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The Lowestoft Railway and Harbour Company commissioned Lowestoft station in 1847, and the company's logistical vision is to thank for the blissful scene that awaits train travellers as their carriage pulls up mere metres from the seafront and pedestrianised shopping district right in the heart of the town. Master builders the Lucas Brothers, who also constructed the Royal Albert Hall, built the station in the Italianate style - and the station's original signage remains. Lowestoft is the easternmost railway station in Britain. The arrival of rail boasted Lowestoft's population, which bloomed from less than 10,000 to 36,000 by the end of the 20th century, and today, after Ipswich, it is the most used station in Suffolk, with a bustling commuter clientele travelling along the Wherry Line to Norwich. It's also a popular holiday haunt with two Blue Flag beaches and several family attractions including Africa Alive!, formerly Suffolk Wildlife Park, Pleasurewood Hills theme park and the Marina Theatre all within the town's limits.

Station details & facilities

Ticket Office opening hours:
DayOpening Hours
Weekdays06:40 - 17:05
Saturday 06:40 - 17:05
Sunday 08:00 - 16:15
Ticket MachineAvailable
Staff helpAvailable
Staffing levelPart time
Oyster PrepayUnavailable
Oyster topupUnavailable
Oyster validatorUnavailable
Pre-purchase collectionAvailable
Left LuggageUnavailable
Shops noteFood, drinks, newsagent, off licence
Telephone typesCoins and cards
Station BuffetAvailable
Station Buffet notes

Vending machine in ticket hall.

Shop in station courtyard.

ATM notes
Located by the ticket office
Bureau de ChangeUnavailable
Tourist Information OfficeUnavailable
Information Systems
  • Announcements
  • Departure screens
Toilets notesA unisex toilet is available in the ticket hall
Baby changeAvailable
WiFi notes
Web kioskUnavailable
Staff Help notes

Please note that assistance is only available during the station staffed hours (see above), unless pre-booked.

Customer Service notes

Monday-Saturday 08:00-20:00ÿ
Sunday 10:00-20:00ÿ
Bank Holidays 09:00-18:00ÿ

The hours shown are for the Customer Relations team on 0345 600 7245 (option 8).

Closed on Christmas Day and Boxing Day.


Customer help pointsAvailable
Carpark opening hours:
DayOpening Hours
WeekdaysOpen 24 hours
Saturday Open 24 hours
Sunday Open 24 hours
Carpark nameStation Car Park
Carpark operatorNational Car Parks Ltd
Car parking spaces112
Carpark charges
Cycle storageAvailable
Cycle storage spaces80
Sheltered cycle storageUnavailable
Cycle storage CCTVUnavailable
Cycle storage notes

Station courtyard

Cycle storage notes<p>There is a 40-space secure cycle park, plus 10 cycle hoops.</p>
Step-free accessWhole station
Step-free access notes


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

Details of nearest taxis are shown on station information poster

Lowestoft station is accessible on either side. The main entrance from Denmark Road leads into the concourse and platform 2 with ramp access throughout. The ticket office and disabled toilets are on the right before entering the platform. The other entrance has no ticket office. There are three platforms but no platform 1. There is a car park and cycle racks outside the station.


Trainline's top spots near Lowestoft 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!


How far?

What's it all about?

Eleven A 3 minutes Open daily 8am until 4pm, offering a wide variety of fresh sandwiches, big plate breakfasts and more!
Compass Café 4 minutes At Lowestoft Library: it also provides work experience to people with learning disabilities to learn about catering too.



Departures and arrivals from Lowestoft

Want to check the latest departures and arrivals into Lowestoft station? Find live information for the next trains departing and arriving at the station below.
Departing toTrainTimePlatformStatus
to NorwichGreater Anglia12:573On time
to IpswichGreater Anglia13:062On time
to NorwichGreater Anglia13:483On time
to IpswichGreater Anglia14:062On time
to NorwichGreater Anglia14:573On time
Arriving fromTrainTimePlatformStatus
from IpswichGreater Anglia12:422On time
from NorwichGreater Anglia12:503On time
from NorwichGreater Anglia13:322On time
from IpswichGreater Anglia13:423On time
from IpswichGreater Anglia14:422On time
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