Trains to Hatfield

PAGE LAST UPDATED: 29/03/2020 08:09. Update now

Hatfield is a town with Saxon origin, in the Borough of Wekwyn Hatfield, in Hertfordshire. Hatfield lies 20 miles (30 kilometres) north of London beside the A1(M) motorway and has direct trains to London King’s Cross railway station, Finsbury Park and Moorgate.  The town is home of the University of Hertfordshire and it has a modernist architecture. The Great Northern Railway was launched in the 1850s and Hatfield was one of the original stops. The arrival of the rail positively impacted on the town’s fortune, as the infrastructure was largely built around the station, and it rapidly grew from a village to a thriving 20thcentury town. It went from a village in Hertfordshire to a thriving 20th‐century town. Hatfield is famous for hosting Hatfield House, Queen Elizabeth I’s childhood home. Tests of the first tank were carried out in Hatfield Park, a ten‐minute walk from the station. The town was home to two prime ministers, William Lamb and Robert Arthur Talbot Gascoyne‐Cecil.

Hatfield is served by the homonymous railway station that is managed by Great Northern and it lies on the East Coast Main Line, approximately 17 miles (28.4 km) away from London King’s Cross. A half‐hourly Monday to Friday fast service southbound connects Hatfield to London’s King’s Cross. There is also a train service stopping to Moorgate that runs every 20 minutes during the week and every half‐hour on evenings and weekends. An hourly service to Cambridge and Peterborough runs northbound, leaving Hatfield at an alternate half hourly frequency. A stopping service to Welwyn Garden City runs every 20 minutes, Monday to Friday and every half‐hour on evenings and weekends.  Book discounted train tickets to Hatfield online and take advantage of early booking train fares.

Hatfield has waiting rooms on all platforms. Platform 1 for London‐bound trains has a canopy and a café. There are three platforms in total, all with ticket barriers in operation. The station has automatic ticket machines on either side of the building. Toilets and disabled toilets are in the booking hall. Other station facilities include shops, Wi‐Fi, CCTV surveillance service, car parking and bicycle racks. Hatfield Station has undergone in recent years a redevelopment bringing a new bus interchange, a taxi rank, a multi‐storey car park, a refurbished ticket office, three brand new retail units and step‐free access to all platforms.

The town offers to its visitors Hatfield House, a Jacobean mansion and gardens home of the 7th Marquess of Salisbury is open to the public. Mill Green Museum, a working 18th century restored water‐powered flour mill and museum. Forty Hall, a restored country house with a permanent exhibition and extensive gardens and St. Etheldreda’s Church dating back to the 13th century. Families can visit River Lea and the surrounding park, the ideal spot for a picnic. Stanborough Park with water sports. Paradise Wildlife Park, a family zoo home of over 400 animals, offering a soft‐play area and a petting zoo. Buy train tickets to Hatfield, spend an unforgettable family day out, and benefit from discounted train fares.