Visiting Hyde Park by Train

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Written by our Web Team

5 min read | 7 June 2024

As London’s most iconic green space, Hyde Park is an essential destination for daytrippers and locals alike. The city’s largest park, it covers more than 350 acres of land and 4,000 trees. Making Hyde Park a key break in London’s busy urban landscape. 

Opened to the public in 1637, Hyde Park is one of the city’s eight Royal Parks. It regularly tops the list of places to visit on a weekend break to London. The grounds are beautiful and host several world-class events throughout the year. 

There are also attractions there which you can visit throughout the year, including: 

  • The Serpentine Galleries, which hold two buildings of contemporary art

  • Serpentine Lake, where you can take a boat or pedalo for a paddle 

  • Speaker’s Corner, a historical site where public debates took place

  • Marble Arch, which was the original entrance to Buckingham Palace

  • The Rose Garden is a beautiful place to visit in early summer

Located in Westminster, the park is an easy-to-reach excursion with several train stations nearby. So if you’re wondering how to visit by train from London or further afield, this guide will explain, including the nearest tube stations to Hyde Park.

A wide-angle shot of a path lined with trees in autumn in Hyde Park.

Where is Hyde Park station?

When visiting the park from within London, it’s easy to find your nearest tube to Hyde Park. The area is very well connected by public transport. 

There are several London Underground stations around the outskirts of the park on both the Piccadilly and Central lines:

  • Hyde Park Corner (Piccadilly)

  • Knightsbridge (Piccadilly)

  • Queensway (Central)

  • Lancaster Gate (Central)

  • Marble Arch (Central)

We recommend choosing a station near Hyde Park Corner. This is closest to the park’s main entrance, and the station has step-free access. 

You can reach Hyde Park Corner from any tube stop on the Piccadilly line. If you’re planning a day trip and stopping in Hyde Park for a few hours, this route also travels to Covent Garden and Piccadilly Circus. Perfect for a day out that turns into evening entertainment!

Once you’ve reached Hyde Park Corner, it’s a four-minute walk to the Hyde Park Rose Garden from the station entrance. Created in 1994, the garden is a beautiful escape from the hustle and bustle of the city.

From here, you can walk up to the famous Speaker’s Quarter in around 15 minutes, enjoying the fountains on the way. 

An image of the Serpentine Lake in London with a boat house and couple in a rowing boat.

Getting the train to Hyde Park

Travelling to Hyde Park from across the UK and beyond is straightforward. Even if you’re an international visitor, getting there is easy. 

The Piccadilly underground line runs to and from Heathrow. The Heathrow Express service will also take you to London Paddington station, a short walk from Hyde Park. 

If you’re landing at Gatwick, simply board the Gatwick Express service to Victoria Station, close to the southwest corner of the park.

The majority of routes to Hyde Park from the rest of the UK will arrive at London Euston Station. From here, you can walk to Euston Square in under five minutes and catch the tube to London Paddington Station. This is a 10-minute walk from the north side of Hyde Park, where you’ll find the stunning Italian Gardens. 

To visit the south of the park, you can take an overground or underground line to Victoria Station. This is a 17-minute walk away from the entrance near Queen Elizabeth Gate. 

You can also reach Hyde Park Corner from London Euston. Take the tube for three stops from Euston Square to Green Park via the Victoria line. Then, switch to the Piccadilly line for one stop until you reach your destination. 

Green Park is one of the nearest tubes to Hyde Park Corner. If it’s a nice day, you could walk between these stations in around 11 minutes, passing Wellington Arch on the left. 

If you’re travelling from a specific UK destination, there are some recommended directions below. 

Liverpool to Hyde Park

You can reach Hyde Park from Liverpool by travelling from Liverpool Lime Street to London Euston. This journey will take under two and a half hours. You’ll then need to travel from Euston to Green Park on the underground. 

Train times start from 5:25 am on both weekdays and weekends. Getting to Hyde Park early means you’ll have plenty of time to explore. 

Manchester to Hyde Park

If you’re coming from Manchester, you can get to Hyde Park by taking the train from Manchester Piccadilly to London Euston

Taking just over two hours, this route is a direct line. Thankfully, there’s plenty of time to enjoy the snacks available in Coach C of your train!

Once you reach London Euston, head to Green Park and transfer to Hyde Park Corner. Or, opt for a train to London Paddington and a walk.

Coventry to Hyde Park

The journey between Coventry and London Euston takes around an hour, so it’s a popular choice for commuters. 

Travel to Hyde Park from Coventry on off-peak times to save money and avoid the rush. Remember you can also book up to 12 weeks in advance for cheaper travel. 

Trains back to Coventry run late into the evening from London Euston. The trip from Hyde Park Corner to the station takes around 30 minutes, so make sure you plan accordingly after an event.

Glasgow to Hyde Park

You can travel from Glasgow Central to London Euston in five hours. After you reach Euston, you can travel to Green Park or change lines to head to other Hyde Park stations.

Please note that the first weekday train is at 4:28 am. So you’ll reach the park in time for lunch.

An aerial view of Hyde Park in the morning including the River Thames and the Lake.

Visiting Hyde Park by train with Avanti

Getting to this must-see destination is easy with Avanti West Coast. Our journey planner will help you take care of the details, leaving you time to plan your visit to Hyde Park itself.

Whether you’re heading there in winter or springtime. Travel to Hyde Park by train to start your group, family or solo day trip relaxed and ready to explore.

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