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It's appropriate that trains to Gravesend glide in along the banks of the River Thames. This important river port is just inside the Thames estuary, and has acted as a gateway in and out of London for hundreds of years. Rail arrived in 1845, and the modern-day front of the station, with columns and hanging flower baskets, is a charming introduction to the town. It underwent a £19 million facelift in 2013, which replaced the 20th century footbridge and added new lifts. Today, Gravesend is a busy commuter station, with regular trains to London Charing Cross and London St Pancras - the quickest reach the capital in just 24 minutes. The town itself has a great range of independent shops, and the oldest cast iron pier in the world. One of its more unusual attractions is the grave of native American princess Pocahontas, who is buried in the yard of St George's Church, five minutes' walk south of the station.

Station details & facilities

Ticket Office opening hours: Being staffed may mean there is only staff in the ticket office, who may not alw
DayOpening Hours
Weekdays05:45 - 20:00
Saturday 05:45 - 20:00
Sunday 06:45 - 20:00
Ticket MachineAvailable
Staff helpUnavailable
Staffing levelFull time
Oyster PrepayUnavailable
Oyster topupUnavailable
Oyster validatorUnavailable
Pre-purchase collectionAvailable
Left LuggageUnavailable
Telephone typesCoins and cards
Station BuffetAvailable
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 spaces94
Carpark charges
Six Monthly£539.00
Three Monthly£270.00
Cycle storageAvailable
Cycle storage spaces90
Sheltered cycle storageUnavailable
Cycle storage CCTVAvailable
Cycle storage notes
both sides of station
Step-free accessWhole station
Step-free access notes
Suitable for wheelchair access to both platforms but no step free interchange.
Ramps for train accessAvailable
Induction LoopAvailable
Accessible ticket machinesAvailable
Accessible Booking Office counterAvailable
Accessible taxisunknown
Accessible taxis notes

Accessible taxis are not available

Gravesend station is accessible on either side. Both entrances lead into a concourse with a ticket kiosk and ticket machines. Platforms are numbered 0 to 2, and are accessed via a footbridge with lifts for step-free access. Toilets are on platform 0 alongside a cafe. Most trains to London depart from platform 1, in the centre of the station, and eastbound trains towards Kent depart from platform 2.

Departures and arrivals from Gravesend

Want to check the latest departures and arrivals into Gravesend station? Find live information for the next trains departing and arriving at the station below.
Departing toTrainTimePlatformStatus
to London St Pancras InternationalSoutheastern12:421On time
to Rainham (Kent)Thameslink12:432On time
to FavershamSoutheastern12:482On time
to London Charing CrossSoutheastern12:48On time
to LutonThameslink12:591On time
Arriving fromTrainTimePlatformStatus
from FavershamSoutheastern12:421On time
from LutonThameslink12:432On time
from London St Pancras InternationalSoutheastern12:472On time
from London Charing CrossSoutheastern12:52On time
from Rainham (Kent)Thameslink12:581On time
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