Clifton Rocks Railway is a remarkable disused funicular railway in the shadow of the Clifton Suspension Bridge. This underground railway now has a visitor centre run by volunteers, accessed from the top station.


It's easy to reach Clifton Rocks Railway in Bristol, by train. Simply hop on a train to Clifton Down station - then it's a substantial walk through the streets - about 15-20 mins, but it's a fascinating area to explore.


For more visitor info including opening times, visit Clifton Rocks Railway’s website.

Station details & facilities

Ticket Office opening hours: There is no ticket office at Clifton Down station, ticket machines are available to purchase or collect tickets from. You can also buy tickets in advance online here.
Ticket MachineAvailable
Staff helpUnavailable
Staffing levelThere is no staff at the station.
Oyster PrepayUnavailable
Oyster topupUnavailable
Oyster validatorUnavailable
Pre-purchase collectionAvailable
Left LuggageUnavailable
Left Luggage Website
Telephone typesCards and coins
Station BuffetUnavailable
Bureau de ChangeUnavailable
Tourist Information OfficeUnavailable
Nearest station with more facilities
Step free Category B1 station - step free access available to both platforms via ramp and choice of drop off points, however adjacent car parks need to be used for full step free access.
Baby changeUnavailable
WiFi notes
Connect to "GWR Free Station WiFi".
Web kioskUnavailable
Customer Service notes
Please visit for GWR Help & Support. Or contact our social media team @gwrhelp.
Customer help pointsAvailable
Carpark nameStation Car Park
Carpark operatorAPCOA Parking (UK) Limited
Car parking spaces15
Cycle storageAvailable
Cycle storage spaces32
Sheltered cycle storageUnavailable
Cycle storage CCTVAvailable
Cycle storage notes
Located on both platforms
Cycle storage notesThere are stands available.
Ramps for train accessUnavailable
Induction LoopAvailable
Accessible ticket machinesAvailable
Accessible Booking Office counterUnavailable
Accessible taxisAccessible taxis are available at this station, please see below for more information
Accessible taxis notes

Clifton Down station has neither a taxi rank nor a cab office. Advance booking is essential. Consider using the following local operators:

There is no First Class lounge at this station.

Departures and arrivals from Clifton Down

Want to check the latest departures and arrivals into Clifton Down station? Find live information for the next trains departing and arriving at the station below.
Departing toTrainTimePlatformStatus
to Severn BeachGreat Western Railway15:271On time
to Bristol Temple MeadsGreat Western Railway15:312Late
to Severn BeachGreat Western Railway16:001On time
to Weston-super-MareGreat Western Railway16:002On time
to Bristol Temple MeadsGreat Western Railway16:262On time
Arriving fromTrainTimePlatformStatus
from Bristol Temple MeadsGreat Western Railway15:261On time
from Severn BeachGreat Western Railway15:302Late
from AvonmouthGreat Western Railway15:592On time
from Weston-super-MareGreat Western Railway16:001On time
from Severn BeachGreat Western Railway16:252On time

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