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Leighton Buzzard station serves both the town that it is named after as well the neighbouring town of Linslade, where the station is actually located. The London and Birmingham Railway opened a station at Leighton in 1838, and the current station buildings date back to 1958, just five years before the Great Train Robbery took place a little way down the line to the south. Trains to Leighton Buzzard include services to/from Birmingham New Street, London Euston, Milton Keynes and South Croydon. The area between the station and the Grand Union Canal and River Ouzl is the main commercial area of Linslade. The 15-minute walk to Leighton Buzzard town centre is through Linslade along Old Road, across the canal and river, to the Market Square and High Street and their collection of shops and pubs. To the south of the town centre is the Leighton Buzzard Railway, a narrow gauge heritage railway.

Station details & facilities

Leighton Buzzard station has four platforms: platforms 1 and 2 for fast services between London Euston and Birmingham New Street, and platforms 3 and 4 for stopping services, including those to Milton Keynes and South Croydon. The station building has a ticket hall, shops, cafe and toilets, and opens on to platform 4. The other platforms are accessed via a footbridge. There are additional station entrances from the car park and also from Southcourt Avenue (for platform 1).

Frequently asked questions

Is Leighton Buzzard train station open?

Leighton Buzzard train 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 Leighton Buzzard train station?

Trains arrive into and depart from Leighton Buzzard train station almost every day, although there may be less services during the weekends and bank holidays. Check our live train times for up-to-date information on trains running to and from Leighton Buzzard train station.

Are there toilets in Leighton Buzzard train station?

Yes there are toilets available to use at Leighton Buzzard train station.

Are dogs allowed in Leighton Buzzard train station?

Yes, dogs are allowed at Leighton Buzzard train station, but should be kept on a lead or comfortable in a pet carrier at all times.

Departures and arrivals from Leighton Buzzard

Want to check the latest departures and arrivals into Leighton Buzzard station? Find live information for the next trains departing and arriving at the station below.
Departing toTrainTimePlatformStatus
to London EustonWest Midlands Trains16:47Late
to London EustonWest Midlands Trains16:49Late
to Birmingham New StreetWest Midlands Trains16:57Late
to Milton Keynes CentralWest Midlands Trains17:02On time
to London EustonWest Midlands Trains17:12On time
Arriving fromTrainTimePlatformStatus
from Milton Keynes CentralWest Midlands Trains16:46Late
from Birmingham New StreetWest Midlands Trains16:49Late
from London EustonWest Midlands Trains16:56Late
from London EustonWest Midlands Trains17:02On time
from Milton Keynes CentralWest Midlands Trains17:11On 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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