Trains to Hull

Situated in the East Riding of Yorkshire, Hull may have started life as a quiet market town but it’s gradually transformed into an exciting, eclectic and entertaining city that’s well worth a visit.

Getting a train to Hull has never been easier with Hull Trains. So, whether you’re looking for a cheap family day out or a weekend away, the city offers something for everybody. Offering the perfect mix of museums, shopping and nightlife, this up-and-coming city is the ideal location for a city break to remember.

With eclectic shopping, exciting history, or entertaining nightlife, Hull has everything you're looking for. Take a family trip to Hull and you’ll find there’s plenty to keep you entertained, from the world-renowned The Deep aquarium to the shopper’s paradise of the St Stephen’s Shopping Centre. While away a few absorbing hours exploring the city’s Museum Quarter, set in the charming Old Town district. Or, if you’re a fan of sports, try a tour of the £44 million KC stadium.

The 2017 City of Culture, Hull has reinvented itself into a destination that combines its rich heritage with a new and vibrant social scene. The heart of Hull and the historic Old Town are buzzing with activity from dawn 'til dusk, so the fun doesn’t stop when the sun goes down. Why not treat yourself to a tasty meal at one of Hull’s excellent restaurants, or hit the town to discover the eclectic nightlife scene for yourself?

Whether you are travelling from London (Kings Cross), Stevenage, Grantham, Retford, Doncaster, Selby, Howden and Brough, you can expect a warm welcome and comfortable journey whilst travelling on board our trains.

With our cheap train tickets to Hull, it’s the perfect destination for a fun-filled family day out.

Hull Station

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Hull Station can be found within the Hull Paragon Interchange, which is also the home of Hull’s bus station.

The station is ideally located to provide access to the city’s many fantastic amenities including popular attractions like the St Stephen's shopping centre, The Deep and Hull Marina. The main entrances/exits for the station are on Ferensway.

Remember that you can save up to 60% on your train tickets to Hull by purchasing them in advance from this website.

When you arrive, keep an eye out for the bronze statue of celebrated poet Philip Larkin, which was installed at the station in 2010 to mark the 25th anniversary of his death.

Ticket office

The ticket office is open from 05:30 to 20.00, Monday to Saturday, and 08:15 to 19:15 on Sunday. Self-service ticket machines are also available.

Car park

The car park is open 24/7, and offers 280 spaces, with the charge for rail user £5 per day. With monthly, three-monthly and annual parking tariffs also available.


The taxi rank is located directly outside the station.


Hull bus station and train station are located under the same roof, so it’s especially easy to continue your journey. Bus services in Hull are operated by Stagecoach and East Yorkshire Motor Services. More information on travelling by bus can be found on the Hull City Council website

Things to See & Do in Hull

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Ferens Art Gallery

Queen Victoria Square, HU1 3RA

A must for art lovers, the Ferens Art Gallery houses an impressive collection of sculptures and paintings from as far back as medieval times, right up to the present day. A great family activity - the kids will especially love exploring the Children’s Gallery. Entry is free.

For more information visit the Hull City Council website.

Hull and East Riding Museum

36 High Street, HU1 1NQ

Wander through an Iron Age village, discover a mysterious band of wooden warriors, and explore a Roman bath house… It’s all part of the exciting visiting experience at the Hull and East Riding Museum of archaeology. Best of all, entry is free!

For more information visit the Hull City Council website.

Hull Maritime Museum

Queen Victoria Square, HU1 3DX

All aboard to investigate Hull’s maritime heritage… Located in Queen Victoria Square – a stone’s throw from the Tourist Information Centre – and free to enter, exhibits at this wonderful museum include a whale skeleton, intricate ship models and whaling and fish trade artefacts.

For more information visit the Hull City Council website.

Hull New Theatre

Kingston Square, HU1 3HF

Take in a night of comedy, music or theatre at this premier touring venue. With a varied programme of entertainment on offer, there’s bound to be something for you – be sure to check the listings before you visit.

For more information visit the Hull City Council website.

Hull Truck Theatre

50 Ferensway, HU2 8LB

This independent theatre is home to one of Britain’s most innovative theatre companies, well known for their ground-breaking, contemporary productions. Take a seat in one of its two theatre spaces and you’re sure to experience something truly special.

For more information visit the Hull Truck Theatre website.

Humber Bridge

It may be a little outside of town, but no visit to Hull is complete without a trip to view the awe-inspiring Humber Bridge. As the sixth largest of its type, this impressive suspension bridge carries an average of 120,000 vehicles safely across the Humber each week.

For more information visit the Humber Bridge website.

KC Stadium

The Circle, Anlaby Road, HU3 6HU

Home to association football club Hull City AFC and rugby league team Hull FC, this £44 million pound stadium regularly hosts a variety of international sporting events, as well as large-scale concerts. If you don’t get chance to catch a game or gig, why not try a ‘behind the scenes’ guided tour?

For more information visit the KC Stadium website.

Streetlife Museum

High Street, HU1 1PS

If taking one of our trains to Hull has piqued your interest in transport, then you can uncover its absorbing 200-year history at the Streetlife Museum. The highlight is definitely the reconstructed shopping street, but be sure to look out for the collection of rare motorcars and the 1818 Hobby Horse bicycle too.

For more information visit the Hull City Council website.

The Deep

Tower Street, HU1 4DP

As the world’s only ‘submarium’, The Deep is one of Hull’s most popular attractions. The whole family will enjoy getting up close to the 3,500 exotic fish who call the aquarium home – take a ride in the underwater lift, discover the history of the ocean and its creatures, and visit the ‘Bug Champions’ exhibit, featuring the world’s biggest, fastest and strongest creepy-crawlies.

For more information visit The Deep website.

Curious About… Hull Self-Guided Walks

If you want to explore Hull but don’t know where to start, why not use a self-guided tour. ‘Curious About…’ offer guides about Hull that stretch across the entire city. Whether you choose to download or get them posted out to you before your trip, you can leisurely explore and discover the city at your own pace.

For more information visit the Curious About… website.

Wilberforce House Museum

23-25 High Street, HU1 1NQ

Primarily dedicated to the famed politician William Wilberforce and his campaign to abolish the slave trade, the Wilberforce House Museum also explores the fascinating history of the house itself and its previous occupants.  Entry is free.

For more information visit the Hull City Council website. 

Shopping in Hull

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Princes Quay

It’s not often you see a shopping centre on stilts! Perched on top of Prince’s Dock and offering panoramic views of Hull Marina, it’s a real pleasure to explore Prince Quay’s three decks of brilliant stores. Stop off to refuel at one of the many food outlets or catch the latest blockbusters at the Vue Cinema.

For more information visit the Princes Quay website.

Prospect Shopping Centre

Pick up everything from the latest fashion to must-have electrical goods at this family-friendly shopping centre. It’s located right in the heart of Hull, just round the corner from the station, so you can easily nip in before grabbing the train home.

For more information visit the Prospect Shopping Centre website.

St. Stephen's Shopping Centre

Visit this ever-popular shopping complex and, as well as over 50 big name high street stores like Zara, H&M and Next, you’ll discover a cinema, 24 hour gym and theatre, plus lots of tempting eateries – plenty to keep you entertained, all day long!

For more information visit the St. Stephen's Shopping Centre website

Trinity Open Market

On the first Friday of the month, 18 specialised stalls selling handmade gifts, original artwork, unique jewellery and so much more, pop up on picturesque Trinity Square. The perfect place to pick up an extra special something.

For further information click here.

Food & Drink in Hull

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10 Nelson Street, HU1 1XE.

Overlooking the River Humber, this family-run fish restaurant offers delicious delicacies and a picturesque view.

Cooks Endeavour

5 Scale Lane, HU1 1LA.

This charming restaurant is situated in one of Hull’s oldest buildings and serves up a diverse menu of the very best English and French cuisine.


54 Princes Avenue, HU5 3QG.

Whether you’re after a great place to enjoy a few drinks or hungry for a tasty meal, this multi-award winning café bar is a lively and chic place to spend your evening.

Hitchcock’s Vegetarian Restaurant

1 Bishop Lane, High Street, HU1 1PA.

This quirky restaurant, which serves up its dishes buffet-style, has plenty to please whether you’re a veggie or not! Be sure to book in advance.

Jack & Danny’s

2 Posterngate, HU1 2JN.

Formerly Zillis, this cosy café bar boasts an American-inspired menu. Ideal if you want to enjoy a pit-stop before jumping on a train home from Hull, there’s an outdoor seating area that’s great for alfresco dining in the summer months.

Jaz Lounge Bar

41 Lowgate, HU1 1EA.

As night time draws in, this stylish venue transforms from a delightful lunchtime eatery to a bustling bar that’s popular with locals and visitors alike.

Paolos Old Custom House Restaurant

Market Place, HU1 1RT.

This Italian restaurant, renowned for its vibrant atmosphere and specialising in seafood and fish dishes, is based in the stunning former Custom House in Hull’s Old Town.

Two Rivers

The Deep, HU1 4DP.

For a dining experience you’ll never forget, try Two Rivers, an ‘underwater’ restaurant where you can enjoy your Mediterranean-inspired meal surrounded by Europe’s most impressive aquatic display.

Overnight in Hull

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Whether you’re travelling for business or pleasure, looking for luxurious comforts or a budget bargain, you’ll find a huge range of accommodation options in Hull. Here are some of our favourite hotels in Hull city centre.

Holiday Inn Express

80 Ferensway, HU2 8LN.

Located above the St. Stephen’s Shopping Centre and particularly popular with business travellers, guests will find that this inviting hotel offers free wireless internet, cosy rooms and access to great value city centre parking.

Visit the Holiday Inn Express website for more information.

Holiday Inn Hull Marina

Castle Street, HU1 2BX.

This four-star hotel, which sits alongside Hull’s picturesque marina, is ideal if you’re after a luxurious nights’ stay. Take advantage of the gym and spa facilities available at the on-site Health and Fitness Centre, enjoy dinner in the Junction restaurant or simply relax in your comfortable, spacious room, fully equipped with satellite TV and high-speed internet access.

Visit the Holiday Inn  website for more information.

Ibis Hull Hotel

Osbourne Street, HU1 2NL.

This excellent budget hotel is located just 1km from the station, so is particularly perfect if you’re planning on taking advantage of our trains to Hull. All 106 guest rooms have satellite TV and wireless internet access, while the on-site café offers a range of hot and cold snacks and light meals 24 hours a day.

Visit the ibis website for more information.

The Mercure Royal Hull Hotel

170 Ferensway, HU1 3UF.

This distinctive Victorian building with a thoroughly modern interior offers a range of impressively stylish ensuite bedrooms. Guests at the three-star Mercure Royal Hull Hotel can take advantage of complimentary parking and free WiFi, and all rooms come equipped with flat screen digital televisions. Hungry? Enjoy a light bite in the bar area, try the elegant restaurant or dine in total comfort with 24-hour room service.

Visit the Mercure Hotels website for more information.

Premier Inn Hull City Centre

Tower Street, HU9 1TQ.

Providing guests with easy access to Hull city centre and a variety of tourist attractions, Hull’s Premier Inn is an ever-popular option. Enjoy a restful night in its famously comfy beds and don’t forget to grab a bite to eat at the excellent restaurant.

Visit the Premier Inn website for more information.

Travelodge Hull Central

Pryme Street, HU2 8HR.

The Travelodge Hull Central is a great base for exploring all the attractions of the city centre. With both double and family en-suite rooms available, this non-smoking hotel offers a Bar Café and onsite parking for a small fee.

Visit the Travelodge website for more information.

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