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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
ShopsUnavailable
PostboxUnavailable
TelephonesAvailable
Telephone typesCoins and cards
Station BuffetUnavailable
ATMUnavailable
Bureau de ChangeUnavailable
Tourist Information OfficeUnavailable
Information Systems
  • Arrival screens
  • Departure screens
ToiletsUnavailable
ShowersUnavailable
Baby changeUnavailable
WiFiUnavailable
WiFi notes
Web kioskUnavailable
Customer help pointsAvailable
CCTVAvailable
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
WheelchairsUnavailable
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 Dover PriorySoutheastern06:131Late
to RamsgateSoutheastern07:062On time
to Dover PriorySoutheastern07:121On time
to RamsgateSoutheastern08:062On time
to Dover PriorySoutheastern08:121On time
Arriving fromTrainTimePlatformStatus
from RamsgateSoutheastern06:121Late
from Dover PriorySoutheastern07:052On time
from RamsgateSoutheastern07:111On time
from Dover PriorySoutheastern08:052On time
from RamsgateSoutheastern08:111On time
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