Surrounded by waterways feeding into the River Great Ouse and down to the North Sea, King’s Lynn boasted a sizeable seaport and trade routes within Britain and abroad by the late 12th century. Much of its history is still in evidence today with its tide clock at St Margaret's Church harking back to the town’s maritime prosperity, and one of its three market days dating back to the 1100s. Tuesday’s Georgian Market Place, once the home to public witch executions, has a gruesome reminder of the local ‘witch’s heart’ legend seared into the brickwork above a window. King's Lynn station opened in 1849 amid fears that the railway would challenge the port’s prominence. In fact, a spur connected the station to the harbour to transport shipped goods into London. Today the town is a major shopping hub with shops and restaurants lining the cobbled streets, and the Vancouver Quarter shopping centre is a must-see.
|Weekdays||05:30 - 20:00|
|Saturday||05:30 - 19:30|
|Sunday||07:50 - 17:00|
|Staffing level||Full time|
|Telephone types||Coins and cards|
|Station Buffet notes|
Refreshments available on station concourse
ATM located in station entrance
|Bureau de Change||Unavailable|
|Tourist Information Office||Unavailable|
|Toilets notes||WC on station concourse|
|Staff Help notes|
Please contact the Helpline 0800 058 2844 before the day of travel to ensure arrangements are in place.
|Customer help points||Unavailable|
|Everyday||Open 24 hours|
|Carpark name||Station Car Park|
|Carpark operator||Meteor Parking Ltd|
|Car parking spaces||212|
|Cycle storage spaces||104|
|Sheltered cycle storage||Available|
|Cycle storage CCTV||Available|
|Cycle storage notes|
|Step-free access||Whole station|
|Step-free access notes|
Step free access to all platforms and Booking Office.
|Ramps for train access||Available|
|Accessible ticket machines||Available|
|Accessible Booking Office counter||Unavailable|
|Accessible taxis notes|
Accessible taxis are available
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!
What's it all about?
|Coffee Shop at Goddard's||2 minutes||Quaint coffee shop with a cosy ambience.|
|Cafe Rosta||7 minutes||Homemade food and great coffee.|
King’s Lynn has three platforms, although one is no longer in use. There are car parks on either side of the station, with side entrances direct into the station and one main entrance from Blackfriar’s Road. The concourse includes a restaurant, baby-changing facilities, toilets and a ticket office. Trains travelling to London King’s Cross leave from either platform.