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Trains to Ancaster

Ancaster train station sits on the Nottingham to Skegness line and serves the Lincolnshire village of Ancaster, with four trains in each direction on weekdays and three on Saturdays. No trains stop here on Sundays. The fastest train journey from Ancaster to London King’s Cross is 1 hour and 44 minutes, while Nottingham and Skegness take around 1 hour and 1 hour and 15 minutes respectively. All trains for Ancaster are provided by East Midlands Trains.

Ancaster was a Roman town and was featured in an episode of Time Team when a cist was excavated in the town in 2002. The village now has just a few small shops, a Post Office, and the Railway Inn pub which is a short walk from the station. 

Ancaster train station is unstaffed and there are no ticket machines, so passengers need to purchase tickets from the guard on the train. The station does have shelters and bicycle racks and there is a small car park near the entrance.

Station details & facilities

Find station details and facilities information for Ancaster. Also find live train departures and arrivals for Ancaster station, helping you to plan your next journey.

Ticket Office

  • Ticket Machine : False
  • Staff help available : False
  • Ticket Office opening hours :
    DayOpening Hours
    Saturday Closed
    Sunday Closed
  • Oyster Prepay : False
  • Oyster topup : False
  • Oyster validator : False


  • Left Luggage available : False
  • Lost Property available : False
  • Lost Property phone number : 0115 957 6525


  • Postbox : False
  • Telephones : False
  • Telephones type : Coins and cards
  • Customer help points : False
  • Nearest station with more facilities :

    The nearest station(s) with more facilities than Ancaster are:

    • Grantham
    • Sleaford


  • CCTV :



  • Carpark opening hours :
    DayOpening Hours
    WeekdaysOpen 24 hours
    Saturday Open 24 hours
    Sunday Open 24 hours
  • Carpark name : Station Car Park
  • Car parking spaces : 0
  • Car parking charges :

Bicycle Facilities

  • Cycle storage available : False
  • Cycle storage spaces : 10
  • Sheltered cycle storage : False
  • Cycle storage CCTV : False


  • Step-free access : Part of station
  • Step-free access notes :

    Level access to Skegness bound platform, via foot crossing to Grantham bound platform.

  • Ramps for train access : False
  • Wheelchairs available : False
  • Induction Loop :
  • Accessible ticket machines : False
  • Accessible Booking Office counter : False
  • Accessible taxis : unknown
  • Accessible taxis notes :

    Taxi number displayed on useful information poster

Trains to Ancaster


Ermine Street, Ancaster, Grantham, Lincolnshire, NG32 3RA
Ticket Office Hours
DayOpening Hours
Saturday Closed
Sunday Closed

Ancaster Live Departures



East Midlands Trains

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East Midlands Trains

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On time