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Before the railway arrived in 1843, the chief transport route for Ware's crucial malting industry was the River Lea, which runs through the town centre. Barley flowed in and malt flowed out, on its way to become beer in the breweries of London. The river is still a major part of life in the town, but now its focus is more on pleasure than on business, with beautiful riverside walks, formal gardens and nature reserves all nearby. Under 10 minutes' walk from Ware station, across the river, is the compact town centre with a traditional mix of high street retailers, independent shops, pubs and cafes. A few minutes further on in the grounds of the Priory is Ware Lido, an open-air heated pool where you can swim from May to September. Several picturesque cycle routes connect the station with other attractions in Hertfordshire, including the Cole Green Way to Welwyn Garden City.

Station details & facilities

Ticket Office opening hours:
DayOpening Hours
Weekdays06:15 - 19:45
Saturday 07:15 - 19:45
Sunday 09:15 - 16:30
Ticket MachineAvailable
Staff helpUnavailable
Staffing levelPart time
Oyster PrepayAvailable
Oyster topupAvailable
Oyster validatorAvailable
Pre-purchase collectionAvailable
Left LuggageUnavailable
Shops notePassport Photo Booth
Telephone typesCoins and cards
Station BuffetAvailable
Station Buffet notes
Cold drinks vending machine Food vending machine Food outlet (Seating available)
ATM notes
Located on concourse
Bureau de ChangeUnavailable
Tourist Information OfficeUnavailable
Information Systems
  • Announcements
  • Arrival screens
  • Departure screens
Baby changeUnavailable
WiFi notes
Web kioskUnavailable
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 pointsAvailable
Carpark opening hours:
DayOpening Hours
WeekdaysOpen 24 hours
Saturday Open 24 hours
Sunday Open 24 hours
DayOpening Hours
Saturday Open 24 hours
Sunday Open 24 hours
Carpark nameStation Car Park Premium Bay
Carpark operatorNational Car Parks Ltd National Car Parks Ltd
Car parking spaces98
Carpark charges
Cycle storageAvailable
Cycle storage spaces30
Sheltered cycle storageUnavailable
Cycle storage CCTVAvailable
Step-free accessWhole station
Step-free access notes


Ramps for train accessAvailable
Induction LoopAvailable
Accessible ticket machinesAvailable
Accessible Booking Office counterUnavailable
Accessible taxisunknown
Accessible taxis notes

Details of nearest taxis are shown on station information poster

Ware Station is on the Hertford East Branch Line, with only one platform for trains both towards and away from London. There are usually two trains an hour to London Liverpool Street via Tottenham Hale (around 45 minutes) and two trains an hour to the terminus at Hertford East (8 minutes). Outside the ticket hall you'll find a pay-and-display car park, cycle storage, a taxi rank and a cafe next door.

Departures and arrivals from Ware

Want to check the latest departures and arrivals into Ware station? Find live information for the next trains departing and arriving at the station below.
Departing toTrainTimePlatformStatus
to London Liverpool StreetGreater Anglia05:291Scheduled
to Hertford EastGreater Anglia05:531Scheduled
to London Liverpool StreetGreater Anglia06:131Scheduled
to Hertford EastGreater Anglia06:271Scheduled
to London Liverpool StreetGreater Anglia06:431Scheduled
Arriving fromTrainTimePlatformStatus
from Hertford EastGreater Anglia05:291Scheduled
from BroxbourneGreater Anglia05:531Scheduled
from Hertford EastGreater Anglia06:131Scheduled
from London Liverpool StreetGreater Anglia06:271Scheduled
from Hertford EastGreater Anglia06:431Scheduled
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