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Gloucester Train Station


Gloucester Station
Bruton Way
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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: 06:00 to 19:00 Saturday: 07:00 to 19:00 Sunday: 09:00 to 18:00
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

Great Western Way at the rear of the station

Information Systems
  • Departure screens
  • Announcements
Service Information
Gloucester Station customer services

Please visit GWR Help & Support. Or contact our social media team @gwrhelp.

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


Lost property

Whether you’ve lost something on one of our trains or at a station, we’ll do our best to find it for you. Once we’ve got your details, we’ll start looking. Although it can take up to a week for things to reach us. Register your lost item here

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 available.
Refreshment facilities Refreshment facilities are available.

Coffee Shop

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.

Connect to "GWR Free Station WiFi"

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.

Coffee shop

Showers Showers are not available.
Facility Information
Helpline information

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

08001 971 329 or 18001 0800 197 1329 (Textphone)


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

Meeting point: Ticket Office.

Staff help opening times Monday to Friday: 05:00 to 00:00 Saturday: 05:00 to 00:00 Sunday: 08:00 to 23:15
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 Category A station - step free access available to all platforms with liftbridge to link platforms

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

No specific area.Assisted travel meeting point -Customer service office - platform 2. Please notify a member of staff.

Wheelchairs Wheelchairs are available.
Ticket gates Ticket gates are present.
Station Car Park
Spaces 200
Opening times
  • Monday to Friday:24 Hours a Day
  • Saturday:24 Hours a Day
  • Sunday:24 Hours a Day
Contact details
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 32
Sheltered Yes
Storage location

Platform 2

Transport Information
Taxi rank available A taxi rank is not available.
Airport available Airport information is available.

Change at Reading for the RailAir road link to Heathrow, and trains to Gatwick Change at Hayes & Harlington for the Elizabeth Line service to Heathrow

Port available Port information is not available.

Famous for its long history, glorious cathedral and easy access to the gorgeous countryside, Gloucester should be near the top of your places to visit. Fortunately, CrossCountry Trains operates several popular routes to this wonderful city, including Birmingham to Gloucester and Sheffield to Gloucester. Cheltenham to Gloucester is less than ten minutes away by train—perfect for a day out.

Gloucester Railway Station is your gateway to the beautiful countryside of the Cotswolds and South Wales. The station was originally built in 1840 as a terminus, but in 1951 it was developed further to become a through station for the South Wales Railway. The station’s complicated arrangement led to it being redeveloped again in the 1970s. Today it boasts the second-longest platform in the UK, second to Colchester Railway Station.

Things to do in Gloucester

Gloucester is full of things to see and do. History stretching back almost two thousand years to 48AD fills this Roman settlement. The Romans even installed plumbing and sewers in the town. You can still see parts of the original Roman walls around the city, and the Gloucester City Museum & Art Gallery hosts many historic artefacts. Some of the city streets are still based on the original Roman plans. Not far from the city is the beautiful Cotswolds countryside and the Forest of Dean; an area which has been inhabited for around 15,000 years!

Gloucester Cathedral dominates the skyline of the city and with good reason. The Norman cathedral is nearly 1,000 years old, and the site itself has been home to continual Christian worship since the 7th century. King Edward II was even buried here in 1327.

With all this heritage, it’s no surprise that the city has become a popular place to film movies and television shows. Gloucester has been a key location for productions like Doctor Who and Harry Potter, to period dramas like Mary Queen of Scots and The White Princess. Why don’t you see what famous scenes you can recognise as you explore this city?

The city has its quirks, too. Did you know Gloucester is home to a six-hundred-year-old extreme sport? The annual Cheese-rolling competition takes place at Cooper’s Hill each year, where competitors race to win a wheel of Double Gloucester.

For more traditional entertainment, you can explore the National Waterways Museum and surrounding Gloucester Docks, or spend some time wandering the Eastgate Shopping Centre or the local Farmers Market for a spot of all-important retail therapy.

Time for a break? Dive into one of the city’s historic pubs for a refreshment or meal, or try another local eatery for something different. Perhaps try some BBQ in town, or locally made dishes at the not-for-profit community café The Clean Plate.

There’s plenty more to see and do, taste and experience in Gloucester, but the best way to learn more is to see for yourself.

Gloucester’s name can be traced back to two words meaning ‘bright’ and ‘fort’, and after two thousand years you can see the city is still shining bright in the 21st century so why not book your ticket today with CrossCountry and see what you are missing?