Students walking by the entrance of the Centre for Health Innovation at our Stafford campus

Stafford campus

Our Stafford campus is home to the Centre for Health Innovation and Stafford Business Village, (located at the Stafford Technology Park off the A513 Beaconside (ST18 0TW).

Public transport

By rail

Stafford railway station is in the town centre, about 3 miles from the campus. Please visit  National Rail Enquiries for full travel information and details of timetabled services. You can take a taxi from outside the station for the 10-15 minute trip to campus.

By bus

The number 74/75 Arriva bus stops within a 20 minute walk of our Stafford campus, connecting it with the town centre and railway station. This service runs approximately every 15 minutes. The 5/5A service also goes to Hixon. Visit Arriva’s website for more information.

By car

Our Stafford campus is easily reached from the M6 motorway and the A34.

Sat nav

  • Centre for Health Innovation, Blackheath Lane: ST18 0YB
  • Stafford Business Village, Dyson Way: ST18 0TW

These postcodes will take you to our buildings but not directly to the site entrances. Please note they are for guidance only.


From 1 November 2019, arrangements for visitors and other non-permit holders using Staffordshire University car parks were changed to reduce on-campus congestion. If you intend to drive to and park on one of our car parks regularly, you may wish to consider applying for a parking permit. New and existing students and staff can apply for a parking permit through the CPP portal.

Please bear in mind that students and staff whose term-time postcodes are located within a two-mile radius of the University will not automatically qualify for a permit. Parking permit holders are entitled to look for a vacant parking bay, but are not guaranteed a space on Staffordshire University car parks.

New off-peak tariffs, designed to make parking on campus outside of teaching hours more affordable for non-permit holders and visitors, will also be introduced from the same date.

Pay-to-park tariffs

Blackheath Lane
 Monday - Friday (peak) 7am - 5pmMonday - Friday (off-peak) After 5pm | Before 7am 
DurationTariff  Free
Up to 30 minutes Free
Up to two hours £1.00
Up to four hours £3.00
Over four hours £6.00
Weekends (off-peak) Saturday - Sunday
Up to 30 minutes  Free
All day £1.00
* All tariffs include the first 30 minutes free

To use one of our pay-to-park options, when a tariff applies, pay at one of our on-site machines, download the PayByPhone app, visit or call 0330 400 7275 and quote the location number printed on the car park sign. The first time you call, you will need a valid credit or debit card and your vehicle registration number.

Each transaction is subject to a minimum charge of 20p. For a VAT receipt and full details including terms and conditions, please visit

Overflow car park

Our Stafford campus has limited car parking spaces and we encourage the use of public transport and offer a free to use shuttle service from Stafford train station.

However, the University also offer a number of overflow car parking spaces at a secure off-site car park, based within the Beacon Business Park.

It is then a short walk (10 minutes) to the Stafford campus.

Sat Nav: ST18 0DG.

PIN Code to for access the car park is provided when a parking permit is purchased. Please contact on site Safety and Security Officers, if you experience any issues.

Car park locations


Free shuttle mini-bus service

Due to the success of the service, the mini-bus shuttle service is returning for staff and students.

From: Bus station outside Stafford Railway Station
To: Centre of Healthcare Innovation Blackheath Lane

Please be aware that the timetable for the mini-bus reflects our commitment to reduce our environmental impact  - we do not run empty mini-buses.

Please note: You will need to show your staff or student ID card when you get on the mini-bus.


The services will run at the following times during the day (subject to traffic conditions):

Train station to Centre for Health Innovation - 8.30am, 9.30am, 1.30pm, 4pm

Centre for Health Innovation to train station - 9am, 1pm, 3.30pm, 4.30pm

Download mini-bus timetable

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