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Trains to Farringdon

Farringdon is a mainline and London Underground station in Clerkenwell, on the outskirts of the City of London. It opened in 1863 and served as the final stop on the Metropolitan Line, the world's first underground railway. Look up as you enter the station and note the original signage, which features the station's former name of Farringdon & High Holborn. Mainline passenger trains initially shared the track with freight trains full of livestock destined for Smithfield Market - and, although the cows stopped using the station in the 1920s, the cobbled circular cattle ramp behind the building remains. Today, the station serves a London foodie hotspot, with several notable restaurants - including St. John, the temple of 'nose-to-tail' eating. It sees fewer passengers than many other mainline stations based in the capital, but has a busy future as part of London's east-west Crossrail project, which will see it become a major interchange for Thameslink, Crossrail and London Underground services.

Station details & facilities

There are several entrances to Farringdon station: one on Turnmill Street and two on Cowcross Street. London Underground trains use platforms 1 and 2 - the best entrances for these are Turnmill Street and the north entrance on Cowcross Street. For National Rail services on platform 3 and platform 4, use either of the Cowcross Street entrances (the southern entrance contains the National Rail ticket office). For step-free access, use either Cowcross Street entrance.

Ticket Office

  • Ticket Machine :
  • Staff help available : False
  • Ticket Office opening hours :
    DayOpening Hours
    Weekdays07:30 - 19:30
    Saturday 09:30 - 16:30
    Sunday 09:30 - 16:30
  • Travel card zone : Zone 1
  • Oyster Prepay : False
  • Oyster topup : False
  • Oyster validator : False



  • Postbox : False
  • Telephones :
  • Telephones type : Coins and cards
  • Customer help points :


  • CCTV :


  • Shops available :



  • Car parking spaces : 0

Bicycle Facilities

  • Cycle storage available : False
  • Cycle storage spaces : 16
  • Sheltered cycle storage : False
  • Cycle storage CCTV :


  • Step-free access : Whole station
  • Ramps for train access :
  • Wheelchairs available :
  • Induction Loop :
  • Accessible ticket machines :
  • Accessible Booking Office counter : False
  • Accessible taxis : unknown
  • Accessible taxis notes :

    Contact taxi operator directly

Trains to Farringdon


Cowcross Street, London, EC1M 6BY
Ticket Office Hours
DayOpening Hours
Weekdays07:30 - 19:30
Saturday 09:30 - 16:30
Sunday 09:30 - 16:30

Useful links when visiting Farringdon by train