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Trains to Royston chug through the charming Cambridgeshire and Hertfordshire countryside before coming to rest on a sweeping curve in this delightful station, built in 1850. An important stop on the commuter line between London King's Cross and Cambridge, Royston also acts an interchange for smaller stations further along the Cambridge Line. Trains to King's Cross can take between 40-60 minutes and trains to Cambridge as little as 17. Located at a junction on the ancient Ickfield Way, modern Royston is a busy market town peppered with historic buildings and award-winning gardens. The town's Roman roots are charted at the Royston Museum, and one of its more unusual sights is Royston Cave, a small manmade cave located in Katherine's Yard on Melbourn Street. There are theories that Freemasons and Templars once used it - for a chance to make up your own mind, visit on a summer weekend, when the cave is open to the public.

Station details & facilities

Ticket Office opening hours:
DayOpening Hours
Weekdays06:00 - 20:00
Saturday 07:00 - 20:00
Sunday 09:15 - 17:30
Ticket MachineAvailable
Staff helpUnavailable
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
Toilets notesWC located on platform 1
Baby changeUnavailable
WiFi notes
Web kioskUnavailable
Staff Help notes
Please phone the Helpline to ensure arrangements are in place on 0800 058 2844.
Customer help pointsAvailable
Carpark opening hours:
DayOpening Hours
EverydayOpen 24 hours
Carpark operatorMeteor Parking Ltd
Car parking spaces341
Carpark charges
Three Monthly£330.00
Cycle storageAvailable
Cycle storage spaces178
Sheltered cycle storageAvailable
Cycle storage CCTVAvailable
Cycle storage notes
Platform 1 station entrance and car park / platform 2 car park
Step-free accessPart of station
Step-free access notes
Access to northbound platform via car park. Booking Office and southbound platform accessible from street.
Ramps for train accessAvailable
Induction LoopAvailable
Accessible ticket machinesAvailable
Accessible Booking Office counterUnavailable
Accessible taxisunknown
Accessible taxis notes

Accessible taxis are not available

Royston station is accessible on either side. The main entrance leads into the ticket hall and onto platform 1 (towards London) with ramp access throughout. The ticket office is on the right before entering the platform, with a newsagent on the left. Access to platform 2 (towards Cambridge) is via an alternative entrance off Eastern Lodge, or across the footbridge between platforms. For step-free access, use the street-level entrance. The toilets are on platform 1.

Departures and arrivals from Royston

Want to check the latest departures and arrivals into Royston station? Find live information for the next trains departing and arriving at the station below.
Departing toTrainTimePlatformStatus
to London Kings CrossThameslink23:171On time
to Kings LynnGreat Northern23:182On time
to CambridgeThameslink23:252On time
to London Kings CrossGreat Northern23:291On time
to CambridgeThameslink23:342On time
Arriving fromTrainTimePlatformStatus
from CambridgeThameslink23:161On time
from London Kings CrossGreat Northern23:172On time
from BrightonThameslink23:242On time
from ElyGreat Northern23:281On time
from London Kings CrossThameslink23:342On time
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