Planning a weekend away or sunny day out at the beach? Trains to Broadstairs take around half an hour from Deal and just over an hour from London on high-speed Javelin services, so you’ll be soaking up the sun in no time.

We’re here to be your one-stop-shop for cheap train tickets, times and info about how to get to Broadstairs by train. If you want to get straight to booking, start a search for times and tickets above, or keep reading to find out more about trains to Broadstairs.

How to buy cheap train tickets to Broadstairs

There are a few ways you can save money on train travel this summer. Some of our top tips for booking cheap train tickets to Broadstairs include:

Travel Off-Peak

Tickets are usually cheaper to Broadstairs if you travel during Off-Peak hours. This is normally outside of rush hours during Monday to Friday, and anytime during the weekend. We’ll highlight whether a journey is during Off-Peak train times as your search for tickets.

Book in advance

Train tickets to Broadstairs normally go on sale around 12 weeks in advance, usually at their cheapest price. If Advance train tickets aren’t on sale yet, why not sign up to our Ticket Alert tool, and we’ll email you as soon as you can buy tickets for your chosen date.

Save up to 1/3 with a Railcard

Railcards can save you to 1/3 on the price of eligible train tickets to Broadstairs. Costing just £30 for one year, it doesn’t take long to make your money back either. Find out if you qualify for one and buy a Railcard online with us today.

Save up to 34% with GroupSave

If you’re heading to Broadstairs with three to nine of your favourite pals, we’ll let you know if you qualify for GroupSave when you search. This discount allows groups that are travelling together to save up to 34% on rail fares.

Split your train tickets

Splitting your journey into several sections and buying tickets for each part can sometimes be cheaper than buying a single ticket on longer journeys. Our ticket-splitting app feature, SplitSave, does the hard part for you.

Why not check out our train deals and discounts guide to discover the latest offers from train companies you can book with us.

Popular train routes to Broadstairs

Travelling by train is the fastest, easiest and greenest way to get to Broadstairs from the other UK destinations. Southeastern services run frequent services to Broadstairs. Have a look at our table below for more information about the most popular routes to Broadstairs, or start your search for a different station in our Journey Planner at the top of the page.

RouteFastest journeyTrain operator
London to Broadstairs1h 16mSoutheastern
Deal to Broadstairs24mSoutheastern
Margate to Broadstairs5mSoutheastern
Ramsgate to Broadstairs5mSoutheastern
Rochester to Broadstairs1h 2mSoutheastern


Fast trains from London to Broadstairs

Southeastern's high-speed Javelin trains can whisk you from London to Broadstairs in just over an hour. Reaching speeds of up to 140 mph, these trains were originally commissioned to ferry spectators to and from the Olympic Park during the London 2012 Olympics, and the nickname Javelin stuck. All trains are modern and comfortable, so you'll enjoy free WiFi and power sockets at your seat to keep you connected during your journey.

Getting from Broadstairs station to the beach

The nearest beach to Broadstairs train station is Viking Bay, and it's just an 11-minute walk away. Turn left out of the station onto High Street and just keep walking until you see the beach in front of you, it's that easy! Check out our guide to the best beaches near London to reach by train for more details on Viking Bay beach.

Frequently asked questions

What's the main train station in Broadstairs?

The main train station in Broadstairs is Broadstairs station. It's located in the town, not far from the beach.

Which train companies run trains to Broadstairs?

The main train company that runs services to and from Broadstairs station is Southeastern.

How can I get cheap train tickets to Broadstairs?

It’s easy to grab yourself cheap train tickets to Broadstairs. We’d recommend using a Railcard, buying your ticket in advance or travelling during Off-Peak hours if you can. Read our cheap train tickets guide to find out more.

How do I get to Viking Bay beach by train?

It only takes 11 minutes to walk from Broadstairs station to Viking Bay beach. Simply head out of the station and down the high street until you see the beach in front of you.

Are trains running to Broadstairs?

Trains run frequently almost every day to Broadstairs, although there may be less services during the weekends and bank holidays. Check our live train times for up-to-date information on trains to Broadstairs.

Can I use my Railcard to save up to 1/3 on my trip to Broadstairs?

Yes, there are several types of Railcards you can use to save up to 1/3 on your trip to Broadstairs, these include:

  • Network Railcard (London & South East Travel Zone)
  • Two-Together Railcard (Great for couples and friends who always travel together)
  • 16-17 Saver (You can save up to 50% with this one)
  • 16-25 Railcard (Ideal for students)
  • 26-30 Railcard (Also known as the Millennial Railcard)
  • Senior Railcard (For those aged 60 and over)
  • Friends & Family Railcard (Great for families of up to 4 adults with up to 4 kids)
  • Disabled Railcard (If travelling with another adult they can save too)

Having a Railcard means you can use it whenever you want outside of Peak times for a whole year too. 

Average savings on fares booked prior to day of travel vs full price fares on day of travel in the UK. Subject to availability. Excludes coach.

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