Coventry train station is the main railway station serving the city of Coventry, in West Midlands. Although Coventry's first rail station was built in 1838, a more efficient station quickly superseded it just two years later. Change and transition followed throughout the 19th century until the latest redevelopment in 1962, which coincided with the electrification of the West Coast Main Line. The station's modern architecture with its spacious concourse was rewarded in 1995 by English Heritage, making the structure one of 400 listed buildings (including a Roman fortification) located within the city limits.
Coventry is a city with transport at its heart. The world's first modern bicycle was built here in 1885, and the original British motorcar followed in 1897. Yet, the city is perhaps most famous for the rather unusual mode of transport chosen by Lady Godiva for her famous taxation protest in the 11th-century – riding naked on a white horse through the city's streets. The noble woman's statue in Broadgate is only a ten-minute walk from the station. Coventry is also the nearest station to Kenilworth Castle, just hop on the x17 bus to get there.
|Staffing level||The staff is available at all times.|
|Telephone types||Cards and coins|
|Bureau de Change||Unavailable|
|Tourist Information Office||Unavailable|
|Nearest station with more facilities|
lifts to platforms 2, 3 and 4
|Toilets notes||The National key toilets are located on Platform 1; these toilets are operated by a radar key.|
|Customer Service notes|
Monday to Sunday 06:00 - 21:00 Available from customer service offices, located on platform 1 and 3.
|Customer help points||Available|
|Carpark name||Multi Storey (Car Park 1)|
|Carpark operator||Avanti West Coast|
|Car parking spaces||358|
|Cycle storage spaces||120|
|Sheltered cycle storage||Available|
|Cycle storage CCTV||Available|
|Cycle storage notes|
54 stands outside the main entrance, a cycling compound with 36 spaces and 30 stands in Car Park 2. A secure Cycle Hub is planned for 2017 as part of the station improvement works, please see station staff for more details.
|Cycle storage notes||Compound|
|Step-free access||Step free access is available throughout the whole station.|
|Ramps for train access||Available|
|Accessible ticket machines||Available|
|Accessible Booking Office counter||Unavailable|
|Accessible taxis||Accessible taxis are available at this station, please see below for more information|
|Accessible taxis notes|
Coventry station is a major station with taxis usually available on a rank. Advance booking is not normally necessary or even possible, unless arriving early in the morning or late at night. Operators who may accept bookings include:
Both Avanti West Coast and West Midlands Railway services connect Birmingham to Coventry in 28m and London to Coventry in 1h 35m. Avanti West Coast trains also run from Blackpool North to Coventry in 3h 44m.
Need more information on how to get to Coventry by train? Check out our dedicated page to trains to Coventry.
Want to know when your next train from/to Coventry station departs? Scroll down this page and click on the ‘Departures’ tab if you want to check all trains departing from Coventry railway station or click on the ‘Arrivals’ tab for more information about all services arriving into Coventry.
The station comprises four platforms. Platform 1 with services to London is found directly in front of the entrance, and all other platforms can be accessed by two footbridges, the left serviced by lifts, the right with stairs. Coffee shops can be found in the main concourse and on platforms 1 and 2.
Coventry train station has one multi-storey car park, which can be found near the British Transport Police Building, opposite platform 1. The car park is open 24/7 and has 2 accessible parking spaces.
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Coventry 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 Coventry 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 Coventry.
Yes, there are toilets available to use at Coventry station.
Yes, dogs are allowed at Coventry station, but they should be kept on a lead or in a pet carrier at all times.