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Trains to Maidstone East

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

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.

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
    Weekdays06:00 - 20:00
    Saturday 06:00 - 20:00
    Sunday 07:45 - 20:00
  • Oyster Prepay : False
  • Oyster topup : False
  • Oyster validator : False


  • Left Luggage available : False
  • Lost Property available :


  • Postbox : False
  • Telephones :
  • Telephones type : Coins and cards
  • 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 : 524
  • Car parking charges :
    Six Monthly£523.00
    Three Monthly£262.00

Bicycle Facilities

  • Cycle storage available :
  • Cycle storage spaces : 50
  • Sheltered cycle storage :
  • Cycle storage CCTV :
  • Cycle storage location : Platform 1


  • Step-free access : Whole 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 access :
  • Wheelchairs available : False
  • Induction Loop :
  • Accessible ticket machines :
  • Accessible Booking Office counter : False
  • Accessible taxis : unknown
  • Accessible taxis notes :

    Accessible taxis are not available

Trains to Maidstone East


off Week Street, MAIDSTONE, Kent, ME14 1QN
Ticket Office 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

Maidstone East Live Departures


Maidstone East


Plat. 2

On time


Ashford International


Plat. 2

On time

Useful links when visiting Maidstone East by train