World-famous Trafalgar Square is surrounded by some of the very best museums and galleries in the world. So hop on a train and explore one of London’s most iconic open spaces with a visit to Trafalgar Square. 

Did you know Trafalgar Square was named after Britain’s victory in the Battle of Trafalgar in 1805? Although British forces were victorious Admiral Lord Horatio Nelson was fatally wounded during the battle on his ship, HMS Victory. In his honour, Nelson’s Column was built in the same year and stands at 51.6 metres. A top of the column is a statue to Nelson who has kept watch over Trafalgar Square ever since.

With Charing Cross station just a three-minute walk from Trafalgar Square, you'll be there in no time.

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 DartfordSoutheastern07:421On time
to SevenoaksSoutheastern07:463On time
to GravesendSoutheastern07:522On time
to DartfordSoutheastern08:121On time
to SevenoaksSoutheastern08:166On time
Arriving fromTrainTimePlatformStatus
from OrpingtonSoutheastern07:293On time
from DartfordSoutheastern07:432On time
from Ashford InternationalSoutheastern07:544On time
from DartfordSoutheastern07:551On time
from SevenoaksSoutheastern07:593On time

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