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London to Stafford by train

It takes an average of 2h 3m to travel from London to Stafford by train, over a distance of around 123 miles (198 km). There are normally 127 trains per day traveling from London to Stafford and tickets for this journey start from $11.91 when you book in advance.

First train

05:03

Last train

23:30

Departure station

London

Arrival station

Stafford

Journey time

From 1h 16m

Distance

123 miles (198 km)

Frequency

127 trains per day

Changes

Direct trains available

Price

From $11.91

Train operators

Avanti West Coast

Take the train from London to Stafford in 1 hour 16 minutes

If you want to travel from London to Stafford by train, you've come to the right place.

You can expect the journey from London to Stafford by train to take around 2 hours 3 minutes. If you want to get there as quickly as possible, it can take as little as 1 hour 16 minutes on the fastest services. You'll usually find around 127 trains per day running on this route, which spans 198 km. There's no need for any changes along the way, as there are direct trains available to Stafford.

Use our Journey Planner at the top of the page to search for cheap ticket prices and we'll show you how much you can save. Tickets from London to Stafford start from $11.91 when you book in advance.

If you want to know more about the journey, keep reading for train schedules, tips on finding cheap tickets and FAQs, including first and last train times. Want to go straight to booking? Start a search with us today!

FAQs for London to Stafford

Want to know more about your journey from London to Stafford? We've compiled some of the most frequently asked questions by our customers to help you plan your journey.

How long does the train from London to Stafford take?

The average journey time by train between London and Stafford is 2 hours and 3 minutes, with around 127 trains per day. The journey time may be longer on weekends and holidays, so use our Journey Planner on this page to search for a specific travel date.

What's the fastest journey time between London and Stafford by train?

The fastest journey time by train from London to Stafford is 1 hour and 16 minutes.

How much does the train from London to Stafford cost?

Train tickets from London to Stafford can start from as little as $11.91 when you book in advance and are usually more expensive when purchased on the day. Prices can also vary depending the time of day, route and class you book.

Is there a direct train from London to Stafford?

Yes, it is possible to travel from London to Stafford without having to change trains. There are 127 direct trains from London to Stafford each day. Though there may be fewer direct services available depending on your exact departure date.

What time does the first train from London to Stafford leave?

The first train from London to Stafford leaves at 05:03. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.

What time does the last train from London to Stafford leave?

The last train from London to Stafford leaves at 23:30. Trains that depart in the early morning hours or very late evening may be sleeper services, time and services may also vary during weekends and holidays.

What's the distance between London and Stafford by train?

Trains travelling from London to Stafford cover a distance of around 123 miles (198 km) during the journey.

Looking for more information?

If you’re looking for the return train journey, check out trains from Stafford to London.

Cheap train tickets from London to Stafford

Train tickets from London to Stafford start at $11.91 one way for a Standard Class ticket if you book in advance. As most UK train companies increase their prices as the departure date approaches, we’ll help you find the cheapest tickets.

Book in advance

Look out for Advance tickets – they usually come out up to 12 weeks before the departure date and can be cheaper than buying on the day. If you’re here a tad early, sign up for our Advance ticket alert today to get notified when your tickets are released.

Consider a Season Ticket

If you catch this train more than 3 times per week, you could save money with a Season Ticket. With annual, monthly and weekly options available, find out if a season ticket for London to Stafford is right for you.

Use your Railcard

National Railcards offer a 1/3 off eligible train tickets in the UK and can be a great investment if you travel a few times or more in a year. Find out how you can save with a National Railcard here.

Split your tickets

Download our app to find split tickets — courtesy of SplitSave, our handy feature which 'splits' your train tickets where possible to find you a better deal. Learn more about the clever tech behind split tickets, and how to spot SplitSave discounts in our app.

For more money-saving tips on UK and European train travel, read our cheap train tickets guide.

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