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Trains to Ware

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

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.

Ticket Office

  • Ticket Machine :
  • Staff help available : False
  • Ticket Office opening hours :
    DayOpening Hours
    Weekdays06:15 - 19:45
    Saturday 07:15 - 19:45
    Sunday 09:15 - 16:30
  • Oyster Prepay :
  • Oyster topup :
  • Oyster validator :


  • Postbox :
  • Telephones :
  • Telephones type : Coins and cards
  • Station Buffet notes : Cold drinks vending machine Food vending machine Food outlet (Seating available)
  • 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 :


  • CCTV :


  • Shops available :
  • Shops note : Passport Photo Booth



  • ATM available :
  • ATM notes : Located on concourse


  • 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 name : Station Car Park Premium Bay
  • Carpark operator : National Car Parks Ltd National Car Parks Ltd
  • Car parking spaces : 98
  • Car parking charges :

Bicycle Facilities

  • Cycle storage available :
  • Cycle storage spaces : 30
  • Sheltered cycle storage : False
  • Cycle storage CCTV :


  • Step-free access : Whole station
  • Step-free access notes :


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

    Details of nearest taxis are shown on station information poster

Trains to Ware


Station Road, Ware, SG12 9UT
Ticket Office Hours
DayOpening Hours
Weekdays06:15 - 19:45
Saturday 07:15 - 19:45
Sunday 09:15 - 16:30