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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.

King's Lynn station is also the closest station to Sandringham Estate. If you fancy a visit to a royal retreat, you can get a train to King's Lynn and then hop on a bus to the Estate.

Station details & facilities


Trainline's top spots near King's Lynn 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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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.

Departures and arrivals from Kings Lynn

Want to check the latest departures and arrivals into Kings Lynn station? Find live information for the next trains departing and arriving at the station below.
Departing toTrainTimePlatformStatus
to London Kings CrossGreat Northern17:401On time
to London Kings CrossGreat Northern18:101On time
to London Kings CrossGreat Northern18:401On time
to London Kings CrossGreat Northern19:101On time
to London Kings CrossGreat Northern19:401On time
Arriving fromTrainTimePlatformStatus
from London Kings CrossGreat Northern17:281On time
from London Kings CrossGreat Northern17:581On time
from Hunstanton BusGreat Northern18:241On time
from London Kings CrossGreat Northern18:281On time
from London Kings CrossGreat Northern18:581On 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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