Trains to Warwick Castle

Getting to Warwick Castle by train

Take the train to Warwick Castle, a convenient way to reach the attraction. Direct trains to Warwick Castle leave from Birmingham Moor Street, Solihull, Dorridge and Warwick Parkway and stop at Warwick station, making it easily accessible.

Warwick Castle is less than a mile from Warwick station, so you can easily walk there in about 15 minutes. If you prefer, you could take the X17 bus, which stops just outside the castle entrance, from where it’s about a 5-minute walk. Taxis are also available from the station forecourt.

Make sure you have around 4 hours for your visit to Warwick Castle, although you can easily spend a day. Remember to plan enough time to catch your train and fully enjoy your day.

Purchase your train tickets to Warwick Castle, or for more information see our live departure and arrival times.


Warwick (WRW)

Warwick station
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Warwick station information

Staffing level Part time
Information systems
  • DepartureScreens
  • Announcements
Station operator Chiltern Railways
Ticket office opening times

At station entrance.

  • Monday to Friday: 06:25 - 12:55
  • Saturday: 06:25 - 12:55
  • Sunday: Unavailable
Pre-purchase collection Yes
Ticket machine Yes
Smartcards issued here No
Top up Smartcards here Yes
Validate Smartcards here No
Smartcards information

Chiltern Smartcards can be obtained from

Penalty fares CH
Top up Smartcards here Yes
Customer service information

We welcome your feedback, suggestions and ideas to help us to make changes to improve your services.

Left luggage

Available: No

Lost property

Telephone: 03456 005 165


  • Monday to Friday: 12:00 - 20:00
Seated area
Waiting room

In the booking hall by the main station entrance on Platform 1.

  • Monday to Friday: 06:25 - 12:55
  • Saturday: 06:25 - 12:55
  • Sunday: Unavailable
Station buffet
  • Monday to Saturday: 06:25 - 12:55
Baby changing facilities

Registration required. Available until 18:00 each day.


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 .


03456 005 165


  • Monday to Sunday: 07:00 - 20:00
Staff help

Passenger Assistance Meeting Point - at the booking office (during opening hours only). We recommend that you book assistance in advance of your journey to enable us to get a member of staff to the station outside of booking office opening hours to assist you. Alternatively, please use the Help Point at the station.

Please note that if engineering work is taking place, rail replacement bus services do NOT call at this station. Rail replacement bus services use the bus stops on the Coventry Road (the main road at the bottom of the station approach road). Customers with accessibility requirements are advised to contact 03456 005 165 (Option 3 > Option 3) for guidance and assistance.

  • Monday to Friday: 06:25 - 13:05
  • Saturday: 07:15 - 12:55
  • Sunday: Unavailable
Induction loop available Yes
Ticket machine

The height of the display screen on the ticket machine is adjustable.

Ramp for train access available
Accessible taxis information

If you would like us to assist you in booking an accessible taxi for your onward journey please contact 03456 005 165.

National Key toilets available
Step free access

Step Free Access Category B3. There is step free access to Platform 1 (northbound services) only.

Ticket gates
Impaired mobility set down available
Car park 1 spaces 40
Car park 1 opening times
  • Monday to Sunday: 24 hours
Car park 1 charges
  • Daily: £5.50
  • Weekly: £20.30
  • Monthly: £77.30
  • Annual: £808.70
Car park 1 contact details


Chiltern Railways Car Park prices can also be found here

Telephone: 03456 005 165


Onward travel

If engineering work is taking place, rail replacement bus services do NOT call at this station. Rail replacement bus services use the bus stops on the Coventry Road (the main road at the bottom of the station approach road).

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

Cycle storage available Yes
Cycle storage spaces 40
Cycle storage sheltered Yes
Cycle storage CCTV Yes
Cycle storage location

Platform 1.

Cycle storage types
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Departures and arrivals from Warwick

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About Warwick station

Warwick is a bustling railway station that is open Monday to Sunday from 04:30 to 23:30. The ticket office is open from 06:00 to 20:00 Monday to Friday, and from 08:00 to 18:00 Saturday and Sunday. The station has ticket machines for self-service ticket purchases and pre-purchased ticket collection options.

For passenger safety and security, Warwick station is equipped with CCTV surveillance. The station provides seating areas both in the main concourse and on the platforms, as well as a waiting room where passengers can comfortably wait for their trains.

In terms of local transport options, bus routes in close proximity to Warwick station link nearby towns and villages, including Coventry, Stratford-upon-Avon and Kenilworth.

Warwick is well-connected with travel to and from Birmingham Moor Street taking around 35 minutes, Leamington Spa taking approximately 5 minutes and London Marylebone taking approximately 1 hour 30 minutes.

About Warwick Castle

Hop on a train to discover Warwick Castle , one of England's best-preserved medieval castles. With over 900 years of history, it is a place where legends come alive and where every corner holds a tale waiting to be discovered.

Handy tip: When you travel with West Midlands Railway by train, you can get exclusive discounted entry to some of the UK’s top attractions including Warwick Castle.

What are the highlights of Warwick Castle

Explore the castle at your own pace, or join a guided tour for a deeper insight into the history.

The State Rooms are a must-see for any visitor, and include the State Dining Room, all meticulously restored with tapestries and period furnishings. Picture the grand feasts held in the Great Hall. Climb to the top of Guy's Tower and take in the views imagining what it was like to be a knight defending the castle.

Roam the vast castle grounds, landscaped by Capability Brown in the 18th-century and head to the charming Peacock Gardens, with resident peacocks, for afternoon tea. Step back in time at attractions like Have-a-go-Archery and The Time Tower, and join in shows such as the Legend of the Trebuchet, where giant rocks are catapulted over 900 feet away.

Warwick Castle brings history to life with family activities. Explore the Horrible Histories Maze, witness the thrilling Falconer's Quest shows as birds of prey take flight, join storytelling sessions, play medieval games and discover more during school holidays.

Enter The Castle Dungeon at your own risk, and be transported back to the medieval era when the dungeons were the last place you'd want to be. Brace yourself for an hour of interactive thrills in narrow passageways and eerie chambers where spine-chilling tales come to life with costumed actors and ghostly whispers.

How easy is it to visit Warwick Castle

The Castle Day Ticket grants entrance to Warwick Castle, daily shows, and includes a Rainy Day promise. For The Castle Dungeon tour, you'll need a 'Castle + Dungeon' ticket.

Note that the dungeon is not recommended for children under 10 or those with mobility issues. Exploring the castle grounds is possible, but accessing towers and ramparts requires climbing at least 500 steps. While wheelchair users have access to many areas, some parts can only be reached by steps due to the building's age.

What shops and restaurants are at Warwick Castle

At Warwick Castle, shop for medieval-themed items at The Conservatory. Find historical replicas and collectibles at The Armoury, unique home décor at The Turret and spooky souvenirs at The Dungeon Gift Shop.

Grab snacks at Courtyard Refreshments or dine at The Undercroft Café. Enjoy afternoon tea at the Conservatory Tea Room or bring your own picnic to designated areas within the castle grounds.

When is the best time to visit and how to get tickets to Warwick Castle

The most convenient way to get tickets to Warwick Castle is to purchase them in advance on the official website . Choose from various ticket options, including standard admission, combo tickets with attractions such as The Castle Dungeon, and special events. Look out for discounts or promotions.

Alternatively, you can buy tickets directly at the ticket booth on arrival, but expect queues during busy periods. Plan your visit timing based on your preferences, checking the website for updates and events. Weekdays offer a quieter experience compared to weekends and school holidays, which draw larger crowds.

Other attractions and activities near Warwick Castle

After your enchanting visit to Warwick Castle, several attractions and activities are nearby so you can make the most of your day.

Lord Leycester Hospital is a medieval almshouse made up of half-timbered buildings, with some of the finest medieval courtyard architecture in England. The hospital is on the High Street, a five-minute walk from the castle, and worth a visit to understand more about Warwick’s history.

Other examples of Warwick's rich history include the Warwickshire Yeomanry Museum in Jury Street and St. Mary's Collegiate Church with intricate stained glass windows and historic tombs.

Find the oldest shopping street, Smith Street, in the town centre, between the castle and the station, and the vibrant Market Place, the heart of the town with a centuries-old Saturday market. Here, the fascinating exhibits at Market Hall Museum offer insights into Warwick's local history.

If you have time, visit the picturesque Hill Close Gardens , a restored Victorian pleasure garden with hidden hedged gardens and a tearoom. Alternatively stroll towards the River Avon past 15th and 16th century buildings on Mill Street and visit the pretty cottage garden of Mill Garden with a backdrop of the castle walls, the medieval bridge, mill and the river.

Alternatively, you can purchase your ticket via the West Midlands Trains app or at the station on the day.