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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

Ticket Office opening hours:
DayOpening Hours
Weekdays06:00 - 21:00
Saturday 06:00 - 21:00
Sunday 06:55 - 21:40
Ticket MachineAvailable
Staff helpAvailable
Staffing levelFull time
Oyster PrepayUnavailable
Oyster topupUnavailable
Oyster validatorUnavailable
Pre-purchase collectionAvailable
Left LuggageUnavailable
Shops noteNews agent Passport Photo Booth
Telephone typesCoins and cards
Station BuffetAvailable
Station Buffet notes
Coffee shop Buffet Coffee kiosk Cold drinks vending machine Food vending machine
Bureau de ChangeUnavailable
Tourist Information OfficeUnavailable
Baby changeAvailable
WiFi notes
Web kioskUnavailable
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 pointsAvailable
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 nameStation Car Park Premium Bay
Carpark operatorNational Car Parks Ltd National Car Parks Ltd
Car parking spaces571
Carpark charges
Cycle storageAvailable
Cycle storage spaces236
Sheltered cycle storageAvailable
Cycle storage CCTVAvailable
Cycle storage notes
Within station and on forecourt
Step-free accessWhole station
Step-free access notes

Lifts available.

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

Details of nearest taxis are shown on station information poster

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.

Departures and arrivals from Bishops Stortford

Want to check the latest departures and arrivals into Bishops Stortford station? Find live information for the next trains departing and arriving at the station below.
Departing toTrainTimePlatformStatus
to London Liverpool StreetGreater Anglia06:292On time
to London Liverpool StreetGreater Anglia06:333On time
to CambridgeGreater Anglia06:461On time
to London Liverpool StreetGreater Anglia06:472On time
to Stansted AirportGreater Anglia06:511On time
Arriving fromTrainTimePlatformStatus
from CambridgeGreater Anglia06:282On time
from London Liverpool StreetGreater Anglia06:451On time
from Kings LynnGreater Anglia06:472On time
from London Liverpool StreetGreater Anglia06:511On time
from Stansted AirportGreater Anglia06:522On time
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