Keele University Train

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Getting to Keele by Train

The nearest railway stations to Keele are:

  • Stoke-on-Trent (5 miles/8km away)
  • Crewe (12 miles/19km away)

For national train times and enquiries go to: or

From the train stations you can get to Keele Campus via bus, taxi or cycling.

Taxi: There is a taxi rank outside Stoke-on-Trent and Crewe railway stations. The journey takes 15-20 minutes from Stoke-on-Trent railway station and 20-25 minutes from Crewe railway station.

Bus and Cycle: For information about reaching Keele from the above railway stations by bus or cycling.

Getting here by bus

From Stoke-on-Trent train station, “First” buses operate No. 25 service. The bus stop is on your left when exiting the station, on the opposite side of the road (opposite the taxi rank). More details can be found on the First Group website.

From Crewe bus station, “D&G” buses (No. 85 service) to Newcastle-under-Lyme leaves from the stop to the right of the station entrance towards the roundabout. The service leaves at 5 minutes past the hour (Monday to Saturday), taking about 50 minutes, and stops in Keele village or Barnes Hall.

Local bus information:

First Bus

Tel. 0870 608 2 608

D&G Buses

Tel. 01270 252970

Getting here by bike

Keele positively supports cycling as a vital aspect of sustainable transport and cycling facilities have been increased and upgraded in recent years.

You can hire a Brompton bike from Stoke-on-trent train station for just £2.50 per day and cycle to Keele campus, see here for more details.

There are plenty of places to park your bike at Keele. Our cycle map shows the location of all the cycle stores and facilities: Keele cycle map.