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Basildon station is one of British Rail's more recent endeavours, having only opened in 1974. In 2013, enhanced lighting, non-slip floors and a lick of paint welcomed the swathes of commuters on their way to the capital. On weekdays, fast trains run to Fenchurch Street and the Southend Coast at a rate of four per hour.

Basildon made its name as a popular retail hub, and for many years the Eastgate Shopping Centre was the largest shopping centre in Essex, with thousands of people coming from far and wide to revel in the goods on show. Today, it no longer holds that accolade, but along with its rival Westgate Park Shopping Centre, retail therapy is still Basildon's major draw - and the pedestrianised town centre, one of the largest in England, is easily accessed via a subway outside the station. As for those seeking some outdoor fun, the Festival Leisure Park, with a wake-boarding school, bowling alley and cinema, is just a short bus ride away.

Station details & facilities

Trains to Basildon station

Basildon train station is mainly served by c2c trains. The most popular routes operated by c2c services are from London Fenchurch Street to Basildon (41m) and from Shoeburyness to Basildon (27m).

Need more information on how to get to Basildon by train? Check out our dedicated page to trains to Basildon.

Basildon train station departures and arrivals

Want to know when your next train from/to Basildon station departs? Scroll down this page and click on the ‘Departures’ tab if you want to check all trains departing from Basildon railway station or click on the ‘Arrivals’ tab for more information about all services arriving in Basildon.

Basildon train station has two platforms and one entrance, which leads into the refurbished ticket hall with its long ticket counter directly ahead. There are also numerous ticket machines and ATMs. A newsagent and photo booth are on the left as you enter. Through the ticket barrier, you'll find all toilets and step-free access to both platforms via lifts. There are up to 38 cycle racks available outside the station entrance, and they are monitored by CCTV.

Basildon train station parking

Basildon train station does not have its own car park. If you need to park your car before taking the train from Basildon train station, you can use Euro Car Parks on Great Oaks.

Hotels near Basildon train station

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Frequently asked questions

Is Basildon station open?

Basildon station is open every day that services are running to and from the station. The station usually opens just before the first train of the day leaves and then closes after the last train departs. Ticket office opening hours may vary.

Are trains running today from Basildon station?

Trains arrive in and depart from Basildon station almost every day, although there may be fewer services during the weekends and bank holidays. Check our live train times for up-to-date information on trains running to and from Basildon.

Are there toilets at Basildon station?

Yes, there are toilets available to use at Basildon station.

Are dogs allowed at Basildon station?

Yes, dogs are allowed at Basildon station, but they should be kept on a lead or in a pet carrier at all times.

Departures and arrivals from Basildon

Want to check the latest departures and arrivals into Basildon station? Find live information for the next trains departing and arriving at the station below.
Departing toTrainTimePlatformStatus
to London Fenchurch Streetc2c07:091On time
to London Fenchurch Streetc2c07:151On time
to Shoeburynessc2c07:242On time
to London Fenchurch Streetc2c07:341On time
to Shoeburynessc2c07:372On time
Arriving fromTrainTimePlatformStatus
from Shoeburynessc2c07:091On time
from Shoeburynessc2c07:141On time
from London Fenchurch Streetc2c07:232On time
from Leigh-on-Seac2c07:341On time
from London Fenchurch Streetc2c07:362On time
† Average savings on advance fares booked at least one week before day of travel vs Anytime fares purchased on day of travel. Subject to availability. Excludes coach.

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