Travelling by train to Shakespeare's Birthplace is super-simple. The nearest railway station to Shakespeare's Birthplace is Stratford-upon-Avon, which is served by West Midlands Railway and Chiltern Railways services throughout the day. It's 10 minutes to Shakespeare's Birthplace on foot. Leave the station and turn right onto Brunel Way and at the junction turn left onto Alcester Road. After 0.2 miles turn left onto Meer Street, you'll then see Henley Street on your left turn here and Shakespeare's Birthplace will be on your right.

Shakespeare's Birthplace is full of wonders for all to enjoy. You'll find it jam-packed with a fascinating historic collection and you walk in Shakespeare’s footsteps and explore the house where he was born and grew up. Listen to tales of Shakespeare’s family life, enjoy live theatre on demand and get up close to rare artefacts from the Trust’s world-class collections as you discover how the extraordinary William Shakespeare continues to shape our lives today.

Visit Shakespeare's Birthplace website for opening information.

Station details & facilities

Ticket Office opening hours:
DayOpening Hours
Monday Tuesday Wednesday 07:00 - 18:00
Friday 07:00 - 19:00
Saturday 07:00 - 18:00
Sunday 09:00 - 16:00
Ticket MachineAvailable
Staff helpAvailable
Staffing levelPart time
Oyster PrepayUnavailable
Oyster topupUnavailable
Oyster validatorUnavailable
Pre-purchase collectionAvailable
Left LuggageUnavailable
ShopsUnavailable
PostboxUnavailable
TelephonesAvailable
Telephone typesCoins and cards
Station BuffetAvailable
Station Buffet notes
Buffet
ATMUnavailable
Bureau de ChangeUnavailable
Tourist Information OfficeUnavailable
Information Systems
  • Announcements
  • Departure screens
ToiletsAvailable
ShowersUnavailable
Baby changeUnavailable
WiFiUnavailable
WiFi notes
Web kioskUnavailable
Staff Help notes

Please note that staff help is only available when the ticket office is open.

To ensure that we provide the best service possible we recommend that customers who require assistance book with us and provide at least 1 working day's notice. We will always aim to assist customers whether they have booked assistance or not. Booking assistance gives you the extra reassurance that your needs will be met.

Customer Service notes

We are open from 07:00 to 19:00 Monday to Friday and 08:00 to 16:00 on Saturdays, Sundays and all Bank Holidays except Christmas Day. A recorded message service is available outside of these hours.

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**Stratford-upon-Avon is accredited by the Secure Station Scheme**

Customer help pointsAvailable
CCTVAvailable
Carpark opening hours:
DayOpening Hours
WeekdaysOpen 24 hours
Saturday Open 24 hours
Sunday Open 24 hours
Carpark nameStation Car Park
Carpark operatorMeteor Parking Ltd
Car parking spaces320
Carpark charges
Annual£396.00
Daily£4.00
Monthly£40.00
Off-peak£2.20
Weekly£15.50
Cycle storageAvailable
Cycle storage spaces10
Sheltered cycle storageUnavailable
Cycle storage CCTVAvailable
Cycle storage notes
north of Platform 1
Step-free accessPart of station
Step-free access notes

Level access to Booking Hall and adjacent platform 1. Also second level entrance direct to platform 1.ÿ The newer of the two footbridges has lifts providing step free access to platforms 2 and 3.

Ramps for train accessAvailable
WheelchairsUnavailable
Induction LoopAvailable
Accessible ticket machinesAvailable
Accessible Booking Office counterUnavailable
Accessible taxisunknown
Accessible taxis notes

Accessible taxis are not available

Shakespeare’s Birthplace

Experience the humble beginnings of the ordinary boy from Stratford-upon-Avon who went on to do extraordinary things. Discover his global influence and see how he continues to shape our lives today.

Explore the home where spent his childhood and the early years of his marriage to Anne, and discover the workshop where Shakespeare’s father John ran his prestigious trade as a glove maker.

Download room-by-room video guides narrated by renowned historian Professor Michael Wood to your mobile phone to hear fascinating tales of 16th-century family life.

Get up close to rare artefacts from the world’s largest public Shakespeare museum, library and archive, including a 400-year-old Folio of his complete works, and wander through the beautiful garden where you can enjoy the sights and smells of plants and flowers that Shakespeare would have known or wrote about his plays and poems.

Shakespeare’s Birthplace is cared for by Shakespeare Birthplace Trust, an independent charity. Every purchase and donation helps care for the world's greatest Shakespeare heritage in his home town of Stratford-upon-Avon.

Please note: The other four Shakespeare Family Homes in Stratford-upon-Avon — Anne Hathaway’s Cottage, Shakespeare’s New Place, Mary Arden’s Farm and Hall’s Croft  — are currently closed to the public until Spring 2021.

Check www.shakespeare.org.uk for updates.

Departures and arrivals from Stratford-upon-Avon

Want to check the latest departures and arrivals into Stratford-upon-Avon station? Find live information for the next trains departing and arriving at the station below.
Departing toTrainTimePlatformStatus
to BanburyChiltern Railways20:362On time
to Leamington SpaChiltern Railways06:061Scheduled
to Birmingham Moor StreetWest Midlands Trains06:231Scheduled
to KidderminsterWest Midlands Trains07:001Scheduled
to KidderminsterWest Midlands Trains07:232Scheduled
Arriving fromTrainTimePlatformStatus
from Birmingham Snow HillWest Midlands Trains06:551Scheduled
from Birmingham Snow HillWest Midlands Trains07:202Scheduled
from Leamington SpaChiltern Railways07:281Scheduled
from Stourbridge JunctionWest Midlands Trains08:231Scheduled
from London MaryleboneChiltern Railways08:432Scheduled

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