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Castle Cary station is on the London Paddington to Penzance line, with additional services to Weymouth, Plymouth and Bristol. The station opened in 1856 and the original offices and buildings, with their ornate awnings, are still in use. The station is about a mile north of Castle Cary town, which you can walk to in about half an hour along a footpath from the station and then through the village of Ansford. Or you could catch a bus from outside the station building. Castle Cary itself is an attractive town, with well-preserved historic buildings, such as the 15th-century George Inn, the 18th-century Roundhouse (a temporary prison) and the Market Hall, built in 1855 in anticipation of increased business with the coming of the railway.

Castle Cary is also the closest station to Glastonbury. During the festival, extra rail services run between Castle Cary, London Paddington and Bristol Temple Meads. Free shuttle buses also run from the station to take you to the festival site. Find out more on our nearest station to Glastonbury Festival page. 

Station details & facilities

Ticket Office opening hours:
DayOpening Hours
Weekdays06:30 - 21:30
Saturday 06:30 - 21:30
Sunday 14:30 - 21:30
Ticket MachineAvailable
Staff helpUnavailable
Staffing levelPart time
Oyster PrepayUnavailable
Oyster topupUnavailable
Oyster validatorUnavailable
Pre-purchase collectionAvailable
Left LuggageUnavailable
ShopsUnavailable
PostboxUnavailable
TelephonesUnavailable
Telephone typesCoins and cards
Station BuffetAvailable
ATMUnavailable
Bureau de ChangeUnavailable
Tourist Information OfficeUnavailable
ToiletsAvailable
ShowersUnavailable
Baby changeUnavailable
WiFiUnavailable
WiFi notes
Web kioskUnavailable
Staff Help notes
Please note station is staffed part time only. Please call our assist line if you require assistance at this station.
Customer Service notes
Please call our Customer Services Centre on 03457 000 125 (07:00-22:00 every day)
Customer help pointsAvailable
CCTVAvailable
Carpark opening hours:
DayOpening Hours
WeekdaysOpen 24 hours
Saturday Open 24 hours
Sunday Open 24 hours
Carpark nameStation Car Park
Carpark operatorAPCOA Parking (UK) Limited
Car parking spaces100
Carpark charges
Annual£385.50
Daily£3.20
Monthly£48.50
Three Monthly£133.00
Weekly£16.00
Cycle storageAvailable
Cycle storage spaces8
Sheltered cycle storageUnavailable
Cycle storage CCTVAvailable
Cycle storage notes

Front of station

Cycle storage notes<p>Please note cycles can be carried on our trains free of charge restriction apply please pick a "cycling by train" leaflet at your local station.</p>
Step-free accessPart of station
Step-free access notes

Access to platforms 2 and 3 via a stepped footbridge. Barrow crossing only available during staffed hours.

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

Accessible taxis are available

Castle Cary station has three platforms - platform 1 for London-bound trains, platform 2 for Penzance, and platform 3 for trains on the Bristol-Weymouth line. The station entrance, car park and ticket office are all connected to platform 1. Platforms 2 and 3 are reached via a footbridge. There is a barrow crossing for step-free access, which can be used with assistance from station staff. The bus stop is on Station Road.

Departures and arrivals from Castle Cary

Want to check the latest departures and arrivals into Castle Cary station? Find live information for the next trains departing and arriving at the station below.
Departing toTrainTimePlatformStatus
to PlymouthGreat Western Railway18:192On time
to Bristol Temple MeadsGreat Western Railway18:263On time
to London PaddingtonGreat Western Railway18:401On time
to PenzanceGreat Western Railway18:412On time
to WeymouthGreat Western Railway19:062On time
Arriving fromTrainTimePlatformStatus
from London PaddingtonGreat Western Railway18:182On time
from WeymouthGreat Western Railway18:263On time
from PlymouthGreat Western Railway18:391On time
from London PaddingtonGreat Western Railway18:402On time
from GloucesterGreat Western Railway19:052On time
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