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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

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
Ticket MachineAvailable
Staff helpAvailable
Staffing levelPart time
Oyster PrepayUnavailable
Oyster topupUnavailable
Oyster validatorUnavailable
Pre-purchase collectionAvailable
Left LuggageUnavailable
Telephone typesCoins and cards
Station BuffetAvailable
Station Buffet notes
Bureau de ChangeUnavailable
Tourist Information OfficeUnavailable
Information Systems
  • Announcements
  • Departure screens
Baby changeUnavailable
WiFi notes
Web kioskUnavailable
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 pointsAvailable
Carpark opening hours:
DayOpening Hours
WeekdaysOpen 24 hours
Saturday Open 24 hours
Sunday Open 24 hours
Carpark nameStation Car Park
Carpark operatorMeteor Parking Ltd
Car parking spaces320
Carpark charges
Cycle storageAvailable
Cycle storage spaces10
Sheltered cycle storageUnavailable
Cycle storage CCTVAvailable
Cycle storage notes
north of Platform 1
Step-free accessPart 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 accessAvailable
Induction LoopAvailable
Accessible ticket machinesAvailable
Accessible Booking Office counterUnavailable
Accessible taxisunknown
Accessible taxis notes

Accessible taxis are not available

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 KidderminsterWest Midlands Trains07:001On time
to KidderminsterWest Midlands Trains07:232On time
to London MaryleboneChiltern Railways07:331On time
to KidderminsterWest Midlands Trains08:261On time
to Worcester Foregate StreetWest Midlands Trains08:521On time
Arriving fromTrainTimePlatformStatus
from Birmingham Snow HillWest Midlands Trains06:551On time
from Birmingham Snow HillWest Midlands Trains07:202On time
from Leamington SpaChiltern Railways07:281On time
from Stourbridge JunctionWest Midlands Trains08:231On time
from London MaryleboneChiltern Railways08:43Scheduled
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