Trains In Ashford, Kent
Ashford International Railway, gateway to Europe (and Hastings!)
A Famous railway Town & a good service
Ashford International is a centre point for all directions
There can't be many towns of similar size to have such rail connections than Ashford has and with the building of the Channel Tunnel along with associated Ashford International, the Railway Station has become not only a major town landmark but a buzz for people wishing to travel both domestically and internationally as well.
London is served by two routes, via Maidstone to London Victoria (some to Charing Cross) and via Paddock Wood, Tonbridge and Sevenoaks to London Charing Cross.
Eastwards, trains go to Margate either via Folkestone, Dover and Deal or via Canterbury. Both stop at Ramsgate and Broadstairs.
To the South, Southern Railway services have a service to Brighton via the picturesque rote taking in the Romney Marshes to Rye, then Hastings, Bexhill, Eastbourne and Lewes.
STATIONS WHICH SERVE TOURIST ATTRACTIONS CLOSE TO ASHFORD......
Paddock Wood - The Kentish Hop Farm Centre
For Rochester and other Medway towns it's not so easy. You can go either via Paddock Wood or change at Dover.
Regular Eurostar services go from Ashford International to Paris and Brussels and with speeds upwards of 160mph, it doesn't take long!
The new High Speed Link, Ashford - London St. Pancreas
After years of waiting and red tape to match, the new high speed link has now opened and operating very efficiently.
The journey time is only 40 minutes, so if you were travelling from Ashford to the North of England from London Euston, this would affectively take about one hour off your total journey time. Southeastern Trains Website
Eurostar to Europe
Not all Eurostar trains now stop at Ashford, but those which do, supply a fast journey time to Brussels, Paris and beyond.
It isn't a pretty station Ashford, but it serves it's purpose and surprisingly is much admired by the young people of the town! Eurostar Website
Eurostar to Europe and now the high speed link to London
BRUGE BY EUROSTAR
One of the most beautiful Cities in Europe
Ashford in Kent
The popular Kent and East Sussex Railway runs regular steam trains from Tenterden to Bodium.
You need a car or travel by bus to get to Tenterden.