Trent via London Victoria Coach Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5 h 15 min.

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The distance between Waterloo Station and Stoke-on-Trent is 136 miles. The road distance is 159 miles.

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The best way to get from Waterloo Station to Stoke-on-Trent without a car is to train which takes 2 h 5 min and costs £65 - £110.

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It takes approximately 2 h 5 min to get from Waterloo Station to Stoke-on-Trent, including transfers.

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Waterloo Station to Stoke-on-Trent bus services, operated by National Express, arrive at London Victoria Coach Station.

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The best way to get from Waterloo Station to Stoke-on-Trent is to train which takes 2 h 5 min and costs £65 - £110. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs £13 - £18 and takes 5 h 15 min.

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The quickest flight from London Heathrow Airport to Manchester Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h.

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Waterloo Station to Stoke-on-Trent bus services, operated by National Express, arrive at Stoke-On-Trent station.

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Map of how to get from Waterloo Station to Stoke-on-Trent.
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  • Distance: 136.4 miles
  • Duration: 2 h 5 min

What companies run services between Waterloo Station, England and Stoke-on-Trent, England?

Virgin West Coast Trains operates a train from Waterloo Station to Stoke-on-Trent hourly. Tickets cost $85 - $140 and the journey takes 1 h 24 min. Alternatively, National Express operates a bus from Waterloo Station to Stoke-on-Trent 3 times a day. Tickets cost $15 - $21 and the journey takes 3 h 50 min.

Airlines
Flybe
Website
flybe.com
Flights from Southampton to Manchester
Ave. Duration
1 h 4 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $210
Flights from Southend to Manchester
Ave. Duration
1 h 7 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $310
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Manchester
Ave. Duration
1 h 3 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $360
Train operators
Virgin West Coast Trains
Phone
0344 556 5650
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Train from London Euston to Stoke-on-Trent
Ave. Duration
1 h 24 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$85 - $140
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$55 - $80
Anytime Day Single
$85 - $140
Train from Manchester Piccadilly to Stoke-on-Trent
Ave. Duration
33 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$26 - $40
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$17 - $25
Anytime Day Single
$26 - $40
Chiltern Railways
Phone
+44 345 600 5165
Website
chilternrailways.co.uk
Train from London Marylebone to Leamington Spa
Ave. Duration
1 h 14 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$50 - $80
Website
chilternrailways.co.uk
Advance Single
$29 - $45
Anytime Day Single
$50 - $80
CrossCountry
Phone
0344 736 9123
Email
customer.relations@crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Train from Leamington Spa to Stoke-on-Trent
Ave. Duration
1 h 28 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$45 - $70
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$30 - $50
Anytime Single
$45 - $70
Off-Peak Single
$35 - $55
Train from Manchester Piccadilly to Stoke-on-Trent
Ave. Duration
38 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$25 - $40
Anytime Single
$35 - $55
Off-Peak Single
$20 - $35
Arriva Trains Wales
Phone
03333 211 202
Email
customer.relations@arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Website
arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Train from Manchester Piccadilly to Stoke-on-Trent
Ave. Duration
37 min
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$16 - $24
Website
arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Advanced Single
$8 - $12
Anytime Day Single
$16 - $24
First Anytime Day Single
$24 - $40
Greater Anglia
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 London Victoria Coach Station to Stoke-On-Trent
Ave. Duration
3 h 50 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$15 - $21
Website
nationalexpress.com
Other operators
BlaBlaCar

A ridesharing platform with 40 million users, Blablacar gives you access to destinations without worrying about on-the-road chaos. The basic idea is that you carpool with locals who are already planning to drive your route and have space in their car. With some flexibility you’ll get to your destination – often faster and cheaper than other means. On the website or app, enter your departure and arrival points and your date of travel, sift through the profiles of drivers who’ve posted pre-planned drives and find one whose timing and preferences match yours. Request to join the ride, wait be accepted, and pay your share of the set price.

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Contact Details
Website
blablacar.com
Rideshare from London to Stoke-On-Trent
Ave. Duration
3 h 12 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$19 - $26
Book at
blablacar.co.uk

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Yes, the driving distance between Waterloo Station to Stoke-on-Trent is 159 miles. It takes approximately 2 h 47 min to drive from Waterloo Station to Stoke-on-Trent.

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British Airways offers flights from London Heathrow Airport to Manchester Airport.

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There are 370+ hotels available in Stoke-on-Trent. Prices start at $72 USD per night.

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Check out Blablacar's carpooling service for rideshare options between Waterloo Station and Stoke-on-Trent. A great option if you don't have a driver's licence or want to avoid public transport.

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