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Ashford International Station provides regular high-speed services into London, as well as international services to Paris, Brussels and Lille. Originally built in 1842, the station has taken on many incarnations throughout the years, including a notable redevelopment in the early 1960s which saw the construction of two additional platforms and the replacement of most of the original buildings. Another substantial rebuild in the 1990s saw the station equipped to handle high speed lines, both into London and out towards continental Europe. Today, the station sees seven trains per hour into the capital, with four Eurostar services per day – three to Paris Nord and one to Brussels. International services exclusively use platforms 3 and 4, while domestic trains serve platforms 1, 2, 5 and 6. Ashford town centre is about half a mile to the north, and beyond it lie the Kent Downs, an Area of Outstanding National Beauty.

Station details & facilities

Ticket Office opening hours:
  • Monday to Friday open from 05:30:00 until 21:30:00
  • Saturday open from 05:30:00 until 21:30:00
  • Sunday open from 06:00:00 until 21:30:00
Ticket MachineAvailable
Staff helpUnavailable
Staffing levelThe staff is available at all times.
Oyster PrepayUnavailable
Oyster topupUnavailable
Oyster validatorUnavailable
Pre-purchase collectionAvailable
Left LuggageUnavailable
Left Luggage Websitehttps://www.nationalrail.co.uk/
Lost PropertyAvailable
Lost Property phone number0345 322 7021
Lost Property Websitehttps://www.nationalrail.co.uk/
Shops notenewspapers
Telephone typesCards and coins
Station BuffetAvailable
Station Buffet notes
Coffee shops
ATM notes
booking hall
Bureau de ChangeUnavailable
Tourist Information OfficeUnavailable
Nearest station with more facilities
This station has step free access to all platforms - Access to all platforms and interchange via lifts and stairs.
Toilets notesPlatforms - Available during staffing hours
Baby changeAvailable
WiFi notes
Web kioskUnavailable
Staff Help notes
*Helpline closed on Christmas Day Assistance/Help available from station staff from First to Last trains.
Customer Service notes
This station has Secure station accreditation - For more information contact 0345 322 7021
Customer help pointsAvailable
Carpark nameCar Park B
Carpark operatorSaba Park Solutions UK Limited
Car parking spaces135
Cycle storageAvailable
Cycle storage spaces454
Sheltered cycle storageAvailable
Cycle storage CCTVUnavailable
Cycle storage notes
behind bus stop front of station
Cycle storage notesThere are stands available.
Step-free accessStep free access is available throughout the whole station.
Ramps for train accessAvailable
Induction LoopAvailable
Accessible ticket machinesAvailable
Accessible Booking Office counterAvailable
Accessible taxisAccessible taxis are available at this station, please see below for more information
Accessible taxis notes

Ashford International station is a major station with taxis usually available on a rank. Advance booking is not normally necessary or even possible, unless arriving early in the morning or late at night. Operators who may accept bookings include:

There is no First Class lounge at this station.
Ashford International is accessible via a large station concourse on Station Road, containing a bar, cafe, bureau de change, newsagents and toddlers play area – as well as many manned and automated ticket facilities. A subway runs the width of the station, linking the main entrance to the International Terminal on the opposite side of the tracks. Both platform islands house a small cafe, as well as waiting areas, bench seating and toilet facilities. Free WiFi is available throughout the station.

Departures and arrivals from Ashford International

Want to check the latest departures and arrivals into Ashford International station? Find live information for the next trains departing and arriving at the station below.
Departing toTrainTimePlatformStatus
to London St Pancras InternationalSoutheastern13:435On time
to MargateSoutheastern13:526On time
to Dover PriorySoutheastern14:025On time
to London Charing CrossSoutheastern14:022On time
to RamsgateSoutheastern14:056On time
Arriving fromTrainTimePlatformStatus
from MargateSoutheastern13:425Late
from London St Pancras InternationalSoutheastern13:506On time
from London VictoriaSoutheastern13:596On time
from London Charing CrossSoutheastern14:005On time
from EastbourneSouthern14:101On time
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