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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.

Frequently asked questions

Is Stratford Upon Avon train station open?

Stratford Upon Avon train station is open every day that services are running to and from the station. The station usually opens just before the first train of the day leaves and then closes after the last train departs. Ticket office opening hours may vary.

Are trains running today from Stratford Upon Avon train station?

Trains arrive into and depart from Stratford Upon Avon train station almost every day, although there may be less services during the weekends and bank holidays. Check our live train times for up-to-date information on trains running to and from Stratford Upon Avon train station.

Are there toilets in Stratford Upon Avon train station?

Yes there are toilets available to use at Stratford Upon Avon train station.

Are dogs allowed in Stratford Upon Avon train station?

Yes, dogs are allowed at Stratford Upon Avon train station, but should be kept on a lead or comfortable in a pet carrier at all times.

Departures and arrivals from Stratford-upon-Avon

Want to check the latest departures and arrivals into Stratford-upon-Avon station? Find live information for the next trains departing and arriving at the station below.
Departing toTrainTimePlatformStatus
to Worcester Foregate StreetWest Midlands Trains09:081On time
to KidderminsterWest Midlands Trains09:43On time
to Worcester Foregate StreetWest Midlands Trains10:08On time
to Leamington SpaChiltern Railways10:332On time
to KidderminsterWest Midlands Trains10:43On time
Arriving fromTrainTimePlatformStatus
from Worcester Shrub HillWest Midlands Trains08:461On time
from KidderminsterWest Midlands Trains09:342On time
from Worcester Foregate StreetWest Midlands Trains09:43On time
from Leamington SpaChiltern Railways10:132On time
from KidderminsterWest Midlands Trains10:34On time
† Average savings on advance fares booked at least one week before day of travel vs Anytime fares purchased on day of travel. Subject to availability. Excludes coach.

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