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Trains to Canterbury West

Canterbury West railway station is the busier of the two stations in the small city of Canterbury, Kent, approximately 20 yards to the west of its neighbour, Canterbury East. Refurbished in 2009 and again in 2013, the station originally opened in the spring of 1846. In 1931 it was closed to passenger services, re-opening in 1961 with the introduction of electrified lines through the station. Today, Canterbury West runs regular services to London Victoria, London Charing Cross,Margate and Ramsgate and high-speed to London St Pancras. The city of Canterbury is small by English standards; however, it has enjoyed a long and rich history. The Archbishop of Canterbury is the senior bishop and principal leader of the Church of England, owing to the importance of St. Augustine, who served as the apostle to the Kingdom of Kent in the 7th century. Canterbury Cathedral, a UNESCO World Heritage site, is the city's most popular landmark and is a place of pilgrimage for thousands of worshippers every year - as described in Chaucer's literary classic, The Canterbury Tales.

Station details & facilities

The station concourse lies adjacent to a daily farmers market, just off Station Road. The concourse houses a staffed ticket office, as well as several ticket machines. Platform 1, with its services to London Victoria, St Pancras and Charing Cross, is home to a small cafe, toilet facilities and fully enclosed waiting room. Platform 2, with services to Margate and Ramsgate, is accessible from platform 1 via either a lift or a raised walkway.

Ticket Office

  • Ticket Machine :
  • Staff help available : False
  • Ticket Office opening hours : Being staffed may mean there is only staff in the ticket office, who may not alw
    DayOpening Hours
    Weekdays06:15 - 19:30
    Saturday 06:15 - 19:30
    Sunday 08:30 - 17:00
  • Oyster Prepay : False
  • Oyster topup : False
  • Oyster validator : False


  • Left Luggage available : False
  • Lost Property available :


  • Postbox : False
  • Telephones :
  • Telephones type : Coins and cards
  • Station Buffet notes : Buffet
  • Customer help points :


  • CCTV :


  • Shops available : False


  • Toilets available :
  • Showers : False
  • Baby change :



  • ATM available :
  • ATM notes : Located on concourse


  • Carpark opening hours :
    DayOpening Hours
    WeekdaysOpen 24 hours
    Saturday Open 24 hours
    Sunday Open 24 hours
  • Carpark name : Station Car Park
  • Carpark operator : Meteor Parking Ltd
  • Car parking spaces : 112
  • Car parking charges :
    Six Monthly£581.00
    Three Monthly£291.00

Bicycle Facilities

  • Cycle storage available :
  • Cycle storage spaces : 126
  • Sheltered cycle storage :
  • Cycle storage CCTV :
  • Cycle storage location : downside platform - London end
  • Cycle storage notes :

    Secure cycle storage is available on Platform 1. Please ask staff for details. You may leave your cycle in the rack provided on Platform 1, however you do so at your own risk.


  • Step-free access : Whole station
  • Step-free access notes :

    Both platforms accessed through ticket office

  • Ramps for train access :
  • Wheelchairs available : False
  • Induction Loop :
  • Accessible ticket machines :
  • Accessible Booking Office counter :
  • Accessible taxis : unknown
  • Accessible taxis notes :

    Accessible taxis are available

Trains to Canterbury West


Station Road West, CANTERBURY, Kent, CT2 8AN
Ticket Office Hours
Being staffed may mean there is only staff in the ticket office, who may not alw
DayOpening Hours
Weekdays06:15 - 19:30
Saturday 06:15 - 19:30
Sunday 08:30 - 17:00

Canterbury West Live Departures


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