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Trains to Stratford-upon-Avon

Not long after arriving at Stratford-upon-Avon station, you can be in the heart of the town made famous as Shakespeare's birthplace. Walking east on Alcester Road, it's just 10 minutes to the striking half-timber architecture of the town centre, and the inviting riverside gardens. A few minutes more and you reach the theatres and the nearby Holy Trinity Church – Shakespeare's final resting place. Stratford-upon-Avon station first opened in 1861. It was once a stop on the Great Western Railway from Birmingham to Cheltenham, but has been a terminus since 1976. Direct trains to Stratford-upon-Avon from London Marylebone run via Leamington Spa on the Chiltern Main Line, and there are two trains an hour from Birmingham. Passenger numbers at the station have been eased by the opening of Stratford-upon-Avon Parkway to the north of the town, which mainly serves longer distance passengers and commuters who no longer have to travel into the centre to catch a train.

Station details & facilities

Regular buses to the town centre depart from just outside the station where Station Approach meets Alcester Road - or you can pick up taxis immediately outside the entrance. There is level access to the booking hall and platform one (for trains to and from Birmingham) but there is no lift inside the station, so ring ahead to book staff assistance to use platforms two and three (for trains to and from Leamington Spa and London). Storage for 12 bikes is located on platform one.

Ticket Office

  • Ticket Machine :
  • Staff help available :
  • Ticket Office opening hours :
    DayOpening Hours
    Monday Tuesday Wednesday 07:00 - 18:00
    Friday 07:00 - 19:00
    Saturday 07:00 - 18:00
    Sunday 09:00 - 16:00
  • Oyster Prepay : False
  • Oyster topup : False
  • Oyster validator : False


  • Postbox : False
  • Telephones :
  • Telephones type : Coins and cards
  • Station Buffet notes : Buffet
  • Staff Help Notes :

    Please note that staff help is only available when the ticket office is open.

    To ensure that we provide the best service possible we recommend that customers who require assistance book with us and provide at least 1 working day's notice. We will always aim to assist customers whether they have booked assistance or not. Booking assistance gives you the extra reassurance that your needs will be met.

  • Customer Service Notes :

    We are open from 07:00 to 19:00 Monday to Friday and 08:00 to 16:00 on Saturdays, Sundays and all Bank Holidays except Christmas Day. A recorded message service is available outside of these hours.


    **Stratford-upon-Avon is accredited by the Secure Station Scheme**

  • Customer help points :


  • CCTV :


  • Shops available : False


  • Toilets available :
  • Showers : False
  • Baby change : False



  • Carpark opening hours :
    DayOpening Hours
    WeekdaysOpen 24 hours
    Saturday Open 24 hours
    Sunday Open 24 hours
  • Carpark name : Station Car Park
  • Carpark operator : Meteor Parking Ltd
  • Car parking spaces : 320
  • Car parking charges :

Bicycle Facilities

  • Cycle storage available :
  • Cycle storage spaces : 10
  • Sheltered cycle storage : False
  • Cycle storage CCTV :
  • Cycle storage location : north of Platform 1


  • Step-free access : Part of station
  • Step-free access notes :

    Level access to Booking Hall and adjacent platform 1. Also second level entrance direct to platform 1.ÿ The newer of the two footbridges has lifts providing step free access to platforms 2 and 3.

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

    Accessible taxis are not available

Trains to Stratford-upon-Avon


Station Road, Stratford-upon-Avon, CV37 6PL
Ticket Office Hours
DayOpening Hours
Monday Tuesday Wednesday 07:00 - 18:00
Friday 07:00 - 19:00
Saturday 07:00 - 18:00
Sunday 09:00 - 16:00


London Midland

Plat. 1

On time


Leamington Spa

Chiltern Railways

Plat. 1

On time


Birmingham Snow Hill

London Midland

Plat. 1

On time


Worcester Foregate Street

London Midland

Plat. 1

On time

Useful links when visiting Stratford-upon-Avon by train