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Stansted Airport to Stafford by train

  • First train
    05:16
  • Last train
    00:30
  • Avg changes
    1
  • Fastest journey
    2hr 37m
  • Distance
    191 kilometres
  • Trains per Day
    28
  • Avg. journey time
    4hr 9m
  • Train Operators

Travelling from Stansted Airport to Stafford by train

Fast trains from Stansted Airport to Stafford take around 2 hours and 37 minutes, covering a distance of approximately 191 kilometres. There are frequent services on the rail route between Stansted Airport and Stafford.

1. Are there direct trains from Stansted Airport to Stafford?

Journeys between Stansted Airport and Stafford usually involve one change of train.

We usually find around 25 departures on the route from Stansted Airport to Stafford every weekday that leave enough time to change trains without waiting around for longer than necessary.

Trains are typically more frequent on weekends, when we found around 30 departures.

2. How long is the train journey from Stansted Airport to Stafford?

The Stansted Airport to Stafford train travel time is normally about 2 hours and 37 minutes, whatever time you make the journey.

3. What are the Stansted Airport to Stafford train times and schedule?

On weekdays the earliest train to Stafford is usually scheduled to depart Stansted Airport around 05:16 and the last train is around 00:30. At weekends the first train of the day leaves Stansted Airport around 05:25, and the last at 00:30.

When to book Stansted Airport to Stafford train tickets?

Trains in the UK usually open for booking around 3 months in advance. If booking is not yet open for your dates then you can set a booking alert to receive an email on the day that the cheapest tickets are released for your journey from Stansted Airport to Stafford by train.

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Which train companies operate between Stansted Airport and Stafford?

More than one train company operates on the route from Stansted Airport to Stafford, so you’ll be travelling with one or more of the following rail operators:

  • Abellio Greater Anglia
  • Arriva Trains Wales
  • CrossCountry
  • London Midland
  • London Underground
  • Transport For Wales
  • UK Rail Connections
  • Virgin Trains
  • West Midlands Trains

You can check which train you’ll be travelling on by looking for the train name in search results.

Stafford to Stansted Airport by train

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Child and youth passengers

The definition of "Child" and "Youth" varies by country and operator. This is why we ask for the age of young passengers.

Sometimes children below a certain age can travel without a seat for free. If you want to guarantee a seat for child passengers, enter '6' as the age of the child.

Read more about child and youth passenger ages. See also youth discounts and railcards.