Thetford at a glance


Thetford station
Station Road
IP24 1AH

Ticket office:

Monday to Friday: 07:00 - 13:30
Saturday: 07:00 - 13:30
Sunday: Unavailable
  • Ticket office
  • Prepurchase collection
  • Car park
  • Ticket machine
  • Toilets
  • Wifi
  • Seated area available
Load stations
Last updated:
Staffing level Part time
Information systems
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  • Announcements
Station operator Greater Anglia
Ticket office opening times
  • Monday to Friday: 07:00 - 13:30
  • Saturday: 07:00 - 13:30
  • Sunday: Unavailable
Pre-purchase collection Yes
Ticket machine Yes
Smartcards issued here Yes
Top up Smartcards here Yes
Validate Smartcards here No
Smartcards information

Greater Anglia Smartcards can be obtained from

Penalty fares LE
Top up Smartcards here Yes
Customer service information

Monday-Saturday 08:00-20:00Sunday 10:00-20:00Bank Holidays 09:00-18:00

The hours shown are for the Customer Relations team on 0345 600 7245 (option 8).

Closed on Christmas Day and Boxing Day.

Left luggage
Lost property
  • Monday to Sunday and All bank holidays: 24 hours
Seated area
Waiting room

The waiting rooms are located in the station buildings and are under the canopy on Platform 1 (for trains towards Norwich), and next to the ticket office on Platform 2 (for trains towards Ely and Cambridge).

  • Monday to Friday: 07:00 - 13:00
  • Saturday: 07:00 - 13:00
  • Sunday: Unavailable
Station buffet

The female and accessible toilets are located in the station building and are accessed via the waiting room on Platform 1 (for trains towards Norwich). A radar key is not required to access the accessible toilet facility. Male toilets are located on Platform 2 (for trains towards Ely and Cambridge). All toilets at this station are scheduled to be open at the following times:

Weekdays (Mon - Fri) 07:00 : 13:00Saturday 07:00 : 13:00Sunday closed

Baby changing facilities

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.


0800 028 28 78


08:00 - 20:00

  • Monday to Sunday: 08:00 - 20:00
Staff help

Assistance at this station is provided by a staff member during ticket office opening hours. On board conductors also operate on this route and can provide assistance to board and alight at all times. Booking is recommended.

What assistance is available for customers using this station?

  • Board and alight
  • Ramp assistance
  • Luggage (on and off train only)
  • Ticket sale on board

How can Turn Up And Go (TUAG) assistance be requested by customers using this station?

  • By calling 0345 600 7245 (option 4)
  • By selecting the help button on the ticket machine at this station
  • By using one of the two Help Points at this station
  • Monday to Friday: 07:00 - 13:30
  • Saturday: 07:00 - 13:30
Induction loop available Yes
Ticket machine
Accessible booking office counter available
Ramp for train access available
Accessible taxis information

Details of nearest taxis are shown on station information poster

National Key toilets available
Step free access

There is step free access from the carpark to Platform 2 (for trains towards Ely and Cambridge) only, with no step free access from the carpark to Platform 1 (for trains towards Norwich) via the station as there is a stepped footbridge between the platforms. Step free access is available to Platform 1 via a footpath that leads to / from Croxton Road and this is the route that customers with restricted mobility are advised to use, as the other path that leads to / from Station Lane is along an unsurfaced road without a footpath.

This station is a category B2 station according to ORR station classification system:

Assistance meeting point is at the ticket office (during opening hours), or alternatively on the platform.

Ticket gates
Impaired mobility set down available
Car park 1 Station Car Park
Car park 1 operator National Car Parks Ltd
Car park 1 spaces 35
Car park 1 opening times
  • Monday to Friday: 24 hours
  • Saturday: 24 hours
  • Sunday: 24 hours
Car park 1 charges
  • Off-peak: £3.70
  • Daily: £3.70
  • Weekly: £14.00
  • Monthly: £46.00
  • Three monthly: £130.00
  • Annual: £450.00
Car park 1 contact details


No bus information available.
Cycle storage available Yes
Cycle storage spaces 40
Cycle storage sheltered Yes
Cycle storage CCTV No
Cycle storage location

There are ten cycle stands on Platform 1 (for trains towards Norwich), located underneath the footbridge steps. Another ten cycle stands have been temporarily moved from underneath the footbridge steps on Platform 2 (for trains towards Ely and Cambridge) to the opposite end of the same platform, beyond the main station building.

Cycle storage types
  • Stands
Rail replacement information

Rail replacement bus services pick up and drop off in the middle of the station car park.