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Thirsk Train Station

Are you heading to Thirsk soon? You’ll find useful facilities to help you on your journey at Thirsk train station. Whether you’re heading over for the races or spending time with your family, there’s plenty to discover in this charming historic market town.

Wherever you’re headed next, Grand Central trains to and from Thirsk station will get you there in effortless comfort. With a wide array of onboard facilities and budget-friendly fares available, we’ll provide everything that you need to make your journey hassle-free – from the moment that you step on board.

For more information about Thirsk railway station, read our useful guide below. We’ll outline everything that you need to know about the facilities at the station, plus opening times and information on booking train tickets to Thirsk. If you can't find the information your looking for, you can head to the National Rail Enquiries website for further information.

Where is Thirsk station?

Thirsk railway station is just over a mile away from the town centre so, after you’ve arrived, you’ll need to drive into town or take the scenic 30-minute walk. Thirsk station car park is located at the top of the station stairs, just opposite The Old Red House pub.

There, you’ll also find two bus stops connecting Thirsk station with the town centre and surrounding towns and villages. You can learn more about onward travel information from Thirsk station here.

If you’re visiting Thirsk for the races, you’ll be able to catch the free shuttle bus service that runs from the station directly to the racecourse, making your big day out even more convenient.

How do I buy tickets at Thirsk station?

It’s easy to buy and collect your tickets from Thirsk station. With a ticket office and a ticket machine available for use, you’ll quickly be able to find the right ticket for your journey.

However, it’s always worth bearing in mind that, if you plan your trip in advance, you’ll be able to choose from a selection of tickets at great prices. The final price of your ticket – including any advance savings that you’ll make on your rail fare – will be determined by your travel date and time, plus your flexibility about departure times.

There are three main types of ticket available to purchase for your journey to or from Thirsk train station – and all other UK destinations. These are Advance, Anytime and Off-Peak, and it’s worth knowing the difference before you book. 

Advance tickets are ideal if you know exactly when you’d like to travel. They’re generally also cheaper than Anytime tickets, making them a great choice if you’re on a budget.

If you need more flexibility, our Anytime tickets can be used on any valid Grand Central service. Don’t fancy travelling during rush hour? Off-Peak tickets could be best for you – and you could also find better deals with this ticket option.

What’s more, when you book direct with Grand Central, you’ll never pay a booking fee for your Thirsk train. Check out our offers, including Group Travel and Multi-buy, to see if you can enjoy discounted travel on your next big journey.

Travelling from Thirsk station with Grand Central

Which facilities are on board Grand Central trains?

Our fantastic onboard facilities mean that you’ll have everything that you need on your Thirsk train. Choose from the selection of delicious refreshments featured on our onboard menu, including hot and cold drinks, snacks and tasty sandwiches.

Catch up on your social feed or stream the latest shows with free Wi-Fi on all of our trains. Passing through a tunnel? You won’t need to worry about your mobile data signal dropping out when you travel with Grand Central.

If you fancy a little bit of luxury, make the most of the reclining seats and complimentary snacks when you choose to travel in First Class.

How do I find and book Grand Central trains at Thirsk station?

If you’re looking for Grand Central services to Thirsk, you can use our journey planner to find the best service for you. Keep an eye out for the GC logo, as this is the easiest way to spot our trains when you’re planning your trip. Once you’ve found a suitable train time, you can complete the rest of the booking process.

After selecting you chosen train time and fare, you’ll be able to choose how you’d like to receive your tickets. We’d recommend using e-tickets, which you can either download to your phone or print at home before you travel. Alternatively, it’s just as easy to collect your tickets from the machine at Thirsk station – they’ll be ready and waiting for you on the day you travel.

If you choose an Advance fare on our website, we’ll automatically reserve a seat for you, free of charge. For Anytime fares, the booking system will prompt you to choose whether you’d like to make a seat reservation.

Lastly, just hit the ‘Continue’ button to review your journey details and move to the checkout page. Simply follow the payment instructions and you’ll be booked onto your Thirsk train.

Where do I catch my train?

Thirsk station has an entrance on either side: one side can be accessed via the station car park, and the other is just by the side of Station Road, next to the drop-off point. Both entrances take you to the footbridge, with separate staircases leading down to platforms 1 and 2.

Southbound trains to London King’s Cross depart from platform 1, the one closest to the car park. Trains to Middlesborough, Sunderland and other northerly destinations depart from platform 2, closer to the drop-off point.

Thirsk Train Station

What are Thirsk train station's opening hours?

Thirsk station opening hours are:

08:45:00 - 17:30:00
06:00:00 - 19:45:00

Ticket office opening hours:

Monday - Friday - 06:00 to 19:45
Saturday - 06:00 to 19:45
Sunday - 08:45 to 17:30


Thirsk station
Station Road
North Yorkshire


Ticket office opening hours:

Monday - Friday - 06:00 to 19:45
Saturday - 06:00 to 19:45
Sunday - 08:45 to 17:30

  • YES Waiting room
  • YES Ticket machine
  • NO Toilet
  • YES Impaired Access Staff

Station facilities

  • Accessibility
    • Accessible Public Telephones YES Yes
    • Accessible Taxis No
    • First Class Lounge No
    • Help Points YES Yes
    • Impaired Accessible Booking Office Counter YES Yes
    • Impared Access Staff YES Yes
    • Impared Access Ticket Gate No
    • Impaired Accessible Ticket Machines YES Yes
    • Induction Loop No
    • Impaired Mobility Set Down No
    • National Key Toilets No
    • Ramp for Train Access YES Yes
    • Wheel chairs Available YES Yes
    • Impaired Access Helpline Hours Monday - Sunday - open 24h
    • Impaired Access Staff Help Hours Monday - Friday - 06:00 to 19:45
      Saturday - 06:00 to 19:45
      Sunday - 08:45 to 17:30
    • Customer Help Point Help Points are available on both platforms to contact a member of our team in an emergency or for information when the ticket office is closed. When using the Help Point our CCTV will be monitoring your position for the duration of the call.  
    • Helpline YES Yes
    • Helpline Contact Details

      0800 107 2149

    • Helpline Contact URL
    • National Key Toilets

      There are no toilet facilities available at this station.

    • Nearest Stations with Facilities NTR
    • Step Free Access

      The station is category B2. Step free access is available throughout the station, however customers should note that access to all platforms is via a barrow crossing which is reliant upon staff assistance, and cannot be accessed outside of staffed hours. Customers requiring level access should enter the station through the long-stay car park. An intercom is available next to the barrow crossing gates to contact the station staff to inform them of your arrival. This station is partially staffed. There are train boarding ramps available at this station, and they are also carried on board all TransPennine Express trains.

      Coverage: whole Station
    • Step Free Access Coverage No Part of Station
    • Helpline Open Note

      The TransPennine Express Passenger Assist Team are not available on Christmas Day or Boxing Day.

  • Alternative Station Code
    • National Location Code THI
    • Sixteen Character Name THIRSK
  • Baggage Services
    • Left Luggage: Available No
    • Left Luggage: URL
  • Bus information
    • Bus Service: Availability YES Yes
    • Bus Service: Note Information to plan your onward journey is available in a printable format  here (
  • Cycle Storage
    • Availability YES Yes
    • Closed Circuit TV YES Yes
    • Location

      2 Tier racks located in the main station car park, under the footbridge.

    • Sheltered YES Yes
    • Spaces 44
    • Type
  • Dining and Shopping
    • Dining & Shopping: Shops No
    • Dining & Shopping: Station Buffet No
  • Other amenities
    • Tourist Information Office No
    • Waiting Room YES Yes
    • Waiting Room Note

      Heated waiting rooms are available on both platforms during the hours which the station is staffed. There is a waiting shelter also built on platform 2 just to the right of where the help point is.

    • Waiting Room Open Note Closed until further notice
  • Other transportation
    • Rail Replacement Services

      Depart from station car park.

  • Phones, Internet & Wi-fi
    • Station Amenities: Telephone YES Yes
    • Web Kiosk: Available No
    • Station Amenities: Wi-Fi Find WiFi Hotspots around Thirsk station (
    • Telephone: Usage Type Cards
  • Parking
    • Car Parking Details

      Please note, the number of available parking bays will be reduced for around 2 weeks from 2 March 2024

      Phone number: 01895 262 122

      Operator Name: Trans Pennine Express
      Name: Station Car Park
      Spaces: 76
      Daily: £3.90
      Weekly: £17.50
      Monthly: £47.00
      ThreeMonthly: £112.00
      Annual: £340.00

      Number Accessible Spaces: 5
      Accessible Spaces Note:

      Parking is free for registered disabled customers parking in disabled spaces displaying a valid Blue Badge Permit. Blue Badge holders must also register their permit at in order to obtain free parking.

      Accessible Car Park Equipment: Yes
      Accessible Car Park Equipment Note:

      Customers can purchase their car parking tickets via the A P C O A Connect app or website.

      Cctv: No
      Monday - Friday - open 24h
      Saturday - open 24h
      Sunday - open 24h
  • Rental Car
    • Availability No
  • Restrooms
    • Toilets No
    • Baby Change No
    • Toilets Note

      There are no toilet facilities available at this station.

  • Station Location & Directions
    • Latitude 54.22822386
    • Longitude -1.372589271
  • Station Hours
    • Station Hours

      08:45:00 - 17:30:00
      06:00:00 - 19:45:00

  • Station Information
    • ATM No
    • Baby Change No
    • Bureau De Change No
    • Lost Property No
    • Post Box No
    • Shops No
    • Seated Area YES Yes
    • Station Buffet No
    • Showers No
    • Trolley No
    • Wifi YES Yes
    • Waiting Room YES Yes
    • Lost Property Phone number: 359 600 1671
    • Lost Property: URL
    • Customer Service Note  To speak to a member of our team please call 0345 600 1671 
    • Information Systems DepartureScreensAnnouncements
    • Lost Property Number 359 600 1671
    • Staffing Level YES Yes
  • Subway/transit
    • Metro: Availability No
  • Ticketing Hours
    • Ticket Office Hours Monday - Friday - 06:00 to 19:45
      Saturday - 06:00 to 19:45
      Sunday - 08:45 to 17:30
  • Ticketing Services & Information
    • Oyster Pre-Pay No
    • Pre-Purchase Collection YES Yes
    • Ticket Machine YES Yes
    • Penalty Fares TP
    • Smartcard Notes Smartcard Issued: Yes
      Smartcard Validator: No

      Smartcards are available from the ticket office, and can be topped up there or using the ticket machine.

  • Taxi Information
    • Availability YES Yes
    • Note The nearest taxi rank service is based in Thirsk, 1 mile outside the town centre and is available by telephoning 01845 524358.
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