Banbury Train Station
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Banbury Train Station
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|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|
|Collection of pre-purchased tickets|
|British Transport Police||0800 40 50 40|
|Rail Replacement Service||
Rail replacement buses depart from the front of the station.
|Banbury station customer services||
03456 005 165 (0830 to 1730, Mondays to Fridays)
|Lost property||Monday to Friday: 12:00 to 20:00|
|Lost property contact details|
|Lounge opening hours|
|Refreshment facilities information||Café|
|Toilets information||Accessible toilets on platforms 2|
|Pay phone||Cards and coins|
|Post box information||
The post box is located by the ground floor ticket office near the main station entrance.
|Tourist information office|
|Bureau de change|
|Shops information||Kiosk News agent|
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.Monday to Sunday: 07:00 to 20:00
|Helpline contact details||03456 005 165|
|Customer help points available|
Passenger Assistance meeting point is next to the gateline on the overbridge (accessible via lifts or stairs)
|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 office counter|
|Ramp for train access|
If you would like us to assist you in booking an accessible taxi for your onward journey please contact 03456 005 165.
|Accessible public pay phones|
|National key toilets|
|Step free access coverage||
Step Free Access Category A. Step free access to all platforms via lifts.
|Impaired mobility set down|
At station entrance.
|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.|
|Contact details||03456 005 165 Chiltern Railways Car Park prices can also be found here|
|Bus services available|
|Bus services information||
Information to plan your onward journey is available in a printable format here
|Cycle storage available|
|Storage location||Near station entrance next to taxi rank and on entry to the multi storey car park.|
|Taxi rank available|
|Taxi rank information||
At front of station.
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.
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.