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Whether you arrive in Rhyl from the east or the west, the train will have spent a substantial proportion of the journey running alongside the Irish Sea, giving you an idea of what has been drawing visitors to the resort town for over a century and a half. Trains to Rhyl travel on the North Wales Coast Line, and it was the coming of the railway in 1840 that turned Rhyl into a popular holiday destination, especially for folks from the northwest of England. Visitors today emerge from the Victorian station buildings into the heart of town, just half a mile from the beach, Tourist Information Centre and Seaquarium. The 10-minute walk along either Queen Street or High Street will take you through the town centre, with its great range of shops, restaurants and pubs, and bring you to a seafront lined with good old-fashioned amusement arcades, souvenir shops and guesthouses.

Station details & facilities

Trains to Rhyl station

Rhyl train station is mainly served by Transport for Wales trains, which connect Holyhead to Rhyl in 1h 1m, Shrewsbury to Rhyl in 1h 21m and Llandudno to Rhyl in 24m.

Need more information on how to get to Rhyl by train? Check out our dedicated guide to trains to Wales.

How to get from Rhyl station to the beach

It's super easy to get to the beach from Rhyl train station. Once you arrive, turn right onto Kinmel Street, then turn left onto the High Street and right again onto Russell Road. From here, simply turn left onto Tarleton Street and right onto East Parade until you reach the beach.

Rhyl train station departures and arrivals

Want to know when your next train from/to Rhyl station departs? Scroll down this page and click on the ‘Departures’ tab if you want to check all trains departing from Rhyl railway station or click on the ‘Arrivals’ tab for more information about all services arriving into Rhyl.

Rhyl station has two platforms, with trains travelling east (to Manchester and Birmingham) departing from platform 1 and trains west (to Llandudno and Holyhead) departing from platform 2. The platforms are linked to each other and to the ticket hall via a footbridge, with lifts for step-free access. The toilets and cafe are in the ticket hall, whilst the taxi stop and interchange for buses can be found just outside the station doors.

Rhyl train station parking

Rhyl train station has one car park, which is located near the second entrance. Step-free access is available here, as well as throughout the whole station.

Hotels near Rhyl train station

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Frequently asked questions

Is Rhyl station open?

Rhyl 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 Rhyl station?

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

Are there toilets at Rhyl station?

Yes, there are toilets available to use at Rhyl station.

Are dogs allowed at Rhyl station?

Yes, dogs are allowed at Rhyl station, but they should be kept on a lead or in a pet carrier at all times.

How do I get from Rhyl station to the beach?

It's super easy to get to the beach from Rhyl train station – you'll just need to walk for about 13 minutes.

Departures and arrivals from Rhyl

Want to check the latest departures and arrivals into Rhyl station? Find live information for the next trains departing and arriving at the station below.
Departing toTrainTimePlatformStatus
to Manchester AirportTransport for Wales06:061On time
to ChesterTransport for Wales06:231On time
to Cardiff CentralTransport for Wales06:341On time
to Manchester AirportTransport for Wales07:111On time
to HolyheadAvanti West Coast07:202On time
Arriving fromTrainTimePlatformStatus
from HolyheadTransport for Wales06:061On time
from LlandudnoTransport for Wales06:221On time
from HolyheadTransport for Wales06:341On time
from LlandudnoTransport for Wales07:101On time
from CreweAvanti West Coast07:182On 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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