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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 Today, the London-bound fish have been replaced by London-bound commuters, with six trains every hour to Fenchurch Street.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

Ticket Office opening hours:
DayOpening Hours
Weekdays05:15 - 22:00
Saturday 06:15 - 20:00
Sunday 06:45 - 19:40
Ticket MachineAvailable
Staff helpUnavailable
Staffing levelPart time
Oyster PrepayUnavailable
Oyster topupUnavailable
Oyster validatorUnavailable
Pre-purchase collectionAvailable
Left LuggageUnavailable
Telephone typesCoins only
Station BuffetAvailable
Station Buffet notes

Cafe located on concourse 

ATM notes

Outside the front of the station 

Bureau de ChangeUnavailable
Tourist Information OfficeUnavailable
Information Systems
  • Announcements
  • Departure screens
Toilets notes<p>Platforms 1/2</p>
Baby changeAvailable
WiFi notes
Web kioskUnavailable
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 pointsAvailable
Carpark opening hours:
DayOpening Hours
EverydayOpen 24 hours
WeekdaysOpen 24 hours
Saturday Open 24 hours
Sunday Open 24 hours
Carpark nameStation Car Park
Carpark operatorNational Car Parks Ltd
Car parking spaces518
Carpark charges
Three Monthly£238.80
Cycle storageAvailable
Cycle storage spaces104
Sheltered cycle storageAvailable
Cycle storage CCTVAvailable
Cycle storage notes
In drop off car park
Step-free accessWhole station
Step-free access notes

Lifts are available to all platforms 

Ramps for train accessAvailable
Induction LoopAvailable
Accessible ticket machinesAvailable
Accessible Booking Office counterUnavailable
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.

Departures and arrivals from Leigh-on-Sea

Want to check the latest departures and arrivals into Leigh-on-Sea station? Find live information for the next trains departing and arriving at the station below.
Departing toTrainTimePlatformStatus
to London Fenchurch Streetc2c15:551On time
to Shoeburynessc2c16:033On time
to London Fenchurch Streetc2c16:121On time
to Southend Centralc2c16:163On time
to London Fenchurch Streetc2c16:161On time
Arriving fromTrainTimePlatformStatus
from Shoeburynessc2c15:551On time
from London Fenchurch Streetc2c16:033On time
from Shoeburynessc2c16:111On time
from London Fenchurch Streetc2c16:163On time
from Shoeburynessc2c16:161On time
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