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.
|Weekdays||06:00 - 20:00|
|Saturday||06:00 - 19:30|
|Sunday||08:30 - 20:30|
|Staffing level||Full time|
|Telephone types||Coins and cards|
|Bureau de Change||Unavailable|
|Tourist Information Office||Unavailable|
|Customer Service notes|
Please call our Customer Services Centre on 03457 000 125 (07:00-22:00 every day)
|Customer help points||Available|
|Weekdays||Open 24 hours|
|Saturday||Open 24 hours|
|Sunday||Open 24 hours|
|Carpark name||Station Car Park|
|Car parking spaces||200|
|Cycle storage spaces||32|
|Sheltered cycle storage||Available|
|Cycle storage CCTV||Available|
|Cycle storage notes|
|Step-free access||Whole station|
|Step-free access notes|
Lifts now available on platform 4 and platform 2 connecting to a footbridge.
|Ramps for train access||Available|
|Accessible ticket machines||Unavailable|
|Accessible Booking Office counter||Available|
|Accessible taxis notes|
Accessible taxis are available
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.
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 has a car park right outside the main entrance. There are 200 car parking spaces
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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.
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.
Yes, there are toilets available to use 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.