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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

Ticket Office opening hours:
  • Monday to Friday open from 06:00:00 until 22:10:00
  • Saturday open from 06:00:00 until 22:10:00
  • Sunday open from 07:15:00 until 22:10:00
Ticket MachineAvailable
Staff helpUnavailable
Staffing levelThe staff is available at all times.
Oyster PrepayUnavailable
Oyster topupUnavailable
Oyster validatorUnavailable
Pre-purchase collectionAvailable
Left LuggageUnavailable
Left Luggage Websitehttps://www.nationalrail.co.uk/
Lost PropertyAvailable
Lost Property Websitehttps://www.nationalrail.co.uk/
ShopsAvailable
PostboxUnavailable
TelephonesAvailable
Telephone typesCards and coins
Station BuffetAvailable
ATMAvailable
Bureau de ChangeUnavailable
Tourist Information OfficeUnavailable
Nearest station with more facilities
Step-free category A Station - This station has step-free access to all platforms
ToiletsAvailable
Toilets notesThe toilets are located on Platform 2/4 and Platform 5. The National key toilets are located on Platform 1, Platforms 2/4 and Platform 5; these toilets are operated by a radar key. A radar key is available from station staff upon request. A 'National Key Scheme' key [RADAR] can be purchased by contacting the following. Address: 12 City Forum, 250 City Road, London, EC1V 8AF. Tel: 020 7250 3222. Minicom: 020 7250 4119. Fax: 020 7250 0212. Email: radar@radar.org.uk.
ShowersUnavailable
Baby changeAvailable
WiFiAvailable
WiFi notes
Web kioskUnavailable
Customer Service notes
Please contact our Customer Service Centre on 0345 6000 650
Customer help pointsAvailable
CCTVAvailable
Carpark nameOriental Road
Car parking spaces570
Cycle storageAvailable
Cycle storage spaces752
Sheltered cycle storageAvailable
Cycle storage CCTVAvailable
Cycle storage notesCompound
Step-free accessStep free access is available throughout the whole station.
Ramps for train accessAvailable
WheelchairsAvailable
Induction LoopAvailable
Accessible ticket machinesAvailable
Accessible Booking Office counterAvailable
Accessible taxisAccessible taxis are available at this station, please see below for more information
Accessible taxis notes

Woking 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.

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.

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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 London WaterlooFirst Group Bus03:55Scheduled
to London WaterlooSouth Western Railway04:12On time
to London WaterlooFirst Group Bus05:25Scheduled
to London WaterlooSouth Western Railway05:271On time
to London WaterlooSouth Western Railway05:292On time
Arriving fromTrainTimePlatformStatus
from GuildfordSouth Western Railway01:50On time
from GuildfordSouth Western Railway04:12On time
from GuildfordFirst Group Bus05:18Scheduled
from GuildfordSouth Western Railway05:282On time
from GuildfordSouth Western Railway05:304On time
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