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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 you should expect to be further enchanted the minute you step from the train, 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

Trains to Broadstairs station

Broadstairs train station is mainly served by Southeastern trains, which connect Ramsgate and Margate to Broadstairs in just 5m and London to Broadstairs in 1h 16m.

Need more information on how to get to Broadstairs by train? Check out our dedicated page to trains to Broadstairs.

How to get 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 the 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 by train for information on this stunning beach.

Broadstairs train station departures and arrivals

Want to know when your next train from/to Broadstairs station departs? Scroll down this page and click on the ‘Departures’ tab if you want to check all trains departing from Broadstairs railway station or click on the ‘Arrivals’ tab for more information about all services arriving into Broadstairs.

Broadstairs train station has two entrances and 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.

Broadstairs train station parking

Broadstairs train station has one car park, which is located near the main entrance. Step-free access is available here, as well as throughout the whole station.

Hotels near Broadstairs train station

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Frequently asked questions

Is Broadstairs station open?

Broadstairs station is open every day that services are running to and from the station. The station usually opens just before the first train of the day leaves and then closes after the last train departs. Ticket office opening hours may vary.

Are trains running today from Broadstairs station?

Trains arrive into and depart from Broadstairs station almost every day, although there may be fewer services during the weekends and bank holidays. Check our live train times for up-to-date information on trains running to and from Broadstairs.

Are there toilets at Broadstairs station?

Yes, there are toilets available to use at Broadstairs station.

Are dogs allowed at Broadstairs station?

Yes, dogs are allowed at Broadstairs station, but they should be kept on a lead or in a pet carrier at all times.

How do I get 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 the High Street and just keep walking until you see the beach in front of you, it's that easy!

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.
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to MargateSoutheastern01:00Early
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to MargateSoutheastern01:00Early
to MargateSoutheastern01:00Early
Arriving fromTrainTimePlatformStatus
from London St Pancras InternationalSoutheastern01:00Early
from London St Pancras InternationalSoutheastern01:00Early
from London St Pancras InternationalSoutheastern01:00Early
from London St Pancras InternationalSoutheastern01:00Early
from London St Pancras InternationalSoutheastern01:00Early
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