Trains to Whitstable

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Whitstable is a seaside town on the north coast of Kent, in the south‐east of England. It is approximately 5 miles (8km) north of Canterbury and 2 miles (3km) west of Herne Bay. Whitstable is located on the northeast Kent coast. The town lies to the east of The Swale into the Thames Estuary. The town is 3 kilometers west of the seaside town of Herne Bay, 8 kilometers north‐east of the town of Faversham and 8 kilometers north of the city of Canterbury. An area of protected woodland and grassland called Duncan Down lies to the south‐east.

The seaside town became famous for its 'Native Oysters' which used to be collected from beds beyond the low water from Roman times until the mid‐20th century. The annual Whitstable Oyster Festival celebrates this old tradition during the summer period.

The town began to receive visitors thanks to the launch of the earliest passenger railway services opened by the Canterbury and Whitstable Railway firm back in 1830. In 1832, the company built a harbour and extended the train line to handle coal and other bulk cargos to serve the industrial development City of Canterbury. The railway has since closed but the harbour still plays an important role in the town's economy. The railway has been transformed into a bike path that leads cyclists to the city of Canterbury.

Whitstable railway station is on the Chatham Main Line that runs between London Victoria and Ramsgate. It is approximately 59 miles (95.1 km) from London Victoria and it is situated between Faversham and Chestfield & Swalecliffe. The train journey to London is 1 hour and 30 minutes. During weekdays train services to London Cannon Street operates morning and evenings to serve business commuters. Passengers are advised to purchase train tickets to Whitstable in advance, especially when travelling during peak times and benefit from special deals and discounted train fares.
All the trains that call at Whitstable station are operated by Southeastern running one train per hour to London St Pancras via Chatham and one via Ramsgate. One train per hour is directed to London Victoria calling at Chatham and Bromley South and one train per hour is directed to Ramsgate via Margate.

The train station is equipped with two platforms. There are no lifts available at this station, the two platforms are connected by a pedestrian bridge. People requiring level access assistance are kindly asked to enter the station from the side they will be travelling from. Accessibility help is however available at this station, please ask a designated member of staff for assistance. Platform 1, the ticket office, toilets, bus stop and cycle storage are located at the front of the train station on Old Bridge Road side. Whereas Platform 2 and a taxi rank are on Railway Avenue side. CCTV and Wi‐Fi operate at this station. There are car parks on both sides of Whitstable station. Whitstable main tourist attractions include Whitstable Castle and gardens, built in the 1790s it has been recently refurbished and is now a popular venue for events or the destination of fun day out. Saxon Shore, a former military command of the later Roman Empire that consists of a series of fortifications on both sides of the English Channel. The best seaside attractions in Whitstable are Whitstable sea front, a quant town with shopping and dining opportunities, Tankertone beach, Herne bay, Seasalter beach and West beach. Book your train tickets to Whitstable today, come and experience this beautiful seaside town, beaches and harbour.