Travelling by train to the Royal Observatory is super-simple. The nearest railway station to the Royal Observatory is Greenwich, which is served by Southeastern and Thameslink services throughout the day. It's 15 minutes to the Royal Observatory on foot. When you leave the station head towards Greenwich Park via Circus Street. When you enter the park, the Observatory is well signposted.

The Royal Observatory is full of wonders for all to enjoy. You'll find it jam-packed with a fascinating historic collection and if that wasn't enough the Royal Observatory is the home of Greenwich Mean Time (GMT), the Prime Meridian of the world and London’s Planetarium. There is something for everyone here and a great day out. 

Visit the Royal Observatory website for opening information.

Station details & facilities

Ticket Office opening hours: Being staffed may mean there is only staff in the ticket office, who may not alw
DayOpening Hours
Weekdays06:10 - 20:00
Saturday 06:10 - 20:00
Sunday 08:00 - 19:00
Ticket MachineAvailable
Staff helpUnavailable
Staffing levelFull time
Oyster PrepayAvailable
Oyster topupAvailable
Oyster validatorAvailable
Pre-purchase collectionAvailable
Travel card zoneZone 2/3
Left LuggageUnavailable
Lost PropertyAvailable
Telephone typesCoins and cards
Station BuffetAvailable
Station Buffet notes
Bureau de ChangeUnavailable
Tourist Information OfficeUnavailable
Information Systems
  • Announcements
  • Arrival screens
  • Departure screens
Baby changeAvailable
WiFi notes
Web kioskUnavailable
Customer help pointsAvailable
Carpark opening hours:
DayOpening Hours
WeekdaysOpen 24 hours
Saturday Open 24 hours
Sunday Open 24 hours
Carpark nameStation Forecourt
Carpark operatorSoutheastern
Car parking spaces2
Cycle storageAvailable
Cycle storage spaces30
Sheltered cycle storageAvailable
Cycle storage CCTVAvailable
Cycle storage notes
Platform 2 London end
Step-free accessWhole station
Step-free access notes
Platforms step free via ramp, lifts, underpass. Ticket Office and Car Park are step free.
Ramps for train accessAvailable
Induction LoopAvailable
Accessible ticket machinesAvailable
Accessible Booking Office counterUnavailable
Accessible taxisunknown
Accessible taxis notes

Accessible taxis are not available

Departures and arrivals from Greenwich

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to London Cannon StreetSoutheastern20:33On time
to London Cannon StreetSoutheastern20:42On time
to London Cannon StreetSoutheastern21:03On time
to London Cannon StreetSoutheastern21:12On time
to London Cannon StreetSoutheastern21:33On time
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from London Cannon StreetSoutheastern20:32On time
from London Cannon StreetSoutheastern20:42On time
from London Cannon StreetSoutheastern21:02On time
from London Cannon StreetSoutheastern21:12On time
from London Cannon StreetSoutheastern21:32On time

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