Stafford travel guide

Stafford Tourism | Stafford Guide

You're Going to Love Stafford

With a population of 65 290, Stafford is a must-see destination in England, United Kingdom. Consider staying at least one whole day in Stafford to see all of its attractions.

Where to Eat in Stafford

If you’re looking for affordable options, The Littleton Arms (St Michael's Square, Penkridge) and The Lesters Arms (Kiddemore Green Rd) are great picks.

When to visit Stafford

Stafford in November
Estimated hotel price
£53
1 night at 3-star hotel
Stafford in November
Estimated hotel price
£53
1 night at 3-star hotel

How to Get to Stafford

Plane

Although Stafford doesn’t have its own airport, you can fly to Birmingham Airport (UK) (BHX), which is located 46 km from Stafford. Birmingham Airport (UK) is the most popular, with regular flights from easyJet, British Airways, Loganair and other airlines departing from the United Kingdom. The shortest domestic flight to Stafford departs from Belfast and takes around 55m.

Train

AccesRail is the most popular train carrier serving Stafford, followed by Northern Rail. The train journey from Stafford to London takes 2h 54m and costs around £77 for a one-way ticket. When coming by train from Glasgow, expect to pay about £84 for a 3h 12m trip. Located 0.4 km from the city centre, Stafford is the busiest station in Stafford. Another popular train station is Stafford Penkridge, located 9 km from the centre.

Car

Another option to get to Stafford is to pick up a car hire from London, which is about 199 km from Stafford. You’ll find branches of GREEN MOTION and Europcar, among others, in London.

Bus

Several bus lines operate bus routes to Stafford, including National Express, Megabus and FlixBus. From Warrington, the bus ride to Stafford takes 64 km and will cost you around £9. From Bradford, the ticket costs about £9 for a journey of 97 km.

Plane

Although Stafford doesn’t have its own airport, you can fly to Birmingham Airport (UK) (BHX), which is located 46 km from Stafford. Birmingham Airport (UK) is the most popular, with regular flights from easyJet, British Airways, Loganair and other airlines departing from the United Kingdom. The shortest domestic flight to Stafford departs from Belfast and takes around 55m.

Train

AccesRail is the most popular train carrier serving Stafford, followed by Northern Rail. The train journey from Stafford to London takes 2h 54m and costs around £77 for a one-way ticket. When coming by train from Glasgow, expect to pay about £84 for a 3h 12m trip. Located 0.4 km from the city centre, Stafford is the busiest station in Stafford. Another popular train station is Stafford Penkridge, located 9 km from the centre.

Car

Another option to get to Stafford is to pick up a car hire from London, which is about 199 km from Stafford. You’ll find branches of GREEN MOTION and Europcar, among others, in London.

Bus

Several bus lines operate bus routes to Stafford, including National Express, Megabus and FlixBus. From Warrington, the bus ride to Stafford takes 64 km and will cost you around £9. From Bradford, the ticket costs about £9 for a journey of 97 km.

Airports near Stafford

Airlines serving Stafford

Lufthansa
Good (4,676 reviews)
KLM
Good (839 reviews)
SWISS
Good (941 reviews)
British Airways
Good (4,749 reviews)
Turkish Airlines
Good (2,172 reviews)
Delta
Good (4,445 reviews)
Austrian Airlines
Good (471 reviews)
Iberia
Good (1,597 reviews)
Air France
Good (976 reviews)
Emirates
Excellent (2,100 reviews)
United Airlines
Good (4,937 reviews)
Qatar Airways
Good (2,352 reviews)
Brussels Airlines
Good (220 reviews)
Air Canada
Good (6,231 reviews)
LOT
Good (672 reviews)
Finnair
Good (765 reviews)
Scandinavian Airlines
Good (784 reviews)
TAP AIR PORTUGAL
Good (1,178 reviews)
Singapore Airlines
Excellent (929 reviews)
Etihad Airways
Good (847 reviews)
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Where to stay in popular areas of Stafford

Most booked hotels in Stafford

The Swan Hotel, Stafford, Staffordshire
4 stars
Excellent (8.8, Excellent reviews)
£77+
The Moat House
4 stars
Excellent (8.7, Excellent reviews)
£92+
Holiday Inn Express Stafford
3 stars
Excellent (8.4, Excellent reviews)
£60+
Weston Hall
4 stars
Excellent (8.1, Excellent reviews)
£144+
Days Inn by Wyndham Cannock Norton Canes M6 Toll
3 stars
Good (7.9, Good reviews)
£45+
Stone House Hotel
3 stars
Good (7.8, Good reviews)
£76+

Hiring a car in Stafford

Hiring a car in Stafford costs £33 per day, on average.

It’s generally cheaper to hire your vehicle outside the airport: locations in the city are around 4% cheaper than airport locations in Stafford.

Expect to pay £1.44 per litre in Stafford (average price from the past 30 days). Depending on the size of your car hire, filling up the tank will cost between £17.19 and £22.92. The most frequently booked car type in Stafford is Intermediate (Nissan Qashqai or similar). If you’re looking to save money, though, keep in mind that Compact car hire (Volkswagen Golf SportWagen or similar) is, on average, 74% cheaper than other car hire types in the city.

Hiring a car in Stafford costs £33 per day, on average.

It’s generally cheaper to hire your vehicle outside the airport: locations in the city are around 4% cheaper than airport locations in Stafford.

Expect to pay £1.44 per litre in Stafford (average price from the past 30 days). Depending on the size of your car hire, filling up the tank will cost between £17.19 and £22.92. The most frequently booked car type in Stafford is Intermediate (Nissan Qashqai or similar). If you’re looking to save money, though, keep in mind that Compact car hire (Volkswagen Golf SportWagen or similar) is, on average, 74% cheaper than other car hire types in the city.