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Maidstone East station is one of three serving Maidstone in Kent, and the only one with a direct service to London. The station lies on the Maidstone East Line south of London Victoria, between Barming and Bearsted. Opened in 1874, it was originally known simply as Maidstone - which did little to distinguish it from a neighbouring station with exactly the same name. The confusion ended in 1899, when they were dubbed Maidstone East and Maidstone West. Today, the station takes London commuters to Victoria station in just under an hour, with additional local services to Ashford International and Canterbury. Maidstone town centre is a major regional shopping destination, with over a million square feet of retail space. Much of it is accounted for by the town's two main shopping centres, The Mall Maidstone and Fremlin Walk - the latter is just 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
Weekdays06:00 - 20:00
Saturday 06:00 - 20:00
Sunday 07:45 - 20:00
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
Bureau de ChangeUnavailable
Tourist Information OfficeUnavailable
Information Systems
  • Announcements
  • Arrival screens
  • 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 spaces524
Carpark charges
Six Monthly£523.00
Three Monthly£262.00
Cycle storageAvailable
Cycle storage spaces50
Sheltered cycle storageAvailable
Cycle storage CCTVAvailable
Cycle storage notes
Platform 1
Step-free accessWhole station
Step-free access notes

Platform 1 step free, Platform 2/3 accessed by road bridge. Ticket Office not step free, car park step free.

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

Accessible taxis are not available

Maidstone East's ticket hall is on a bridge over the tracks, and has staffed ticket desks - note that there are steps into the hall, so passengers with mobility problems may need to use the ticket machines on platform 1. To the left of the building, a ramp leads down to platform 1 (towards London), and on the other side of the building there is level access to platform 2 (towards Ashford and Canterbury) and platform 3.

Departures and arrivals from Maidstone East

Want to check the latest departures and arrivals into Maidstone East station? Find live information for the next trains departing and arriving at the station below.
Departing toTrainTimePlatformStatus
to Ashford InternationalSoutheastern01:322Late
to London VictoriaSoutheastern05:591On time
to Ashford InternationalSoutheastern06:222On time
to London VictoriaSoutheastern06:291On time
to London VictoriaSoutheastern07:051On time
Arriving fromTrainTimePlatformStatus
from London VictoriaSoutheastern01:312Late
from Ashford InternationalSoutheastern05:581On time
from Ashford InternationalSoutheastern06:281On time
from Ashford InternationalSoutheastern07:041On time
from London VictoriaSoutheastern07:272On time
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