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Trains to Paddock Wood glide through the oast houses and orchards of the Kent countryside before coming to rest in this delightful station, which dates back to 1842. Situated between London and Dover, the station was originally known as Maidstone Road, after the main road connecting the capital to the coast. Passengers gave it the nickname Paddock Wood, taken from the woodland through which the line was built, and the rail company soon came round to their way of thinking - the name was officially changed in 1844. The redbrick, Italianate original station remains today. The arrival of rail had a profound impact on the area, opening up transport routes to London and beyond for local fruit growers and hop farmers. Today the fields surrounding the town still send produce to supermarkets, microbreweries and cider makers across the country. The town itself has a lovely selection of independent shops, including the 120-year old family run department store of Barsleys, situated a short distance from the station.

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 - 19:00
Saturday 08:00 - 14:30
Sunday 08:00 - 14:30
Ticket MachineAvailable
Staff helpUnavailable
Staffing levelPart time
Oyster PrepayUnavailable
Oyster topupUnavailable
Oyster validatorUnavailable
Pre-purchase collectionAvailable
Left LuggageUnavailable
Lost PropertyAvailable
Telephone typesCoins and cards
Station BuffetAvailable
Station Buffet notes
Coffee shop
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 spaces481
Carpark charges
Six Monthly£539.00
Three Monthly£270.00
Cycle storageAvailable
Cycle storage spaces68
Sheltered cycle storageAvailable
Cycle storage CCTVAvailable
Cycle storage notes
car park, upside
Step-free accessWhole station
Step-free access notes
Platforms step free, interchange via road bridge. 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

Paddock Wood station's main entrance is in the car park on Station Approach, and leads into the concourse, with ticket a counter inside and a ticket machine outside. It's next to platform 1 (towards London), where you'll also find the toilets. A footbridge connects to platform 2 (towards Kent) and platform 3 (a rarely used bay) - there's also a direct entrance to the platforms on this side of the station. There is step-free access throughout in the form of ramps and lifts.

Departures and arrivals from Paddock Wood

Want to check the latest departures and arrivals into Paddock Wood station? Find live information for the next trains departing and arriving at the station below.
Departing toTrainTimePlatformStatus
to RamsgateSoutheastern22:312Late
to Strood (Kent)Southeastern22:412On time
to TonbridgeSoutheastern23:001On time
to TonbridgeSoutheastern23:172On time
to Dover PriorySoutheastern23:292On time
Arriving fromTrainTimePlatformStatus
from London Charing CrossSoutheastern22:302Late
from TonbridgeSoutheastern22:402On time
from RamsgateSoutheastern22:591On time
from Strood (Kent)Southeastern23:172On time
from London Charing CrossSoutheastern23:282On time
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