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The arrival of rail in 1871 helped Swanley to become a horticultural and industrial hotspot - right up until the 1930s it was one of London's main suppliers of flowers, vegetables and even manure. Trains also made Swanley accessible to Victorian health tourists, who were attracted by the fertile soils and mild climate. Today, this former village is a commuter town with excellent road and rail links; in just 150 years its population has grown from a mere handful to over 20,000. The station is a mile from the town centre, and is also a gateway to the nearby Brands Hatch racing circuit and Eagle Heights bird of prey centre. The pedestrianized shopping centre was built up in the 1960s and much of the town centre has a modern feel, with plenty of big-name retailers present. For a peek into Swanley's history, head to The Library, where you'll find maps and illustrations charting the town's curious past.

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 - 20:00
Saturday 07:00 - 19:00
Sunday 08:00 - 14:30
Ticket MachineAvailable
Staff helpUnavailable
Staffing levelFull time
Oyster PrepayUnavailable
Oyster topupUnavailable
Oyster validatorUnavailable
Pre-purchase collectionAvailable
Travel card zoneZone 8
Left LuggageUnavailable
Lost PropertyAvailable
Telephone typesCoins and cards
Station BuffetUnavailable
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 spaces120
Carpark charges
Six Monthly£581.00
Three Monthly£291.00
Cycle storageAvailable
Cycle storage spaces10
Sheltered cycle storageUnavailable
Cycle storage CCTVAvailable
Cycle storage notes
over bridge
Cycle storage notesOver bridge now has 16 spaces and there are 20 spaces with a shelter in the car park on the down platform.
Step-free accessWhole station
Step-free access notes

Access to all Platforms via lifts through the ticket office side of the station.

Ramps for train accessAvailable
Induction LoopAvailable
Accessible ticket machinesAvailable
Accessible Booking Office counterUnavailable
Accessible taxisunknown
Accessible taxis notes

Accessible taxis are not available

Swanley station is accessible on either side. The main entrance leads into the ticket hall and onto a footbridge connecting all four platforms, with lifts providing step-free access. Platform 1 is nearest to the ticket hall, and platform 4 nearest to the alternative entrance off Everest Place. Trains to London depart from platforms 1 and 3, and trains to Kent from platforms 2 (for Sevenoaks and Ashford) and 4 (for Gillingham).

Departures and arrivals from Swanley

Want to check the latest departures and arrivals into Swanley station? Find live information for the next trains departing and arriving at the station below.
Departing toTrainTimePlatformStatus
to SevenoaksThameslink23:582Early
to London BlackfriarsThameslink14:111On time
to London VictoriaSoutheastern14:351On time
to SevenoaksThameslink14:362On time
to London BlackfriarsThameslink14:411On time
Arriving fromTrainTimePlatformStatus
from London BlackfriarsThameslink23:582Early
from SevenoaksThameslink14:101On time
from RamsgateSoutheastern14:341On time
from London BlackfriarsThameslink14:352On time
from SevenoaksThameslink14:401On time
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