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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: 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
Weekdays05:55 - 21:40
Saturday 06:30 - 20:40
Sunday 06:40 - 21:55
Ticket MachineAvailable
Staff helpUnavailable
Staffing levelFull time
Oyster PrepayUnavailable
Oyster topupUnavailable
Oyster validatorUnavailable
Pre-purchase collectionAvailable
Left LuggageUnavailable
Lost PropertyAvailable
Telephone typesCoins and cards
Station BuffetAvailable
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 Premier Torrington Road
Carpark operatorMeteor Parking Ltd
Car parking spaces75
Carpark charges
Six Monthly£581.00
Three Monthly£291.00
Six Monthly£733.00
Three Monthly£366.00
Cycle storageAvailable
Cycle storage spaces104
Sheltered cycle storageUnavailable
Cycle storage CCTVAvailable
Cycle storage notes
car park, Platform 1& outside station
Step-free accessWhole station
Step-free access notes

Platform 1 accessible. Platform 2 via lift from street level.

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

Accessible taxis are not available

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 CrossSoutheastern16:511On time
to London Charing CrossSoutheastern17:091On time
to HastingsSoutheastern17:102On time
to London Charing CrossSoutheastern17:211On time
to London Charing CrossSoutheastern17:391On time
Arriving fromTrainTimePlatformStatus
from London Charing CrossSoutheastern16:582On time
from HastingsSoutheastern17:081On time
from London Charing CrossSoutheastern17:092On time
from London Charing CrossSoutheastern17:282On time
from HastingsSoutheastern17:381On time
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