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Sandling railway station is used by the small community of Sandling and the surrounding villages a few miles west of Folkestone in Kent. It was opened in the late-19th century, originally as Sandling Junction, with four platforms, though these were reduced to two after several of the lines were closed in the first half of the 20th century. Unlike many British stations, the original red-brick ticket office with its classic overhanging roof is still intact and in use today. There’s also the original ornate metal footbridge that links the two platforms and facilities like waiting shelters, bench seating and timetable posters. Today, the station is managed by Southeastern and served by the South Eastern Main Line which runs from the capital to Folkestone. There is an hourly service direct to London Charing Cross in 1 hour 36 minutes and Folkestone Central in 8 minutes.

When you step off the train in Sandling, you’ll be in the heart of the Kent Downs, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Br sure to bring your walking boots because you’re not going to want to miss a chance to hike along the achingly beautiful trails that wind through valleys and rolling hills.

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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
Weekdays06:20 - 13:00
Saturday Closed
Sunday Closed
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 BuffetUnavailable
Bureau de ChangeUnavailable
Tourist Information OfficeUnavailable
Information Systems
  • Arrival screens
Nearest station with more facilities
The nearest station(s) with more facilities than Sandling are:
  • Folkestone
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 spaces126
Carpark charges
Six Monthly£304.00
Three Monthly£152.00
Cycle storageAvailable
Cycle storage spaces8
Sheltered cycle storageUnavailable
Cycle storage CCTVAvailable
Cycle storage notes
upside platform - London end
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 machinesUnavailable
Accessible Booking Office counterUnavailable
Accessible taxisunknown
Accessible taxis notes

Accessible taxis are not available

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Departures and arrivals from Sandling

Want to check the latest departures and arrivals into Sandling station? Find live information for the next trains departing and arriving at the station below.
Departing toTrainTimePlatformStatus
to London Charing CrossSoutheastern05:161On time
to RamsgateSoutheastern06:132On time
to London Charing CrossSoutheastern06:181On time
to RamsgateSoutheastern07:13On time
to London Charing CrossSoutheastern07:181On time
Arriving fromTrainTimePlatformStatus
from Dover PriorySoutheastern05:161On time
from Ashford InternationalSoutheastern06:132On time
from Dover PriorySoutheastern06:181On time
from TonbridgeSoutheastern07:13On time
from RamsgateSoutheastern07:181On time
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