Trains to St Mary's Guildhall

How to get to St Mary's Guildhall by train

St Mary's Guildhall is located in a central area of the city, making it an easily accessible attraction. It is located just 15 minute walk away (or 10 minute bus ride from Rail Station Bridge stop) from Coventry station.


Coventry (COV)

Coventry station
Station Square
West Midlands
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Coventry station information

Staffing level Full time
Information systems
  • DepartureScreens
  • ArrivalScreens
  • Announcements
Station operator Avanti West Coast
Ticket office opening times

Ticket machines can be found in the booking hall

  • Monday to Friday: 05:15 - 21:30
  • Saturday: 05:30 - 20:45
  • Sunday: 07:30 - 21:30
Pre-purchase collection Yes
Ticket machine Yes
Smartcards issued here No
Top up Smartcards here Yes
Validate Smartcards here Yes
Smartcards information

Validators on gates only. Ticket machines and booking office for pre purchased collection and only ticket machines for purchase

Penalty fares VT
Top up Smartcards here Yes
Customer service information

Monday to Sunday 06:00 - 21:00

Available from customer service offices, located on platform 1 and 3.

Left luggage

Available: No

Lost property

Available: Yes

First class lounge opening times
Seated area
Waiting room

Unheated seating areas available on the concourse on all platforms and with 7 waiting rooms around the station.

Station buffet

Toilets are located on Platforms 1 and 2/3

Toilet opening hours - Monday to Friday:05.15 -01.30, Saturday: 05.30 - 12.30, Sunday: 07.30 - 01.30

An accessible toilet is available on platform 1, accessed using a RADAR key.

Baby changing facilities
Post box
ATM machine

Starbucks, M&S Simply Foods, WHSmiths and The Pumpkin Cafe


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 .

Assistance Meeting Point: Customer service office on Platform 1. ​​​​​​​


08000 158 123 (08000 158 124 Textphone)


Staff help

Staff assistance is available at all times during the stations opening hours for boarding and alighting. Turn up and go is available although booking recommended.

  • Monday to Friday: 05:00 - 02:00
  • Saturday: 05:00 - 01:00
  • Sunday: 07:15 - 02:00
Induction loop available Yes
Ticket machine
Accessible booking office counter available
Ramp for train access available
Accessible taxis information
National Key toilets available

Yes , Located on platform 1 , these toilets are operated with a radar key

Step free access

Category A - This station has step-free access to all platforms / the platform

Ticket gates
Impaired mobility set down available
Car park 1 Multi Storey (Car Park 1)
Car park 1 operator Avanti West Coast
Car park 1 spaces 336
Car park 1 opening times
  • Monday to Sunday: 24 hours
Car park 1 charges
  • Daily: £12.50
  • Monthly: £132.00
  • Three monthly: £374.00
  • Annual: £1,200.00
Car park 1 contact details


For information on how to get to the car park, plus work out the cost of your stay visit the Avanti West Coast website

Different rates apply to non rail users, please speak to a member of staff.


Car park 2 Warwick Road (Car Park 3)
Car park 2 operator Avanti West Coast
Car park 2 spaces 134
Car park 2 opening times
  • Monday to Sunday: 24 hours
Car park 2 charges
  • Daily: £12.50
  • Monthly: £132.00
  • Three monthly: £374.00
  • Annual: £1,200.00
Car park 2 contact details


For information on how to get to the car park, plus work out the cost of your stay visit the Avanti West Coast website

Different rates apply to non rail users, please speak to a member of staff.


No bus information available.
Cycle storage available Yes
Cycle storage spaces 120
Cycle storage sheltered Yes
Cycle storage CCTV Yes
Cycle storage location

Cycle Hub off main concourse 144 spaces

59 cycle hoops at the end of platform 1 , 2x spaces per hoop = 118 spaces

Cycle storage information

For access to the cycling compound please see a member of staff

144 space in the cycle hub off main concourse 27 hoops at station front (2 x cycles per hoop = 54 spaces)

2 x shelters at the station front with a total of 12 hoops (2 x spaces per hoop = 24 spaces) - possible relocation to Platform 1

18 hoops to be installed on platform 1 (2 x cycles per hoop = 36 spaces)

Cycle storage types
  • Compounds
  • Stands
Rail replacement information

Rail replacement coach services can be found in the multi-storey car park

Taxi rank

Follow this link to find the station map

Departures and arrivals from Coventry

Load stations
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About Coventry station

Coventry station has 24/7 CCTV and full-time staffing. The ticket office is open 05:15-21:30 from Monday to Friday, 05:30-20:45 on Saturdays and 07:30-21:30 on Sundays. Ticket machines and pre-purchase collection is also available. If you’re waiting for your train, seated areas and a waiting rooms are available.

More about St Mary's Guildhall

Discover 700 years of Coventry’s history and walk in the footsteps of kings and queens.

Coventry's hidden gem, St Mary's Guildhall , is one of the finest Guildhalls in the country. A rare survivor of the English Civil War and the Blitz, it has reopened as a visitor attraction following a £6 million programme of restoration.

With its rich history of partying, power and propaganda, St Mary's Guildhall has acted as the centre of power in England during the War of the Roses, housed the crown jewels, been the prison of Mary Queen of Scots and hosted famous literary figures, such as George Eliot.

Located on Bayley Lane in Coventry city centre's Cathedral quarter, St Mary's Guildhall is open seven days a week* and is just a short walk from Coventry rail station. The perfect location for visitors who wish to travel to the attraction by train.

  • Visitors of all ages can experience new cutting-edge digital and augmented reality tours.
  • Be wowed by the grand Great Hall and the famous Coventry Tapestry which still hangs in its spot after 500 years.
  • Explore the newly unveiled medieval kitchen seen for the first time in 100 years.
  • It is one of the best preserved in the country, where feasts fit for kings have been prepared and where the poor of Coventry were fed during the Victorian era when it functioned as a soup kitchen.

This attraction is a part of Days Out Guide offer! Double the fun, half the costs! Grab your 2FOR1 tickets now and enjoy St Mary's Guildhall.

*Please check the St Mary’s Guildhall website for any unforeseen closures.

What restaurants are at St Mary's Guildhall?

Following your visit, why not enjoy something tasty to eat in the fabulous Tales of Tea restaurant located in the Undercroft of St Mary’s Guildhall. Visitors can enjoy lunch, brunch, and afternoon tea.

(It is recommended that visitors book in advance to avoid disappointment as availability for walk ups are limited. Please note when booking afternoon tea, guests are required to book 24 hours in advance.)

How accessible is St Mary's Guildhall?

In past years, St Mary's Guildhall have underwent major renovations to enhance accessibility and make sure everyone can relish its rich history and beauty.

There are multiple lifts and ramps available through the attraction to allow step-free access. The digital tour makes it easier to interact with less accessible rooms through interactive system that makes it easy to zoom into the features for clearer view.

Interpretive materials are available in large print format.

Hearing loop system for people with T- coil equipped ear loops is available on request.

View the attraction's accessibility statement for more details.

Are there other attractions located nearby?

Immersed in rich history and culture, Coventry unveils captivating attractions at every turn, creating an unmissable journey of discovery.

Just around the corner from St Mary’s Guildhall, you can spot a masterpiece of modern architecture, a symbol of hope and reconciliation. Medieval Coventry Cathedral has been bombed during World War II, leaving behind ruins that today are directly adjacent to a new build cathedral featuring stunning stained glass windows and breathtaking sculptures. While visiting, you can explore the ruins , climb the Cathedral tower or visit Blitz Musuem that will take you back to 1940’s Coventry.

One street away, you can pay a visit to The Herbert Art Gallery and Museum . With its roots tracing back to the 19th century, the museum has evolved into a dynamic space that celebrates the city’s heritage, art, and innovation. During your visit you can expect an eclectic mix of exhibits with something for everyone!

Another must-visit museum is located just 5 min walk away. Coventry Transport Museum is perfect for families and automobile enthusiasts! It houses an impressive collection of vehicles and transports from bicycles to cars. Interactive displays and engaging exhibitions provide a hands-on experience that educates and entertains.

After a busy day of sightseeing, relax at War Memorial Park , a peaceful oasis in the heart of the city. Enjoy vast green spaces, beautiful gardens, and a serene atmosphere. It's a great place for a leisurely stroll, a picnic, or simply to relax.