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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:
DayOpening Hours
Weekdays06:05 - 19:25
Saturday 07:15 - 15:20
Sunday 09:00 - 18:25
Ticket MachineAvailable
Staff helpUnavailable
Staffing levelPart time
Oyster PrepayUnavailable
Oyster topupUnavailable
Oyster validatorUnavailable
Pre-purchase collectionAvailable
Left LuggageUnavailable
Telephone typesCoins only
Station BuffetAvailable
Station Buffet notes

Coffee shop (0600-1400, Monday-Friday, 0800-1400 Saturday)

Vending machine

Bureau de ChangeUnavailable
Tourist Information OfficeUnavailable
Information Systems
  • Announcements
  • Arrival screens
  • Departure screens
Toilets notesOn platform 1
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
Carpark nameStation Car Park
Carpark operatorNational Car Parks Ltd
Car parking spaces326
Carpark charges
Cycle storageAvailable
Cycle storage spaces36
Sheltered cycle storageAvailable
Cycle storage CCTVAvailable
Cycle storage notes

On platform and on forecourt

Step-free accessPart of station
Step-free access notes

There is step free access to each platform. 

Note that there is a stepped footbridge between the platforms.  There is a barrow crossing across the track which can only be used with staff assistance.

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

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 NorwichGreater Anglia17:052On time
to London Liverpool StreetGreater Anglia17:171On time
to NorwichGreater Anglia18:002On time
to London Liverpool StreetGreater Anglia18:171On time
to NorwichGreater Anglia19:042On time
Arriving fromTrainTimePlatformStatus
from London Liverpool StreetGreater Anglia17:042On time
from NorwichGreater Anglia17:171On time
from London Liverpool StreetGreater Anglia17:592On time
from NorwichGreater Anglia18:171On time
from London Liverpool StreetGreater Anglia19:032On time
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