Shell Grotto is Margate’s Grade 1 listed subterranean wonder, decorated with 4.6 million shells.


It's easy to reach Shell Grotto in Margate, by train. Simply hop on a train to Margate station - then it's a 19-minute stroll through the town centre.


For more visitor info including opening times, visit Shell Grotto’s website.

Station details & facilities

Ticket Office opening hours:
  • Monday to Friday open from 06:15:00 until 19:30:00
  • Saturday open from 06:15:00 until 19:30:00
  • Sunday open from 09:10:00 until 16:40:00
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 Website
Lost PropertyAvailable
Lost Property phone number0345 322 7021
Lost Property Website
Shops notenewspapers
Telephone typesCards and coins
Station BuffetAvailable
Station Buffet notes
ATM notes
Next to the ticket office
Bureau de ChangeUnavailable
Tourist Information OfficeUnavailable
Nearest station with more facilities
This station has step free access to all platforms - Step free access from booking hall to platform 1 for services towards Ramsgate. Step free access to all other platforms and interchange via lifts. Stepped access to platforms 2,3 and 4 via subway.
Toilets notesWaiting Room- Available during staffing hours
Baby changeUnavailable
WiFi notes
Web kioskUnavailable
Staff Help notes
*Helpline closed on Christmas Day Assistance/Help available from station staff from First to Last trains.
Customer Service notes
0345 322 7021
Customer help pointsAvailable
Carpark nameStation Car Park
Carpark operatorSaba Park Solutions UK Limited
Car parking spaces110
Cycle storageAvailable
Cycle storage spaces60
Sheltered cycle storageAvailable
Cycle storage CCTVUnavailable
Cycle storage notes
Platform 1 country end
Cycle storage notesThere are stands available.
Step-free accessStep free access is available throughout the whole 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

Margate station is served by a taxi rank or a cab office. Check availability before travelling, and pre-book if necessary. Consider using the following local operators:

There is no First Class lounge at this station.

Departures and arrivals from Margate

Want to check the latest departures and arrivals into Margate station? Find live information for the next trains departing and arriving at the station below.
Departing toTrainTimePlatformStatus
to London VictoriaSoutheastern04:363On time
to London St Pancras InternationalSoutheastern05:253Scheduled
to London Cannon StreetSoutheastern05:413On time
to London St Pancras InternationalSoutheastern05:484Scheduled
to London VictoriaSoutheastern06:013On time
Arriving fromTrainTimePlatformStatus
from RamsgateSoutheastern04:363On time
from BroadstairsSoutheastern05:243Scheduled
from RamsgateSoutheastern05:413On time
from RamsgateSoutheastern06:013On time
from BroadstairsSoutheastern06:193On time

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