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West Midlands Railway
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London Euston (EUS)
10:59Stoke-on-Trent station (SOT)
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Avanti West Coast
09:331h45
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11:18Stoke-on-Trent station (SOT)
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Train to Stoke-on-Trent

Stoke-on-Trent is located in Staffordshire in west-central Europe and is known for turning out ceramics and pottery. The art form has made the area famous with its household well-known brands like Wedgwood, Royal Doulton and Emma Bridgewater. There is one train station to be found in Stoke-on-Trent named the same and is found in the Stafford to Manchester branch of the West-Coast Main Line. The main areas which connect to Stoke-on-Trent are Cheshire, Staffordshire and Derbyshire. The station has can be accessed by bike, taxi or bus. It is served by 5 different train companies and has three platforms. The main entrance and ticketing office can be found off of Station road to the east side.

Popular trains to and from Stoke-on-Trent

Popular trains to Stoke-on-Trent

Manchester to Stoke-on-Trent train

from £4
Direct trains available
0h37 average duration
50trains per day
Served by
  • Northern Rail
  • Cross Country
  • Avanti West Coast

Milton Keynes to Stoke-on-Trent train

from £7
Direct trains available
1h02 average duration
12trains per day
Served by
  • West Midlands Railway
  • Avanti West Coast

London Euston (EUS) to Stoke-on-Trent train

from £10
Direct trains available
1h33 average duration
25trains per day
Served by
  • West Midlands Railway
  • Avanti West Coast
  • East Midlands Railway
  • Cross Country

London to Stoke-on-Trent train

from £14
Direct trains available
1h29 average duration
25trains per day
Served by
  • West Midlands Railway
  • Avanti West Coast
  • Chiltern Railways
  • Cross Country

Glasgow to Stoke-on-Trent train

from £19
Direct trains available
3h31 average duration
16trains per day
Served by
  • Avanti West Coast
  • Transpennine Express

Popular trains from Stoke-on-Trent

Stoke-on-Trent to Manchester train

from £4
Direct trains available
0h35 average duration
25trains per day
Served by
  • Northern Rail
  • Cross Country
  • Avanti West Coast

Stoke-on-Trent to Llandudno Junction train

from £14
Direct trains available
2h24 average duration
5trains per day
Served by
  • Avanti West Coast
  • Transport for Wales
  • Cross Country

Stoke-on-Trent to London train

from £26
Direct trains available
1h31 average duration
16trains per day
Served by
  • Avanti West Coast
  • West Midlands Railway
  • Cross Country
  • Chiltern Railways

Stoke-on-Trent to Edinburgh train

from £27
Direct trains available
3h42 average duration
6trains per day
Served by
  • Avanti West Coast
  • Transpennine Express
  • Cross Country
  • London North Eastern Railway
  • Caledonian Sleeper

Stoke-on-Trent to Glasgow train

from £30
Direct trains available
3h40 average duration
6trains per day
Served by
  • Avanti West Coast
  • Transpennine Express

East Midland Trains to Stoke-on-Trent

East Midland Trains are one of the five companies that provide services train services to Stoke-on-Trant train station. This company uses high-speed diesel-electric trains on the lines moving from Stoke-on-Trent to other popular cities in Europe such as London, New Castle and Cardiff. Northern Rail is another popular choice when booking a train from Stoke-on-Trent. This company uses the main platform in the station and operates diesel trains. London Midland is a train provider company owned by Govia, you can to a ticket from the ticketing counter at the train station and all trains depart from platform three for this company. Cross Country is a train service provider also found servicing Stoke-on-Trent and is well-known for their easy process with last-minute bookings or booking changes which can be made through the Omio trains booking page. The final service provider to this specific station is Virgin Trains who is the youngest of the operators to offer services too and from this station, they are using high-speed electronic trains that boast a small environmental impact.

Main train stations in Stoke-on-Trent

There is one main train station in Stoke-on-Trent and it is situated off Station Road, which is the main road leading all around the city. At the station, you can plan the next leg of your travels by requesting the bus schedule and map from the ticketing office. The station has three different parking lots that can hold approximately 550 parked cars and operates 24h a day. It also offers a bike lot on platform number one that can house approximately 65 parked bikes at any one time. Here you are welcome to park your bike and know it will be safe until you return. If you are planning on hopping on a coach you need to step no further than the main exit of the building, where you will find the coaches waiting to receive passengers.

Stoke on Trent Boat. Source: Shutterstock

Onboard facilities Stoke-on-Trent

When looking at onboard facilities offered by the different companies servicing the Stoke-on-Trent train station you can expect the same level of offering as any major train station. Most trains will have the same standard facilities for their standard or entry-level ticket holders, such as plug points for laptops and mobile devices, free Wi-Fi, CCTV cameras for safety purposes and basic toilets that are fitted for people travelling with disabilities. The differences in facilities offered by a particular service provider become visible when you start to upgrade your ticket class.

In first-class you will be treated to a cooked meal through the companies gourmet catering service. All the companies servicing Stoke-on-Trent station offer a complimentary meal with a first-class ticket, being, breakfast, lunch or diner, depending on your travel time. First-class cabins are also much more spacious and quiet for a more peaceful journey. They usually have access to bigger bathroom facilities and have 24h staff in the know on duty to make sure any questions you have are easily answered, or to assist with any issues you might run into.

Train tickets to Stoke-on-Trent: useful to know

Make sure you are picking the right category of tickets for your travel requirements. The advance ticket lets you book your ticket well in advance to reap the benefits of discounted offers. There are usually a limited amount of tickets available. Anytime tickets have a window period attached to them that can stretch over up to 5 days, meaning you can board any train scheduled for that period. Season tickets are designed for travellers who will be travelling the route multiple times over a short period. Off-peak tickets are great for a quiet journey, and you can buy them right up until boarding.

Roaming tickets are perfect for exploring the area, allowing you to cover multiple stops from one payment. If you are not staying within walking distance to the station buy a plus bus ticket which includes a bus to your final destination in one payment. Most ticket desks at the station will allow you to pay for a ticket in cash, however, you are making your booking online you will need to produce a valid credit card issued from a globally recognised company such as Visa, Maestro or American Express.

Stoke on Trent Church. Source: Shutterstock

To Stoke-on-Trent by train—travel tips

Whether arriving in Stoke-on-Trent by bus or by train you are more than likely going to be dropped off in the biggest of the five smaller regions of the city, Hanley, especially when coming from London. When travelling out of Stoke-on-Trent to one of the major cities around the area such as Liverpool or Blackpool we recommend looking at a train that has multiple stops if you are budget conscious, as direct tickets can be very expensive. These trips can be much longer but you are going to have a post-card perfect view training by train, so why not relax a bit, do some work or read a good book and save some money by spending some extra time.

A unique way to travel to Stoke-on-Trent is via narrowboat. These are canal boats that come to the city via the Caldon Canal and can be a wonderful experience during the summer months of June, July and August. We do feel that getting around in the city once you have arrived by train, the best option for you is to get hold of a bus routes map which you can do from the train station, as the bus network is most efficient and easy to use.

Stoke-on-Trent is a pottery lover dream come true! Its history is deeply rooted in the craft of pottery making, so why not get your hands dirty and try to make your ceramic momentous at the Gladstone pottery museum, which has a wonderful family-friendly master class available. Board a bus and head to the popular tourist attraction Trentham Gardens and play with the animals at the petting zoo or let the kids run around the children play park.

The gardens have an expansive lake which offers boat trips and jetski rides when the weather is good! Soccer season coming up soon? Make sure you book your ticket in advance because the 30 000 capacity stadium will be jam-packed in no time for Stoke City FC.

Make sure your bus tour stops at one of the many oatcake shops around the city to try oatcake desert which is a local favourite for those of you with a sweet tooth, and finish the tour off by bar hooping to the quirky and delightful bars dotted all around the city.

How to Get to Stoke-on-Trent by Train

Trains from London to Stoke-on-Trent can be boarded at London Euston station. Most of the journeys between these locations take about 1.5 hours. During peak hours, trains depart at 20 minute intervals. Stoke-on-Trent railway station is the major station in Stoke-on-Trent and is served by East Midland Trains, Northern Rail, London Midland, Cross Country, and Virgin Trains which also provides direct rail transport from London Euston. The station is easily reachable by public transport as the city is connected by a good bus network. Whether you are heading to or leaving Stoke-on-Trent station therefore, you can access buses at the Hanley Bus Station which is also a main stop for other routes within the city.

Stoke-on-Trent

For a long time, Stoke-on-Trent has been known for its pottery production and while this may be changing, you can still expect to see many shops selling clay items around the town. This also explains the existence of the Gladstone Pottery Museum, a spot that is considered ideal for family tours and is frequented by travelers of all ages. The museum is especially suited to individuals who are curious to find out about kilning and Stoke-on-Trent's famed bottle kilns. Another area that is worth a visit is Trentham Gardens. These gardens have a children's playground, a zoo, and a lake with specialised facilities for water skiing. In addition, Stoke-on-Trent has a leisure pool at the Dimensions Leisure Centre, along with hot spa pools, a dragon slide, and a beach bar. For even more thrilling water activities, you can stop by the Alton Towers Waterpark where a wet rollercoaster is available for thrillseekers.

Train companies: West Midland Trains, Northern Rail (3) and CrossCountry trains to Stoke-on-Trent

You can travel by train to Stoke-on-Trent with West Midland Trains, Northern Rail (3) and CrossCountry. When you search Omio for times and tickets, we’ll show you the best deals available.

West Midlands Trains is a train operator based in the United Kingdom, providing services across the West Midlands region. It operates a variety of train types, including the Class 350 Desiro, Class 323 Electrostar, Class 170 Turbostar, and Class 172 Turbostar. These trains offer a range of onboard facilities, such as free Wi-Fi, power sockets, and air conditioning. Passengers can purchase a range of tickets, including single, return, and season tickets. The most popular routes operated by West Midlands Trains include Birmingham to London Euston, Birmingham to Wolverhampton, and Birmingham to Coventry.

Train stations in Stoke-on-Trent

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The major train station for arrivals in Stoke-on-Trent is Stoke-on-Trent. Find all the information you need to know about services, amenities and connections at Stoke-on-Trent for your trip to Stoke-on-Trent.
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Location for Rail Replacement Services: Rail replacement coach services can be found at the front of the station.

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