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Sandwich station is eight miles south of Ramsgate on the quaint Kent Coast Line. The station opened in 1846, but after falling into disrepair it underwent a £100,000 face-lift in 1985, and today the charming brown brick building offers a warm welcome to train passengers. Originally, the station was surrounded by a large goods yard, but today the area is residential, reflecting a shift from freight to passenger services. There are three services daily to London St Pancras, taking roughly 90 minutes. Sandwich's historic sights include the Guildhall, with its ancient courtroom; a museum charting the town's Roman roots; the White Mill Rural Heritage Centre, with its 1760 windmill, including original wooden machinery; and the Richborough Roman fort, a short bus journey from the station. The pretty Secret Gardens are also worth a look, and a boat ride up the River Stour will bring to Sandwich Bay, which has a bird-rich nature reserve and two excellent golf courses.

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
Weekdays06:30 - 11:00
Saturday 06:30 - 11:00
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
  • 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 operatorSoutheastern
Car parking spaces12
Cycle storageAvailable
Cycle storage spaces8
Sheltered cycle storageUnavailable
Cycle storage CCTVAvailable
Step-free accessWhole station
Step-free access notes
Platforms have step free side gates, 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

Sandwich station's main entrance leads into a concourse with a single ticket counter and toilet facilities, plus ticket machines outside. Double doors lead onto platform 1 (towards London), and a footbridge leads over to platform 2 (towards Ramsgate). is accessible via a footbridge on the right. Step-free access to platform 2 is via a pathway off Dover Road - take the first left after the level crossing. Be warned: it's a long walk from the main entrance.

Departures and arrivals from Sandwich

Want to check the latest departures and arrivals into Sandwich station? Find live information for the next trains departing and arriving at the station below.
Departing toTrainTimePlatformStatus
to London Charing CrossSoutheastern14:371On time
to RamsgateSoutheastern14:582On time
to London Charing CrossSoutheastern15:371On time
to RamsgateSoutheastern15:582On time
to London Charing CrossSoutheastern16:021On time
Arriving fromTrainTimePlatformStatus
from RamsgateSoutheastern14:371On time
from London Charing CrossSoutheastern14:572On time
from RamsgateSoutheastern15:371On time
from London Charing CrossSoutheastern15:572On time
from RamsgateSoutheastern16:021On time
Average savings on fares booked prior to day of travel vs full price fares on day of travel in the UK. Subject to availability. Excludes coach.

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