London to Chatham train

Mon, 27 May
+ Add return
QR-Code
Scan to get our free app
Use our app to get live travel updates and book mobile tickets for trains, buses, flights, and ferries.
App Store
rate4.9
42K ratings
Google Play
rate4.6
136K reviews

Cheap train tickets from London to Chatham

Showing times and prices for 27 May

Cheapest

The best way to find a cheap train ticket from London to Chatham is to book your journey as far in advance as possible and to avoid travelling at rush hour.

DB Southeastern
00:400h54
London
01:34Chatham
£101One-way
0 changes
DB Southeastern
12:421h02
London
13:44Chatham
£231One-way
0 changes
DB Southeastern
11:400h44
London
12:24Chatham
£231One-way
0 changes
DB Southeastern
08:400h45
London
09:25Chatham
£251One-way
0 changes
DB Southeastern
08:100h46
London
08:56Chatham
£251One-way
0 changes

Train timetableLondon to Chatham

Showing trains for tomorrow, Monday, 27 May
DB Southeastern
11:400h44
London
12:24Chatham
0 changes
DB Southeastern
08:100h46
London
08:56Chatham
0 changes
DB Southeastern
12:421h02
London
13:44Chatham
0 changes
DB Southeastern
08:400h45
London
09:25Chatham
0 changes
DB Southeastern
00:400h54
London
01:34Chatham
0 changes

Find all the dates and times for this journey

Compare prices and tickets London to Chatham by train or coach

Mon
27 May
Tue
28 May
Wed
29 May
Thu
30 May
Fri
31 May
Sat
01 Jun
Sun
02 Jun

Train times from London to Chatham

Showing times and prices for 27 May

Fastest Journey

44 m

Average

52 m

Trains per day

6

Distance

48 km

Of the 6 trains that leave London for Chatham every day 6 travel direct so it’s quite easy to avoid journeys where you’ll have to change along the way.

DB Southeastern
11:400h44
London
12:24Chatham
£231One-way
0 changes
DB Southeastern
08:400h45
London
09:25Chatham
£251One-way
0 changes
DB Southeastern
08:100h46
London
08:56Chatham
£251One-way
0 changes
DB Southeastern
00:400h54
London
01:34Chatham
£101One-way
0 changes
DB Southeastern
12:421h02
London
13:44Chatham
£231One-way
0 changes

More than 1,000 travel companies trust us to sell their tickets all in one place.

Virgin Trains
East Coast
Cross Country
Deutsche Bahn

Overview: Train from London to Chatham

distanceDistance29 miles
durationAverage train duration44 min
priceAverage train ticket price£20 (€22)
frequencyTrain frequency50 a day
changesDirect trainYes, there are 50 direct trains a day
carriersTrain providersSoutheastern or Thameslink

Trains from London to Chatham cover the 29 miles long route taking on average 44 min with our travel partners like Southeastern or Thameslink. Normally, there are 50 trains operating per day. You can get the cheapest train tickets for this trip for as low as £9, but the average price of train tickets is £20. Travellers depart most frequently from London Euston and arrive in Chatham.

Train providers: Southeastern and Thameslink trains London to Chatham

Southeastern and Thameslink trains will get you from London to Chatham from £8. With over 1000 travel companies on Omio, you can find the best train times and tickets for your trip.

Southeastern is a train company based in the United Kingdom. It operates services from London to Kent, Sussex, Surrey and parts of East Anglia. It runs services from early morning until late at night, seven days a week. Southeastern has a range of train types, including high-speed Javelin trains, commuter-friendly Metro services, and the classic InterCity services. Ticket types include Advance, Off-Peak, Super Off-Peak, and Anytime tickets. Onboard facilities include free Wi-Fi, power sockets, and a range of food and drink options. The most popular routes for Southeastern are London to Kent, London to Eastbourne, and London to Hastings.

London to Chatham train information with Southeastern:

  • Average Duration: 44 min
  • Cheapest Price: £8
  • Southeastern frequency: 36 a day

Trains from London to Chatham

There are many daily trains from London to Chatham. On average, trains from London to Chatham depart around five times an hour, with a smaller amount of trains departing in the very early morning and late-night hours. All the trains that travel this route are direct trains. The average journey, at its fastest, takes approximately 40min and departs from London St Pancreas. Trains from London to Chatham depart from a couple of different stations. You can travel to Chatham from London St Pancreas, London Victoria, and London Bridge train stations. Two rail providers run this route: Thameslink and Southeastern.

London to Chatham Train Time: Daily Departures

On average, around five trains per hour depart from London to Chatham. The earliest train of the day leaves at around 5:09 a.m. This is the only indirect train of the day, as it has a stop in Dartford. The last train of the day leaves at around 23:25 p.m. It is good to remember that the earliest and latest train times may differ on Sunday’s and bank holidays. From 06:00 a.m onwards, there are at least five trains an hour lasting till 23:00 p.m.

How long is the journey by train from London to Chatham?

The train journey from London to Chatham ranges in time, depending on the train station you depart from in London. The fastest way to get to Chatham from London is to go via London St Pancreas Station. This trip will take approximately 40min. If you take a train from London Victoria Train Station to Chatham, the journey will take around 44min to 1h 1min. The train with the longest travel time is the one that departs from London Bridge Train Station. This trip takes approximately 1h 13min. All trains are direct unless you take the first train of the day.

What are the departure and arrival stations for trains from London to Chatham?

Departure train station: London St Pancreas, Victoria, and London Bridge, all of these train stations are a part of the London Underground and make travelling around by train very convenient. These train stations also have a great selection of amenities, with London St Pancreas having the largest amount. You will find restaurants, cafés, currency exchange services, waiting rooms, cash machines, ticket services, bathrooms, and disability assistance at this station.

The other two train stations have similar facilities, just not in as large a quantity. London St Pancreas is around 30min away from the city centre, via the London Underground. London Victoria is around 13min away from the city centre, via the London Underground. From London Bridge train station you can reach the city centre in around 16min, via the London Underground.

Arrival train station: Chatham train station is directly located in the city centre. Some of the facilities you can find at this train station are bathrooms, a coffee shop, cash machines, waiting areas, a customer help point, and vending machines. Other nearby transport options include the bus. There is a bus stop located just outside the train station, called the Chatham bus stop. From this bus stop, you can take bus 1, 2, 100, and many more.

Chatam Dover Railway. Source: Shutterstock

Which train companies travel from London to Chatham?

There are two train companies which travel from London to Chatham. These are Southeastern and Thameslink. The Southeastern trains depart from London Victoria and London St Pancreas train stations. The Thameslink trains depart from London Bridge train station. The fastest train is run by Southeastern and departs from London St Pancreas train station. All trains from London to Chatham are direct, except for the day’s first train, run by Southeastern. This train has one change at Dartford. There are more daily trains run by Southeastern than there are Thameslink.

Southeastern trains from London to Chatham

Southeastern trains that travel from London to Chatham either depart from London St Pancreas or London Victoria train stations. These trains travel directly from London to Chatham, besides the first train of the day. The earliest train requires a change in Dartford before reaching Chatham.

If you are travelling from St Pancreas station, your journey will take approximately 40min. Your journey time from London Victoria station will be between around 42min to 1h 1min. Southeastern trains travel the fastest from London to Chatham. The first train of the day leaves from London Bridge station at around 5:09 a.m. The last train run by Southeastern leaves from London St Pancreas at 23:25 p.m.

Thameslink trains from London to Chatham

Thameslink trains that travel from London to Chatham depart from London Bridge train station. These trains travel directly from London to Chatham. These trains take approximately 1h 13min to reach Chatham. The first train from Thameslink runs at 5:46 a.m from London Bridge station. The last train from Thameslink runs at approximately 23:18 p.m.

Train London to Chatham: Services on Board

There is a great selection of services that you can use on your journey from London to Chatham. Both train providers can help disabled travellers. If you require physical assistance, you can contact your train provider or ask for assistance on the day that you are travelling. As this is only a short train journey, there are no food options available on the trains.

If you are travelling with heavy luggage, there are spaces on the trains to store them. Bringing a bicycle on the train is allowed. However, it does depend on how busy the train is and what type of bicycle you have. If you have a fold-up bicycle, you can take it on the train at any time. Travelling with pets is allowed on these trains. They must be in the correct carrier or on a lead.

Chatam Buildings St.Mary. Source: Shutterstock

How to find cheap train tickets from London to Chatham?

There are many ways to get cheap train tickets from London to Chatham. One of the best ways to get a cheap ticket is to buy it well in advance. Train tickets always become more expensive closer to the departure date. Try to be flexible with your travel dates, as some days may be cheaper than others. Try to travel during the week and avoid weekends and public holidays, as tickets are often more expensive on these days. Taking a train in the middle of the day is also cheaper. Rush hour trains tend to be more expensive. If you choose to take a train with more stops or takes longer to get to its final destination, these trains will be cheaper.

To Chatham by train—travel tips

Chatham is a popular coastal town with many beautiful beaches to explore. The town is a great holiday destination for the family. Some great family attractions in the area include the Shark Centre and Chatham Lighthouse. If you want to take a trip to the beach, some recommended beaches are Harding Beach, Oyster Pond, Ridgevale Beach, and Chatham Lighthouse Beach.

Some historical attractions you can enjoy in the area are Atwood Museum and Chatham’s Godfrey Windmill. Chatham is also a fantastic area for food. Some recommended restaurants include Cuvee at Chatham Inn, Del Mar Bar & Bistro, Impudent Oyster, and BlueFins Sushi and Sake Bar. Want to try one of the local pubs or bars. Chatham has great options, including Prince of Wales Chatham, Ship & Trades, and Pier Five Kitchen and Bar.

FAQs: London to Chatham train

FAQs: Travel by train from London to Chatham easily. Whether you want fast, cheap or something entirely different, our travel experts have collected everything you need to know so you can find the best option from London to Chatham.
FAQs
Cheap train tickets from London to Chatham can start from as little as £9 when you book in advance. The average train ticket price for London to Chatham is £20; however, prices vary depending on the time of day and class and they tend to be more expensive on the day.
On average the London to Chatham train travel time is 44 min   for the 29 mile long journey, but the duration can vary if you travel on weekends and holidays.
The first train from London to Chatham leaves at 08: 10. Plan your trip with the Journey Planner   from Omio.
The last train from London to Chatham leaves at 21: 40.
There are 50 trains a day from London to Chatham which require at least one change with Southeastern or Thameslink. Schedules can vary on holidays or weekends with fewer trains.
When taking a train from London to Chatham, you can count on Southeastern or Thameslink for the best way to get you to Chatham. You can also check all possible train companies who offer a service from London to Chatham and compare the amenities they offer before buying a train ticket.
No, there are no night trains, the latest train for this route is 21: 40.

Passengers board the train most frequently from London Euston, which is located around 1.8 miles (2.9 km) away from the city centre, and they get off the train at Chatham, located 0.9 miles (1.4 km) away from the city centre.

The cheapest month to travel from London to Chatham by train is November.
You have options as you can travel from London to Chatham 2 different ways: train or coach.

Important Stations and Airports in London and Chatham

London
Chatham
The major railway station for departures from London is London Euston. Read all the information you need to know about services, amenities and connections at London Euston for your trip to Chatham from London.
Amenities at station
WifiWifi
LockersLockers
ShoppingShopping
ATMATM
TaxisTaxis
AccessibilityAccessibility
phone
Phone Number
+44 3457114141
ticketOfficeHours
Ticket Office Hours
Mon - Fri: 06: 00 - 00: 00 | Sat: 06: 00 - 23: 00 | Sun: 07: 00 - 00: 00
Public transport options for London Euston
Tube lines: Circle, Hammersmith & City, Metropolitan, Northern (Bank and Charing Cross branches), Victoria
Overground lines: Watford DC
Bus lines: 18, 30, 59, 68, 73, 91, 168, 205, 253, 390, N5, N20, N73, N91, N205, N253
Rail lines: London North Western Railway, London Overground, Avanti West Coast, Caledonian Sleeper
Location for Rail Replacement Services: Go to Platform 2, there is a gate adjacent to the station from the main road.
Amenities at station
WifiWifi
LockersLockers
ShoppingShopping
ParkingParking
ATMATM
TaxisTaxis
AccessibilityAccessibility
ticketOfficeHours
Ticket Office Hours
Mon - Fri: 05: 45 - 22: 00 | Sat: 06: 00 - 21: 00 | Sun: 08: 00 - 22: 15
Public transport options for London St Pancras International
Subway lines: Circle Line, Hammersmith & City Line, Metropolitan Line, Northern Line, Piccadilly Line, Victoria Line
Train lines: Overground line, High Speed 1, Eurostar
Bus lines: 326, 139
Amenities at station
WifiWifi
LockersLockers
ShoppingShopping
ParkingParking
ATMATM
TaxisTaxis
AccessibilityAccessibility
ticketOfficeHours
Ticket Office Hours
24/7
Public transport options for London Paddington
Underground lines: Bakerloo Line, Circle Line, District Line, Hammersmith Line
Bus lines: N7, 23, 27, N27, 36, 205, N205, 332, 7, 46, A1, 18, N18
Train lines: Great Western Main Line, Heathrow Express
Metro: Tube Lines.
Amenities at station
WifiWifi
LockersLockers
ShoppingShopping
ParkingParking
ATMATM
TaxisTaxis
AccessibilityAccessibility
ticketOfficeHours
Ticket Office Hours
Mon - Fri: 05: 00 - 01: 36 | Sat: 05: 00 - 00: 36 | Sun: 05: 30 - 01: 36
Public transport options for London Kings Cross
Underground lines: Circle, Piccadilly, Hammersmith & City, Northern, Metropolitan, Victoria
Bus lines: 10, 17, 30, 45, 46, 59, 63, 73, 91, 205, 214, 259, 390, 476
Train lines: Thameslink, Grand Central, Hull, London North Eastern, Gatwick Express
Metro: N/A
Amenities at station
WifiWifi
ShoppingShopping
ParkingParking
ATMATM
AccessibilityAccessibility
phone
Phone Number
+44 3450774224
Public transport options for London Victoria
Onward travel information: Victoria Bus Station at Station Front
Location for Rail Replacement Services: When weekend engineering dictate that replacement bus services will operate, these will usually depart from the immediate Station front/Terminus Place. Travel from London Victoria is usually conveyed by London Buses in these instances. Check posters and staff for more details.
Metro: Underground services: Victoria Line, District Line and Circle Line
Amenities at station
WifiWifi
ShoppingShopping
ParkingParking
ATMATM
AccessibilityAccessibility
phone
Phone Number
+44 3451652030
Public transport options for London Waterloo
Onward travel information: Waterloo is well connected to London's public transport network. Waterloo Underground station serves the Bakerloo, Jubilee, Northern and Waterloo & City Lines. Plan a journey - Transport for London (tfl. Gov. Uk) Buses depart from several points around the station. All Transport for London Buses are accessible with step free access and have a dedicated mobility space. Buses from Waterloo (tfl. Gov. Uk) The station has a dedicated taxi rank for London Black Taxis on the roadway outside exit 3. Santander Hire Bicycles are available from the docking stations outside. Santander Cycles - Transport for London (tfl. Gov. Uk) Waterloo is within easy walking distance of the South Bank and a number of visitor attractions. Walking - Transport for London (tfl. Gov. Uk).
Metro: Waterloo Underground station is served by the Bakerloo, Jubilee, Northern and Waterloo & City Lines. Step free access is available to and from the Jubilee Line. For more information on London Transport accessibility: Plan an accessible journey - Transport for London (tfl. Gov. Uk).
Amenities at station
WifiWifi
ShoppingShopping
ParkingParking
ATMATM
AccessibilityAccessibility
phone
Phone Number
+44 345 711 4141
Public transport options for London Liverpool Street
Location for Rail Replacement Services: Replacement transport stop on either Liverpool Street (outside the station entrance), or beside Platform 10, depending on operational requirements
Metro: Liverpool Street underground station has connections to the Central, Circle, Hammersmith & City and Metropolitan lines.
Amenities at station
WifiWifi
ShoppingShopping
ParkingParking
ATMATM
AccessibilityAccessibility
phone
Phone Number
+44 345 711 4141
Public transport options for London Bridge
Onward travel information: The Bus Station is located directly outside the main entrance at upper level. There are also bus stops outside on Tooley Street. For further information on buses, a bus information kiosk is also located outside the main doors of the station at upper level.
Location for Rail Replacement Services: Rail replacement bus services are usually found outside the front of the station. However this is sometimes subject to change. Please check engineering posters or consult a member of staff.
Metro: For North and North East Kent and South East London
Amenities at station
WifiWifi
ShoppingShopping
ParkingParking
ATMATM
AccessibilityAccessibility
Public transport options for London Marylebone
Location for Rail Replacement Services: At station entrance.
Metro: Bakerloo Line.
Amenities at station
WifiWifi
ShoppingShopping
ParkingParking
ATMATM
AccessibilityAccessibility
Public transport options for Heathrow Terminals 2 & 3
Onward travel information: National Rail trains serving London Paddington National Express coaches to Victoria Coach Station and Gatwick Airport London Underground
Metro: Connection available with the London Underground (Piccadilly Line)
Amenities at station
ShoppingShopping
ParkingParking
ATMATM
AccessibilityAccessibility
Public transport options for London Charing Cross
Metro: Bakerloo Line Northern Line.
Amenities at station
WifiWifi
ShoppingShopping
ParkingParking
ATMATM
TaxisTaxis
AccessibilityAccessibility

More options for your journey from London to Chatham

Here are some other resources that might have the information you need

HomeTrainsTrain Times to Chatham London to Chatham train

The Omio App Makes Travel Planning Easy

We’ll get you where you want to go. From live train updates to mobile tickets, our innovative app is the ideal way to plan and keep track of your travel.

ios-badge
android-badge
Hand With Phone
More routes, destinations and providers