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Travelling by train to Shakespeare's Birthplace is super-simple. The nearest railway station to Shakespeare's Birthplace is Stratford-upon-Avon, which is served by West Midlands Railway and Chiltern Railways services throughout the day. It's 10 minutes to Shakespeare's Birthplace on foot. Leave the station and turn right onto Brunel Way and at the junction turn left onto Alcester Road. After 0.2 miles turn left onto Meer Street, you'll then see Henley Street on your left turn here and Shakespeare's Birthplace will be on your right.

Shakespeare's Birthplace is full of wonders for all to enjoy. You'll find it jam-packed with a fascinating historic collection and you walk in Shakespeare’s footsteps and explore the house where he was born and grew up. Listen to tales of Shakespeare’s family life, enjoy live theatre on demand and get up close to rare artefacts from the Trust’s world-class collections as you discover how the extraordinary William Shakespeare continues to shape our lives today.

Visit Shakespeare's Birthplace website for opening information.

 

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
Monday Tuesday Wednesday 07:00 - 18:00
Friday 07:00 - 19:00
Saturday 07:00 - 18:00
Sunday 09:00 - 16:00
Ticket MachineAvailable
Staff helpAvailable
Staffing levelPart time
Oyster PrepayUnavailable
Oyster topupUnavailable
Oyster validatorUnavailable
Pre-purchase collectionAvailable
Left LuggageUnavailable
ShopsUnavailable
PostboxUnavailable
TelephonesAvailable
Telephone typesCoins and cards
Station BuffetAvailable
Station Buffet notes
Buffet
ATMUnavailable
Bureau de ChangeUnavailable
Tourist Information OfficeUnavailable
Information Systems
  • Announcements
  • Departure screens
ToiletsAvailable
ShowersUnavailable
Baby changeUnavailable
WiFiUnavailable
WiFi notes
Web kioskUnavailable
Staff Help notes

Please note that staff help is only available when the ticket office is open.

To ensure that we provide the best service possible we recommend that customers who require assistance book with us and provide at least 1 working day's notice. We will always aim to assist customers whether they have booked assistance or not. Booking assistance gives you the extra reassurance that your needs will be met.

Customer Service notes

We are open from 07:00 to 19:00 Monday to Friday and 08:00 to 16:00 on Saturdays, Sundays and all Bank Holidays except Christmas Day. A recorded message service is available outside of these hours.

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**Stratford-upon-Avon is accredited by the Secure Station Scheme**

Customer help pointsAvailable
CCTVAvailable
Carpark opening hours:
DayOpening Hours
WeekdaysOpen 24 hours
Saturday Open 24 hours
Sunday Open 24 hours
Carpark nameStation Car Park
Carpark operatorMeteor Parking Ltd
Car parking spaces320
Carpark charges
Annual£396.00
Daily£4.00
Monthly£40.00
Off-peak£2.20
Weekly£15.50
Cycle storageAvailable
Cycle storage spaces10
Sheltered cycle storageUnavailable
Cycle storage CCTVAvailable
Cycle storage notes
north of Platform 1
Step-free accessPart of station
Step-free access notes

Level access to Booking Hall and adjacent platform 1. Also second level entrance direct to platform 1.ÿ The newer of the two footbridges has lifts providing step free access to platforms 2 and 3.

Ramps for train accessAvailable
WheelchairsUnavailable
Induction LoopAvailable
Accessible ticket machinesAvailable
Accessible Booking Office counterUnavailable
Accessible taxisunknown
Accessible taxis notes

Accessible taxis are not available

Departures and arrivals from Stratford-upon-Avon

Want to check the latest departures and arrivals into Stratford-upon-Avon station? Find live information for the next trains departing and arriving at the station below.
Departing toTrainTimePlatformStatus
to Leamington SpaChiltern Railways06:061On time
to Birmingham Snow HillWest Midlands Trains06:261On time
to Stourbridge JunctionWest Midlands Trains07:242On time
to London MaryleboneChiltern Railways07:331On time
to Stourbridge JunctionWest Midlands Trains08:261On time
Arriving fromTrainTimePlatformStatus
from Birmingham Snow HillWest Midlands Trains07:202On time
from Leamington SpaChiltern Railways07:311On time
from Stourbridge JunctionWest Midlands Trains08:231On time
from London MaryleboneChiltern Railways08:432On time
from Birmingham Snow HillWest Midlands Trains08:481On time
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