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Trains to Herne Bay

Trains to Herne Bay travel along the majestic north Kent coastline before coming to rest about 10 minutes from the seaside resort's sand and shingle beach. Herne Bay has been attracting visitors since the 1830s, when its first pier opened; back then, many visitors from London would travel on steamboats down the Thames, but the steamer industry declined after the arrival of rail in the 1860s. The town continued to boom through the 19th century due to the Victorian obsession with the sea air and bathing. The buildings on platform 2 are all that remain of the original 1863 station - the rest dates back to 1926. Look out across the bay to get a glimpse of one the country's largest offshore wind farms. This is also where The Dambuster bombs were tested in 1943, a pivotal moment in WW2. Find out more about it at Herne Bay Museum, which also features fossils found on the beach.

Station details & facilities

Herne Bay station is accessible on one side. The main entrance leads into the ticket office and onto platform 2 (towards Ramsgate and Folkestone). There's a staffed ticket desk inside, but if it's closed or busy you'll find a ticket machine on the platform. Access to platform 1 (towards London) is via a subway - there is currently no step-free access. Toilets, including accessible facilities, are just past the subway on platform 2.

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
    Weekdays06:10 - 19:00
    Saturday 06:10 - 19:00
    Sunday 09:10 - 16:00
  • Oyster Prepay : False
  • Oyster topup : False
  • Oyster validator : False


  • Left Luggage available : False
  • Lost Property available :


  • Postbox :
  • Telephones :
  • Telephones type : Coins and cards
  • Station Buffet notes : Buffet
  • 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
  • Carpark operator : Meteor Parking Ltd
  • Car parking spaces : 92
  • Car parking charges :
    Six Monthly£304.00
    Three Monthly£152.00

Bicycle Facilities

  • Cycle storage available :
  • Cycle storage spaces : 38
  • Sheltered cycle storage : False
  • Cycle storage CCTV :
  • Cycle storage location : downside platform - London end


  • Step-free access : Part of station
  • Step-free access notes : Platform 2 is step free only. Ticket Office and Car Park are step free.
  • 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 Herne Bay


The Circus, HERNE BAY, Kent, CT6 8PJ
Ticket Office Hours
Being staffed may mean there is only staff in the ticket office, who may not alw
DayOpening Hours
Weekdays06:10 - 19:00
Saturday 06:10 - 19:00
Sunday 09:10 - 16:00

Herne Bay Live Departures


Herne Bay


Plat. 1

On time


London Victoria


Plat. 1

On time