You can easily reach Kenilworth Castle by train. Coventry and Leamington Spa are the nearest train stations, from which you can take a forty-minute bus journey. From the Crown Hotel in Leamington Spa, take the number 11 bus towards Coventry and get off at Abbey Fields for a ten-minute walk to Kenilworth Castle. The x17 from Coventry can drop you at Kenilworth United Reformed Church, which is 15 minutes away from the Castle.

A visit to Kenilworth Castle will transport you back in time - it's a great way to spend a day with the family. Wander into the grounds of the castle or simply admire the imposing walls from afar.

Station details & facilities

Ticket Office opening hours:
DayOpening Hours
Weekdays05:15 - 21:30
Saturday 05:30 - 20:45
Sunday 07:30 - 21:30
Ticket MachineAvailable
Staff helpUnavailable
Staffing levelFull time
Oyster PrepayUnavailable
Oyster topupUnavailable
Oyster validatorUnavailable
Pre-purchase collectionAvailable
Left LuggageUnavailable
Lost PropertyAvailable
Telephone typesCoins and cards
Station BuffetAvailable
Bureau de ChangeUnavailable
Tourist Information OfficeUnavailable
Baby changeAvailable
WiFi notes
Web kioskUnavailable
Customer Service notes

Monday to Sunday 06:00 - 21:00

Available from customer service offices, located on platform 1 and 3.

Customer help pointsAvailable
Carpark opening hours:
DayOpening Hours
WeekdaysOpen 24 hours
Open 24 hours
DayOpening Hours
Open 24 hours
WeekdaysOpen 24 hours
DayOpening Hours
WeekdaysOpen 24 hours
WeekdaysOpen 24 hours
Saturday Open 24 hours
Sunday Open 24 hours
Carpark nameMulti Storey Car Park 1 Station Square Car Park Warwick Road Car Park
Carpark operatorVirgin Trains Virgin Trains Virgin Trains
Car parking spaces755
Carpark charges
Three Monthly£325.00
Three Monthly£325.00
Three Monthly£325.00
Cycle storageAvailable
Cycle storage spaces124
Sheltered cycle storageAvailable
Cycle storage CCTVAvailable
Cycle storage notes
all platforms
Cycle storage notes<p>Charge made for locker</p>
Step-free accessWhole station
Step-free access notes

lifts to platforms 2, 3 and 4

Ramps for train accessAvailable
Induction LoopAvailable
Accessible ticket machinesAvailable
Accessible Booking Office counterUnavailable
Opening Hours
DayOpening Hours
Weekdays05:30 - 20:00
Saturday 08:00 - 20:00
Sunday 08:00 - 18:00


Platform 1

Tickets Accepted

Virgin Business, First Open or Advance First tickets. You can only enter the lounge on the travel date shown on your ticket.


Dedicated business areas are fully equipped with telephone points, desks, fax photocopier and modem facilities, screens with updated train information.


Tea, coffee, soft drinks.


Wi-Fi is available


Showers are not available

About Kenilworth Castle

Kenilworth Castle was founded as a Norman tower in the 1120s, strengthened by King John in the 13th century into a forbidding fortress with large water defences, and developed by John of Gaunt in the 14th century into a blend of fortress and palace. Robert Dudley, Earl of Leicester, then added Tudor buildings to produce an opulent Renaissance palace. The result of centuries of work is "the finest surviving example of a semi-royal palace of the later middle ages, significant for its scale, form and quality of workmanship.

Walk the castle and be whisked away to the pageants, extravagant banquets, fireworks, bear-baiting and mystery plays that nearly bankrupted Dudley, Earl of Leicester, when he lavished them on Queen Elizabeth I during her visit in 1575. Climb the tower Leicester built to impress Elizabeth, and enjoy the spectacular views from her apartments. See the mighty Norman keep, John of Gaunt’s Great Hall, and the beautifully restored Elizabethan garden.

Kenilworth Castle was partially destroyed by Parliamentarian forces in the English Civil War to prevent any further military use, and so it stands today, a mix of habitable buildings and majestic ruins.

Departures and arrivals from Coventry

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Departing toTrainTimePlatformStatus
to London EustonAvanti West Coast08:561Late
to London EustonWest Midlands Trains08:581Late
to Birmingham New StreetAvanti West Coast09:023On time
to London EustonAvanti West Coast09:111On time
to Birmingham New StreetWest Midlands Trains09:113On time
Arriving fromTrainTimePlatformStatus
from Birmingham New StreetAvanti West Coast08:561Late
from Birmingham New StreetWest Midlands Trains08:571Late
from London EustonAvanti West Coast09:023On time
from Birmingham New StreetAvanti West Coast09:091On time
from NorthamptonWest Midlands Trains09:113On time

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