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A historic city with charm to spare, Ely lies in the heart of East Cambridgeshire's Fen countryside. Its surroundings yield some stunning views, including the one of the River Great Ouse that visitors enjoy as the train glides into town. When you arrive, a ten-minute walk from the station will take you to another spectacular view, this one man-made: Ely Cathedral, one of UK's most breath-taking religious buildings. Ely's station was built in 1845, and was refurbished in the early 1990s, adding a fort-like facade designed to blend in with the city's architectural surroundings. The station subsequently won Best Medium Sized Station at the 1987 National Rail Awards. Just an hour away from London Kings Cross, Ely offers an ideal mini-break from the city. The Stained Glass Museum, the only museum dedicated to stained glass in the UK, can be found in the cathedral and Oliver Cromwell's House is also worth a visit.

Station details & facilities

Ticket Office opening hours:
DayOpening Hours
Weekdays06:00 - 20:00
Saturday 06:00 - 20:00
Sunday 08:30 - 18:30
Ticket MachineAvailable
Staff helpAvailable
Staffing levelFull time
Oyster PrepayUnavailable
Oyster topupUnavailable
Oyster validatorUnavailable
Pre-purchase collectionAvailable
Left LuggageUnavailable
Telephone typesCoins and cards
Station BuffetAvailable
ATM notes
Located on concourse
Bureau de ChangeUnavailable
Tourist Information OfficeUnavailable
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 pointsUnavailable
Carpark opening hours:
DayOpening Hours
WeekdaysOpen 24 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 spaces152
Carpark charges
Cycle storageAvailable
Cycle storage spaces216
Sheltered cycle storageAvailable
Cycle storage CCTVUnavailable
Cycle storage notes

Platform 1 and forecourt

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

Ely station has a single entrance that leads into the concourse and to platform 1. A subway with ramp access connects to platform 2 and platform 3. There are toilets on all platforms, and bike racks on platform 1 and on the station forecourt. North and southbound services (to London, Cambridge and King's Lynn) use platforms 1 and 2, while services east and west (towards Ipswich and Liverpool) use platform 3.

Departures and arrivals from Ely

Want to check the latest departures and arrivals into Ely station? Find live information for the next trains departing and arriving at the station below.
Departing toTrainTimePlatformStatus
to London Kings CrossGreat Northern18:173On time
to NorwichEast Midlands Railway18:223On time
to IpswichGreater Anglia18:312On time
to Kings LynnGreater Anglia18:351On time
to CambridgeGreater Anglia18:372On time
Arriving fromTrainTimePlatformStatus
from Kings LynnGreat Northern18:163On time
from Liverpool Lime StreetEast Midlands Railway18:193On time
from London Kings CrossGreat Northern18:263On time
from PeterboroughGreater Anglia18:312On time
from London Liverpool StreetGreater Anglia18:341On time
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