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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

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 Birmingham New StreetWest Midlands Trains17:393Scheduled
to Pembroke DockTransport for Wales17:502On time
to Manchester PiccadillyTransport for Wales17:573On time
to Cardiff CentralTransport for Wales18:09On time
to HolyheadTransport for Wales18:273On time
Arriving fromTrainTimePlatformStatus
from Birmingham New StreetWest Midlands Trains17:16Scheduled
from Manchester PiccadillyTransport for Wales17:502On time
from Cardiff CentralTransport for Wales17:563On time
from HolyheadTransport for Wales18:09On time
from Birmingham New StreetWest Midlands Trains18:161On time
† 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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