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It's easy to reach Lancaster Castle by rail. Hop on a train to Lancaster station, which is served by Avanti West Coast, TransPennine Express​ and Northern services from Manchester, London and Edinburgh. From Lancaster it's just a 6-minute walk to Lancaster Castle. Simply exit the station, take the stairs and turn left onto Meeting House Lane. Walk east, turning right when you hit Castle Hill. Head up Castle Hill and you'll find Lancaster Castle!

A visit to Lancaster Castle will transport you back in time - it's a great way to spend a day with the family. Wander into the grounds or simply admire the imposing walls from afar.

For more information about opening times, visit Lancaster Castle’s website.

Whilst the current government advice is to only travel if your journey is essential, we will update this page as the situation changes. We will always provide official information on how to visit this attraction safely and responsibly by train.

Station details & facilities

Ticket Office opening hours:
DayOpening Hours
Weekdays05:15 - 19:45
Saturday 05:15 - 19:45
Sunday 09:30 - 20:00
Ticket MachineAvailable
Staff helpUnavailable
Staffing levelFull time
Oyster PrepayUnavailable
Oyster topupUnavailable
Oyster validatorUnavailable
Pre-purchase collectionAvailable
Left LuggageUnavailable
Lost PropertyAvailable
ShopsAvailable
Shops noteNews agent
PostboxUnavailable
TelephonesAvailable
Telephone typesCoins and cards
Station BuffetAvailable
ATMAvailable
ATM notes
Located on concourse Located by the ticket office
Bureau de ChangeUnavailable
Tourist Information OfficeUnavailable
ToiletsAvailable
ShowersUnavailable
Baby changeAvailable
WiFiUnavailable
WiFi notes
Web kioskUnavailable
Customer Service notes

There are two Customer Information points, one situated on platform 3 and the other situated on platform 4, however customers are encouraged to approach any member of station staff for information.

Customer help pointsUnavailable
CCTVAvailable
Carpark opening hours:
DayOpening Hours
EverydayOpen 24 hours
Carpark nameStation Car Park
Carpark operatorVirgin Trains
Car parking spaces147
Carpark charges
Annual£1200.00
Daily£10.00
Monthly£160.00
Three Monthly£360.00
Cycle storageAvailable
Cycle storage spaces94
Sheltered cycle storageAvailable
Cycle storage CCTVAvailable
Cycle storage notes
all platforms
Step-free accessWhole station
Step-free access notes

lifts to platforms

Ramps for train accessAvailable
WheelchairsAvailable
Induction LoopAvailable
Accessible ticket machinesAvailable
Accessible Booking Office counterAvailable

Departures and arrivals from Lancaster

Want to check the latest departures and arrivals into Lancaster station? Find live information for the next trains departing and arriving at the station below.
Departing toTrainTimePlatformStatus
to Manchester AirportTransPennine Express06:285On time
to London EustonAvanti West Coast06:364On time
to Liverpool Lime StreetTransPennine Express06:454On time
to SkiptonNorthern06:481On time
to Manchester AirportNorthern06:515On time
Arriving fromTrainTimePlatformStatus
from SkiptonNorthern06:301On time
from Glasgow CentralAvanti West Coast06:354On time
from Oxenholme Lake DistrictTransPennine Express06:414On time
from Barrow-in-FurnessNorthern06:485On time
from Wigan North WesternNorthern07:013On time
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