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The railway arrived in Rayleigh in 1889, and transformed a quiet village into a bustling market town. Trains to Rayleigh travel on the Shenfield to Southend line, and there are regular services from the station to London Liverpool Street and Southend Victoria. The station is to the north of the town centre, and the shops, bars and restaurants of the High Street are around ten minutes’ walk away. The High Street is also home to a popular outdoor market, held every Wednesday. Standing between the station and the town centre is Rayleigh Mount, a hill that was once the site of a medieval castle. It was part of the first line of defence against armies marching on the London, but today little remains of the fortifications – instead Rayleigh Mount has become the green heart of the town, with fantastic views across the surrounding Essex countryside.

Station details & facilities

Ticket Office opening hours:
DayOpening Hours
Everyday06:00 - 20:00
Ticket MachineAvailable
Staff helpUnavailable
Staffing levelPart time
Oyster PrepayUnavailable
Oyster topupUnavailable
Oyster validatorUnavailable
Pre-purchase collectionAvailable
Left LuggageUnavailable
Shops noteNews agent
Telephone typesCoins and cards
Station BuffetAvailable
Station Buffet notes
Coffee shop Cold drinks vending machine Food vending machine
ATM notes
Located outside the station
Bureau de ChangeUnavailable
Tourist Information OfficeUnavailable
Information Systems
  • Announcements
  • Arrival screens
  • Departure screens
Toilets notesOn platform 1
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
DayOpening Hours
Saturday Open 24 hours
Sunday Open 24 hours
Carpark nameStation Car Park Premium Bay
Carpark operatorNational Car Parks Ltd National Car Parks Ltd
Car parking spaces447
Carpark charges
Cycle storageAvailable
Cycle storage spaces110
Sheltered cycle storageAvailable
Cycle storage CCTVAvailable
Cycle storage notes
In car park
Cycle storage notes<p><span style="font-family: ;" data-sheets-rawvalue="42 sheffield stand spaces and 68 2-tier rack spaces">42 sheffield stand spaces and 68 2-tier rack spaces</span></p>
Step-free accessPart of station
Step-free access notes

Step free access to each platform, but no step free access between platforms (footbridge only).

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

Details of nearest taxis are shown on station information poster

Rayleigh station has two platforms, each with their own entrance. The entrance on Station Road is where you will find the ticket office, and leads to platform 1 (towards London). The entrance on The Approach leads to platform 2 (towards Southend). The platforms are linked via a footbridge, but there are no lifts – use one of the street-level entrances if you require step-free access. Toilets are located on platform 1, with an additional waiting room on platform 2.

Departures and arrivals from Rayleigh

Want to check the latest departures and arrivals into Rayleigh station? Find live information for the next trains departing and arriving at the station below.
Departing toTrainTimePlatformStatus
to London Liverpool StreetGreater Anglia12:461On time
to Southend VictoriaGreater Anglia12:562On time
to London Liverpool StreetGreater Anglia13:061On time
to Southend VictoriaGreater Anglia13:162Scheduled
to Southend VictoriaGreater Anglia13:16On time
Arriving fromTrainTimePlatformStatus
from Southend VictoriaGreater Anglia12:461On time
from London Liverpool StreetGreater Anglia12:562On time
from Southend VictoriaGreater Anglia13:061On time
from London Liverpool StreetGreater Anglia13:162Scheduled
from London Liverpool StreetGreater Anglia13:16On time
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