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Not many train stations can claim to have been instrumental in rock ‘n’ roll history, but on platform 2 at Dartford, there’s a blue plaque marking this station’s very significant claim to fame. On 17 October 1961, two young men who’d been at primary school together bumped into each other on the platform. They went on to rekindle their friendship and become part of one of the biggest bands of all time – the Rolling Stones. They were Mick Jagger and Keith Richards. Aside from its celebrity connections, Dartford station is important as a major interchange on the south-eastern network, with lines heading from across Kent into London at Charing Cross, Cannon Street via London Bridge and Victoria. Trains first came to Dartford in 1849, and the station has been rebuilt twice since then, with the current rather curvaceous station opening after a £10-million facelift in 2013.

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
Weekdays06:10 - 20:40
Saturday 06:10 - 19:40
Sunday 07:10 - 20:40
Ticket MachineAvailable
Staff helpUnavailable
Staffing levelFull time
Oyster PrepayUnavailable
Oyster topupUnavailable
Oyster validatorUnavailable
Pre-purchase collectionAvailable
Left LuggageUnavailable
Lost PropertyAvailable
Telephone typesCoins and cards
Station BuffetAvailable
Station Buffet notes
ATM notes
Located outside main entrance
Bureau de ChangeUnavailable
Tourist Information OfficeUnavailable
Information Systems
  • Announcements
  • 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 spaces186
Carpark charges
Six Monthly£625.00
Three Monthly£319.00
Cycle storageAvailable
Cycle storage spaces96
Sheltered cycle storageUnavailable
Cycle storage CCTVUnavailable
Cycle storage notes
by station entrance.
Cycle storage notes<p>You may leave your cycle in the rack provided at the front of the station however you do so at your own risk.</p>
Step-free accessWhole station
Step-free access notes

Lifts to all platforms. Ticket Office and Car Park are step free.

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

Accessible taxis are available

The station entrance is on Station Approach, off Home Gardens. There are four platforms, all reached via a pedestrian bridge with stairs and lifts from the main ticket hall. There’s a cafe and newsagent in the ticket hall and toilets just beyond the ticket barriers. Outside the entrance, there is a pay-and-display car park, taxi rank, drop-off point and cycle racks. Bus stops are along Home Gardens, reached via a footpath through the car park.

Departures and arrivals from Dartford

Want to check the latest departures and arrivals into Dartford station? Find live information for the next trains departing and arriving at the station below.
Departing toTrainTimePlatformStatus
to LutonThameslink15:152On time
to London Cannon StreetSoutheastern15:183On time
to London Charing CrossSoutheastern15:201On time
to Rainham (Kent)Thameslink15:284On time
to London VictoriaSoutheastern15:323On time
Arriving fromTrainTimePlatformStatus
from Rainham (Kent)Thameslink15:142On time
from London VictoriaSoutheastern15:253Late
from LutonThameslink15:274On time
from GravesendSoutheastern15:332On time
from London Cannon StreetSoutheastern15:353On time
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