Harrogate railway station dates back to 1862. Originally designed by the architect Thomas Prosser, the station was the first structure in Harrogate built of brick, but in the 1960s, it was largely torn down and replaced by the existing, more utilitarian building. In the summer, pretty flowerbeds and hanging gardens around the station nod to the town's famous Harlow Carr Botanical Garden.
Trains to Harrogate arrive right in the centre of town, with the main attractions within a few minutes' walk. Harrogate's Turkish Baths and Health Spa have been offering visitors much-needed respite since the 1800s, and The Royal Pump Room Museum, in its grade II listed building, explores the history of what some consider to be England's premier spa town. For food, a good bet is Betty's Tearooms, the town's queen of finger food located in the illustrious Montpellier Quarter, the Antiques and Art Centre of the North.
|Weekdays||06:15 - 19:00|
|Saturday||06:15 - 19:00|
|Sunday||09:15 - 18:00|
|Staffing level||Part time|
|Telephone types||Coins and cards|
|Bureau de Change||Unavailable|
|Tourist Information Office||Unavailable|
|Customer help points||Unavailable|
|Everyday||Open 24 hours|
|Weekdays||Open 24 hours|
|Saturday||Open 24 hours|
|Sunday||Open 24 hours|
|Carpark name||Station Car Park|
|Carpark operator||Northern Rail|
|Car parking spaces||117|
|Cycle storage spaces||32|
|Sheltered cycle storage||Available|
|Cycle storage CCTV||Available|
|Step-free access||Whole station|
|Step-free access notes|
Level access to both plaforms via separate entrances. Lifts between platforms.
|Ramps for train access||Available|
|Accessible ticket machines||Available|
|Accessible Booking Office counter||Unavailable|
Harrogate train station is mainly served by LNER and Northern trains. LNER trains cover the route from London to Harrogate in 2h 58m, while Northern services connect Leeds to Harrogate in 32m, York to Harrogate in 34m and Knaresborough to Harrogate in 9m.
Need more information on how to get to Harrogate by train? Check out our dedicated page to trains to Harrogate.
Want to know when your next train from/to Harrogate station departs? Scroll down this page and click on the ‘Departures’ tab if you want to check all trains departing from Harrogate railway station or click on the ‘Arrivals’ tab for more information about all services arriving into Harrogate.
Harrogate train station has three platforms, of which only platforms 1 and 3 see regular use. Platform 1 (towards York and Knaresborough) is situated directly outside the main ticket office, which also contains a small shop, refreshments, photo booths and ATMs. Platform 3 (towards Leeds) can be accessed via a footbridge and lifts from platform 1, or directly via the car park on the east side of the station, off East Parade.
Harrogate station also has an accessible waiting area for all passengers, complete with power points and USB charging sockets.
Harrogate Station Waiting Room
Photo courtesy of Jamie Davies - @JDaviesIIICH
Harrogate train station has two car parks: Car Park 1 can be found near the ticket hall off Station Parade, while Car Park 2 is off East Parade. Both car parks have step-free access to help wheelchair users easily get to the station.
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Harrogate 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 Harrogate 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 Harrogate.
Yes, there are toilets available to use at Harrogate station.
Yes, dogs are allowed at Harrogate station, but they should be kept on a lead or in a pet carrier at all times.