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Tunbridge Wells is a historic spa town in the heart of Kent’s High Weald, an Area of Outstanding National Beauty. Visitors are in good company – Queen Victoria often spent time here, hence the full name Royal Tunbridge Wells. The station dates back to 1846, and the smaller station building off Vale Road is original; the larger, on Mount Pleasant Road, was built in the early 20th century and features an impressive clock tower. Trains arrive in the heart of town, close to the High Street’s cafes, shops, restaurants and pubs. As you’d expect from a High Weald town, Tunbridge Wells also offers countryside walks through woodlands and parks, including Calverly Grounds, a short walk from the station. Just under a mile to the south is the Spa Valley Railway, a heritage steam line that uses the old Tunbridge Wells West station – a former rival to the main station, it closed to national rail traffic in 1985.

Station details & facilities

Ticket Office opening hours:
  • Monday to Friday open from 05:55:00 until 21:40:00
  • Saturday open from 06:30:00 until 20:40:00
  • Sunday open from 07:45:00 until 21:55:00
Ticket MachineAvailable
Staff helpUnavailable
Staffing levelThe staff is available at all times.
Oyster PrepayUnavailable
Oyster topupUnavailable
Oyster validatorUnavailable
Pre-purchase collectionAvailable
Left LuggageUnavailable
Left Luggage Websitehttps://www.nationalrail.co.uk/
Lost PropertyAvailable
Lost Property phone number0345 322 7021
Lost Property Websitehttps://www.nationalrail.co.uk/
Shops notenewspapers
Telephone typesCards and coins
Station BuffetAvailable
Station Buffet notes
Coffee shop
Bureau de ChangeUnavailable
Tourist Information OfficeUnavailable
Nearest station with more facilities
This station has a degree of step-free access to the platform, which may be in both directions or in one direction only - please check details - Step free access to platform 1 for services towards London via the main entrance. Step free access to platform 2 via the lift from Mount Pleasant Road entrance for services towards Hastings. Step free interchange between platforms via steep path approximately 200 metres. Step access between platforms via the station footbridge.
Toilets notesThere are toilets on Platform 1 and platform 2.- Available during staffing hours
Baby changeAvailable
WiFi notes
Web kioskUnavailable
Staff Help notes
*Helpline closed on Christmas Day Assistance is available from this station from First to Last trains.
Customer Service notes
This station has Secure station accreditation - For more information contact 0345 322 7021
Customer help pointsAvailable
Carpark namePremium Car Park
Carpark operatorSaba
Cycle storageAvailable
Cycle storage spaces118
Sheltered cycle storageAvailable
Cycle storage CCTVUnavailable
Cycle storage notes
car park, Platform 1& outside station
Cycle storage notesThere are stands available.
Step-free accessStep free access is not available at the station.
Ramps for train accessAvailable
Induction LoopAvailable
Accessible ticket machinesAvailable
Accessible Booking Office counterAvailable
Accessible taxisAccessible taxis are available at this station, please see below for more information
Accessible taxis notes

Tunbridge Wells station is a major station with taxis usually available on a rank. Advance booking is not normally necessary or even possible, unless arriving early in the morning or late at night. Operators who may accept bookings include:

There is no First Class lounge at this station.
The station has entrances and ticket offices on both sides. Platform 1 (towards London) can be accessed directly from street level on the west side, off Vale Road. Platform 2 (towards Hastings) is accessible from the eastern Mount Pleasant Road, via steps or a lift. There is also a footbridge connecting the two platforms. Male and female toilets can be found on platform 2, disabled and male toilets on platform 1.

Departures and arrivals from Tunbridge Wells

Want to check the latest departures and arrivals into Tunbridge Wells station? Find live information for the next trains departing and arriving at the station below.
Departing toTrainTimePlatformStatus
to London Charing CrossSoutheastern07:391On time
to London Charing CrossSoutheastern07:502On time
to London Charing CrossSoutheastern08:091On time
to HastingsSoutheastern08:112On time
to London Charing CrossSoutheastern08:211On time
Arriving fromTrainTimePlatformStatus
from HastingsSoutheastern07:381On time
from London Cannon StreetSoutheastern07:582On time
from HastingsSoutheastern08:081On time
from London Charing CrossSoutheastern08:092On time
from London Charing CrossSoutheastern08:292On time
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