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.
|Weekdays||05:15 - 18:00|
|Saturday||05:15 - 18:00|
|Sunday||07:15 - 16:30|
|Staffing level||Part time|
|Telephone types||Coins and cards|
|Station Buffet notes|
Buffet Cold drinks vending machine Food vending machine
Located on concourse
|Bureau de Change||Unavailable|
|Tourist Information Office||Available|
|Staff Help notes|
Please note that assistance is only available during the station staffed hours (see above), unless pre-booked.
|Customer Service notes|
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||Available|
|Weekdays||Open 24 hours|
|Saturday||Open 24 hours|
|Sunday||Open 24 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||49|
|Cycle storage spaces||128|
|Sheltered cycle storage||Available|
|Cycle storage CCTV||Available|
|Cycle storage notes|
|Cycle storage notes||There 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 access||Whole station|
|Step-free access notes|
|Ramps for train access||Available|
|Accessible ticket machines||Available|
|Accessible Booking Office counter||Available|
|Accessible taxis notes|
Details of nearest taxis are shown on station information poster
Need more information on how to get to Clacton-on-Sea by train? Check out our dedicated guide to trains to Essex.
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.
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 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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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.
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.
Yes, there are toilets available to use 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.
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.
|to London Liverpool Street||Greater Anglia||05:20||4||On time|
|to London Liverpool Street||Greater Anglia||05:40||2||On time|
|to London Liverpool Street||Greater Anglia||06:10||2||Scheduled|
|to Walton-on-the-Naze||Greater Anglia||06:25||3||Scheduled|
|to London Liverpool Street||Greater Anglia||07:05||2||Scheduled|
|from London Liverpool Street||Greater Anglia||00:55||2||On time|
|from London Liverpool Street||Greater Anglia||06:57||2||On time|
|from London Liverpool Street||Greater Anglia||07:51||2||Scheduled|
|from London Liverpool Street||Greater Anglia||08:47||2||Scheduled|
|from London Liverpool Street||Greater Anglia||09:45||2||Scheduled|