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How to get to Wateringbury

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How to get to Wateringbury

Hi,

I will be staying in Wateringbury for a night in a few months time. I'm hoping to go see a show that night in London which will finish at approx 2230. Is there any trains that go this late to Wateringbury (there didn't seem to be when I googled it but maybeI was doing something wrong!) or how much would it cost in a taxi?

Also wondering how easy it is to get to Gatwick airport from there!

Any help much appreciated!

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1. Re: How to get to Wateringbury

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2. Re: How to get to Wateringbury

Wateringbury is on the Medway Valley branch line between Paddock Wood/Tonbridge and Strood, and it seems as though the service finishes relatively early on that line. So if you are leaving London after 22.30, I would recommend that you travel to Maidstone East and get a taxi from there.

From Wateringbury to Gatwick Airport you would need to change at Tonbridge and Redhill.

You can get more information from the Southeastern Railway website:

www.southeasternrailway.co.uk

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3. Re: How to get to Wateringbury

There are later trains from London to either Maidstone East or Tonbridge, from either of you could get a taxi to Wateringbury - far cheaper than a taxi all the way.

To get a train to Gatwick you'd get a train via Paddock Wood, Tonbridge and Redhill - a fairly straightforward journey taking an hour and a half or a bit over

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4. Re: How to get to Wateringbury

Wateringbury station is not directly served by London trains so there are no late night services from London to Wateringbury, but you could get a train to somewhere nearby and then a taxi.

Last train from London Victoria to West Malling/Maidstone East is at 00:07.

Last train from London Charing Cross to Tonbridge/Paddock Wood is 23:40.

If you are going on a Sunday then you will need to be careful as the last trains may be somewhat earlier.

You can reach Wateringbury from Gatwick via changes at Redhill and Tonbridge. This will be cheaper than going via London.

By the way, when you say you 'googled' it, have you tried using National Rail Enquiries at nationalrail.co.uk ? The Southeastern one is good for downloading whole timetables but I find their journey planner a bit less user friendly.

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5. Re: How to get to Wateringbury

Trains out of Victoria end just after 11:30 at the weekends, and can sometimes end even earlier due to engineering works. The train timetables change in May.

I'd agree with other posters, get a Victoria to Maidstone East train, and then a taxi to Wateringbury. There is a taxi rank at Maidstone East station.

To check if there are engineering works, you could use either www.nationalrail.co.uk

Or www.southeasternrailway.co.uk

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6. Re: How to get to Wateringbury

Nice easy journey it is from Gatwick to Wateringbury as you don't need to go via London as said above. Just make sure your train ticket is selected as NOT VIA LONDON' as the machine defaults to the much more expensive via London option. And you get a nice journey through the countryside.

Trains run once an hour with changes at Redhill and Tonbridge plus also at Paddock Wood at certain times on weekdays.

The train times unusually change in May this year as there are several major infrastructure projects starting soon. Best check times again nearer the date.

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7. Re: How to get to Wateringbury

Thanks so much for the responses, very helpful!

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