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Trains to Thetford

Thetford station lies just to the north of the town centre and the River Little Ouse. Trains run through here on the Breckland Line between Cambridge and Norwich and the long-distance line between Liverpool Lime Street and Norwich. Eastbound there are usually two trains an hour to Norwich, and westbound there's one per hour to Cambridge and another to Liverpool Lime Street (via Nottingham, Sheffield and Manchester), both stopping at Ely, where you can catch services to Stansted Airport and London stations. The original flint building at Thetford station opened in 1845, with the red-brick extension added later in 1889 - look up as you enter and you'll see the date engraved above the door. These days a lot of visitors come to the area to enjoy nearby Thetford Forest, a huge expanse of pine forest with walking, cycling and sculpture trails plus several important archaeological sites. Thetford station is also the nearest station for Center Parcs Elveden Forest.

Station details & facilities

You'll find the main entrance and ticket office off Canterbury Way with a car park, taxi rank and cycle lockers outside. There is also cycle storage on both platforms. Straight through the ticket office, you'll find platform 2 for trains towards Norwich, and there's also a ticket machine. Platform 1 is for trains towards Cambridge and Liverpool Lime Street. Access between platforms is via stairs and a footbridge. Step-free access to platform 1 is via Station Lane.

Ticket Office

  • Ticket Machine :
  • Staff help available : False
  • Ticket Office opening hours :
    DayOpening Hours
    Weekdays07:00 - 13:30
    Saturday 07:00 - 13:30
    Sunday Closed
  • Oyster Prepay : False
  • Oyster topup : False
  • Oyster validator : False


  • Postbox : False
  • Telephones :
  • Telephones type : Coins and cards
  • 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 points :


  • 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 : National Car Parks Ltd
  • Car parking spaces : 35
  • Car parking charges :

Bicycle Facilities

  • Cycle storage available :
  • Cycle storage spaces : 36
  • Sheltered cycle storage :
  • Cycle storage CCTV : False
  • Cycle storage location : Platforms
  • Cycle storage notes :

    36ÿSheffield Stand spaces


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

    Step free access to each platform, but not between platforms.

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

    Details of nearest taxis are shown on station information poster

Trains to Thetford


Station Road, Thetford, IP24 1AH
Ticket Office Hours
DayOpening Hours
Weekdays07:00 - 13:30
Saturday 07:00 - 13:30
Sunday Closed