Nottingham 5 minutes
Derby 25 minutes
Matlock 61 minutes


Beeston is a grade 2 listed station. It gives access to Beeston centre with its shops, cafes and cinema, and to walks and bike rides along Beeston Canal towards Nottingham and along the River Trent towards Attenborough. The paths along the canal and the river are good for wheelchair users.

The Victoria Hotel, serving food and good ale, can be accessed off platform 1. The University of Nottingham is a short bus or tram ride away.  Buses and trams can be found at the Transport Interchange in the town centre.

Station Facilities
  • Ticket Office and Ticket Machines
  • Step Free Access to both platforms
  • Parking
  • Toilets when ticket office is open

Beeston Station
Station Road

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Did you know?

In the 1970s the Victoria Hotel housed a mini zoo in the outbuildings at the back of the property, including three big cats – a puma, a lion and a leopard – a bear and a baboon, as well as a python which was kept in the main house!

Passenger Facilities

The small ticket office is staffed Monday to Saturday 0610-19.45 and Sunday 1000-17.00.

Tickets can also be purchased from the ticket machines on both platforms.

There are digital information screens and customer help points on both platforms.

There are steps to each platform from the overbridge.  There is step free access to both platforms, but it is a 500 metre walk over a road bridge.

There is lockable storage for bikes off platform 1.

Getting to and from Beeston Station

The station is situated on Station Road approximately a 10 minute’ walk from Beeston town centre.   There are drop off spaces off both platforms where waiting is limited to around 20 minutes. Limited bus services pass the station.

Parking at the Station

East Midlands Railway operates a small car park off platform 1. There are variable parking charges available throughout the week including standard, off peak, off peak evening and weekend pricing options.  The car park charges are available here

Broxtowe Borough Council operates two car parks, one off Station Road with 11 spaces and one off Technology Drive with 62 spaces.

Local Bus and Tram Services from Beeston

The Transport Interchange is situated in Beeston town centre, about a 10 minute walk from the station.  There are local bus services 18 and 20 from the stops near the station on Station Road to the Transport Interchange.

Trams and buses go from the Interchange to The University of Nottingham, the Queens Medical Centre and Nottingham City Centre.  Other bus services include the frequent 36 to Wollaton Park and The University of Nottingham.

Bus timetables are available here.

When trains are replaced by buses, road replacement services pick up/drop off from the bus stops on Station Road adjacent to Lindon Grove.


There is a taxi rank outside the station off platform 1.

Local taxi firms include:

Beeston Taxis 0115 772 2324

Cabline Taxis 0115 922 5226

DG Taxis 0115 922 9229

Beeston is a thriving town with a range of coffee shops and restaurants, two post offices, a brand new cinema, lots of charity shops, including an Oxfam book shop, and a park with play equipment. It also has a range of good local shops and supermarkets.

The Victoria Hotel, public house, is next to the station.

In addition to the Derwent Valley Line service, Beeston has direct EMR services each hour to Leicester and London and hourly CrossCountry services to Birmingham New Street.

There is an hourly service to Stoke and Crewe and a service each hour to Lincoln. The combination of all these services provide five trains each hour to Nottingham and three trains each hour to Derby.

Explore the area
Culture & Entertainment

The Arc Cinema

Arc Cinema is a brand new eight screen state of the art cinematic experience in Beeston town centre.

Heritage & Museums

Canalside Centre

Canalside Heritage Centre is a heritage, education and arts centre located in the renovated weir cottages at Beeston Lock.

Heritage & Museums

Wollaton Hall

Wollaton Hall is one of the country’s finest Grade I listed Elizabethan buildings. The Hall is home to a Natural History Museum and the Nottingham Industrial Museum.

Things to do

Walks from Beeston

Nottingham to Beeston Canal runs from just outside Nottingham station for 4 miles to Beeston Lock where the Canalside Heritage Centre is located. The walk can be extended to Attenborough Nature Reserve or to Trent Lock near Long Eaton station.

The Big Track is a 10 mile circular all off road walking and cycling route alongside canal and river between Attenborough, Beeston and Nottingham.

National Cycle Network Route 6 runs between Derby, West Park in Long Eaton, Attenborough and Beeston to Nottingham.

Station adoption

The Friends of Beeston Station (FOBS) was established in 2017 with the aim of improving access between platforms. Since then the group has ensured that improvements have been made at the station, including to signage and safety.

Members of the group visit the station regularly to keep it clean and litter free and to plant seasonal flowers in the baskets and the car park beds.  FOBS helped with the campaign to get funding for lifts, which will hopefully be installed by 2024.

FOBS’s efforts were recognised by a Silver Level award in the ‘It’s Your Station’ category at the 2020 National Community Rail Awards. Follow FOBS on Facebook – Friends of Beeston Station.