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Kent & East Sussex Railway

Tenterden Town Station, Station Road, Tenterden, Kent, TN30 6HE

Escape the everyday on the Kent & East Sussex Railway.

Enjoy a unique view of the beautiful Wealden countryside from the comfort of a heritage steam or diesel train: a 10.5-mile journey from Tenterden to historic Bodiam Castle through an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (ANOB) in the Rother Valley.

Before boarding, sample some delicious food in our Art Deco Tea Room, along with a hot or cold drinks, and pick up a munch bag for the kids. Or if you prebook you can receive on train-catering by some of our friendly volunteer staff.

There are up to five trains a day (April-October) plus special deals and amazing events, so there’s always something new to experience both on the trains and at the station: keep checking the website for the latest news and offers.

The Kent & East Sussex Railway is situated in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and follows the wide unspoilt Rother Valley for much of the journey. Our small rural stations are typical of light-railways of the period, but that doesn't mean there's nothing to see or do! Almost all our staff are volunteers and we're always pleased to help you get the most from your visit.

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Opening Times

Tuesday, Wednesday, Saturday & Sunday

Please see website for train timetable.


Online advance booking



Child (3-15)


Under 3's


Family of 3 (2 adults & 1 child)


Family of 4 (2 adults & 2 children or 1 adult & 3 children)



FREE (T&C's apply)

K&ESR Member

FREE (T&C's apply)

Get best value when you book in advance online – tickets are discounted online and normally available until midnight on the day before your visit, but as accommodation is limited, don’t leave it too late!


Single and Return Tickets are valid for travel on the booked departure(s) and are available to book at a discount when buying online in advance – or buy at full price from the Ticket Office on arrival.
Freedom Tickets are available on selected dates and are valid for unlimited travel on any public train during the day.


Well behaved dogs go free!


Fares during Gala & other special events may be different – please see the relevant event page for details.

On arrival at the station





Under 3's


Family of 3 (2 adults & 1 child)


Family of 4 (2 adults & 2 children or 1 adult & 3 children)



FREE (T&C's apply)

K&ESR Member

FREE (T&C's apply)

Platform Ticket



Baby Changing


Car Parking

Disabled Access


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