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Trains to Whitstable

Trains to Whitstable first started running in the early 1830s, transporting passengers and freight between Whitstable on the north Kent coast and Canterbury, around six miles away. The line became popular with people wanting to visit the seaside and enjoy Whitstable’s famous seafood, earning it the nickname the Crab and Winkle Railway. Since then, the town has had five different stations in various locations and of different names. The current Whitstable station opened in 1914 and is on the Chatham Main Line, which runs between Ramsgate in East Kent and London Victoria. It’s just over half a mile from the station to the harbour and seafront. The seafood industry is still an important part of the town’s economy and social life, something that’s celebrated each year with the summer Oyster Festival. Watersports, walking and shopping also draw visitors to the area from the rest of Kent and beyond.

Station details & facilities

Whitstable station has two platforms. There is a pedestrian bridge with steps between the two platforms, but no lifts, so people requiring level access need to enter the station from the side they will be travelling from. The front of the station, ticket office, toilets, bus stop, cycle storage and platform 1 are on Old Bridge Road. Platform 2 and a taxi rank are on Railway Avenue. There are car parks on both sides of the station.

Ticket Office

  • Ticket Machine :
  • Staff help available : False
  • 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 - 19:00
    Saturday 06:10 - 19:00
    Sunday 09:10 - 16:00
  • Oyster Prepay : False
  • Oyster topup : False
  • Oyster validator : False

Luggage

  • Left Luggage available : False
  • Lost Property available :

Facilities

  • Postbox : False
  • Telephones :
  • Telephones type : Coins and cards
  • Customer help points :

CCTV

  • CCTV :

Toilets

  • Toilets available :
  • Showers : False
  • Baby change : False

WiFi

Parking

  • Carpark opening hours :
    DayOpening Hours
    WeekdaysOpen 24 hours
    Saturday Open 24 hours
    Sunday Open 24 hours
  • Carpark name : Station Car Park
  • Carpark operator : Meteor Parking Ltd
  • Car parking spaces : 43
  • Car parking charges :
    Annual£575.00
    Daily£3.20
    Monthly£55.50
    Off-peak£2.60
    Six Monthly£333.00
    Three Monthly£167.00
    Weekly£14.90

Bicycle Facilities

  • Cycle storage available :
  • Cycle storage spaces : 26
  • Sheltered cycle storage : False
  • Cycle storage CCTV :

Accessibility

  • Step-free access : Whole station
  • Step-free access notes :

    Suitable for wheelchair access.

  • Ramps for train access :
  • Wheelchairs available : False
  • Induction Loop :
  • Accessible ticket machines :
  • Accessible Booking Office counter :
  • Accessible taxis : unknown
  • Accessible taxis notes :

    Accessible taxis are not available

Trains to Whitstable

Address

Old Bridge Road, WHITSTABLE, Kent, CT5 1RB
Ticket Office 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 - 19:00
Saturday 06:10 - 19:00
Sunday 09:10 - 16:00
11:28

Whitstable

Southeastern

Plat. 1

On time

11:38

Whitstable

Southeastern

Plat. 2

On time

11:49

Whitstable

Southeastern

Plat. 1

On time

11:59

Whitstable

Southeastern

Plat. 2

On time

12:28

Whitstable

Southeastern

Plat. 1

On time

12:38

Whitstable

Southeastern

Plat. 2

On time

12:49

Whitstable

Southeastern

Plat. 1

On time

12:59

Whitstable

Southeastern

Plat. 2

On time

13:28

Whitstable

Southeastern

Plat. 1

On time

11:28

London Victoria

Southeastern

Plat. 1

On time

11:39

Folkestone West

Southeastern

Plat. 2

On time

11:50

London St Pancras (Intl)

Southeastern

Plat. 1

On time

11:59

Ramsgate

Southeastern

Plat. 2

On time

12:28

London Victoria

Southeastern

Plat. 1

On time

12:39

Folkestone West

Southeastern

Plat. 2

On time

12:50

London St Pancras (Intl)

Southeastern

Plat. 1

On time

12:59

Ramsgate

Southeastern

Plat. 2

On time

13:28

London Victoria

Southeastern

Plat. 1

On time

Useful links when visiting Whitstable by train