Taking the train to the National Gallery is incredibly convenient - the gallery is on Trafalgar Square, close to several Underground and National Rail stations. The closest main line station to the National Gallery is Charing Cross, just a two minutes' walk away. It's served by regular trains from Kent and Sussex, as well as by the Northern and Bakerloo London Underground lines. You can also travel on the District and Circle lines, alighting at Embankment.

For more information about opening times, visit the National Gallery'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 Websitehttp://www.left-baggage.co.uk/locations.php
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


About The National Gallery

The National Gallery houses more than 2,300 works of art, and has one of the best collections of Western European paintings on the planet. Founded in 1824, the gallery started life when the British government purchased 38 pieces from the estate of art collector John Julius Angerstein. Today it has grown astronomically in scope, covering every important style from the 13th century through to the early 20th.

'Something for everyone' might sound like a cliche, but here's the truth. The collection is distinguished by range rather than size - wander the halls and you'll stumble across works by Rubens, Van Dyck, Turner, Vermeer, Poussin, Constable, Monet, Cezanne, Van Gogh, Hogarth, Gainsborough and Caravaggio to name but a few. In general, the gallery is arranged around time periods and regions, allowing visitors to follow the development of art in particular places. Deeper insights are provided by ticketed special exhibitions in the Sainsbury Wing.

Away from the collections, the National Gallery has an excellent restaurant in the shape of the National Dining Rooms, offering impressive views over Westminster. There are also guided tours, lectures, an extensive video and audio-visual programme, a great gift shop and late opening events held all year round.

Departures and arrivals from London Charing Cross

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from GravesendSoutheastern05:362Scheduled
from OrpingtonSoutheastern05:395Scheduled
from TonbridgeSoutheastern05:454Scheduled
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