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Trains to Chelsfield

There are those who believe the sloping Chelsfield Tunnel just past Chelsfield train station served as Edith Nesbit's inspiration for her popular children's classic 'The Railway Children'. If so, the station has changed somewhat since those days with the original buildings replaced in the 1970s. Today, the train services from Chelsfield station principally serve London's south-east region while linking London Charing Cross directly with Sevenoaks in Kent. Although it only has 2 platforms Chelsfield train station is a busy one with trains running in both directions approximately every 30 minutes.

For those looking to explore the immediate vicinity from the station, local bus services are a short walk away in Chelsfield village. Within a 5 mile radius can be found such things as Down House which was the home of Charles Darwin for 40 years, High Elms Country Park and the man-made caves at Chislehurst. Of course, the buzz and multiple attractions of London are also on the relative doorstep of Chelsfield railway station. For example, a 16 minute rail journey from Chelsfield delivers its passengers to London Bridge where there is plenty to see and do. Close by are such iconic tourist spots as the Tower of London, the Tate Modern or Shakespeare's Globe Theatre. If escaping the city is more the aim, the plentiful gardens, Roman remains and a host of historic properties in Sevenoaks can be reached in just 11 minutes. Included in the Sevenoaks' attractions menu is the 15th century 365-roomed Knole stately home. Beyond Sevenoaks, direct train services become more limited with destinations such as Tonbridge and Tunbridge Wells served by 6 trains per day.

Find address details, station facilities, live departure times and train arrivals for Chelsfield station.

Station details & facilities

Find station details and facilities information for Chelsfield. Also find live train departures and arrivals for Chelsfield station, helping you to plan your next journey.

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 always be available to assist - booking is recommended
    DayOpening Hours
    Weekdays06:10 - 19:30
    Saturday 08:15 - 15:00
    Sunday 08:15 - 13:00
  • Travel card zone : Zone 6
  • Oyster Prepay :
  • Oyster topup :
  • Oyster validator :


  • Left Luggage available : False
  • Lost Property available :


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


  • CCTV :


  • Shops available : False


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



  • Carpark opening hours :
    DayOpening Hours
    WeekdaysOpen 24 hours
    Saturday Open 24 hours
    Sunday Open 24 hours
  • Carpark name : Station Car Park - Season permit holder and disabled parking only at this station, no daily or weekly parking is available
  • Carpark operator : Meteor Parking Ltd
  • Car parking spaces : 37
  • Car parking charges :
    Six Monthly£442.00
    Three Monthly£221.00

Bicycle Facilities

  • Cycle storage available :
  • Cycle storage spaces : 40
  • Sheltered cycle storage :
  • Cycle storage CCTV :
  • Cycle storage location : Platform 1
  • Cycle storage notes :

    You may leave your cycle in the racks provided on platform 1, however you do so at your own risk.


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

    Steep approach to access platform to travel away from London

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

    Accessible taxis are not available

Trains to Chelsfield


Station Approach, CHELSFIELD, Greater London, BR6 6EU
Ticket Office 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
Weekdays06:10 - 19:30
Saturday 08:15 - 15:00
Sunday 08:15 - 13:00

Chelsfield Live Departures




Plat. 2

On time


Tunbridge Wells


Plat. 2

On time

Useful links when visiting Chelsfield by train