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Trains to Christchurch

The red-brick Christchurch train station serves the small town of Christchurch, the most easterly coastal town of Dorset, on the London Waterloo-to-Weymouth line. The original station was built in 1862 and was situated to the east of the current site up until 1886. Today the station operates regular services from its two covered platforms. From platform 1 travellers cross the River Stour on services to Bournemouth, Weymouth and Poole, and from platform 2 to over the River Avon London Waterloo. Over one and a half million visitors a year make a bee-line for the town's harbour, beaches, nature reserves, as well as the ruins of the Norman motte-and-bailey Christchurch Castle and the significantly more liveable Highcliffe Castle. The town centre is a short walk from the train station, and is home to an eclectic mix of traditional pubs, modern bars, restaurants, shops, listed buildings and modern architecture. Over the years, the town has been home to many historic figures, including John Stuart, former Prime Minister and founder of the Royal Botanical Gardens at Kew.

Station details & facilities

Christchurch station is accessible via both Station Road and Clarenden Road, with entrances leading to platforms 1 and 2. The station concourse on Station Road is home to a staffed ticket window and waiting area, and additional seating can be found on platform 1, along with a customer help point and bike lock-up. A raised walkway leads from platform 1 across to platform 2, which contains male and female toilet facilities.

Ticket Office

  • Ticket Machine :
  • Staff help available : False
  • Ticket Office opening hours :
    DayOpening Hours
    Weekdays06:00 - 12:55
    Saturday 07:00 - 14:00
    Sunday 08:45 - 12:45
  • Oyster Prepay : False
  • Oyster topup : False
  • Oyster validator : False


  • Left Luggage available : False
  • Lost Property available :


  • Postbox : False
  • Telephones : False
  • Telephones type : Coins and cards
  • Customer Service Notes : Please contact our Customer Service Centre on 0345 6000 650
  • Customer help points :


  • CCTV :


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


  • Wifi available : False
  • Wifi notes :

    Find WiFi Hotspots around Christchurch station

  • Web kiosk : False


  • Carpark opening hours :
    DayOpening Hours
    WeekdaysOpen 24 hours
    Saturday Open 24 hours
    Sunday Open 24 hours
  • Carpark name : Station Car Park
  • Car parking spaces : 66
  • Car parking charges :
    Three Monthly£156.00

Bicycle Facilities

  • Cycle storage available :
  • Cycle storage spaces : 122
  • Sheltered cycle storage :
  • Cycle storage CCTV :


  • Step-free access : Part of station
  • Step-free access notes :

    There is step free access to both platforms. Interchange is via a footbridge with steps. Level access is also available via the highways Stour Road. 

  • Ramps for train access :
  • Wheelchairs available : False
  • Induction Loop :
  • Accessible ticket machines :
  • Accessible Booking Office counter :
Trains to Christchurch


Stour Road, Christchurch, BH23 1PL
Ticket Office Hours
DayOpening Hours
Weekdays06:00 - 12:55
Saturday 07:00 - 14:00
Sunday 08:45 - 12:45

Christchurch Live Departures



South Western Railway

Plat. 1

On time


London Waterloo

South Western Railway

Plat. 1

On time