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If you're planning to travel to Twycross Zoo by train, we recommend heading to Nuneaton or Atherstone station and continuing your journey by bus or taxi. The number 7 bus has one direct service a day from Atherton station to the zoo, departing just after 10 am. Alternatively, a taxi from Atherstone will take around 10 minutes - but book ahead, as there is no rank. Nuneaton station has a rank, and taxi journeys from there will take around 15 minutes.

Station details & facilities

Ticket MachineAvailable
Staff helpUnavailable
Staffing levelUnstaffed
Oyster PrepayUnavailable
Oyster topupUnavailable
Oyster validatorUnavailable
Pre-purchase collectionAvailable
Left LuggageUnavailable
Telephone typesCoins and cards
Station BuffetUnavailable
Bureau de ChangeUnavailable
Tourist Information OfficeUnavailable
Information Systems
  • Announcements
  • Departure screens
Baby changeUnavailable
WiFi notes
Web kioskUnavailable
Staff Help notes
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. We operate some stations that are either unstaffed or only staffed at certain times. If we are given prior notification, it will allow us to put in place the necessary arrangements to ensure you are able to make the journey you want.
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.
Customer help pointsAvailable
Car parking spaces17
Cycle storageUnavailable
Cycle storage spaces12
Sheltered cycle storageUnavailable
Cycle storage CCTVUnavailable
Step-free accessWhole station
Ramps for train accessUnavailable
Induction LoopAvailable
Accessible ticket machinesAvailable
Accessible Booking Office counterUnavailable
Accessible taxisunknown
Accessible taxis notes

Accessible taxis are not available

About Twycross Zoo

Twycross Zoo is based in 80 acres of landscape, and boasts a wide range of wildlife including Asian elephants, snow leopards, meerkats, tapir, hyena, and the Amur leopard, the world's rarest big cat. But it's monkeys that Twycross Zoo really excels at. Its renowned World Primate Centre showcases all four great ape species, including the UK's only group of bonobos. Zoo founders Molly Badham and Nathalie Evans started out running a pet shop in Sutton Coldfield in the West Midlands, and opened Twycross Zoo in 1963 in order to preserve primates and set high animal welfare standards. It's a mission that remains to this day - Twycross Zoo's impressive breeding program has recorded the first UK births for thirteen different primate species, including the siamang, agile gibbon and woolly monkeys.

For kids, the zoo is exceptional. Its Nature Reserve-style enclosures are the perfect way to view leaping lemurs and parading penguins. There are regular zookeeper presentations, as well as opportunities for visitors to feed some of the animals. The Tropical House is one of the zoo's exclusive tours, guided by a keeper and only available if booked in advance - inside you'll see rare birds, bats and other animals roaming free.

Departures and arrivals from Atherstone

Want to check the latest departures and arrivals into Atherstone station? Find live information for the next trains departing and arriving at the station below.
Departing toTrainTimePlatformStatus
to CreweWest Midlands Trains07:471On time
to London EustonWest Midlands Trains08:122On time
to CreweWest Midlands Trains09:011On time
to London EustonWest Midlands Trains09:092On time
to CreweWest Midlands Trains10:011On time
Arriving fromTrainTimePlatformStatus
from London EustonWest Midlands Trains07:471On time
from CreweWest Midlands Trains08:122On time
from London EustonWest Midlands Trains09:001On time
from CreweWest Midlands Trains09:092On time
from London EustonWest Midlands Trains10:001On time
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