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Travelling to and around Stoke-on-Trent

Stoke-on-Trent is ideally placed in the Heart of England for a weekend away, a short break or a day out. Less than an hour from Birmingham, Manchester, Liverpool and Nottingham, Stoke-on-Trent is less than 90 minutes on the half hourly train service from London.


Road, Rail, or Air, Stoke on Trent is centrally located in the heart of the UK, with a great network of public transport for you to get around once you arrive!

By Car

Travel by car

Stoke-on-Trent is conveniently located just off junctions 15 and 16 of the M6 motorway and is located on the A50, which provides a direct link from the M1 and the East of the country.


Information on Car Parking in Stoke-on-Trent

Please note that if you are driving a Motorhome many of our car parks in the City Centre have height restrictions. However the Birch Terrace car park, postcode ST1 3AS does not currently have any restrictions.

By Bus

Travel by bus

National Express connects Stoke-on-Trent with hundreds of towns and cities all over the UK with coach arrival and departure point right next to the Tourist Information Centre.


There are a number of bus companies who operate services in Stoke-on-Trent with First PMT operating the majority of these. Visit the Stoke-on-Trent Bus Information website or the Traveline West Midlands website for full bus services and timetable information.

By Rail

Travel by train

Stoke-on-Trent Railway Station is on the West Coast Mainline with regular direct high speed trains from London Euston, Birmingham and Manchester.


The National Rail Enquiries website provides all timetable and ticket information.

By Plane

Travel by plane

Stoke-on-Trent is within a 45 minute drive to Manchester Airport, and within a 60 minute drive to Birmingham Airport and East Midlands Airport.

By Bicycle

Travel by bicycle

Stoke-on-Trent has over 150km of cycle routes including off-road routes such as canal towpaths, river paths and greenways where you can explore the hidden, green areas of the city.


The CycleStoke website has lots of useful information and downloadable maps to help you explore the City on two wheels.


Follow the new China Trail cycle route. Download your copy of the route map.

Brompton Bike Hire and Cycle Hub facility

Bromton Bike Hire

Brompton Bike Hire is a 24/7 cycle hire service with docks nationwide, including Stoke-on-Trent Railway Station.


The dock at Stoke-on-Trent, featuring a 10 bay dock with bicycles in Virgin Trains livery, is located in a modern, well-equipped and secure cycle centre on the station, created by the train operator to meet the rising trend for the travelling public to use bicycles as part of their whole journey.


For booking and tariffs and any other information please visit the Brompton Bike Hire website

By Taxi


Take a taxi to get around the city. There are taxi ranks outside Stoke-on-Trent Railway Station and in the City Centre on Stafford Street.


Taxi companies in Stoke-on-Trent

The Ceramics Trail