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If you are travelling by air then you need to decide which airport to arrive at, and then how to travel to the venue when you arrive.

Choosing an airport

There are several airports you can choose to aim for. Every major airport has links to the rail network, and then there's a trade-off to be had between subsequent length of journey, number of changes, and total cost. Train times will vary significantly outside of obvious travel and office hours.

Onward travel

When you arrive at the airport you can then purchase a single or return ticket to any of Stone, Stafford, or Stoke-On-Trent. More details are on the page on travelling by train. You might choose to hire a car, which would probably only make financial sense if you are travelling in a group. Similarly, you could take a taxi directly from the airport to the venue.

There is some information about travelling by bus or coach.

Airports

Here are the main options for which airport to choose.

What follows is a very rough summary - the details will be wrong.

Airport Time Changes Price
Manchester Airport 90 mins 1 or 2 23
Birmingham Airport 75 mins via Stafford
90 mins via Birmingham
and Stoke-on-Trent
1 or 2 25
Heathrow Airport 3 to 4 hours Probably 3 ??
Gatwick Airport 3 to 4 hours Probably 3 ??

Click on the individual airport links for more specifics.

Next: Travelling by train


Others

Luton and Stansted are both north of London so might sound as though they should be preferable to Heathrow or Gatwick if you have them as options. However, Stansted requires you to travel down into London anyway, and Luton requires you to take a bus to connect with the rail services.



Luton

Arriving at Luton requires a bus journey connecting to train services, and then at least two trains. Journey time approximately 3 to 3 1/2 hours, and very dependent on time of travel.



Stansted

Stansted airport requires a train into London, journey on the underground, then two trains back out to Stone. Again, the journey time is around 3 hours, but with (a minimum of) three changes.

Next: Travelling by train


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