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Trains to Banbury have called at the Oxfordshire market town since 1850; although the current station layout dates to remodelling and refurbishment that took place in the 1950s. The station is to the east of the town centre, a five-minute walk away across the River Cherwell and the Oxford Canal. The town centre is dominated by the Castle Quay shopping centre, but there are plenty of more-traditional buildings along the Market Place and High Street. Banbury High Street was once part of Banbury Lane, one of two ancient roads that crossed in the town and along which the trade in salt and wool provided the basis for the development of the town in medieval times. Also in the town centre is Ye Olde Reindeer Inn, the oldest pub in Banbury, and where Oliver Cromwell reputedly planned the Battle of Edge Hill in a back room, which is still available for plotting over a pint to this day.

Station details & facilities

Ticket Office opening hours:
DayOpening Hours
Weekdays05:45 - 20:15
Saturday 06:35 - 19:15
Sunday 08:10 - 17:40
Ticket MachineAvailable
Staff helpUnavailable
Staffing levelFull time
Oyster PrepayUnavailable
Oyster topupUnavailable
Oyster validatorUnavailable
Pre-purchase collectionAvailable
Left LuggageUnavailable
Left Luggage Websitehttp://www.chilternrailways.co.uk/lostproperty
Shops noteKiosk News agent
Telephone typesCoins and cards
Station BuffetAvailable
Station Buffet notes
Bureau de ChangeUnavailable
Tourist Information OfficeUnavailable
Information Systems
  • Announcements
  • Arrival screens
  • Departure screens
Baby changeAvailable
Web kioskUnavailable
Staff Help notes
Staff will assist wherever possible. Please note that the advertised availability of staff may differ from time to time without notice due to local arrangements or staff sickness.
Customer Service notes

03456 005 165 (0830 to 1730, Mondays to Fridays)

Customer help pointsAvailable
Carpark opening hours:
DayOpening Hours
EverydayOpen 24 hours
Carpark operatorChiltern Railways
Car parking spaces795
Carpark charges
Cycle storageAvailable
Cycle storage spaces80
Sheltered cycle storageAvailable
Cycle storage CCTVUnavailable
Cycle storage notes
Near station entrance next to taxi rank.
Step-free accessPart of station
Step-free access notes

Flat access to all platforms via lifts.

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

For taxis from all UK stations visit www.traintaxi.co.uk.

Banbury Station is on two levels. The main building and the platforms are on the ground floor, and are linked to each other via an upper concourse. There are lifts for step-free access. The station building contains the ticket office, machines and a small shop. There is a further ticket counter, a coffee shop and toilets on the upper concourse. Waiting rooms with vending machines can be found between platforms 1 and 2, and on platform 3.

Departures and arrivals from Banbury

Want to check the latest departures and arrivals into Banbury station? Find live information for the next trains departing and arriving at the station below.
Departing toTrainTimePlatformStatus
to Birmingham Snow HillChiltern Railways20:472On time
to BournemouthCrossCountry20:583Late
to Manchester PiccadillyCrossCountry20:592Late
to Birmingham Moor StreetChiltern Railways21:122On time
to London MaryleboneChiltern Railways21:133On time
Arriving fromTrainTimePlatformStatus
from London MaryleboneChiltern Railways20:452On time
from Manchester PiccadillyCrossCountry20:573Late
from BournemouthCrossCountry20:582Late
from London MaryleboneChiltern Railways21:112On time
from Birmingham Snow HillChiltern Railways21:123On time
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