Marylebone is London’s most charming station, as in many respects it is a beautifully preserved throwback to a bygone era of rail travel..
It has the aura of a film-set, hence it being used for multiple TV and film locations – The Beatles were chased through this station in A Hard Day’s Night.
Despite its old-fashioned charm Marylebone has all the modern facilities to be expected of a mid-sized contemporary station, including electronic departure information screens, retail units and ticket machines.
It’s also a comparatively easy station to make sense of because it’s a terminus, so all of its six platforms (tracks) are connected to the main course.
There is also step-free access between the surrounding streets and the trains.
Though one thing particularly worth being aware of is that platforms (tracks) 4 -6 are more distant from the main concourse.
After passing the ticket barriers, strolling at a casual pace, it takes around two minutes to reach the trains which use them; so quite a distance to run if you are catching a train against the clock.
So aim to be at the station in good time to board the train, as any departure from Marylebone can be scheduled to depart from these more distant platforms.
Chiltern Railways operates all of the train services to and from Marylebone.
What can count against Marylebone is that it has comparatively poor public transport connections for a station that’s located on the northern fringes of central London.
Baker Street* (connect for the Circle, Hammersmith & City, Jubilee and Metropolitan Lines)
Oxford Circus (connect for the Central and Victoria Lines)
Piccadilly Circus (connect for the Piccadilly Line)
Charing Cross (for transfer to the mainline station
Embankment (connect for the Circle, District and Northern Lines)
Waterloo (connect to the mainline station)
*Baker Street station is a 6 -10 min walk from Marylebone station, turn left when using the main exit and go straight ahead until you reach the street named Baker Street, you’ll see an entrance to the Underground station over on the right.
If you will be heading to your final destination by the Circle, Hammersmith & City and Metropolitan Lines (these lines all call at Kings Cross, St Pancras and Farringdon for Thameslink trains and Liverpool Street) it can be simpler to walk to Baker Street to board these trains there.
Though if your final destination is on the Jubilee Line, it’s best to use the simple as can be connection from the Bakerloo Line at Baker Street.
Route 2 commences its journey towards Norwood in South London from bus stop L which is just outside the main street exit from the station.
This bus route serves different areas of central London to the Bakerloo Line, it stops by Selfridges, Hyde Park Corner and Victoria station.
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