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Trains to the charming coastal town of Broadstairs run through Whitstable, Herne Bay and Margate, all the while overlooking the tranquil waters of the north Kent shoreline. It's a majestic way to enter this peaceful town - and visitors should expect to be further enchanted the minute they step from the carriage, with sweeping seascape vistas and the golden sands of Viking Bay, a mere ten minutes' walk away. The station itself dates back to 1863, and the arrival of rail soon saw Broadstairs become a popular 19th-century holiday destination for sea-seeking well-to-do Victorians tired of city life. Fans of Broadstairs are in esteemed company; Charles Dickens was a regular visitor to the town and extolled its beauty in the loveable short story, Our English Watering Place - the perfect beach read. Today, the journey is mostly taken up by commuters on the fast service to and from London Victoria. Holidays and weekends, though, see those looking to kick back at the surf and ski school near the beach, at the tidal pool and at the children's rides.

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
Weekdays06:15 - 19:30
Saturday 06:15 - 19:30
Sunday 08:10 - 15:40
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 BuffetAvailable
Station Buffet notes
Coffee kiosk
Bureau de ChangeUnavailable
Tourist Information OfficeUnavailable
Information Systems
  • Announcements
  • Arrival screens
  • Departure screens
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 spaces39
Carpark charges
Six Monthly£293.00
Three Monthly£146.00
Cycle storageAvailable
Cycle storage spaces18
Sheltered cycle storageUnavailable
Cycle storage CCTVAvailable
Cycle storage notes
Cycle storage notes<p>A spare room with wheel racks is used. Customers pay £5 for three months and have a key for the padlock.</p>
Step-free accessWhole station
Step-free access notes

Away from London platform, accessed through ticket office or when closed through side gate.

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

Accessible taxis are not available

Broadstairs station is accessible on either side. The main entrance with a car park and taxi rank leads into a ticket hall and then straight on to platform 2. Platform 1 is accessed by a bridge and a side entrance. All toilets are on platform 2, and platform 1 has an entire wall of cycle lockers. Both platforms include cycle racks, and ticket machines can be found outside the station.

Departures and arrivals from Broadstairs

Want to check the latest departures and arrivals into Broadstairs station? Find live information for the next trains departing and arriving at the station below.
Departing toTrainTimePlatformStatus
to London St Pancras InternationalSoutheastern05:521On time
to London St Pancras InternationalSoutheastern05:542On time
to London VictoriaSoutheastern05:561On time
to London Cannon StreetSoutheastern06:151On time
to London St Pancras InternationalSoutheastern06:25On time
Arriving fromTrainTimePlatformStatus
from MargateSoutheastern05:532On time
from RamsgateSoutheastern05:561On time
from RamsgateSoutheastern06:421On time
from MargateSoutheastern06:53On time
from FavershamSoutheastern06:59On time
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