The cheapest trains from Stafford to Manchester

Showing times and prices for 30 Jul

Cheapest

£21

Average

£26

The best way to find a cheap fare is to book your ticket as far in advance as you can and to avoid traveling at rush hour.

The average ticket from Stafford to Manchester will cost around £ 26 if you buy it on the day, but the cheapest tickets can be found for only £ 21.

Cheapest
06:28Stafford1h01 07:29Manchester Piccadilly
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£211One-way
Cheapest
09:28Stafford0h55 10:23Manchester Piccadilly
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£211One-way
Cheapest
08:28Stafford0h55 09:23Manchester Piccadilly
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£211One-way
Cheapest
07:24Stafford0h59 08:23Manchester Piccadilly
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£211One-way
10:28Stafford0h55 11:23Manchester Piccadilly
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£271One-way

Timetable Stafford to Manchester

Showing trains for tomorrow, Fri, 30 Jul
06:28Stafford1h01 07:29Manchester Piccadilly
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06:38Stafford1h30 08:08Manchester Piccadilly
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06:38Stafford1h33 08:11Manchester Oxford Road
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07:24Stafford0h59 08:23Manchester Piccadilly
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07:39Stafford1h34 09:13Manchester Piccadilly
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08:28Stafford0h55 09:23Manchester Piccadilly
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08:38Stafford1h33 10:11Manchester Piccadilly
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09:28Stafford0h55 10:23Manchester Piccadilly
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09:38Stafford1h33 11:11Manchester Piccadilly
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10:28Stafford0h55 11:23Manchester Piccadilly
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30 Jul
£21Cross Country
Sat
31 Jul
£12Cross Country
Sun
1 Aug
£12Cross Country

The fastest trains from Stafford to Manchester

Showing times and prices for 30 Jul

Fastest Journey

55 m

Average

1 h 14 m

Trains per day

10

Distance

76 km

Of the 10 trains that leave Stafford for Manchester every day 5 travel direct so it’s quite easy to avoid journeys where you’ll have to change along the way.

These direct trains cover the 76 km distance in an average of 1 h 14 m but if you time it right, some trains will get you there in just 55 m .

The slowest trains will take 1 h 34 m and usually involve a change or two along the way, but you might be able to save a few pennies if you’re on a budget.

Fastest
10:28Stafford0h55 11:23Manchester Piccadilly
0 changes
£271One-way
Fastest
09:28Stafford0h55 10:23Manchester Piccadilly
0 changes
£211One-way
Fastest
08:28Stafford0h55 09:23Manchester Piccadilly
0 changes
£211One-way
07:24Stafford0h59 08:23Manchester Piccadilly
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£211One-way
06:28Stafford1h01 07:29Manchester Piccadilly
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£211One-way

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Train Information from Stafford to Manchester

distanceDistance47 miles (75 km)
durationAverage train duration55 min
priceAverage train ticket price£16 (€18)
changesDirect trainYes
carriersTrain providersCross Country

Trains from Stafford to Manchester cover the 47 miles (75 km) long route taking on average 55 min with our travel partners like Cross Country. There are direct train services available. While the average ticket price for this journey costs around £16, you can find the cheapest train ticket for as low as £12. Travellers depart most frequently from Stafford and arrive in Manchester Piccadilly.

Train companies

Stafford to Manchester with CrossCountry

For as little as £12 you can travel by train from Stafford to Manchester with CrossCountry. Omio will show you the best deals, timetables and tickets available for this route.

CrossCountry

CrossCountry is a fast speed train company in the United Kingdom and for your next train between Stafford and Manchester you can choose between Standard Class and First Class tickets on Omio.

If you're looking for cheap CrossCountry tickets from Stafford to Manchester, check out Omio! With one-way Stafford to Manchester train ticket prices starting as low as £12 when you book in advance, we'll help you get to Manchester from Stafford by showing you the latest CrossCountry offers, train timetables and tickets for this 47 miles (75 km) route. You can also review relevant ticket information for each class fare available on this trip, such as luggage policy and amenities offered onboard with CrossCountry. If you search for CrossCountry tickets from Stafford to Manchester in the Omio app, you can quickly see if they are mobile tickets so that you can go paperless when taking the train. Whether you're looking for the cheapest, fastest or earliest train from Stafford to Manchester on offer, Omio makes it easier than ever for you to find that perfect train with CrossCountry so you can enjoy a smooth and comfortable journey.

CrossCountry 's current ticket policies due to COVID-19 for your train from Stafford to Manchester are the following:

  • Refund or voucher policy
  • If you have an Off-Peak or Anytime ticket, you can get a full refund and the £10 admin fee has been waived. Advance tickets are normally non-refundable but you can now also get a full refund if your Advance ticket was booked before 23 March 2020.
  • Cashless payments recommended
  • Online booking and check-in recommended

Trains from Stafford to Manchester

Journeying from Stafford to Manchester by train is a comfortable and fun-filled experience. The average train trip from Stafford to Manchester takes 1 hour 13 minutes. As many trains cover the Stafford-Manchester route, passengers can get a train every hour. Over 30 trains travel from Stafford to Manchester every day.

Stafford to Manchester train times: Daily departures

Travellers can expect between 25 and 31 trains from Stafford to Manchester daily, although train services may be less frequent on weekends and holidays. The earliest train leaves before 7:00 a.m., and the last train departs around 10:00 p.m. Operators covering the Stafford-to-Manchester route don't have sleeper services.

How long is the journey by train from Stafford to Manchester?

The distance by train from Stafford to Manchester is approximately 47 miles. With the fastest train, travellers can reach Manchester in 56 minutes, but the average trip is 1 hour 13 minutes. There are direct trains available if passengers don't want a transfer during their journey.

What are the departure and arrival stations for trains from Stafford to Manchester?

Departure train station: Trains from Stafford to Manchester depart from the Stafford train station. Passengers can reach the city centre from the station by train or bus. Nearby attractions such as the Shire Hall Gallery and Stafford Gatehouse Theatre make Stafford a top attraction for travellers and locals alike. Station facilities include ATMs, post boxes, car parking, toilets, payphones, station buffets, and shops.

Arrival train station: Trains from Stafford to Manchester arrive at Manchester Piccadilly Station, the city's main railway terminal. Travellers can reach the city centre from the station in 5 to 10 minutes. The station is accessible by bus, tram, and taxi. Facilities available for passengers include bicycle racks, ATMs, free WiFi, cafés, retail outlets, toilets, baby-changing rooms, payphones, post boxes, and car parking.

Which train companies travel from Stafford to Manchester?

CrossCountry and Arriva Trains Wales (ATW) run the trains from Stafford and Manchester. Passengers can choose from 31 trains going from Stafford to Manchester daily. CrossCountry operates the fastest and cheapest trains on this route. Its large fleet runs up to 16 times daily. By comparison, ATW operates slower trains and a smaller fleet on the Stafford-Manchester route. 

CrossCountry Stafford to Manchester

CrossCountry operates long-distance, high-speed trains across the UK. Travellers can choose from up to 16 direct CrossCountry trains on the Stafford-Manchester route daily. The average journey duration is 1 hour 2 minutes, although its fastest trains complete the trip under an hour. CrossCountry has a train leaving Stafford for Manchester every hour.

Arriva Trains Wales Stafford to Manchester

ATW is owned by Deutsche Bahn, the German railway company. ATW services the Midlands and various cities across Wales. It offers both short- and long-distance trips on many routes, including the Stafford-Manchester line. The company's trains run up to 15 times daily, but none are direct.

Stafford to Manchester trains: Services on board

CrossCountry has both first- and standard-class tickets. Facilities available to passengers travelling in first class include larger seats, tables, power outlets, WiFi, and onboard refreshments. There are spaces for wheelchair users in both the standard- and first-class coaches. Mobility scooters are allowed on the train but must be folded and placed in the luggage rack. Passengers can travel with pets, provided they keep them on a lead or in a carrier. Only one item of luggage and some smaller items are permitted.

ATW offers both first-class and regular tickets on trains from Stafford to Manchester. Most of the trains in the ATW fleet can accommodate people with disabilities travelling with wheelchairs and scooters. Travellers can board the trains with their bikes but must book space in advance. Small domestic animals are permitted on the trains but must be kept on a lead or in a carrier.

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Buying train tickets in advance can help travellers lower train travel costs. Boarding a slower train and being flexible on travel dates and times can also save money. Omio has a plethora of user-friendly tools to help travellers find the lowest-priced tickets on trains from Stafford to Manchester.

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Trains from Stafford to Manchester
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FAQs
What is the price of the cheapest train to Manchester from Stafford?
Omio customers have found cheap train tickets between Stafford and Manchester for as low as £12  for the next 7 days.
How much is a train ticket from Stafford to Manchester?
The Stafford to Manchester train ticket price is on average £16  if you are looking to book your tickets for this route in the next week.
What is the distance between Stafford and Manchester via train?
When travelling this route you should expect the distance between Stafford and Manchester via train to be approximately 47 miles (75 km).
How long is the train to Manchester from Stafford?
The train time to Manchester from Stafford is on average 55 min  for the 47 miles (75 km) long journey, but the time it takes to go from Stafford to Manchester by train can vary depending on specific dates or travelling on weekends and holidays.
Which train station from Stafford to Manchester do I depart from? Which Manchester train station from Stafford do I arrive in?

Omio customers travelling this route depart most frequently from Stafford   and arrive in Manchester Piccadilly.

Where is the departure train station in Stafford located? Where is the arrival train station in Manchester located?

Passengers board the train most frequently from Stafford, which is located around 0 mile (s) / 0 km away from the city centre, and they get off the train at Manchester Piccadilly, located 0 mile (s) / 0 km away from the city centre.

What train providers offer a service from Stafford to Manchester?
For the best Stafford to Manchester train to book, you can travel safely and comfortably with Cross Country. However, it's always good to check all possible train companies with services to Manchester from Stafford to compare what amenities they may offer.
What are the first and last departure train times from Stafford to Manchester?
The first Stafford to Manchester train departs at 07: 28   and the last train from Stafford to Manchester leaves at 09: 28. Check out the most up-to-date Stafford to Manchester train timetable on Omio and find the best time to travel to your destination.
How far in advance should I purchase a train ticket from Stafford to Manchester to get the best deals?
In general, we recommend booking tickets for trains in advance to score the best deals from all possible train providers offering this journey and save money. If you purchase train tickets from Stafford to Manchester within the next 7 days, you can find tickets to cost on average £16 one way. To find the best prices for this route, consider booking your train ticket from Stafford to Manchester a few months in advance.
Stations

Important Stations and Airports for this Journey

Stafford
Manchester
Stafford
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