Rayleigh Station

A bubbling town with many restaurants, cafes, and pubs. There is a street market on Wednesday's. Rayleigh Town Museum is located in the High Street. Rayleigh Mount a National Trust property adjacent to Rayleigh Windmill, is the site of a Domesday castle. From its summit it offers sweeping views across the Crouch Valley.

The railway arrived in Rayleigh in 1889, and transformed a quiet village into a bustling market town. Trains to Rayleigh travel on the Shenfield to Southend line, and there are regular services from the station to London Liverpool Street and Southend Victoria. The station is to the north of the town centre, and the shops, bars and restaurants of the High Street are around ten minutes’ walk away. The High Street is also home to a popular outdoor market, held every Wednesday. Standing between the station and the town centre is Rayleigh Mount, a hill that was once the site of a medieval castle. It was part of the first line of defence against armies marching on the London, but today little remains of the fortifications – instead Rayleigh Mount has become the green heart of the town, with fantastic views across the surrounding Essex countryside.

Ticket Office opening hours:
Monday to Sunday open from 06:00:00 until 20:00:00

Rayleigh station
Station Road

View on Greater Anglia

  • Wheelchair Access
  • Ticket Machines
  • Seated area
  • Waiting room
  • Coffee shop & vending machines
  • Toilets – The toilets including accessible (radar key) toilets are located on platform 1. Toilets are available when the station is staffed
  • Baby changing facilities
  • WiFi
  • ATM Located outside the station


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Things to do nearby

Rayleigh Heritage Walk

Rayleigh Heritage Walk

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