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Though there has been a station on the site since 1863, the current Kingston station dates back to 1935 and was completely refurbished in 2010. Today it's a busy commuter stop for South Western Railway services into London Waterloo, and welcomes visitors who come to the ancient market town for shopping and riverside walks.

Kingston's market dates back over 800 years, and is still doing business six days a week; it's a key part of an enduringly popular shopping centre, which mixes winding streets, independent boutiques and big-name retailers. Kingston's other major draw is its Thames riverside, which has charmed visitors since the railway reached the town in the 1860s. The quayside is lined with cafes, bars and restaurants, and river cruises sail the short distance to Hampton Court Palace. A hotspot for rowers, Kingston hosts the Dragon Boat Challenge every July, with teams coming from across the country to take part.

Station details & facilities

Trains to Kingston station

Kingston train station is mainly served by South Western Railway trains, which connect London Waterloo to Kingston in 37m and Shepperton to Kingston in 22m.

Need more information on how to get to Kingston by train? Check out our dedicated page to trains to Kingston.

Kingston train station departures and arrivals

Want to know when your next train from/to Kingston station departs? Scroll down this page and click on the ‘Departures’ tab if you want to check all trains departing from Kingston railway station or click on the ‘Arrivals’ tab for more information about all services arriving into Kingston.

Kingston train station has three platforms. The main entrance is to the south of the station, on Wood Street; at night, use the alternative entrance round the corner on Richmond Road. Access to the trains is via ticket barriers and an underpass, with step and lift access to the three platforms. Services to Waterloo depart from platforms 2 and 3, with trains from platform 2 taking a slightly slower route via Richmond. The nearest bus stop is 100m away on Cromwell Road.

Kingston train station parking

Kingston train station doesn't have its own car park. If you need to park your car before taking the train from Kingston station, you can leave it at the Canbury Place Car Park, which is only a few minutes away.

Hotels near Kingston train station

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Frequently asked questions

Is Kingston station open?

Kingston station is open every day that services are running to and from the station. The station usually opens just before the first train of the day leaves and then closes after the last train departs. Ticket office opening hours may vary.

Are trains running today from Kingston station?

Trains arrive into and depart from Kingston station almost every day, although there may be fewer services during the weekends and bank holidays. Check our live train times for up-to-date information on trains running to and from Kingston.

Are there toilets at Kingston station?

Yes, there are toilets available to use at Kingston station.

Are dogs allowed at Kingston station?

Yes, dogs are allowed at Kingston station, but they should be kept on a lead or in a pet carrier at all times.

Departures and arrivals from Kingston

Want to check the latest departures and arrivals into Kingston station? Find live information for the next trains departing and arriving at the station below.
Departing toTrainTimePlatformStatus
to London WaterlooSouth Western Railway13:043On time
to SheppertonSouth Western Railway13:102On time
to London WaterlooSouth Western Railway13:183On time
to London WaterlooSouth Western Railway13:282On time
to London WaterlooSouth Western Railway13:353On time
Arriving fromTrainTimePlatformStatus
from SheppertonSouth Western Railway13:033On time
from London WaterlooSouth Western Railway13:102On time
from London WaterlooSouth Western Railway13:163On time
from London WaterlooSouth Western Railway13:252On time
from SheppertonSouth Western Railway13:343On time
† Average savings on advance fares booked at least one week before day of travel vs Anytime fares purchased on day of travel. Subject to availability. Excludes coach.

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