It's easy to reach Lancaster Castle by rail. Hop on a train to Lancaster station, which is served by Avanti West Coast, TransPennine Express​ and Northern services from Manchester, London and Edinburgh. From Lancaster it's just a 6-minute walk to Lancaster Castle. Simply exit the station, take the stairs and turn left onto Meeting House Lane. Walk east, turning right when you hit Castle Hill. Head up Castle Hill and you'll find Lancaster Castle!

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

For more information about opening times, visit Lancaster Castle’s website.

Station details & facilities

Ticket Office opening hours:
DayOpening Hours
Weekdays05:15 - 19:45
Saturday 05:15 - 19:45
Sunday 09:30 - 20:00
Ticket MachineAvailable
Staff helpUnavailable
Staffing levelFull time
Oyster PrepayUnavailable
Oyster topupUnavailable
Oyster validatorUnavailable
Pre-purchase collectionAvailable
Left LuggageUnavailable
Lost PropertyAvailable
ShopsAvailable
Shops noteNews agent
PostboxUnavailable
TelephonesAvailable
Telephone typesCoins and cards
Station BuffetAvailable
ATMAvailable
ATM notes
Located on concourse Located by the ticket office
Bureau de ChangeUnavailable
Tourist Information OfficeUnavailable
ToiletsAvailable
ShowersUnavailable
Baby changeAvailable
WiFiUnavailable
Web kioskUnavailable
Customer Service notes

There are two Customer Information points, one situated on platform 3 and the other situated on platform 4, however customers are encouraged to approach any member of station staff for information.

Customer help pointsUnavailable
CCTVAvailable
Carpark opening hours:
DayOpening Hours
EverydayOpen 24 hours
Carpark nameStation Car Park
Carpark operatorVirgin Trains
Car parking spaces147
Carpark charges
Annual£1200.00
Daily£10.00
Monthly£160.00
Three Monthly£360.00
Cycle storageAvailable
Cycle storage spaces94
Sheltered cycle storageAvailable
Cycle storage CCTVAvailable
Cycle storage notes
all platforms
Step-free accessWhole station
Step-free access notes

lifts to platforms

Ramps for train accessAvailable
WheelchairsAvailable
Induction LoopAvailable
Accessible ticket machinesAvailable
Accessible Booking Office counterAvailable

Departures and arrivals from Lancaster

Want to check the latest departures and arrivals into Lancaster station? Find live information for the next trains departing and arriving at the station below.
Departing toTrainTimePlatformStatus
to Manchester AirportNorthern09:524Late
to Glasgow CentralAvanti West Coast09:563On time
to WindermereNorthern10:033On time
to Edinburgh (Waverley)Avanti West Coast10:083On time
to CarlisleNorthern10:135On time
Arriving fromTrainTimePlatformStatus
from Barrow-in-FurnessNorthern09:504Late
from MorecambeNorthern09:512On time
from London EustonAvanti West Coast09:563On time
from Manchester AirportNorthern10:023On time
from LeedsNorthern10:064On time

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