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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:
  • Monday to Thursday open from 07:00:00 until 18:00:00
  • Friday open from 07:00:00 until 19:00:00
  • Saturday open from 07:00:00 until 18:00:00
  • Sunday open from 09:00:00 until 16:00:00
Ticket MachineAvailable
Staff helpUnavailable
Staffing levelThe staff is available at specific times. Please check at the station.
Oyster PrepayUnavailable
Oyster topupUnavailable
Oyster validatorUnavailable
Pre-purchase collectionAvailable
Left LuggageUnavailable
Left Luggage Websitehttps://www.nationalrail.co.uk/
Telephone typesCards and coins
Station BuffetAvailable
Station Buffet notes
Bureau de ChangeUnavailable
Tourist Information OfficeUnavailable
Nearest station with more facilities
Level access to Booking Hall and adjacent platform 1. Also second level entrance direct to platform 1. The newer of the two footbridges has lifts providing step free access to platforms 2 and 3.
Toilets notesThe toilets are located on Platform 2. The toilet facilities are available: Monday - Saturday 07:00-18:30 and Sunday 10:00-16:00. The toilet facilities are not available when the Ticket Office is closed.
Baby changeUnavailable
WiFi notes
Web kioskUnavailable
Staff Help notes
This station is not staffed at all times, when this station is unstaffed we can accept bookings for boarding and alighting Assistance. All of our trains have ramps on board that our conductors are trained to use. We recommend booking Assistance 24 hours in advance for this and all other Assistance requests, (you can book further in advance if you wish).Please contact West Midlands Railway Passenger Assist team on 0800 0248998 Open: 08:00 - 22:00 7 days a week (except Christmas Day and Boxing Day)
Customer Service notes
Please contact our Contact Centre team on: 0333 311 0039. Who are open during the following times: Monday to Friday: 07:00 - 19:00 Saturday and Sunday: 08:00 - 16:00 Bank Holidays: 08:00 - 16:00 except Christmas Day and Boxing Day. **Stratford-upon-Avon is accredited by the Secure Station Scheme**
Customer help pointsAvailable
Carpark nameStation Car Park
Carpark operatorIndigo
Car parking spaces320
Cycle storageAvailable
Cycle storage spaces20
Sheltered cycle storageUnavailable
Cycle storage CCTVAvailable
Cycle storage notes
north of Platform 1
Cycle storage notesThere are stands available.
Step-free accessStep free access is available throughout the whole station.
Ramps for train accessAvailable
Induction LoopAvailable
Accessible ticket machinesAvailable
Accessible Booking Office counterUnavailable
Accessible taxisAccessible taxis are available at this station, please see below for more information
Accessible taxis notes

Stratford-upon-Avon station is a major station with taxis usually available on a rank. Advance booking is not normally necessary or even possible, unless arriving early in the morning or late at night. Operators who may accept bookings include:

There is no First Class lounge at this station.

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 Trains08:261On time
to KidderminsterWest Midlands Trains08:521On time
to KidderminsterChiltern Railways09:002On time
to KidderminsterWest Midlands Trains09:261On time
to KidderminsterWest Midlands Trains10:011On time
Arriving fromTrainTimePlatformStatus
from Stourbridge JunctionWest Midlands Trains08:231On time
from Stourbridge JunctionWest Midlands Trains08:481On time
from Stourbridge JunctionChiltern Railways08:592Late
from Stourbridge JunctionWest Midlands Trains09:211On time
from Stourbridge JunctionWest Midlands Trains09:431On time
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