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Situated on the Chatham Main Line roughly 70 miles from London Victoria, Birchington-on-Sea serves its eponymous village with regular Southeastern trains to all destinations. Located just on the High Street, Birchington-on-Sea Station is a short walk to buses that continue to Minnis Bay and Margate. Four trains from Birchington-on-Sea operate each hour; two high-speed trains to London St Pancras via Chatham and Ebbsfleet International or Ramsgate, Deal, Dover Priory, and Ashford International, one train to London Victoria via Chatham and Bromley South on the Main Line, and one train to Ramsgate via Margate along the Main Line.  

Station facilities are extensive, and include a carpark, bicycle stands, a staffed ticket office, self-service ticket machines, payphones, toilets, waiting rooms, seating, and step-free access throughout the station.  Toilets are available by the ticket office on platform 1. Step-free access for platform 1 (London Victoria) is via the side entrance; platform 2’s step-free entrance is via the road entrance.

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Station details & facilities

Ticket Office opening hours: Being staffed may mean there is only staff in the ticket office, who may not always be available to assist - booking is recommended
DayOpening Hours
Weekdays05:45 - 12:25
Saturday 06:45 - 13:25
Sunday Closed
Ticket MachineAvailable
Staff helpUnavailable
Staffing levelPart time
Oyster PrepayUnavailable
Oyster topupUnavailable
Oyster validatorUnavailable
Pre-purchase collectionAvailable
Left LuggageUnavailable
Lost PropertyAvailable
Telephone typesCoins and cards
Station BuffetUnavailable
Bureau de ChangeUnavailable
Tourist Information OfficeUnavailable
Information Systems
  • Announcements
  • Arrival screens
  • Departure screens
Nearest station with more facilities

The nearest station(s) with more facilities than Birchington-on-sea are:

  • Westgate-on-Sea
Baby changeUnavailable
WiFi notes
Web kioskUnavailable
Customer help pointsAvailable
Carpark opening hours:
DayOpening Hours
WeekdaysOpen 24 hours
Saturday Open 24 hours
Sunday Open 24 hours
Carpark nameStation Car Park
Carpark operatorMeteor Parking Ltd
Car parking spaces28
Carpark charges
Six Monthly£294.00
Three Monthly£147.00
Cycle storageAvailable
Cycle storage spaces10
Sheltered cycle storageUnavailable
Cycle storage CCTVAvailable
Cycle storage notes<p>You may leave your cycle in the rack provided on Platform 1, however you do so at your own risk.</p>
Step-free accessWhole station
Step-free access notes

Platform 1 via side entrance, Platform 2 via road entrance. Interchange between platforms via road, ticket office is step free.

Ramps for train accessAvailable
Induction LoopAvailable
Accessible ticket machinesAvailable
Accessible Booking Office counterUnavailable
Accessible taxisunknown
Accessible taxis notes

Accessible taxis are not available

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Departures and arrivals from Birchington-on-sea

Want to check the latest departures and arrivals into Birchington-on-sea station? Find live information for the next trains departing and arriving at the station below.
Departing toTrainTimePlatformStatus
to RamsgateSoutheastern11:212Late
to London St Pancras InternationalSoutheastern11:35On time
to RamsgateSoutheastern11:56Late
to London VictoriaSoutheastern12:111On time
to RamsgateSoutheastern12:182On time
Arriving fromTrainTimePlatformStatus
from London VictoriaSoutheastern11:202Late
from RamsgateSoutheastern11:35On time
from London St Pancras InternationalSoutheastern11:54On time
from RamsgateSoutheastern12:111On time
from London VictoriaSoutheastern12:172On time
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