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Trains to Leigh-on-Sea

Trains to Leigh-on-Sea glide past the impressive ruins of Hadleigh Castle before the landscape gives way to a seascape as the train pulls into the station. Stepping from the carriage, visitors are spoilt for choice with spellbinding scenery on either side - the mouth of the River Thames in front and the Belton Hills Nature Reserve behind. The station building itself dates back to 1934, although rail first arrived in the town in 1856 and boosted the town's Victorian fish trade by bringing a direct line to Billingsgate Market, a far faster option than the previously used road and canal. Today, the London-bound fish have been replaced by London-bound commuters, with six trains every hour to Fenchurch Street. Cafes, pubs and restaurants - and of course the breath-taking sea view - are literally seconds away from the train, but the historic Old Leigh village centre is worth the splendid 15-minute walk. With maritime memories at every turn, keep a look out for the Leigh Heritage Centre and The Sail Loft, a former sail-maker workshop. This arresting structure is now used as the Foreshore Inspector's office. In June, the Leigh Folk Festival is a major draw, with concerts, ceilidhs, workshops and street theatre taking over the waterside town.

Station details & facilities

Leigh-on-Sea station has two main entrances, both leading into the concourse and on to all three platforms with step-free access in the form of lifts. The ticket office is on the left before entering the platforms, and there's a large cafe on the right. Toilets are found on platform 1. There is a short-term car park outside the station, and buses stop in front of the concourse.

Ticket Office

  • Ticket Machine :
  • Staff help available : False
  • Ticket Office opening hours :
    DayOpening Hours
    Weekdays05:15 - 22:00
    Saturday 06:15 - 20:00
    Sunday 06:45 - 19:40
  • Oyster Prepay : False
  • Oyster topup : False
  • Oyster validator : False


  • Left Luggage available : False
  • Lost Property available : False
  • Lost Property phone number : 03457 44 44 22


  • Postbox : False
  • Telephones :
  • Telephones type : Coins only
  • Station Buffet notes :

    Cafe located on concourse 

  • Customer Service Notes :

    Monday - Friday, 08:00 - 20:00

    Saturday, Sunday, Public Holidays, 09:00 - 16:00

    Closed Christmas Day and Boxing Day

    0345 744 4422 (option 3, followed by option 3)


  • Customer help points :


  • CCTV :


  • Shops available : False


  • Toilets available :
  • Toilets description :

    Platforms 1/2

  • Showers : False
  • Baby change :



  • ATM available :
  • ATM notes :

    Outside the front of the station 


  • Carpark opening hours :
    DayOpening Hours
    EverydayOpen 24 hours
    WeekdaysOpen 24 hours
    Saturday Open 24 hours
    Sunday Open 24 hours
  • Carpark name : Station Car Park
  • Carpark operator : National Car Parks Ltd
  • Car parking spaces : 518
  • Car parking charges :
    Three Monthly£238.80

Bicycle Facilities

  • Cycle storage available :
  • Cycle storage spaces : 104
  • Sheltered cycle storage :
  • Cycle storage CCTV :
  • Cycle storage location : In drop off car park


  • Step-free access : Whole station
  • Step-free access notes :

    Lifts are available to all platforms 

  • Ramps for train access :
  • Wheelchairs available : False
  • Induction Loop :
  • Accessible ticket machines :
  • Accessible Booking Office counter : False
Trains to Leigh-on-Sea


Belton Way, Leigh on Sea, Essex, SS9 2ET
Ticket Office Hours
DayOpening Hours
Weekdays05:15 - 22:00
Saturday 06:15 - 20:00
Sunday 06:45 - 19:40

Leigh-on-Sea Live Departures




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London Fenchurch Street


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London Fenchurch Street


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Useful links when visiting Leigh-on-Sea by train