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Originally opened in 1834, Woking train station found fame in H. G. Wells’ classic sci-fi tale The War of the Worlds, which saw it destroyed by Martian invaders. Luckily, the tripods are nowhere to be seen today, except in the form of a sculpture on nearby Horsell Common, their landing spot in the novel.

The modern station has a curved art deco facade at its south entrance and is a busy stop on the line between London Waterloo and Portsmouth. Popular events in Woking include Chinese New Year – the town has a large, active Chinese community – the Woking Canal Festival and the regular Woking 20th Century & Art Deco Fair.

The station has a prime spot in the heart of the town centre, right next to Woking Shopping Centre and a short walk from The Lightbox, a gallery and museum on the banks of the Basingstoke Canal.

Station details & facilities

Trains to Woking station

Woking train station is mainly served by South Western Railway trains, which connect London Waterloo to Woking in 49m, Haslemere to Woking in 32m and Portsmouth to Woking in 1h 28m.

Need more information on how to get to Woking by train? Check out our dedicated page to trains to Woking.

Woking train station departures and arrivals

Want to know when your next train from/to Woking station departs? Scroll down this page and click on the ‘Departures’ tab if you want to check all trains departing from Woking railway station or click on the ‘Arrivals’ tab for more information about all services arriving into Woking.

Woking has a total of six platforms, all of which can be accessed step-free via lifts on the western footbridge. Platforms 5 and 6 (trains towards Portsmouth) can be accessed directly from the Station House car park, and platform 1 (towards London) through the concourse on the town centre side. Fast trains to London depart from platform 2. Platforms 3 and 6 are bays, located to the east of platform 2 and west of platform 5 respectively.

Woking train station parking

Woking train station has two car parks, both on the side of the ticket hall entrance. Step-free access is available at both car parks, as well as throughout the whole station.

Hotels near Woking train station

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Frequently asked questions

Is Woking station open?

Woking 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 Woking station?

Trains arrive into and depart from Woking station almost every day, although there may be fewer services during the weekends and bank holidays. Check our live train times for up-to-date information on trains running to and from Woking.

Are there toilets at Woking station?

Yes, there are toilets available to use at Woking station.

Are dogs allowed at Woking station?

Yes, dogs are allowed at Woking station, but they should be kept on a lead or in a pet carrier at all times.

Departures and arrivals from Woking

Want to check the latest departures and arrivals into Woking station? Find live information for the next trains departing and arriving at the station below.
Departing toTrainTimePlatformStatus
to Heathrow Terminal 3South Western Railway02:58On time
to Heathrow Terminal 3South Western Railway03:28On time
to Heathrow Terminal 3South Western Railway04:00On time
to SurbitonSouth Western Railway04:13On time
to Heathrow Terminal 3South Western Railway04:28On time
Arriving fromTrainTimePlatformStatus
from Heathrow Terminal 3South Western Railway04:49On time
from Heathrow Terminal 3South Western Railway05:18On time
from GuildfordSouth Western Railway05:24On time
from BasingstokeSouth Western Railway05:28On time
from Heathrow Terminal 3South Western Railway05:45On time
† Average savings on advance fares booked at least one week before day of travel vs Anytime fares purchased on day of travel. Subject to availability. Excludes coach.

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