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40% of the UK’s population live within a two hour drive of East Staffordshire and it’s only 90 minutes by train from London! It’s easily accessible for international visitors too with its proximity to local airports. Railway stations are available at Burton upon Trent and Uttoxeter, while the M1, M6 and M42 motorways are all nearby.


By Car

With links to the M1, M6, M6 Toll and M42, East Staffordshire is easily accessible by car. To find car parks in East Staffordshire, click here.

Derby                                30 minutes
Birmingham                    40 minutes
Nottingham                     40 minutes
London                             2 hours 30 minutes
Manchester                     1 hour 30 minutes

Electric Vehicles

Find electric charge points in East Staffordshire on ZapMap


Car parks in Burton

Car parks in Uttoxeter



By Bus

East Staffordshire bus companies


‘The Knot’ bus ticket

The Knot is a commercial multi-operator ticket that can be used on any of the following operators:

This covers around 90% of the Staffordshire Bus network. The ticket will cost £7 for unlimited travel all day on any of the above operator’s buses.

For more details see here

You can plan your bus travel on the Traveline website here


By Train

There are two main rail stations in Burton upon Trent and Uttoxeter, providing fast and frequent access to East Staffordshire. To purchase train tickets, click here.

Travel time by train to Burton-upon-Trent:

London                            1 hour 40 minutes
Birmingham                    20 minutes
Manchester                     1 hour 45 minutes
Liverpool                          2 hours 15 minutes

Trains and Rail Network Websites


The Wayfarer Ticket

Off-peak multi-journey day ticket valid for travel on most trains and buses in Derbyshire and all three East Staffordshire Stations.

  • Wayfarer bus 1 day adult £8 (introductory price)
  • Wayfarer bus 1 day concession – young person £6 (introductory price)
  • Wayfarer bus 1 day group £15.50 (introductory price)
  • Wayfarer bus 7 day adult £33 (introductory price)
  • Wayfarer bus 7 day concession – young person £24.60 (introductory price)

Please refer to National Rail website here for most up-to-date prices

Derbyshire Wayfarer tickets can be used between any of the stations on the following rail lines (which include all three East Staffordshire Stations) at any time on Saturdays, Sundays and Bank Holiday Mondays and after 09:00 on Mondays to Fridays:

  • Buxton – Chapel-en-le-Frith – New Mills (Newtown)

  • Sheffield – Hathersage – Hope – Edale – Chinley – New Mills (Central)

  • Sheffield – Chesterfield – Alfreton – Langley Mill

  • Sheffield – Chesterfield – Derby

  • Derby – Belper – Ambergate – Cromford – Matlock

  • Derby – Long Eaton

  • Derby – Tutbury and HattonUttoxeter

  • Derby – Willington – Burton-on-Trent

  • Shirebrook – Whitwell.

These tickets can be used on the above lines on trains operated by CrossCountry, East Midlands Railway, Northern and TransPennine Express The tickets are not valid to/from East Midlands Parkway.

You can buy Wayfarer tickets at the following East Staffordshire locations:


  • Redfern’s Cottage Museum

Burton upon Trent


For more details on The way Farer Ticket and Derbyshire purchase points see here


By Boat

There are two marinas within East Staffordshire

Barton Marina, Barton Turns, Burton upon Trent, Staffordshire, DE13

Shobnall Marina, Shobnall Road, Burton upon Trent, DE14 2AU


By Air

There are three airports within a 1 hour drive with scheduled and charter routes offering worldwide connections. There are plenty of low cost carriers offering value for money.

Travel time from airport to East Staffordshire by car:

East Midlands Airport                   40 minutes
Birmingham Airport                     50 minutes
Manchester Airport                      1 hour 10 minutes


By Bike

You can discover all that East Staffordshire has to offer by bike.

Plan your journey from town to town/attraction using Staffordshire County Council FREE journey planner here. Where you can also and download your GPX files and route maps.

Or find a National Cycle Route: browse by region, distance and whether the route is traffic-free. Find a route on the National Cycle Network with Sustran here.

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