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Rail arrived in Hereford in 1853, but it wasn't until 1893 that passenger rail services were all concentrated at Hereford train station, the station that still stands today.

The warm and welcoming red-brick building, with its large gables and expansive Gothic-style windows, acts as a fine preview for the tremendous cathedral that awaits - just a ten-minute walk away. As a cathedral city, Hereford has a typically tranquil atmosphere, but the hustle and bustle of the regular markets keep the heart of the city that rests on the River Wye alive and kicking. Hereford dates back to Saxon times, and today visitors take in a rich mix of British heritage and modern shopping facilities. Hereford also has a large number of museums, including The Old House and the tempting Cider Museum. The Three Choirs Festival, Europe's oldest musical event, takes place here every three years.

Station details & facilities

Ticket Office opening hours:
DayOpening Hours
Weekdays05:20 - 18:30
Saturday 06:45 - 18:30
Sunday 09:15 - 18:40
Ticket MachineAvailable
Staff helpUnavailable
Staffing levelPart time
Oyster PrepayUnavailable
Oyster topupUnavailable
Oyster validatorUnavailable
Pre-purchase collectionAvailable
Left LuggageUnavailable
Left Luggage Websitehttp://www.arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Lost PropertyAvailable
Lost Property phone number03333 211 202
Lost Property Websitehttp://www.arrivatrainswales.co.uk/lostproperty
Telephone typesCoins only
Station BuffetAvailable
Station Buffet notes
Bureau de ChangeUnavailable
Tourist Information OfficeUnavailable
Information Systems
  • Announcements
  • Arrival screens
  • Departure screens
Baby changeAvailable
WiFi notes
Web kioskUnavailable
Customer Service notes
Contact our Customer Relations team directly on customer.relations@arrivatrainswales.co.uk.
Customer help pointsAvailable
Carpark opening hours:
DayOpening Hours
EverydayOpen 24 hours
Carpark nameMain Car Park
Carpark operatorNational Car Parks Ltd
Car parking spaces175
Cycle storageAvailable
Cycle storage spaces50
Sheltered cycle storageAvailable
Cycle storage CCTVAvailable
Cycle storage notes
Limited cycle stands are available in the car park.
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Step-free accessWhole station
Ramps for train accessAvailable
Induction LoopAvailable
Accessible ticket machinesAvailable
Accessible Booking Office counterAvailable
Accessible taxisunknown
Accessible taxis notes

Available from the taxi rank.

Trains to Hereford station

Hereford train station is mainly served by GWR, West Midlands Railway and Transport for Wales trains. GWR trains connect London Paddington to Hereford in 3h 17m, while Transport for Wales services cover the routes from Manchester to Hereford in 2h 25m and from Milford Haven to Hereford in 4h. Finally, West Midlands Railway connect Birmingham New Street to Hereford in 1h 29m.

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

Hereford train station departures and arrivals

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

Hereford station has two entrances. The first entrance is from a car park, which leads directly onto platforms 3 and 4 via a ramp. The second and main entrance enters a concourse with a ticket counter on the left and access to the platforms. A footbridge connects to platform 1 and 2. There is a coffee shop and toilets on platform 4 and more toilets on platform 2. Automated ticket barriers are in operation.

Hereford train station parking

Hereford train station has two car parks, one opposite each station entrance. Step-free access is available at both car parks, so wheelchair users can easily get to the station.

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Frequently asked questions

Is Hereford station open?

Hereford 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 Hereford station?

Trains arrive into and depart from Hereford 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 Hereford.

Are there toilets at Hereford station?

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

Are dogs allowed at Hereford station?

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

Departures and arrivals from Hereford

Want to check the latest departures and arrivals into Hereford station? Find live information for the next trains departing and arriving at the station below.
Departing toTrainTimePlatformStatus
to SwanseaTransport for Wales19:40Scheduled
to CreweTransport for Wales19:503On time
to Birmingham New StreetWest Midlands Trains19:561On time
to Cardiff CentralTransport for Wales20:222On time
to CarmarthenTransport for Wales20:412On time
Arriving fromTrainTimePlatformStatus
from CreweTransport for Wales19:40Scheduled
from Milford HavenTransport for Wales19:483On time
from HolyheadTransport for Wales20:192On time
from Birmingham New StreetWest Midlands Trains20:311On time
from CreweTransport for Wales20:402On time
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