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Gloucester railway station first opened in 1840 and was originally a terminus – to this day, most trains that call there have to reverse out of the station, with the exception of services travelling onward to South Wales.

The current buildings date back to a major rebuilding project in 1977, which gave Gloucester the second-longest platform in Great Britain. Over 600 metres long, it was built to enable the station to serve two intercity 125 trains at the same time.

The city is perhaps best known for the beautiful Gloucester Cathedral, a Gothic masterpiece constructed between 1089 and 1499. It co-hosts one of the oldest music festivals in the world: the Three Choirs Festival, founded in 1719. The cathedral is about a 15-minute walk from the station, via busy, mostly pedestrianized shopping streets. On the west side of the city centre, you'll find attractively redeveloped docklands, dotted with shops, pubs and restaurants.

Station details & facilities

Ticket Office opening hours:
DayOpening Hours
Weekdays06:00 - 20:00
Saturday 06:00 - 19:30
Sunday 08:30 - 20:30
Ticket MachineAvailable
Staff helpUnavailable
Staffing levelFull time
Oyster PrepayUnavailable
Oyster topupUnavailable
Oyster validatorUnavailable
Pre-purchase collectionAvailable
Left LuggageUnavailable
Telephone typesCoins and cards
Station BuffetAvailable
Bureau de ChangeUnavailable
Tourist Information OfficeUnavailable
Baby changeUnavailable
WiFi notes
Web kioskUnavailable
Customer Service notes
Please call our Customer Services Centre on 03457 000 125 (07:00-22:00 every day)
Customer help pointsAvailable
Carpark opening hours:
DayOpening Hours
WeekdaysOpen 24 hours
Saturday Open 24 hours
Sunday Open 24 hours
Carpark nameStation Car Park
Car parking spaces200
Carpark charges
Three Monthly£183.50
Cycle storageAvailable
Cycle storage spaces32
Sheltered cycle storageAvailable
Cycle storage CCTVAvailable
Cycle storage notes
Platform 2
Step-free accessWhole station
Step-free access notes
Lifts now available on platform 4 and platform 2 connecting to a footbridge.
Ramps for train accessAvailable
Induction LoopAvailable
Accessible ticket machinesUnavailable
Accessible Booking Office counterAvailable
Accessible taxisunknown
Accessible taxis notes

Accessible taxis are available

Trains to Gloucester station

Gloucester train station is mainly served by GWR, CrossCountry and Transport for Wales trains. Frequent GWR services connect Cheltenham to Gloucester in 10m, London to Gloucester and Westbury to Gloucester in 1h 47m. Both CrossCountry and Transport for Wales services cover the route from Cardiff to Gloucester in 1h 6m.

Need more information on how to get to Gloucester by train? Check out our dedicated page to trains to Gloucester.

Gloucester train station departures and arrivals

Want to know when your next train from/to Gloucester station departs? Scroll down this page and click on the ‘Departures’ tab if you want to check all trains departing from Gloucester railway station or click on the ‘Arrivals’ tab for more information about all services arriving into Gloucester.

Gloucester train station has four platforms. Platforms 1 and 2 are technically one long platform - as you enter from the ticket hall, platform 1 is to your right, and platform 2 to your left. Platform 3 is behind the ticket hall, and platform 4 is accessible via a footbridge or level crossing. Toilets are located between platforms 2 and 3, just outside the ticket hall. There is a bike rack on platform 2 and a car park and taxi rank outside the main entrance.

Gloucester train station parking

Gloucester train station has a car park right outside the main entrance. There are 200 car parking spaces

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Frequently asked questions

Is Gloucester station open?

Gloucester 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.

Are trains running today from Gloucester station?

Trains arrive into and depart from Gloucester 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 Gloucester.

Are there toilets at Gloucester station?

Yes, there are toilets available to use at Gloucester station.

Are dogs allowed at Gloucester station?

Yes, dogs are allowed at Gloucester station, but they should be kept on a lead or in a pet carrier at all times.

Departures and arrivals from Gloucester

Want to check the latest departures and arrivals into Gloucester station? Find live information for the next trains departing and arriving at the station below.
Departing toTrainTimePlatformStatus
to Cheltenham SpaTransport for Wales19:374Late
to NottinghamCrossCountry19:49Scheduled
to Cardiff CentralCrossCountry19:592Late
to Swindon (Wilts)Great Western Railway20:162On time
to Cheltenham SpaGreat Western Railway20:224On time
Arriving fromTrainTimePlatformStatus
from Cardiff CentralTransport for Wales19:364Late
from Cardiff CentralCrossCountry19:41Scheduled
from NottinghamCrossCountry19:582Late
from Cheltenham SpaGreat Western Railway20:082On time
from Swindon (Wilts)Great Western Railway20:184On time
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