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Stafford to Lancaster by train

  • First train
    06:36
  • Last train
    22:37
  • Avg changes
    1
  • Fastest journey
    1hr 26m
  • Distance
    146 kilometres
  • Trains per Day
    27
  • Avg. journey time
    2hr 22m
  • Train Operators

Travelling from Stafford to Lancaster by train

Fast trains from Stafford to Lancaster take around 1 hour and 26 minutes, covering a distance of approximately 146 kilometres. There are frequent services on the rail route between Stafford and Lancaster.

1. Are there direct trains from Stafford to Lancaster?

Journeys between Stafford and Lancaster usually involve one change of train. We have found some direct departures on this route but these are less frequent than routes requiring a change.

We usually find around 30 departures on the route from Stafford to Lancaster every weekday that leave enough time to change trains without waiting around for longer than necessary.

There are typically fewer departures at weekends, when we found around 21 departures.

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

The Stafford to Lancaster train travel time is normally about 1 hour and 26 minutes, whatever time you make the journey.

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

On weekdays the earliest train to Lancaster is usually scheduled to depart Stafford around 06:36 and the last train is around 22:37. At weekends the first train of the day leaves Stafford around 06:36, and the last at 19:25.

When to book Stafford to Lancaster 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 Stafford to Lancaster by train.

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Which train companies operate between Stafford and Lancaster?

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

  • Arriva Trains Wales
  • Avanti West Coast
  • CrossCountry
  • First TransPennine Express
  • London Midland
  • Northern
  • Northern Rail
  • TransPennine Express
  • Virgin Trains
  • West Midlands Trains

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

Lancaster to Stafford 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.