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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

Ticket Office opening hours:
DayOpening Hours
Weekdays06:15 - 19:30
Saturday 07:20 - 16:30
Sunday 09:15 - 18:30
Ticket MachineAvailable
Staff helpUnavailable
Staffing levelPart time
Oyster PrepayUnavailable
Oyster topupUnavailable
Oyster validatorUnavailable
Pre-purchase collectionAvailable
Left LuggageUnavailable
Shops noteNews agent
Telephone typesCoins and cards
Station BuffetAvailable
Station Buffet notes
Coffee kiosk Cold drinks vending machine Food vending machine
ATM notes
Located by the ticket office
Bureau de ChangeUnavailable
Tourist Information OfficeUnavailable
Information Systems
  • Announcements
  • Arrival screens
  • Departure screens
Toilets notes<p>On platform 2</p>
Baby changeAvailable
WiFi notes
Web kioskUnavailable
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 pointsAvailable
Carpark opening hours:
DayOpening Hours
WeekdaysOpen 24 hours
Saturday Open 24 hours
Sunday Open 24 hours
Carpark nameStation Car Park
Carpark operatorNational Car Parks Ltd
Car parking spaces382
Carpark charges
Cycle storageAvailable
Cycle storage spaces73
Sheltered cycle storageAvailable
Cycle storage CCTVUnavailable
Cycle storage notes
cycle storage in the car park and on each platform
Step-free accessWhole station
Step-free access notes

Step free access between platforms is via level crossing

Ramps for train accessAvailable
Induction LoopAvailable
Accessible ticket machinesAvailable
Accessible Booking Office counterAvailable
Accessible taxisunknown
Accessible taxis notes

Details of nearest taxis are shown on station information poster

At London end of platform 1

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.

Departures and arrivals from Stowmarket

Want to check the latest departures and arrivals into Stowmarket station? Find live information for the next trains departing and arriving at the station below.
Departing toTrainTimePlatformStatus
to PeterboroughGreater Anglia12:082Late
to London Liverpool StreetGreater Anglia12:291On time
to CambridgeGreater Anglia12:352On time
to IpswichGreater Anglia12:461On time
to NorwichGreater Anglia12:522On time
Arriving fromTrainTimePlatformStatus
from IpswichGreater Anglia12:072Late
from NorwichGreater Anglia12:281On time
from IpswichGreater Anglia12:342On time
from CambridgeGreater Anglia12:461On time
from London Liverpool StreetGreater Anglia12:512On time
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