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Trains into Great Yarmouth station ease along the banks of the River Yare. It’s a pleasant way to arrive at this scenic seaside resort, whose 15-mile stretch of sandy beach and east-coast sunshine draw vast numbers of visitors during the holiday season, resulting in the added service of 24 passenger trains every Saturday throughout summer.

The station itself was formerly known as Yarmouth Vauxhall and was opened by the Yarmouth and Norwich Railway in 1844. It was rebuilt in 1960 after extensive damage in WW2.

Not far from the real Great Yarmouth station is Merrivale Model Village, perfect if you prefer your railways dinky. One of Great Yarmouth's most-loved family attractions, the miniature railways boasts 350 metres of track and 28 different locomotives, novelty vehicles and associated rolling stock offering perhaps the easiest afternoon of trainspotting available on Earth. Also on the Golden Mile is the Sea Life Centre, a tropical pool, and the Pleasure Beach, as well as various tearooms with majestic seaside views.

Station details & facilities


Trainline's top spots near Great Yarmouth station

Looking for a coffee on the way to the station? We've collected a list of our favourite independent coffee houses and eateries within walking distance of the station - check them out below!


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Mark's Pantry 8 minutes Family-run cafe with homemade food.
Norfolk Kitchen 8 minutes Diner and takeaway close to the town centre.



Trains to Great Yarmouth station

Great Yarmouth train station is mainly served by Greater Anglia trains, which connect Norwich to Great Yarmouth in 33m.

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

How to get from Great Yarmouth station to the beach

It takes about 20 minutes to walk from Great Yarmouth station to the beach. Head out of the station and turn right onto Acle New Road. Keep walking down this road and onto Priory Plain, then take a left into St Nicholas Road. Keep walking until you see the beach ahead of you.

Great Yarmouth train station departures and arrivals

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

Great Yarmouth train station has four platforms, all of which can be accessed step-free. There are two entrances, one through the car park leading into the concourse and the other a few yards away with direct access to all four platforms. The large concourse has numerous benches, a cycle rack, ticket desk, baby-changing facilities and toilets. Permit parking is available for the front of the station.

Great Yarmouth train station parking

Great Yarmouth train station has one car park, which is opposite the main entrance. There are 35 car parking spaces available, 2 of which are accessible ones. Please note that you'll need to cross the car park to get into the station.

Hotels near Great Yarmouth train station

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Frequently asked questions

Is Great Yarmouth station open?

Great Yarmouth 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 Great Yarmouth station?

Trains arrive into and depart from Great Yarmouth 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 Great Yarmouth.

Are there toilets at Great Yarmouth station?

Yes, there are toilets available to use at Great Yarmouth station.

Are dogs allowed at Great Yarmouth station?

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

How do I get from Great Yarmouth station to the beach?

It's easy to get from Great Yarmouth station to the beach – you just need to walk for about 20 minutes.

Departures and arrivals from Great Yarmouth

Want to check the latest departures and arrivals into Great Yarmouth station? Find live information for the next trains departing and arriving at the station below.
Departing toTrainTimePlatformStatus
to NorwichGreater Anglia21:172On time
to NorwichGreater Anglia22:172On time
to NorwichGreater Anglia23:342On time
to NorwichGreater Anglia05:432Scheduled
to NorwichGreater Anglia06:242Scheduled
Arriving fromTrainTimePlatformStatus
from NorwichGreater Anglia21:132On time
from NorwichGreater Anglia22:132On time
from NorwichGreater Anglia23:312On time
from NorwichGreater Anglia05:402Scheduled
from NorwichGreater Anglia06:482Scheduled
† Average savings on advance fares booked at least one week before day of travel vs Anytime fares purchased on day of travel. Subject to availability. Excludes coach.

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