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Trains to Potters Bar

Until 1850, Potters Bar was a farming community to the north of London. The arrival of the railway in that year began the town's transformation into the commuter town that it is today, with trains departing for London King's Cross, Welwyn Garden City, Cambridge and Peterborough. The station itself is contained within a modern office building, and visitors emerge onto Darkes Lane, the main shopping street of the town. Close to the station you'll find the Old Manor, a surviving section of the 13th century manor house around which the original village developed. Known as Wyllyotts Manor - although no family of that name are ever known to have lived there - it is now a pub and restaurant. The unknown family also give their name to the neighbouring Wyllyotts Theatre, an entertainment venue with a programme of films, plays and live music.

Station details & facilities

Potters Bar is a two-level station with the ticket office and the car park entrance at street level and the platforms below. The four platforms are accessed through ticket barriers and down a ramp, with waiting rooms between platforms 1 and 2 and between platforms 3 and 4. Between platforms 1 and 2 you will also find the toilets and a cafe. Bus stops and a taxi rank can be found on the station forecourt, just off Darkes Lane.

Ticket Office

  • Ticket Machine :
  • Staff help available : False
  • Ticket Office opening hours :
    DayOpening Hours
    Weekdays06:15 - 20:10
    Saturday 07:15 - 19:10
    Sunday 08:15 - 19:30
  • Oyster Prepay : False
  • Oyster topup : False
  • Oyster validator : False



  • Postbox : False
  • Telephones :
  • Telephones type : Coins and cards
  • Staff Help Notes : Please phone the Helpline to ensure arrangements are in place on 0800 058 2844.
  • Customer help points : False


  • CCTV :


  • Shops available :


  • Toilets available :
  • Toilets description : WC located on platform 1
  • Showers : False
  • Baby change :



  • ATM available :
  • ATM notes : ATM located in station entrance


  • Carpark opening hours :
    DayOpening Hours
    EverydayOpen 24 hours
  • Carpark operator : Meteor Parking Ltd
  • Car parking spaces : 267
  • Car parking charges :
    Three Monthly£314.00

Bicycle Facilities

  • Cycle storage available :
  • Cycle storage spaces : 84
  • Sheltered cycle storage : False
  • Cycle storage CCTV :
  • Cycle storage location : Station entrance and car park


  • Step-free access : Part of station
  • Step-free access notes : Access to Booking Office and ramp access to platforms. Due to the steepness of the ramps to the platforms some assistance may be required. Please contact the Helpline 0800 058 2844.
  • Ramps for train access :
  • Wheelchairs available : False
  • Induction Loop :
  • Accessible ticket machines : False
  • Accessible Booking Office counter : False
  • Accessible taxis : unknown
  • Accessible taxis notes :

    Accessible taxis are not available

Trains to Potters Bar


Darkes Lane, Potters Bar, EN6 1AJ
Ticket Office Hours
DayOpening Hours
Weekdays06:15 - 20:10
Saturday 07:15 - 19:10
Sunday 08:15 - 19:30

Potters Bar Live Departures


Potters Bar

Great Northern

Plat. 4

On time


Welwyn Garden City

Great Northern

Plat. 4

On time

Useful links when visiting Potters Bar by train