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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:
  • Monday to Friday open from 05:45:00 until 20:15:00
  • Saturday open from 06:35:00 until 19:15:00
  • Sunday open from 08:10:00 until 17:40:00
Ticket MachineAvailable
Staff helpUnavailable
Staffing levelThe staff is available at all times.
Oyster PrepayUnavailable
Oyster topupUnavailable
Oyster validatorUnavailable
Pre-purchase collectionAvailable
Left LuggageUnavailable
Left Luggage Websitehttps://www.nationalrail.co.uk/
Shops noteKiosk News agent
Telephone typesCards and coins
Station BuffetAvailable
Station Buffet notes
Bureau de ChangeUnavailable
Tourist Information OfficeUnavailable
Nearest station with more facilities
Flat access to all platforms via lifts.
Toilets notesAccessible toilets on platforms 2 and 3
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 nameThere are three car parks at Banbury Station: the Multi-Storey Car Park, the Main Car Park, and the Approach Road Car Park. Prices are the same at all three car parks.
Carpark operatorChiltern Railways
Car parking spaces978
Cycle storageAvailable
Cycle storage spaces63
Sheltered cycle storageAvailable
Cycle storage CCTVUnavailable
Cycle storage notes
Near station entrance next to taxi rank.
Cycle storage notesThere are stands available.
Step-free accessStep free access is available throughout the whole station.
Ramps for train accessAvailable
Induction LoopAvailable
Accessible ticket machinesAvailable
Accessible Booking Office counterAvailable
Accessible taxisAccessible taxis are available at this station, please see below for more information
Accessible taxis notes

Banbury station is served by a taxi rank or a cab office. Check availability before travelling, and pre-book if necessary. Consider using the following local operators:

There is no First Class lounge at this station.
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 ReadingCrossCountry14:563On time
to Manchester PiccadillyCrossCountry14:592Late
to London MaryleboneChiltern Railways15:043On time
to Birmingham Moor StreetChiltern Railways15:072On time
to Didcot ParkwayGreat Western Railway15:074On time
Arriving fromTrainTimePlatformStatus
from Didcot ParkwayGreat Western Railway14:524On time
from Manchester PiccadillyCrossCountry14:563On time
from ReadingCrossCountry14:582Late
from Birmingham Snow HillChiltern Railways15:033On time
from London MaryleboneChiltern Railways15:062On time
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