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Clacton-on-Sea is the perfect destination for a classic British seaside holiday with your family. The focal point of the town is, of course, the seafront, the beach, and Clacton Pier. Built in 1871 to meet the steamships travelling to and from the resort, the pier remains an attraction to this day, with amusements, restaurants and a seaquarium, and is a ten-minute walk from the station. The main shopping area, where you will also find many restaurants and pubs, is along Pier Avenue between the station and the pier itself.

Clacton-on-Sea train station is the terminus for services from London Liverpool Street via Wivenhoe, Colchester and Chelmsford. Passengers arrive and pass through the original 19th-century buildings and emerge on to Skelmersdale Road, just north of the town centre. Once you arrive, the pier is just a 10-minute walk from the station.

Station details & facilities

Ticket Office opening hours:
DayOpening Hours
Weekdays05:15 - 18:00
Saturday 05:15 - 18:00
Sunday 07:15 - 16:30
Ticket MachineAvailable
Staff helpAvailable
Staffing levelPart time
Oyster PrepayUnavailable
Oyster topupUnavailable
Oyster validatorUnavailable
Pre-purchase collectionAvailable
Left LuggageUnavailable
Telephone typesCoins and cards
Station BuffetAvailable
Station Buffet notes
Buffet Cold drinks vending machine Food vending machine
ATM notes
Located on concourse
Bureau de ChangeUnavailable
Tourist Information OfficeAvailable
Information Systems
  • Announcements
  • Arrival screens
  • Departure screens
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 spaces49
Carpark charges
Cycle storageAvailable
Cycle storage spaces128
Sheltered cycle storageAvailable
Cycle storage CCTVAvailable
Cycle storage notes

Station concourse

Cycle storage notesThere are 30 cycle racks available on the concourse, plus a secure 60-space cycle compound (key fob required, speak to station staff for availability).
Step-free accessWhole station
Step-free access notes


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

Trains to Clacton-on-Sea station

Clacton-on-Sea train station is mainly served by Greater Anglia trains, which connect London Liverpool Street to Clacton-on-Sea in 1h 26m.

Need more information on how to get to Clacton-on-Sea by train? Check out our dedicated guide to trains to Essex.

How to get from Clacton-on-Sea station to the beach

Clacton-on-Sea beach is only a 10-minute walk from Clacton-on-Sea train station. Simply walk south down Station Road and Pier Avenue, and you'll hit both the Pier and beach. Check out our dedicated guide to the best beaches near London by train for more information on Clacton-on-Sea beach.

Clacton-on-Sea train station departures and arrivals

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

Clacton-on-Sea has four platforms. As a terminus station, the main building is at the head of all four platforms, with the majority of services calling at platform 1. Inside the building, you'll find all the station facilities, including a ticket hall, toilets and a waiting room. There is step-free access throughout. The closest bus stops are outside the main building on Skelmersdale Road.

Clacton-on-Sea train station parking

Clacton-on-Sea train station has two car parks, one for short-stay parking and one for long-stay parking. Both car parks are located on Skelmersdale Road.

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Frequently asked questions

Is Clacton-on-Sea station open?

Clacton-on-Sea 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 Clacton-on-Sea station?

Trains arrive into and depart from Clacton-on-Sea 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 Clacton-on-Sea.

Are there toilets at Clacton-on-Sea station?

Yes, there are toilets available to use at Clacton-on-Sea station.

Are dogs allowed at Clacton-on-Sea station?

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

How do I get from Clacton-on-Sea station to the beach?

It's super easy to get to the beach from Clacton-on-Sea train station. Head south down Station Road and Pier Avenue, and in about 10 minutes you'll hit both the Pier and beach.

Departures and arrivals from Clacton-on-Sea

Want to check the latest departures and arrivals into Clacton-on-Sea station? Find live information for the next trains departing and arriving at the station below.
Departing toTrainTimePlatformStatus
to London Liverpool StreetGreater Anglia05:204On time
to London Liverpool StreetGreater Anglia05:402On time
to London Liverpool StreetGreater Anglia06:102Scheduled
to Walton-on-the-NazeGreater Anglia06:253Scheduled
to London Liverpool StreetGreater Anglia07:052Scheduled
Arriving fromTrainTimePlatformStatus
from London Liverpool StreetGreater Anglia00:552On time
from London Liverpool StreetGreater Anglia06:572On time
from London Liverpool StreetGreater Anglia07:512Scheduled
from London Liverpool StreetGreater Anglia08:472Scheduled
from London Liverpool StreetGreater Anglia09:452Scheduled
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