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Trains to Stowmarket

Stowmarket station in Suffolk offers a picturesque welcome to an ancient market town. The Ipswich & Bury Railway opened the station in 1846, and the original red brick building, designed in the idiosyncratic Jacobean style, was restored in 1987 and is Grade II listed. Lying 80 miles from London Liverpool Street, Stowmarket sits between Needham Market to the south and Diss to the north - the journey to the capital takes about 90 minutes. Visitors to Stowmarket should make a beeline for the town's medieval heart, found around the St. Peter and St. Mary Church - to reach it, head over the River Gipping and down Tavern Street. On your way, see how many of the 131 buildings listed by the Department of National Heritage you can spot. The town centre is also worth a peek, particularly Bury Street and the Old Fox Yard. Edward III granted the town a market charter in 1347 and markets continue to this day, running on Thursdays and Saturdays.

Station details & facilities

The main entrance can be found on Prentice Road. From the small ticket office, double doors lead onto platform 2 (Norwich, Peterborough and Cambridge). Access to platform 1 (Ipswich and London Liverpool Street) is via a footbridge or three entrances on the other side of the building. There are toilets on platform 2. Step-free access between platforms is possible using the Stowupland Road level crossing.

Ticket Office

  • Ticket Machine :
  • Staff help available : False
  • Ticket Office opening hours :
    DayOpening Hours
    Weekdays06:15 - 19:30
    Saturday 07:20 - 16:30
    Sunday 09:15 - 18:30
  • Oyster Prepay : False
  • Oyster topup : False
  • Oyster validator : False


  • First Class Lounge description :

    At London end of platform 1

  • Postbox :
  • Telephones :
  • Telephones type : Coins and cards
  • Station Buffet notes : Coffee kiosk Cold drinks vending machine Food vending machine
  • 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 points :


  • CCTV :


  • Shops available :
  • Shops note : News agent


  • Toilets available :
  • Toilets description :

    On platform 2

  • Showers : False
  • Baby change :



  • ATM available :
  • ATM notes : Located by the ticket office


  • Carpark opening hours :
    DayOpening Hours
    WeekdaysOpen 24 hours
    Saturday Open 24 hours
    Sunday Open 24 hours
  • Carpark name : Station Car Park
  • Carpark operator : National Car Parks Ltd
  • Car parking spaces : 382
  • Car parking charges :

Bicycle Facilities

  • Cycle storage available :
  • Cycle storage spaces : 73
  • Sheltered cycle storage :
  • Cycle storage CCTV : False
  • Cycle storage location : cycle storage in the car park and on each platform


  • Step-free access : Whole station
  • Step-free access notes :

    Step free access between platforms is via level crossing

  • Ramps for train access :
  • Wheelchairs available : False
  • Induction Loop :
  • Accessible ticket machines :
  • Accessible Booking Office counter :
  • Accessible taxis : unknown
  • Accessible taxis notes :

    Details of nearest taxis are shown on station information poster

Trains to Stowmarket


Station Road East, Stowmarket, IP14 1RQ
Ticket Office Hours
DayOpening Hours
Weekdays06:15 - 19:30
Saturday 07:20 - 16:30
Sunday 09:15 - 18:30

Stowmarket Live Departures


The ticket office at this station is currently closed.



Greater Anglia

Plat. 2

On time



Greater Anglia

Plat. 2

Station Leaving 00:59

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