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Banbury Train Station


Banbury Station
Station Road
OX16 5AB
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Station overview

A ticket office is available. Ticket office
Baby changing facilities are available. Baby changing facilities
A ticket machine is available. Ticket machine
A waiting room is available. Waiting room
Wheelchairs are available. Wheelchairs
Wi-Fi is available. Wi-Fi
A phone box is available. Phone box
Toilets are available. Toilets
A post box is available. Post box
Facility Information
Ticket office opening hours Monday to Friday: 05:45 to 20:15 Saturday: 06:35 to 19:15 Sunday: 08:10 to 17:40
Self service ticket machines A ticket machine is available.
Collection of pre-purchased tickets Collection of pre-purchased tickets is available.
Get Oyster card here Oyster Pre-Pay not is available.
Top up Oyster pay as you go here Oyster top up is not available.
Use Oyster pay as you go here Oyster top up is not available.
Service Information
British Transport Police 0800 40 50 40
CCTV CCTV systems are available.
Rail Replacement Service

Rail replacement buses depart from the front of the station.

Information Systems
  • Departure screens
  • Arrival screens
  • Announcements
Service Information
Banbury Station customer services

03456 005 165 (0830 to 1730, Mondays to Fridays)

Left luggage Left luggage is not available.
Left luggage contact details


Lost property Lost property is available at the station. Monday to Friday: 12:00 to 20:00
Lost property contact details


Facility Information
Lounge A first class lounge is not available.
Lounge opening hours A first class lounge is not available.
Facility Information
Seating area A seating area is available.
Waiting rooms Waiting rooms are available.
Trolleys Trolleys are not available.
Refreshment facilities Refreshment facilities are available.


Toilets Toilets are available.
Baby changing Baby changing facilities are available.
Pay phone Pay phones are available. Cards
Public Wi-Fi Wi-Fi is available.
Post box A Post box is available.
Tourist information office A tourist information office is not available.
Cashpoint An ATM machine is available.
Bureau de change A bureau de change is not available.
Shops Shops are available.

Kiosk News agent

Showers Showers are not available.
Facility Information
Helpline information A helpline is available. Monday to Sunday: 07:00 to 20:00

We want everyone to travel with confidence. That is why, if you are planning on travelling on national rail services, you can request an assistance booking in advance - now up to 2 hours before your journey is due to start, any time of the day. For more information about Passenger Assist and how to request an assistance booking via Passenger Assist, please click here.

Helpline contact details

03456 005 165


Customer help points Customer help points are available.
Staff help Staff help is available.

Passenger Assistance meeting point is at the information point, next to the gateline on the overbridge (accessible via lifts or stairs near to the booking office)

Staff help opening times Monday to Friday: 05:15 to 01:30 Saturday: 05:15 to 01:30 Sunday: 07:00 to 23:00
Accessible ticket machines Accessible ticket machines are available.
Accessible ticket office counter An accessible ticket office counter is available.
Induction loop An induction loop is available.
Ramp for train access A ramp for train access is available.
Accessible taxis Accessible taxis are not available.
Accessible public pay phones Accessible public pay phones are not available.
National key toilets National key toilets are not available.
Step free access coverage Whole Station

Step Free Access Category A. Step free access to all platforms via lifts.

Impaired mobility set down Impaired mobility set down Machine is available.
Disabled parking

At station entrance.

Wheelchairs Wheelchairs are available.
Ticket gates Ticket gates are present.
There are three car parks at Banbury Station: the Multi-Storey Car Park, the Main Car Park, and the Approach Road Car Park. Prices are the same at all three car parks.
Operator Chiltern Railways
Spaces 978
Opening times
  • Monday to Sunday:24 Hours a Day
Contact details 03456 005 165

Chiltern Railways Car Park prices can also be found here

The East side (Multi-Storey) car park is accessed from Higham Way (off Merton Street) - Postcode: OX16 4AA.

Bus services available Bus services are available.
Bus services information

Information to plan your onward journey is available in a printable format here

Cycle storage available Cycle storage is available.
Storage type Stands
Spaces 63
Sheltered Yes
Storage location

Near station entrance next to taxi rank and on entry to the multi storey car park.

Transport Information
Taxi rank available

At front of station.

Airport available Airport information is not available.
Port available Port information is not available.

Banbury Train Station opened in 1839 by the London and Southampton Railway. The station saw competition in the 1900s from Winchester (Chesil), but today it is the only station serving the city. The development of the railway expanded opportunities for trade and travel; well beyond those provided by the canals which had been built in the previous century.

Today, Banbury Train Station continues to serve this market town. Popular routes include Bournemouth to Banbury, Birmingham to Banbury and Manchester to Banbury.

Things to do in Banbury

Banbury is known to have been part of Roman Britain, but in 2002 Iron Age relics were found in Hennef Way, dating back as far as 200 BC. Anglo-Saxon development thrived in the centuries that followed. It was in the 6th century that a settlement was founded where the present town stands today.

Banbury Castle was built in the 12th century and remained in use as late as the English Civil War (1642-1651). The castle was destroyed in 1648 and all that remains today is Castle Street which leads to the Castle Quay Shopping Centre. Castle Quay is home to eighty popular high-street stores including independent retailers.

Although Banbury Castle is no longer standing, you can still learn about the rich local history of Banbury at the Banbury Museum. Learn how Oliver Cromwell plotted the Battle of Edge Hill in 1642; or visit the Globe Room in the Reine Deer Inn and stand where Oliver Cromwell stood as he made his plans.

You can also visit Lock 29, which is described as ”a sustainable community destination in the heart of Banbury. Lock 29 features artisanal food, pop-up entertainment, and a space for community activities. Castle Quay Waterfront is another recent development which opened in 2022 and offers canal-side retail and entertainment.

When you visit Banbury, you have to take advantage of the beautiful English countryside. Explore the area by bike, enjoy a relaxing trip on one of the 18th century canals, or take a tour of the nearby Cotswolds by coach.

While Banbury has plenty to offer the hungry visitor, not every town can lay claim to the creation of a pastry treat, so make sure you enjoy an authentic and locally made Banbury Cake while you are here.

To entertain the kids why not visit the Waterfowl Sanctuary and Children’s Farm for some outdoor fun, or the Rugrats and Half Pints play area to entertain the kids for hours.

This market town sits amongst some of the most beautiful English countryside and blends history with the modern world. Banbury is within easy reach of many towns and cities around the country, so book your ticket today with CrossCountry Trains.

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