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.
is served by two routes, via Maidstone to London Victoria (some to Charing Cross) and via
Paddock Wood, Tonbridge
to London Charing Cross.
The average journey time for most fast services is 1hr15min.
The faster services go on an hourly basis with stopping services for smaller towns and villages inbetween.
Eastwards, trains go to
, Dover and Deal or via Canterbury. Both stop at
For Ferry passengers to France and Belgium , a free Bus service runs from Dover Priory Station to the Docks (about one mile).
To the South, Southern Railway services have a service to
via the picturesque rote taking in the Romney Marshes to
Hastings, Bexhill, Eastbourne and Lewes.
The journey time to Brighton is approx 1hr40mins.
STATIONS WHICH SERVE TOURIST ATTRACTIONS CLOSE TO ASHFORD......
- The Kentish Hop Farm Centre
Hollingbourne - Leeds Castle
Maidstone East - The town and River Medway
Canterbury - Ancient City with it's beautiful Cathedral
Appledore on the Ashford to Hastings route is the ideal place for starting a walk or bicycle ride .
it's not so easy. You can go either via
or change at
For the famous Spa town with Englands apparent oldest Shopping Centre, the Pantiles, Royal Tunbridge Wells can be reached by changing at Tonbridge.
Regular Eurostar services go from Ashford International to
and with speeds upwards of 160mph, it doesn't take long!
Many passengers use Ashford as the starting point thus avoiding parking and driving problems in London.
The Station is well sign posted from the M20 and other routes and there's ample space to leave your car for as many days as you wish
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