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First opened as Bentley Green in 1866, this station was renamed Great Bentley train station in 1877. It is managed by Abellio Greater Anglia and has two platforms with hourly services running on the Sunshine Coast Line, which is a branch of the Great Eastern Main Line. Great Bentley station serves residents living in Great Bentley village and the surrounding districts of Brightlingsea and Thorrington as well as other local areas. Passengers can take westbound services from Great Bentley station to Hythe and Colchester on Platform 1, and eastbound services run towards Walton-on-the-Naze and Kirby Cross on Platform 2. Train services run every hour in each direction.

Great Bentley train station is located close to the local village hall and a short stroll from the Great Bentley Cricket Club. The station is unstaffed with no ticket office, but facilities include a self-service ticket machine, toilets, a waiting room and step-free access.

Find address details, station facilities, live departure times and train arrivals for Great Bentley station.

Station details & facilities

Ticket Office opening hours:
DayOpening Hours
Weekdays07:00 - 14:00
Saturday 06:30 - 13:30
Sunday Closed
Ticket MachineAvailable
Staff helpUnavailable
Staffing levelPart time
Oyster PrepayUnavailable
Oyster topupUnavailable
Oyster validatorUnavailable
Pre-purchase collectionAvailable
Left LuggageUnavailable
Telephone typesCoins and cards
Station BuffetUnavailable
Bureau de ChangeUnavailable
Tourist Information OfficeUnavailable
Nearest station with more facilities

The nearest station(s) with more facilities than Great Bentley are:

  • Wivenhoe
Baby changeUnavailable
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 operatorGreater Anglia
Car parking spaces6
Cycle storageAvailable
Cycle storage spaces10
Sheltered cycle storageAvailable
Cycle storage CCTVAvailable
Cycle storage notes
Car par and within station
Cycle storage notes<p><span style="font-family: ;" data-sheets-rawvalue="10 Sheffield Stand spaces">10 Sheffield Stand spaces</span></p>
Step-free accessWhole station
Step-free access notes


Ramps for train accessAvailable
Induction LoopAvailable
Accessible ticket machinesAvailable
Accessible Booking Office counterUnavailable
Accessible taxisunknown
Accessible taxis notes

Details of nearest taxis are shown on station information poster

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Departures and arrivals from Great Bentley

Want to check the latest departures and arrivals into Great Bentley station? Find live information for the next trains departing and arriving at the station below.
Departing toTrainTimePlatformStatus
to Thorpe-le-SokenGreater Anglia18:23On time
to ColchesterGreater Anglia18:24On time
to Thorpe-le-SokenGreater Anglia19:23On time
to ColchesterGreater Anglia19:24On time
to Thorpe-le-SokenGreater Anglia20:23On time
Arriving fromTrainTimePlatformStatus
from ColchesterGreater Anglia18:23On time
from Thorpe-le-SokenGreater Anglia18:24On time
from ColchesterGreater Anglia19:23On time
from Thorpe-le-SokenGreater Anglia19:24On time
from ColchesterGreater Anglia20:23On time
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