It's easy to reach Saint James's Palace by rail. Hop on a train to Charing Cross, which is served by Southeastern services from Ashford, Hastings and Gravesend. From Charing Cross, it's just a 13-minute walk to Saint James's Palace. Simply exit the station, head west down The Strand and head straight across the roundabout at Trafalgar Square on to The Mall. Turn right on to Marlborough Road and St James's Palace will be on your left-hand side.

A visit to Saint James's Palace will transport you back in time - it's a great way to spend a day with the family. Wander into the grounds or simply admire the imposing walls from afar.

For more information about opening times, visit St James's Palace’s website

Station details & facilities

Ticket Office opening hours:
DayOpening Hours
Weekdays04:30 - 01:05
Saturday 04:30 - 01:05
Sunday 04:30 - 01:05
Ticket MachineAvailable
Staff helpUnavailable
Staffing levelFull time
Oyster PrepayAvailable
Oyster topupAvailable
Oyster validatorAvailable
Pre-purchase collectionAvailable
Travel card zoneZone 1
Left LuggageAvailable
Left Luggage phone number020 7930 5444
Left Luggage Website
Telephone typesCoins and cards
Station BuffetAvailable
Bureau de ChangeUnavailable
Tourist Information OfficeUnavailable
Information Systems
  • Announcements
  • Arrival screens
  • Departure screens
Toilets notesLocated on the central passage in the main concourse.
Baby changeAvailable
WiFi notes
Web kioskUnavailable
Customer help pointsAvailable
Cycle storageAvailable
Cycle storage spaces20
Sheltered cycle storageUnavailable
Cycle storage CCTVAvailable
Cycle storage notes
Within car park and station forecourt
Cycle storage notes10 bike bars which can accommodate two bikes each
Step-free accessWhole station
Step-free access notes

Yes, the station is all on one level and all platforms are reachable by disabled passengers.

Ramps for train accessAvailable
Induction LoopAvailable
Accessible ticket machinesAvailable
Accessible Booking Office counterAvailable
Accessible taxisunknown
Accessible taxis notes
Accessible taxis are located outside the front of the station


Departures and arrivals from London Charing Cross

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Departing toTrainTimePlatformStatus
to GravesendSoutheastern05:185Scheduled
to DartfordSoutheastern05:242Scheduled
to SevenoaksSoutheastern05:344On time
to DartfordSoutheastern05:423Scheduled
to GravesendSoutheastern05:482Scheduled
Arriving fromTrainTimePlatformStatus
from GravesendSoutheastern05:362Scheduled
from OrpingtonSoutheastern05:395Scheduled
from TonbridgeSoutheastern05:454On time
from GravesendSoutheastern05:531Scheduled
from OrpingtonSoutheastern05:563Scheduled

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