London’s first intercity station
London Euston is the sixth busiest railway station in Britain, the southern terminus of the West Coast Mainline and the busiest passenger route in Britain. Serving over 71 million people each year, it’s a gateway from London to popular destinations like Birmingham, Liverpool, Manchester, Edinburgh and Glasgow.
The original Euston station opened in 1837 but was completely rebuilt in conjunction with the electrification of the West Coast Mainline between 1963 and 1968.
Two Portland stone entrance lodges and the war memorial still survive from the old station and are situated on Euston Road.
Exhibition – Recognising Asquith Xavier
The story of Asquith Xavier and the legacy he left behind as a pioneer for race equality in the UK is known by some but not many.
Team Euston have been working to change that by installing an exhibition on the station concourse about Asquith and his fight for equality, which led to the removal of a racist recruitment policy at Euston in 1966.
An educational leaflet has also been produced in partnership with Asquith’s family in the hope that his story will be known far and wide and can be taught in schools.
Essential escalator upgrades
From Thursday 2 April 2020 until spring 2021 there will be reduced access to the escalators between the main concourse and the underground at London Euston station. This is whilst we upgrade the old escalators.
Please allow more time for your journey and if possible use nearby stations.
Visit National Rail Enquiries for more information.
Station opening hours
- Monday to Saturday: 04:30 – 01:34
- Saturday: 04:30 – 02:00
- Sunday: 05:15 – 01:34
Tickets and travel information
National Rail Enquiries
03457 48 49 50
Textphone: 0345 60 50 600
Welsh language line: 0345 60 40 500
General station enquiries: 03457 11 41 41
Find your way around by referring to our Euston Station Map (PDF 505 KB).
British Transport Police
The British Transport Police station is adjacent to the Melton Street exit, by platform 16.
For assistance speak to any member of station staff or contact the British Transport Police on 0800 40 50 40 (24 hours) or text 61016. In an emergency call 999.
You must wear a face covering for the full duration of your journey on public transport in England, Scotland and Wales.
You could be fined up to £6,400 if you refuse to wear a face covering. Find out more about specific exemptions.
Our drop-off and pick-up point is available in Euston Square Gardens West (access from Euston Road/Melton Street) – we have limited capacity in this area. We have a strict no waiting policy in place, this is rigorously enforced to ensure that traffic does not get gridlocked.
From the main concourse, head for the taxi rank, which is signposted clearly.
Sat nav postcode: NW1 2BU
The taxi rank is outside the front of the station (formerly Euston Square Gardens West).
The taxi rank is clearly sign-posted from the station. However, to get there, turn right onto Euston Road. (Access to the rank is off Euston Road into Melton Street)
This location offers level access from the station concourse. Staff are on hand to assist customers with special mobility needs.
There is a bus station at the front of the train station and there are bus stops on Eversholt Street. For more information on buses, please visit the TfL website.
If you want to take your bicycle on the train, check with the train operator first.
London Overground: Non-folding bicycles cannot be carried on any London Overground train from these times:
07:30 – 09:30 and 16:00 – 19:00 Monday to Fridays (except public holidays).
Compact folding bikes are accepted on London Overground trains at all times.
For information about trains to and from Euston go to National Rail Enquiries or call 03457 48 49 50.
Euston is also served by London Overground trains. Visit TfL Overground for information.
Lines serving Euston Underground station:
- Northern (Bank and Charing Cross branches)
The entrance is opposite the main departures board. The ticket hall can be accessed by lift, stairs or escalator. Please note: there is no step-free access between the Underground ticket hall and their platforms – underground platforms can only be reached by escalator or stairs.
To get there, exit the western side of the station, walk through the taxi rank and turn right on Euston Road (in front of the station) and walk 150 metres.
Lines serving Euston Square:
- Hammersmith & City
For more information please visit TfL Underground.
Tickets and information
There are two ticket offices at Euston:
- Main office (adjacent to the Western Entrance) – it’s run by Avanti West Coast .
- Secondary office (at the foot on the ramp to platforms 8-11) – it’s run by London Northwestern Railway
Tickets for travel today:
- Monday to Friday 05:15 – 24:00
- Saturday 05:45 – 23:00
- Sunday 07:00 – 24:00
- Monday to Sunday 07:30 – 21:00
For tickets, train times and real-time information visit National Rail Enquiries, 03457 48 49 50, or contact your train operating company.
Toilets and baby changing
Both are beyond the top of the ramp leading to platforms 1 to 3.
It is free to pee at Euston, so there's no need for cash. The accessible toilets are controlled by Radar keys. If you don’t have one, please go to the mobility assistance reception or speak to member of the cleaning team.
For Caledonian Sleeper guests: Showers (including accessible showers) are available in the first-class lounge, complimentary for First Class Guests, to ensure you start the day relaxed and fresh. Towels and shower packs are provided. Standard class and seated guests can purchase shower tokens from On board hosts for £5 per token or from the main ticket office at London Euston.
Cash and bureau de change
There are several ATMs at the station:
- Three opposite Sainsbury’s.
- Two adjacent to M&S at Eversholt Street.
- Three located close to platform 16 (opposite the Left Luggage facility).
You’ll find payphones at the entrance to the station at Melton Street.
There is lots of seating available across the station:
- Over 100 seats on the main concourse under the balcony.
- The heated waiting room adjacent to the entrance to platform 16.
- Public seating on the far side of the balcony overlooking the main ticket office.
- Retail unit seating is available across the station.
Avanti First Class lounge (Avanti West Coast and Caledonian Sleeper first class ticket holders only; restrictions apply): bar, conference rooms, fax and photocopying facilities. Level access is via a lift.
At the station
Items handed in at the station are kept in the left luggage office. Report a lost item online.
Lost property counter hours:
- Monday to Friday 9:00 – 17:00
On board a train
Items left on trains are kept by the train company.
You can leave luggage at Excess Baggage Co, close to the entrance to platform 16.
- Monday to Sunday 7:00 – 23:00
You can pre-book storage for your heavy, awkward or high-value luggage at one of our station left luggage facilities.
For more information visit Excess Baggage or call 020 7387 1499.
Trolleys are available around the station and at the taxi rank. A £1 or €1 coin deposit is refunded when the trolley is returned.
There are a number of booths at the station for photos for passports etc. They are situated next to the Melton Street exit and adjacent to our left luggage facility.
Free public Wi-Fi and digital service.
The water fountain is located near the entrance to platforms 1-3 by the toilets
Euston station car park has permanently closed due to HS2 construction works. Alternative parking is available near St Pancras International station.
There are bicycle racks:
- Behind Nando’s and Cafe Rouge at the front of the station
- Outside M&S Simply Food (on the piazza)
- Outside exit 3 for Melton Street / Cardington Street
Bikes are left at owner’s risk – make sure yours is securely locked. British Transport Police bicycle security advice.
If you want to take your bike on the train see the ‘to and from' section on this page.
Step-free access: access from Euston Road through the station and to all platforms is step-free. Lifts (by the ticket office) link the taxi rank, the Underground ticket hall and the concourse.
For accessible routes within Euston station, with photos, see National Rail Enquiries‘ route planner.
Induction loops: ticket office, under the main arrivals board and by exit 3 (Melton Street).
Visually impaired: there are tactile warning strips along all platforms.
Coronavirus information: Book passenger assistance as you normally would. Please wear your own face covering and our staff will do likewise, this reduces the risk to you and our staff. At our stations we have face coverings and hand sanitiser available to help us help you.
Help is available to older people and people with mobility impairments. Mobility assistance vehicles are available.
Read our guide to mobility assistance at Euston station. To book help call your train operator. If you haven’t booked you may have to wait for available staff or the next service.
Avanti West Coast – 0800 0158 123; textphone 0800 0158 124
London Northwestern Railway – 0800 0248 997; textphone 18001 0800 024 8997
London Overground – 0343 222 1234; textphone 020 3031 9331
Caledonian Sleeper – 0330 060 0500; textphone 18001 0330 060 0500
If you wish to book assistance but are not sure which train operator you are travelling with, you can call 0800 022 3720. On calling, you will be referred to the appropriate train operator.
Mobility assistance reception: next to the ticket office.
Monday to Saturday 07:00 – 23:00
Sunday 08:00 – 23:00
Near the top of the ramp to platforms 1-3, opposite Starbucks.
You will need a Radar key – please ask at the mobility reception by the ticket office if you do not have one.
Wheelchairs and mobility buggies
Assistance staff have access to wheelchairs and mobility vehicles for use around the station.
By platform 16.
Avanti First Class lounge (First Class Avanti West Coast and Caledonian Sleeper passengers only): Bar, showers, conference rooms, fax and photocopying facilities. Level access is via a lift.
View the PDF below to search for food, drink and shopping outlet opening hours and services at London Euston station.
Work is ongoing at Euston station to prepare it for HS2, Britain’s new high-speed railway.
For further information, visit our West Coast main line and HS2 upgrades page, or follow Euston station’s twitter account @networkrailEUS and #EustonIsChanging.