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Sitting on a hillside just above the picturesque town that it serves, St. Austell station is home to both local and long distance trains, as well as the Night Riviera sleeper service. Dating back to May 1859, the station has seen many renovations over the years, most recently in 2000, when the main buildings were rebuilt to face the town’s bus station. From there buses travel further into town and out to the countryside – there’s also a shuttle service to world-famous garden attraction The Eden Project. The St Austell stretch of the Cornish Main Line boasts two spectacular viaducts: the 115-foot high St Austell Viaduct (crossing Trenance Valley) and the slightly smaller Gover Viaduct (crossing Gover Valley) – both were originally timber, but rebuilt in stone in the 1890s. The town is famous for its St Austell Brewery, whose beers are enjoyed across the country, and for the beautiful St. Austell Bay, about two miles southeast of the station.

Station details & facilities

Ticket Office opening hours:
DayOpening Hours
Weekdays05:50 - 19:00
Saturday 06:50 - 19:00
Sunday 09:45 - 16:45
Ticket MachineAvailable
Staff helpUnavailable
Staffing levelPart time
Oyster PrepayUnavailable
Oyster topupUnavailable
Oyster validatorUnavailable
Pre-purchase collectionAvailable
Left LuggageUnavailable
Telephone typesCoins and cards
Station BuffetAvailable
ATM notes
Located outside the station
Bureau de ChangeUnavailable
Tourist Information OfficeUnavailable
Baby changeUnavailable
WiFi notes
Web kioskUnavailable
Staff Help notes
During normal staffed hours.
Customer Service notes
Please call our Customer Services Centre on 03457 000 125 (07:00-22:00 every day)
Customer help pointsAvailable
Carpark opening hours:
DayOpening Hours
WeekdaysOpen 24 hours
Saturday Open 24 hours
Sunday Open 24 hours
Carpark nameStation Car Park
Car parking spaces80
Carpark charges
Three Monthly£133.00
Cycle storageAvailable
Cycle storage spaces25
Sheltered cycle storageUnavailable
Cycle storage CCTVAvailable
Step-free accessWhole station
Ramps for train accessAvailable
Induction LoopAvailable
Accessible ticket machinesAvailable
Accessible Booking Office counterAvailable
The main station building sits adjacent to platform 1, opposite the town’s bus station. It contains a manned ticket counter and small cafe. Passengers travelling east to west can access platform 1 via the main doors in the station building. From here, a footbridge leads to platform 2, for services to the east of the country. St. Austell town centre is easily accessible, just a few minutes walk from the station entrance.

Departures and arrivals from St Austell

Want to check the latest departures and arrivals into St Austell station? Find live information for the next trains departing and arriving at the station below.
Departing toTrainTimePlatformStatus
to PenzanceGreat Western Railway06:111On time
to Exeter St David'sGreat Western Railway06:352Scheduled
to London PaddingtonGreat Western Railway07:052Scheduled
to Cardiff CentralGreat Western Railway07:35Scheduled
to PenzanceGreat Western Railway07:461Scheduled
Arriving fromTrainTimePlatformStatus
from PlymouthGreat Western Railway06:111On time
from PenzanceGreat Western Railway06:342Scheduled
from London PaddingtonGreat Western Railway06:431On time
from PenzanceGreat Western Railway07:032Scheduled
from PenzanceGreat Western Railway07:34Scheduled
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