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Trains to London Paddington Station

London Paddington Station is a major railway station in London. With 14 platforms and being the historic headquarters of Great Western Railway with the Great Western Main Line running through it, it's the 6th busiest station in the UK.

Station Area Map

London Paddington is one of the busiest and biggest stations in London and the London base of the Great Western Mainline. Inter-city trains to London on the line stop in Bristol Temple Meads, Swindon, and Bath Spa. Crossrail also runs regional services from London Paddington to Heathrow, Reading, and Hayes & Harlington. A new Crossrail service on the Elizabeth Line will open in 2022. While a temporary building was erected in 1838, much of the original building was built in 1854 by Isambard Kingdom Brunel. There is a statue of him between platforms 8 and 9. Over time, there have been upgrades to expand the services the station offers, including additional platforms. Paddington Station is centrally based, just a few kilometres from the City of London. There are numerous tourist attractions on its doorstep, including Madame Tussaud's, Hyde Park, and Kensington Gardens.

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Station Details and Facilities

Ticket Office Opening Hours

The ticket office at London Paddington is open 24 hours a day. Advance tickets are only sold between 07:00 - 21:00, but you can book them from Split My Fare at any time.


London Paddington Train Station Praed Street London Greater London W2 1HQ.

Shops and Restaurants

There are many shops in the station, including a Newsagent, Flower Stall, Supermarket, Pharmacy, and Shoe Repair. In terms of Restaurants, there are Coffee Shops, Fast Food Restaurants, a Pub, and other Restaurants.


You can leave your luggage at London Paddington Station; the office is located on Platform 12; it is open from 07:00 - 23:00 every day. There can be queues during busy periods, so it is worth considering this and leaving enough time.

Luggage Prices:

  • Up to 3 hours - £6
  • Up to 24 hours - £12.50
  • Additional 24 hour periods - £7.50


There are numerous toilets situated at London Paddington Station.

Accessible toilets are located on Platform 1 and Platform 12.

There are two breastfeeding/mother and baby rooms in London Paddington in the ladies' toilets at Platform 1 and Platform 12.


There is free and unlimited WiFi for all passengers at London Paddington Station.

Staffing And Customer Service

Assistance is available on all platforms at all times. It is worth contacting the operator you are travelling with in advance.

For any customer service enquiries, visit the ticket office, contact the operator, or email us at [email protected]

Information is available at the station via Announcements, Arrival Screens, and Departures Screens.


There is a car park in London Paddington Station, it is open 24 hours a day Monday - Sunday.

There are 152 spaces with 7 accessible spaces. A charge is applicable for all vehicles.

Bicycle Facilities

There is plenty of bicycle parking available at London Paddington Station with 682 spaces; these are located on Platforms 8, 9, 10 and 11.

Bicycle hire is located near the station.


There is a helpline for all accessibility enquiries 08001971329; it is open Monday - Sunday 07:00 - 22:00.

Assistance is available for passengers 24 hours a day.

You should try to book any assistance before 18:00 the day before travel.

There is a ramp for train access available and step-free access to all station areas via lifts and escalators.

Wheelchairs are available 24 hours a day, Monday - Sunday.

First-Class Lounge

There is a first-class lounge located on platform 1, which can be used by all first-class passengers.

The first-class lounge has a bar area as well as a lounge.

There are areas to work from, large screen TVs, and a departures board.


There are showers available to use in the toilets on Platform 12.

Cash Machines & Foreign Money

There is an ATM located on the concourse. No foreign exchange facilities are available.


There is an ATM located on the concourse. No foreign exchange facilities are available.

Photo Booth

There are photo booths at London Paddington Station on Platform 9.


There are telephones near the entrance to the Underground Station.

Lost Property

A lost property office on Platform 12 is open Monday to Friday 09:00 – 17:00. Any items left on trains are kept by the train company.

Paddington Underground

London Paddington has two underground stations: London Paddington Station, Praed Street and London Paddington Station, Paddington Basin. The Bakerloo Line, Circle Line, and District Line run through Praed Street, while the Circle Line and Hammersmith & City Line run through Paddington Basin. The stations are not linked but can both be accessed from the Mainline Station Concourse.

Your tickets will be included when you book journeys with us that involve travel on the London Underground.

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London Paddington Tube Map

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Popular Routes

From London Paddington there are many popular routes across the UK with destinations including Bristol, Oxford, and Heathrow Airport. Situated on the Elizabeth Line, it also very easy to navigate around London from London Paddington Station. For more information on popular routes to and from London click through to one of the pages below.

Frequently Asked Questions

Where do trains go from Paddington?

London Paddington Station is the main transport hub for trains to the South of Wales and the South West of England. This includes cities such as Exeter, Bristol, Plymouth, Cardiff, and Swansea. There are also services to destinations just outside of London, including Bath and Oxford.

Is London Paddington Station a tube?

There is an underground tube station at London Paddington Station.

Is Paddington station open 24 hours?

London Paddington Station is open 24 hours a day. The ticket office is always open, though food outlets shut between 23:00 - 01:00.

How do I get from London Paddington to London Bridge?

It normally takes under 30 minutes to get from London Bridge to London Paddington. There is not a direct tube but you can take the Jubilee Line from London Bridge to Baker Street and then the Hammersmith and City line from Baker Street to London Paddington.

How long to walk from Paddington to Kings Cross?

The walk from Paddington to Kings Cross takes around an hour and is 3 miles long.

How much is a taxi from Kings Cross to Paddington?

A taxi from Kings Cross to Paddington will normally cost £10-12, taking under 30 minutes, though it will normally be much quicker to take the tube.

How much is a taxi from Victoria to Paddington?

A taxi from Victoria to Paddington normally costs £8-9, taking under 20 minutes.

How do I get from London Victoria to Paddington by tube?

To get from London Victoria to Paddington by tube you would take the Circle Line, this normally takes 15 minutes.

How many stops from Kings Cross to Paddington?

There are 5 stops between Kings Cross and Paddington on the Circle Line. Edgware Road (Circle Line), Baker Street, Great Portland Street, and Leicester Square.

What line is St Pancras to Paddington?

To get from Kings Cross St Pancras to Paddington you would take the Circle Line or Hammersmith and City Line.

How do I get from Waterloo to Paddington?

To get from Waterloo to Paddington you would take the Bakerloo line, this normally takes 14 minutes.

How long does it take to get from London St Pancras to London Paddington?

It normally takes 14 minutes on the tube from London St Pancras to London Paddington.