The best way to find a cheap fare is to book your ticket as far in advance as you can and to avoid traveling at rush hour.
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1 h 11 m
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Of the 7 trains that leave London for Ashford every day 7 travel direct so it’s quite easy to avoid journeys where you’ll have to change along the way.
|Distance||50 miles (80 km)|
|Average train duration||1 h 11 min|
|Average train ticket price||£34 (€38)|
|Train frequency||25 a day|
|Direct train||Yes, there are 25 direct trains a day|
Trains from London to Ashford cover the 50 miles (80 km) long route taking on average 1 h 11 min with our travel partners like Southeastern. Normally, there are 25 trains operating per day, including direct services available. While the average ticket price for this journey costs around £34, you can find the cheapest train ticket for as low as £13. Travellers depart most frequently from London Victoria and arrive in Ashford International Station.
Find the best trains between London and Ashford with Omio's travel partners Eurostar from £13. We can find you the best deals, timetables and tickets when comparing and booking the best trip.
Eurostar is the exclusive high-speed railway service connecting the United Kingdom with countries in Europe like France, Belgium and the Netherlands. Most Eurostar trains travel through the Channel Tunnel between the UK and France. With a high-speed train service reaching speeds up to 186 mph (300 km/h), you will travel from London to Ashford in ultimate comfort coupled with modern, comfortable seats and large windows. When booking your Eurostar train to Ashford from London, you can choose between three ticket types: Standard, Standard Premier (with light refreshments served and spacious seats), and Business Premier (with flexible travel options, spacious seating, lounge access, priority boarding and hot meal served).
The trains from London to Ashford run regularly. They go several times per hour, and on speedier services the journey can be completed in under 40 minutes. Usually, the trains depart every fifteen minutes or so, although sometimes the frequency can be slightly shorter depending on the exact time of the day.
Trains from London to Ashford run every ten or fifteen minutes at certain times of the day. The trains on this route are direct, and do not require passengers to disembark and change over at locations along the way. Services on this route begin early, with a train departing at close to 5:30 a.m. and reaching Ashford just before 7:00 a.m.. The last train often departs London around 11:00 p.m., or slightly earlier. It can reach Ashford just before 12:00 a.m.
The journey time for trains from London to Ashford varies. The fastest possible journey is around 37 minutes. However, other services which operate on this route can take longer. On some occasions, a journey time of around one hour and 20 minutes is to be expected.
Departure train station: Charing Cross or St. Pancras. Charing Cross station has various facilities such as toilets and shops, and it is positioned just 8 minutes away from Oxford Circus on the London Underground's Bakerloo line. St. Pancras station is located on the London Underground's Victoria line and takes 9 minutes on foot to Oxford Circus. St. Pancras station has many facilities including high-end shops and food outlets.
Arrival train station: Ashford International station. This station has a large selection of amenities available to passengers. It offers parking, a ticket office, an ATM machine and more. It is a 4 minute drive away from the centre of the town of Ashford, which would likely take you just over 10 minutes if travelling on foot.
Trains from London to Ashford are run entirely by Southeastern. The duration of trains from London to Ashford on Southeastern's service through East London and into Kent can vary, with some taking well under an hour and others taking longer. Passengers will be pleased to know that they do not have to change when travelling on this route, as the services run directly.
When taking Southeastern trains from London to Ashford, you can opt for the fast and direct services which take around 40 minutes or even just under that to complete. Alternatively, if you don't mind a longer journey, you can opt for a service which is approximately one hour and 20 minutes in duration.
Southeastern offers a first class carriage which brings with it a number of advantages, including extra leg room. Customers with folding bikes will generally travel with ease on Southeastern services, but restrictions can be in place for other types of bike. In terms of luggage, meanwhile, Southeastern asks passengers to keep it stowed away safely once onboard the train from London to Ashford. It's possible for disabled passengers to get assistance with their luggage, although it is wise to let Southeastern know in advance if you need this; it's possible to speak to Southeastern about this over the phone, through their website, or over text. A maximum of two small pets on a lead or in a carrier are permitted without extra charge, but passengers travelling with more than one animal will be charged for each animal above the limit, usually at a rate of half of the adult fare price.
It's best to book your tickets far in advance, as fares tend to be more affordable that way. Trains with more stops and therefore longer durations can often also offer cheaper fares. It is also a good idea to be flexible about your plans: look for journeys outside of peak times, or on different days, when tickets are cheaper because fewer people are travelling.
Omio customers travelling this route book their trains from London Victoria to Ashford International Station.
Passengers board the train most frequently from London Victoria, which is located around 1.8 miles (2.9 km) away from the city centre, and they get off the train at Ashford International Station, located 0.2 miles (319 m) away from the city centre.
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