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Trains to Headcorn travel along the banks of the River Sherway on the South Eastern Main Line, before coming to rest in a charming Kent village. The station itself was opened in 1842, and was originally a wooden structure. It underwent rebuilds in the 1920s and 1980s, the latter bringing a completely new brick station that was opened by Maidstone's then MP Ann Widdecombe. Trains from Headcorn serve London Charing Cross, Dover Priory and Canterbury West. The village itself is a vibrant affair, with plenty of charismatic little shops, traditional pubs and independent restaurants along its High Street. The surrounding countryside is a popular place for parachuting thanks to the local Headcorn Aerodrome - one of the last surviving grass strip airfields in Kent, it serves a host of aircraft, from hot air balloons to helicopters to Spitfires. It's also home the Lashenden Air Warfare Museum and the Wings Bar and Restaurant, which is decked out with aviation memorabilia.

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
Weekdays06:00 - 19:20
Saturday 07:10 - 13:50
Sunday 08:10 - 16:30
Ticket MachineAvailable
Staff helpUnavailable
Staffing levelPart time
Oyster PrepayUnavailable
Oyster topupUnavailable
Oyster validatorUnavailable
Pre-purchase collectionAvailable
Left LuggageUnavailable
Lost PropertyAvailable
Lost Property phone number0345 322 7021
Telephone typesCoins and cards
Station BuffetUnavailable
Bureau de ChangeUnavailable
Tourist Information OfficeUnavailable
Information Systems
  • Announcements
  • Arrival screens
  • Departure screens
Nearest station with more facilities
The nearest station(s) with more facilities than Headcorn are:
  • Staplehurst
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 spaces456
Carpark charges
Six Monthly£539.00
Three Monthly£270.00
Cycle storageAvailable
Cycle storage spaces36
Sheltered cycle storageUnavailable
Cycle storage CCTVAvailable
Cycle storage notes
downside, behind taxi tenancy
Step-free accessPart of station
Step-free access notes
Side gate to Platform 2, steps to all others. 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

Headcorn station has a light and airy ticket hall with a single ticket window and a coffee shop. Platform 2 (towards Dover Priory and Ramsgate) is located through the double doors, with the toilets on the left as you enter the platform. Platform 1 (towards London Charing Cross) is accessed via a footbridge - there are no lifts, so this platform doesn't have step-free access. There is a taxi office, car park and cycle storage in front of the station.

Departures and arrivals from Headcorn

Want to check the latest departures and arrivals into Headcorn station? Find live information for the next trains departing and arriving at the station below.
Departing toTrainTimePlatformStatus
to London Charing CrossSoutheastern07:431Late
to RamsgateSoutheastern07:462Late
to London Cannon StreetSoutheastern07:491On time
to London Charing CrossSoutheastern08:121On time
to RamsgateSoutheastern08:242Late
Arriving fromTrainTimePlatformStatus
from Dover PriorySoutheastern07:421On time
from London Cannon StreetSoutheastern07:452Late
from Ashford InternationalSoutheastern07:481On time
from RamsgateSoutheastern08:121On time
from London Charing CrossSoutheastern08:242Late
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