Trains to Staffordshire allow you to discover this quaint county of natural beauty and charming market towns. Located in the north-west of England, a little to the south of Manchester, Staffordshire is primarily rural but peppered with an array of attractive towns and villages – perfect for discovering authentic Britain. The towns of Stoke and Burton are interspersed with museums, pubs and tea shops, and the smaller localities are wonderful for hiking through the fabulously green English countryside.
With numerous train stations located across the county and regular express connections to London's Euston Station, trains to Staffordshire are simply the best way to explore the area. Highlights of the county include the charming pottery town of Stoke-on-Trent and the adrenalin-inducing Alton Towers theme park – the ultimate family day out. Nearly all towns and villages have their own stations with major terminals across the county including Stoke, Lichfield, Burton upon Trent and Stafford. Passengers can travel from London to Staffordshire train stations in as little as 1h 17m with Virgin Trains. In addition to the iconic Alton Towers theme park, visitors to Staffordshire can explore such delights as the Gladstone Pottery Museum and the historic Middleton Hall. Travel by train from London Euston to Staffordshire in 1h 57m to reach the largest town of Stoke – the ideal place to begin your explorations of this historic county in the north-west of England. Trains from London to Staffordshire operate on a regular basis, often several an hour, with service running late into the evening. For some destinations, it's quicker to change in Birmingham rather than Stoke, so always check before you travel.
The county of Staffordshire is located some 160 miles to the north-west of London, a stone's throw from Manchester and to the north of Birmingham. Frequent services connect London to Staffordshire. The quickest option is the Virgin Trains service from London Euston. The direct train from Euston takes just 1h 35m to Stoke-on-Trent where you can connect to other Staffordshire destinations. During the week, approximately two trains an hour connect London to Stoke-on Trent. Virgin Trains also operates a direct service to Stafford with a journey time of 1h 17m.
Those travelling to Burton upon Trent will also depart from London's Euston Station with Virgin but will require a change at Birmingham New Street Station. In Birmingham, passengers can connect to a CrossCountry service to Burton with a total travel time of 2h 1m. For Alton Towers, passengers can take a train to Stoke where they connect via a bus which travels directly to the park. Another well-traversed route is London to Uttoxeter, a total journey time of 1h 57m with one change required at Stoke-on-Trent.
The main train station in Staffordshire is Stoke-on-Trent railway station. Check out live arrivals and station facilities for Stoke-on-Trent railway station.
The primary operator of trains to Staffordshire is Avanti West Coast. You can also catch Northern and CrossCountry services to Staffordshire.
It's easy to bag cheap train tickets to Staffordshire. We'd recommend using a Railcard, buying your ticket in advance or travelling during Off-Peak hours if you can. Read our cheap train tickets guide to find out more.
There are frequent daily services to Staffordshire, although there may be fewer services on weekends and bank holidays. Check our live train times for up-to-date information on trains to Staffordshire.