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Travelling to the Stafford Campus

by Rail

Stafford railway station is in the town centre, about a mile and a half from the campus.

There are frequent services directly to and from Stafford railway station. Please visit National Rail Enquiries for a full range of travel information and timetables. Approximate journey times to key destinations are:

  • London Euston (1hr 20 mins)

  • Manchester (1hr 10 mins)

  • Birmingham (35 mins)

  • Liverpool (1 hr)

  • Crewe (20 mins)

  • Stoke-on-Trent (20 mins)

Taxis stop outside the station for the short ride to the University. There are also a frequent bus services from outside the station which goes directly to the Beaconside Campus. The number 74/75 Arriva bus runs approximately every 15 minutes. For more information, please visit the Arriva bus website.

by Bus

Services

The number 74/75 Arriva bus connects the Stafford Campus with the town centre and railway station, and runs approximately every 15 minutes. The 5/5A service also runs to Hixon.

For more information, please visit the Arriva bus website.

by Bicycle

The Stafford Campus is easily reached by dedicated cycle lanes from both the town centre and the north of the town:

Staffordshire County Council: cycling maps

The University has a number of cycle parking facilities on campus:

  • Sports Centre: 11 x Sheffield stands

  • Business Village: 5 x covered Sheffield stands

  • Octagon basement: 20 x toast rack stands

  • Creche/Bungalow: 12 x Sheffield stands

  • Security Lodge: 8 x Sheffield stands

by Car

The Stafford Campus is easily reached by the M6 motorway and the A34.

Stafford Campus at Google Maps

Satnav

Please note that these postcodes are for guidance only and do not lead directly to the campus entrances.

  • Stafford (Beaconside) postcode: ST18 0AD

  • Stafford (Blackheath Lane) postcode: ST18 0YG

Parking

From Monday 11 November 2013, visitors will need to display a visitor permit on their vehicle dashboard. In order to make obtaining a visitor permit as easy as possible, they are available from the following locations:

Please note that car parking at both sites is limited and available purely on a first come, first served basis.

Travelling to the Stoke-on-Trent Campus

by Rail

Conveniently situated within a 5 minute walk from Stoke-on-Trent railway station, our Stoke-on-Trent Campus is well served by a network of national rail operators.

Direct services

Approximate journey times from major destinations are:

  • London Euston (1hr 30 mins)

  • Manchester (40 mins)

  • Birmingham (45 mins)

  • Derby (55 mins)

  • Crewe (25 mins)

  • Stafford (20 mins)

Service operators

There are frequent services directly to and from Stoke-on-Trent. Services are operated by:

by Bus

Services

Both College Road and Leek Road sites have excellent bus links.

Use the travelinemidlands site to plan your bus journey.

Operators include:

by Bicycle

Cycle Parking Facilities

Route 5/55 of the National Cycle Network (NCN) runs past the Stoke-on-Trent Campus. The main open section of NCN route 5 in Staffordshire offers traffic free cycling between Barlaston and Kidsgrove through Stoke-on-Trent.

The University has a number of cycle parking facilities on campus:

  • Royal Doulton Residences: 6 x Sheffield stands

  • Spode Residences: 8 x Sheffield stands

  • Sir Stanley Matthews Sports Centre: 7 x Sheffield stands

  • Brindley: 14 x Sheffield stands

  • Sports pitch: 6 x Sheffield stands

  • Stoke Creche: 8 x Sheffield stands

  • Flaxman: 32 x Sheffield stands

by Car

The Leek Road and College Road sites are within easy reach of the M6 motorway, A50 and A34.

Stoke-on-Trent Campus at Google Maps

Satnav

Please note that these postcodes are for guidance only and do not lead directly to the campus entrances.

  • Stoke-on-Trent (Leek Rd) postcode: ST4 2DF

  • Stoke-on-Trent (College Rd) postcode: ST4 2DE

Printable maps

Approach roads to the Stoke-on-Trent campus (PDF, file size: 530.74KB)

Parking

From Monday 11 November 2013, visitors will need to display a visitor permit on their vehicle dashboard. In order to make obtaining a visitor permit as easy as possible, they are available from the following locations:

Please note that car parking at both sites is limited and available purely on a first come, first served basis.