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Poet John Betjeman declared to Harold Wilson's wife that it would be 'bliss' to travel with the Prime Minister to Diss by train. Travellers may not be guaranteed such auspicious company, but they are guaranteed a tremendous train journey into this buoyant and charming market town. Since Diss was first granted a charter in 1185, the town's main draw has been its market. It is still held every Friday, located next to the elegant Dolphin House, a Grade II-listed timber framed building dating back to 1520. There are 16th century buildings scattered throughout the town, most notably the Corn Hall, now a popular entertainment venue. But perhaps Diss's most striking feature of all is Diss Mere, a wildlife-rich six-acre lake right in the centre of town. You'll find it about a mile west of the station. The station itself dates back to 1847, and retains its character despite a 2013 facelift that added a waiting room and extra toilets.

Heading to Latitude Festival? 

This year, Latitude Festival takes place in Henham Park (near Southwold) from Thursday 18th to Sunday 21st July. Diss is the nearest station to the event, and the 2019 headliners for this famous four-day festival include George Ezra, Lana Del Ray and Stereophonics. 

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Station details & facilities

Ticket Office opening hours:
  • Monday to Friday open from 06:05:00 until 19:25:00
  • Saturday open from 07:15:00 until 15:20:00
  • Sunday open from 09:00:00 until 18:25:00
Ticket MachineAvailable
Staff helpUnavailable
Staffing levelThe staff is available at specific times. Please check at the station.
Oyster PrepayUnavailable
Oyster topupUnavailable
Oyster validatorUnavailable
Pre-purchase collectionAvailable
Left LuggageUnavailable
Left Luggage Websitehttps://www.nationalrail.co.uk/
Telephone typesCoins
Station BuffetAvailable
Station Buffet notes
Coffee shop (0600-1400, Monday-Friday, 0800-1400 Saturday) Vending machine
Bureau de ChangeUnavailable
Tourist Information OfficeUnavailable
Nearest station with more facilities
There is step free access to each platform although it is a long walking route from ticket office to the Norwich bound platform if you can't use the stepped footbridge between platforms. There is a shorter route via abarrow crossing across the track which can only be used with staff assistance, please allow plenty of time for your journey.
Toilets notesThe toilets including an accessible (radar key) toilet is located on platform 1
Baby changeAvailable
Web kioskUnavailable
Staff Help notes
Assistance at this station is provided by a staff member during ticket office opening hours. Assistance requests that cannot be met by a member of staff will be offered suitable alternative transport. Booking is recommended.
Customer Service notes
Monday-Saturday 08:00-20:00. Sunday 10:00-20:00. Bank Holidays 09:00-18:00. 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 nameStation Car Park
Carpark operatorNational Car Parks Ltd
Car parking spaces326
Cycle storageAvailable
Cycle storage spaces36
Sheltered cycle storageAvailable
Cycle storage CCTVAvailable
Cycle storage notes
On platform and on forecourt
Cycle storage notesThere are lockers available.
Ramps for train accessAvailable
Induction LoopAvailable
Accessible ticket machinesAvailable
Accessible Booking Office counterAvailable
Accessible taxisAccessible taxis are available at this station, please see below for more information
Accessible taxis notes

Diss station is served by a taxi rank or a cab office. Check availability before travelling, and pre-book if necessary. Consider using the following local operators:

There is no First Class lounge at this station.

Diss station's main entrance is off Station Road, and leads into the ticket office and onto platform 1 (towards London). Toilets, a cafe and a help point are on the left as you enter the platform, and a ramp on Station Road provides step-free access. Platform 2 (towards Norwich) is accessible via a footbridge or two entrances in the Gilray Road car park, one of which is ramped. There is a ticket machine on platform 2.

Departures and arrivals from Diss

Want to check the latest departures and arrivals into Diss station? Find live information for the next trains departing and arriving at the station below.
Departing toTrainTimePlatformStatus
to London Liverpool StreetGreater Anglia07:141Scheduled
to London Liverpool StreetGreater Anglia08:171Scheduled
to London Liverpool StreetGreater Anglia08:421Scheduled
to London Liverpool StreetGreater Anglia09:052Scheduled
to London Liverpool StreetGreater Anglia09:171Scheduled
Arriving fromTrainTimePlatformStatus
from NorwichGreater Anglia07:131Scheduled
from NorwichGreater Anglia08:161Scheduled
from NorwichGreater Anglia08:411Scheduled
from NorwichGreater Anglia09:042Scheduled
from NorwichGreater Anglia09:161Scheduled
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