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Letchworth Garden City train station first opened in 1903 and connects the world's first garden city to London's King's Cross station, the fastest service taking just 36 minutes. Rebuilt in 1912 the station was fashioned in an "arts and crafts" style, recognising this unique style the building is now Grade 2 listed. With regular services to both London and Cambridge with the combined lure of vast green spaces, strong sense of community and leisure facilities nearby Letchworth Garden City station is well positioned to serve commuters. For example, Letchworth Garden City to Cambridge with Great Northern takes on average 31 minutes whilst services to Stevenage take just 10 minutes. 

With the station located in the heart of Letchworth within a few minutes, you can find yourself in the middle of the high street with ample shops, restaurants and hotels to suit any budget. If you're looking to explore the history of Letchworth there are several museums nearby including the International Garden Cities Exhibition, the Community Museum and the Spirella Building. The latter being a former corset factory which was restored in 1996 and is a popular wedding venue with a majestic ballroom and immaculately landscaped gardens. 

Letchworth Garden City station recently featured on BBC2's Great British Train Journeys with Michael Portillo travelling from Letchworth Garden City to Herne Hill.

Station details & facilities

Ticket Office opening hours:
DayOpening Hours
Weekdays06:10 - 20:00
Saturday 07:00 - 19:30
Sunday 09:00 - 17:10
Ticket MachineAvailable
Staff helpAvailable
Staffing levelFull time
Oyster PrepayUnavailable
Oyster topupUnavailable
Oyster validatorUnavailable
Pre-purchase collectionAvailable
Telephone typesCoins and cards
Station BuffetAvailable
Station Buffet notes
Refreshments available on platform 1
Bureau de ChangeUnavailable
Tourist Information OfficeUnavailable
Baby changeUnavailable
WiFi notes
Web kioskUnavailable
Staff Help notes
Please contact the Helpline 0800 058 2844 before the day of travel to ensure arrangements are in place.
Customer help pointsUnavailable
Cycle storageAvailable
Cycle storage spaces96
Sheltered cycle storageAvailable
Cycle storage CCTVAvailable
Cycle storage notes
Station entrance
Cycle storage notes<p>Owned by Euro Car Parks</p>
Step-free accessWhole station
Step-free access notes

Lifts to all platforms.

Ramps for train accessAvailable
Induction LoopAvailable
Accessible ticket machinesAvailable
Accessible Booking Office counterUnavailable
Accessible taxisunknown
Accessible taxis notes

Accessible taxis are not available

Letchworth has two platforms, with access to platform 2 via a footbridge or a lift.

Entering the station you will find a ticket hall, self service machines, newsagent and photo booth. Both platforms have sheltered waiting areas whilst on platform 1 you will also find a coffee shop and toilets. 

Outside of the station there are pay and display parking spaces, cycle storage and a local taxi rank. 

Departures and arrivals from Letchworth Garden City

Want to check the latest departures and arrivals into Letchworth Garden City station? Find live information for the next trains departing and arriving at the station below.
Departing toTrainTimePlatformStatus
to CambridgeThameslink18:212On time
to BrightonThameslink18:221Late
to London Kings CrossThameslink18:301On time
to London Kings CrossGreat Northern18:341On time
to Kings LynnGreat Northern18:402On time
Arriving fromTrainTimePlatformStatus
from CambridgeThameslink18:211Late
from London Kings CrossThameslink18:212On time
from RoystonThameslink18:291On time
from ElyGreat Northern18:331On time
from London Kings CrossGreat Northern18:402On time
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