Grantchester is a quaint village beside the River Cam, home to thatched cottages, medieval Grantchester Church, and several pubs. It’s known for the Orchard Tea Garden, beloved of literature’s 1900s Bloomsbury Group, and former village resident, poet Rupert Brooke. Visitors often arrive on foot via riverside Grantchester Meadows or pole punts up the river. Upstream, Byron’s Pool is popular with swimmers.

 

It's easy to reach Grantchester in Grantchester, by train. Simply hop on a train to Cambridge station - then it's a leisurely punt down the river, walk across the fields, or an 11-minute taxi ride from the station.

 

For more visitor info including opening times, visit Grantchester’s website.

Station details & facilities

Ticket Office opening hours:
  • Monday to Friday open from 06:00:00 until 21:00:00
  • Saturday open from 07:00:00 until 20:00:00
  • Sunday open from 08:00:00 until 19:00:00
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 phone number01223 307125
Left Luggage Websitehttps://www.nationalrail.co.uk/
ShopsAvailable
PostboxAvailable
TelephonesAvailable
Telephone typesCards and coins
Station BuffetAvailable
ATMAvailable
ATM notes
On platform 1.
Bureau de ChangeUnavailable
Tourist Information OfficeUnavailable
Nearest station with more facilities
Lifts available to access the island platforms, all other platforms are step free
ToiletsAvailable
Toilets notesThe toilets are located on Platform 4. The accessible (radar key) toilets are on platform 4 and are open during staffing hours
ShowersUnavailable
Baby changeAvailable
WiFiAvailable
Web kioskUnavailable
Staff Help notes
Assistance is provided by station staff during the hours of train service operation.
Customer Service notes
Monday-Saturday 08:00-20:00. Sunday 10:00-20:00. Bank Holidays 09:00-18:00. 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
CCTVAvailable
Carpark nameStation Car Park
Carpark operatorNational Car Parks Ltd
Car parking spaces374
Cycle storageAvailable
Cycle storage spaces2850
Sheltered cycle storageAvailable
Cycle storage CCTVAvailable
Cycle storage notes
Cycle point is by the Car Park
Cycle storage notesThere are stands available.
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

Cambridge 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.

Departures and arrivals from Cambridge

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Departing toTrainTimePlatformStatus
to London Kings CrossGreat Northern16:148On time
to NorwichGreater Anglia16:164On time
to London Liverpool StreetGreater Anglia16:208On time
to Kings LynnGreat Northern16:207On time
to BrightonThameslink16:241On time
Arriving fromTrainTimePlatformStatus
from BrightonThameslink16:111On time
from ElyGreat Northern16:138On time
from Stansted AirportGreater Anglia16:154On time
from Cambridge NorthGreater Anglia16:198On time
from London Kings CrossThameslink16:252Late

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