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Swanscombe train station offers a destination menu of possibilities which stretch from Kent to Bedfordshire with London in the middle. Most of its Southeastern and Thameslink trains run services every 30 minutes to each of their wide variety of destinations with more frequent services - 4 trains per hour- to both London Bridge and Gravesend which is only 6 minutes away. Swanscombe itself is a small Kent town with a high street of shops and a selection of cafés and pubs all within walking distance of the station. Swanscombe – well-known for some incredible early Stone Age finds – has a heritage park with trails which allow the visitor to explore its archaeological sites. On Swanscombe's borders can be found Bluewater. As one of Europe's largest shopping centres the complex is also home to cafés, bars, restaurants, a cinema, off-road driving experiences and even a lake. Also nearby for outdoor lovers are both Beacon Wood Country Park and Rainham Marsh Nature Reserve.

Swanscombe train station also offers several easy direct links with some important transport hubs. For Eurostar connections Ebbsfleet International is less than 2 miles away and London St Pancras International 1 hour 8 minutes away by train from Swanscombe. For air-passengers Luton Airport Parkway is a 1 hour 56 minute journey. Buses run directly from the station while the London Underground can be accessed directly from either London Charing Cross – 50 minutes by train from Swanscombe - for the Bakerloo or Northern Line or from London Bridge for the Jubilee or Northern line. The journey from Swanscombe to London Bridge takes 40 minutes and on arriving passengers are within easy walking distance of such attractions as the Tower of London, the Shard and St Paul's.

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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
Weekdays06:10 - 12:50
Saturday 08:40 - 15:20
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
  • Announcements
  • Departure screens
Nearest station with more facilities

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

  • Northfleet
Baby changeUnavailable
WiFi notes
Web kioskUnavailable
Customer help pointsAvailable
Cycle storageAvailable
Cycle storage spaces3
Sheltered cycle storageUnavailable
Cycle storage CCTVAvailable
Cycle storage notes
outside ticket office entrance
Step-free accessPart of station
Step-free access notes

No access to platforms. Car Park and Ticket Office are not 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 Swanscombe

Want to check the latest departures and arrivals into Swanscombe station? Find live information for the next trains departing and arriving at the station below.
Departing toTrainTimePlatformStatus
to GravesendSoutheastern20:45On time
to London Charing CrossSoutheastern20:541On time
to West Hampstead ThameslinkThameslink21:04On time
to Rainham (Kent)Thameslink21:07On time
to GravesendSoutheastern21:15On time
Arriving fromTrainTimePlatformStatus
from London Charing CrossSoutheastern20:45On time
from GravesendSoutheastern20:541On time
from Rainham (Kent)Thameslink21:04On time
from LutonThameslink21:07On time
from London Charing CrossSoutheastern21:15On time
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