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Located across the narrow channel from Kent's Isle of Sheppey, Swale train station may only have direct connections with 4 other stations but these destinations offer an incredible variety of interest for the visitor. With Southeastern trains from Swale running both north and south every half hour, within minutes passengers can be immersed in history, lazing on award-winning beaches or exploring beautiful natural surroundings. The compact Isle of Sheppey manages to pack enough into its relatively small area to keep visitors happy for weeks. Visit the island's main town of Sheerness-on-Sea – 10 minutes by train from Swale – with its market, plentiful bars and restaurants, fascinating heritage centre, Blue Flag beach and Royal Naval Dockyard history with its Nelson connections. Closer still, only 4 minutes by train, is the town of Queensborough with several 18th century buildings still surviving to tell part of its seafaring story. For history fans Sheppey boasts a number of heritage attractions and museums which include the Aviation Museum and the Cottage of Curiosities. Nature lovers can visit the Elmley Conservation Trust and Raptor Viewing Platform or wander nature reserve trails.  

Historic Sittingbourne is 8 minutes south from Swale train station and also offers a rich menu of things to see and do. These include the wildlife oasis of Milton Creek Country Park with its light railway, the Sittingbourne Heritage Museum and the chance to go sailing on the Edith May, an historic barge. Escaping into the countryside is easy as this market town gives nearby access to the North Downs Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. For those who want to explore other local destinations such as Maidstone buses depart directly from Swale station.  

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Station details & facilities

Ticket Office opening hours:
DayOpening Hours
Saturday Closed
Sunday Closed
Ticket MachineUnavailable
Staff helpUnavailable
Staffing levelUnstaffed
Oyster PrepayUnavailable
Oyster topupUnavailable
Oyster validatorUnavailable
Pre-purchase collectionUnavailable
Left LuggageUnavailable
Lost PropertyAvailable
Telephone typesCoins and cards
Station BuffetUnavailable
Bureau de ChangeUnavailable
Tourist Information OfficeUnavailable
Information Systems
  • Departure screens
Nearest station with more facilities

The nearest station(s) with more facilities than Swale are:

  • Sittingbourne
Baby changeUnavailable
WiFi notes
Web kioskUnavailable
Customer help pointsAvailable
Cycle storageUnavailable
Sheltered cycle storageUnavailable
Cycle storage CCTVUnavailable
Step-free accessWhole station
Step-free access notes

Access to platform. No car park.

Ramps for train accessUnavailable
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 Swale

Want to check the latest departures and arrivals into Swale station? Find live information for the next trains departing and arriving at the station below.
Departing toTrainTimePlatformStatus
to Sheerness-on-SeaSoutheastern05:291On time
to SittingbourneSoutheastern05:531On time
to Sheerness-on-SeaSoutheastern06:031On time
to SittingbourneSoutheastern06:271On time
to Sheerness-on-SeaSoutheastern06:301On time
Arriving fromTrainTimePlatformStatus
from SittingbourneSoutheastern05:291On time
from Sheerness-on-SeaSoutheastern05:531On time
from SittingbourneSoutheastern06:031On time
from Sheerness-on-SeaSoutheastern06:271On time
from SittingbourneSoutheastern06:301On time
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