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Trains to Bishops Stortford

Bishops Stortford station opened in 1842 as a temporary terminus on a line from London that would extend, a year later, to Norwich. Trains to the station today run on the Liverpool Street to Cambridge Main Line, with some services to the capital terminating at Stratford. Bishops Stortford is the closest town to Stansted Airport and the station is a stop on the Stansted Express service to Liverpool Street station. The town centre is immediately to the north of the station across the River Stort, and is somewhat dominated by the Jackson Square shopping centre. There are, however, many other shops, including independent stores in the streets around, as well as numerous pubs and restaurants. Also in the town centre, you can explore the remnants of Waytemore Castle, mostly buried beneath a grassy mound, and the Castle Gardens, which run north from the town centre, and the castle ruins alongside the river.

Station details & facilities

There are three platforms at Bishops Stortford Station, platform 1 for trains to Cambridge and Stansted Airport, platform 2 for London Liverpool Street, and platform 3 for Stratford. The platforms are linked to each other by a bridge, with lifts for step-free access. The main building, with ticket hall, toilets, waiting room and shop, is on Dane Street and leads on to platform 1. There is a second entrance on London Road.

Ticket Office

  • Ticket Machine :
  • Staff help available :
  • Ticket Office opening hours :
    DayOpening Hours
    Weekdays06:00 - 21:00
    Saturday 06:00 - 21:00
    Sunday 06:55 - 21:40
  • Oyster Prepay : False
  • Oyster topup : False
  • Oyster validator : False


  • Postbox :
  • Telephones :
  • Telephones type : Coins and cards
  • Station Buffet notes : Coffee shop Buffet Coffee kiosk Cold drinks vending machine Food vending machine
  • Staff Help Notes :

    Please note that assistance is only available during the station staffed hours (see above), unless pre-booked.

  • Customer Service Notes :

    Monday-Saturday 08:00-20:00ÿ
    Sunday 10:00-20:00ÿ
    Bank Holidays 09:00-18:00ÿ

    The hours shown are for the Customer Relations team on 0345 600 7245 (option 8).

    Closed on Christmas Day and Boxing Day.


  • Customer help points :


  • CCTV :


  • Shops available :
  • Shops note : News agent Passport Photo Booth


  • Toilets available :
  • Showers : False
  • Baby change :



  • Carpark opening hours :
    DayOpening Hours
    WeekdaysOpen 24 hours
    Saturday Open 24 hours
    Sunday Open 24 hours
    DayOpening Hours
    Saturday Open 24 hours
    Sunday Open 24 hours
  • Carpark name : Station Car Park Premium Bay
  • Carpark operator : National Car Parks Ltd National Car Parks Ltd
  • Car parking spaces : 571
  • Car parking charges :

Bicycle Facilities

  • Cycle storage available :
  • Cycle storage spaces : 236
  • Sheltered cycle storage :
  • Cycle storage CCTV :
  • Cycle storage location : Within station and on forecourt


  • Step-free access : Whole station
  • Step-free access notes :

    Lifts available.

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

    Details of nearest taxis are shown on station information poster

Trains to Bishops Stortford


Station Road, Bishops Stortford, CM23 3BL
Ticket Office Hours
DayOpening Hours
Weekdays06:00 - 21:00
Saturday 06:00 - 21:00
Sunday 06:55 - 21:40

Useful links when visiting Bishops Stortford by train