The 35-year-old actress, who plays Weatherfield's Tracy Barlow, raised concerns about her commute from London when she rejoined the show in 2010.
When asked by The Mirror how long she would like to stay on Corrie, Ford responded: "Definitely for the next few years, if they'll have me.
"I love Coronation Street. I need to make money for my family and I know which side my bread is buttered."
She admitted that she had previously become impatient to leave the Street during her first stint between 2002 and 2008.
"I used to get itchy feet, but my priorities have changed," Ford added.