Avanti West Coast
London North Eastern Railway

The best prices from hundreds of train and coach companies

Go contactless with digital tickets on your phone

Travel to thousands of destinations in 45 countries

Sandbach train station lies on the edge of the town of Sandbach, some 5 miles northeast of Crewe in Cheshire. It was opened in the 19th-century along the Crewe to Manchester line owned by the then London Midland and Scottish Railway. It was an important junction for freighter services passing through, though goods traffic was all but abandoned in the mid-‘60s. It’s still a busy commuter station with more than a quarter of a million passengers using it between 2016/17. There's an onsite ticket office open in the mornings and early afternoons between Monday and Saturday. There are no other facilities for buying tickets, so outside these hours passengers are required to buy them online in advance or on board the train with the conductor. Today, the station with its three platforms is managed along with the trains that pass through by Northern. There's at least one hourly direct train to Manchester Piccadilly and two departures per hour southbound to Crewe.

When you step off the train in Sandback, you could take the kids to Elworth Park, catch one of the summer matches at the Elworth Cricket Club or admire St. Peter's Church. There are also several excellent country pubs within walking distance of the platform.

Find address details, station facilities, live departure times and train arrivals for Sandbach station.

Station details & facilities

Ticket Office opening hours:
DayOpening Hours
Weekdays06:30 - 13:00
Saturday 07:20 - 13:50
Sunday Closed
Ticket MachineUnavailable
Staff helpUnavailable
Staffing levelPart time
Oyster PrepayUnavailable
Oyster topupUnavailable
Oyster validatorUnavailable
Pre-purchase collectionUnavailable
Left LuggageUnavailable
Telephone typesCoins and cards
Station BuffetUnavailable
Bureau de ChangeUnavailable
Tourist Information OfficeUnavailable
Baby changeUnavailable
WiFi notes
Web kioskUnavailable
Customer help pointsUnavailable
Carpark opening hours:
DayOpening Hours
WeekdaysOpen 24 hours
Saturday Open 24 hours
Sunday Open 24 hours
Carpark nameStation Car Park
Car parking spaces45
Cycle storageAvailable
Cycle storage spaces20
Sheltered cycle storageAvailable
Cycle storage CCTVUnavailable
Cycle storage notes10 hoops
Step-free accessPart of station
Step-free access notes

No - 1 step onto Crewe platform, stepped footbridge to Manchester platform. Contact Customer Relations for assistance

Ramps for train accessAvailable
Induction LoopAvailable
Accessible ticket machinesUnavailable
Accessible Booking Office counterUnavailable

Find station details and facilities information for Sandbach. Also find live train departures and arrivals for Sandbach station, helping you to plan your next journey.

Departures and arrivals from Sandbach

Want to check the latest departures and arrivals into Sandbach station? Find live information for the next trains departing and arriving at the station below.
Departing toTrainTimePlatformStatus
to CreweNorthern09:39Scheduled
to Manchester PiccadillyNorthern10:03Scheduled
to CreweNorthern10:391On time
to Manchester PiccadillyNorthern11:022On time
to CreweNorthern11:451On time
Arriving fromTrainTimePlatformStatus
from Manchester PiccadillyNorthern09:39Scheduled
from CreweNorthern10:03Scheduled
from Manchester PiccadillyNorthern10:381On time
from CreweNorthern11:022On time
from Manchester PiccadillyNorthern11:451On time
Average savings on fares booked prior to day of travel vs full price fares on day of travel in the UK. Subject to availability. Excludes coach.

Europe’s leading train and coach app

We help customers across Europe make more than 172,000 smarter journeys every day.