If you must travel, travel safely. For contactless travel, use digital tickets on your phone.

Some 13 miles away is the nearest station to Barnard Castle, Bishop Auckland, which is served by trains to and from Darlington, Middlesbrough and Saltby. Either grab a cab from the station, which takes 30 minutes, or get to Barnard Castle by bus, by taking the X1 service to the town hall and then changing to either the X75 or X76 Arriva service, which runs directly to the site. The journey takes approximately an hour and a half.

Station details & facilities

Ticket Office opening hours: Staffed by Bishop Trains SUNDAYS OPENING TIMES ARE FROM MARCH - AUGUST SUNDAYS SEPTEMBER - FEBRUARY CLOSED
DayOpening Hours
Monday Tuesday Wednesday Friday Saturday 06:50 - 18:10
06:50 - 16:30
Sunday 07:45 - 12:15
Ticket MachineUnavailable
Staff helpUnavailable
Staffing levelUnstaffed
Oyster PrepayUnavailable
Oyster topupUnavailable
Oyster validatorUnavailable
Pre-purchase collectionUnavailable
Left LuggageUnavailable
ShopsUnavailable
PostboxUnavailable
TelephonesUnavailable
Telephone typesCoins and cards
Station BuffetUnavailable
ATMUnavailable
Bureau de ChangeUnavailable
Tourist Information OfficeUnavailable
ToiletsUnavailable
ShowersUnavailable
Baby changeUnavailable
WiFiUnavailable
WiFi notes
Web kioskUnavailable
Customer help pointsUnavailable
CCTVAvailable
Carpark opening hours:
DayOpening Hours
WeekdaysOpen 24 hours
Saturday Open 24 hours
Sunday Open 24 hours
Carpark nameStation Car Park
Carpark operatorOwned by local council
Car parking spaces20
Cycle storageUnavailable
Sheltered cycle storageUnavailable
Cycle storage CCTVAvailable
Step-free accessWhole station
Step-free access notes

There is step free access onto the platform. Kerb from car park to station entrance

Ramps for train accessAvailable
WheelchairsUnavailable
Induction LoopAvailable
Accessible ticket machinesUnavailable
Accessible Booking Office counterUnavailable

The first thing to do at Barnard Castle, rather surprisingly, is to look in the opposite direction. Not that this historic site is lacking anything - far from it - but the views from its vantage point, high up on a rock above the River Tees, must be seen to be believed. Once you've taken in your surroundings, make your way to the ruins of the once-dominant castle and cast your eye over the striking remains of its imposing 12th-century architecture. The castle was once home to Richard III, and the more eagle-eyed visitors might be able to spot his famous boar emblem carved into one of the windows.

Take a gentle stroll around the stunning grounds, then recharge your batteries with a nice cup of tea from the castle's snack bar, or pitch up at one of the many picnic spots, either on the castle site itself or in its gardens and lawns.

Before you leave, make sure you visit the sprawling sensory garden, which is home to hundreds of scented plants and tactile objects for you to feel your way through as you get lost in the history of this truly magical place.

Departures and arrivals from Bishop Auckland

Want to check the latest departures and arrivals into Bishop Auckland station? Find live information for the next trains departing and arriving at the station below.
Departing toTrainTimePlatformStatus
to SaltburnNorthern09:261On time
to SaltburnNorthern10:261On time
to SaltburnNorthern11:261On time
to SaltburnNorthern12:261On time
to SaltburnNorthern13:261On time
Arriving fromTrainTimePlatformStatus
from SaltburnNorthern10:211On time
from SaltburnNorthern11:211On time
from SaltburnNorthern12:211On time
from SaltburnNorthern13:211On time
from SaltburnNorthern14:211On time
Average savings on fares booked prior to day of travel vs full price fares on day of travel in . Subject to availability. Excludes coach.

Europe’s leading train and coach app

We help customers across Europe make more than 172,000 smarter journeys every day.