Our high speed service
Race to Boxing Day bargains with Southeastern high speed
We’re running a special half-hourly high speed service between Ashford, Ebbsfleet, Stratford and London St Pancras International this Boxing Day, perfect for sale seekers.
There’s free parking at Ashford and Ebbsfleet too on Boxing Day in our station car parks.
The first train towards London is 07.43 Ashford International to St Pancras International. It will run every 30 minutes until 19.13.
The first train towards Kent is 08.40 from St Pancras International to Ashford International. It will run every 30 minutes until 20.10.
Discover the joy of shopping at Ashford Designer Outlet where designer brands are up to 60% less. Conveniently located just a 5 minute walk from Ashford International station.
Our Southeastern high speed service delivers you practically to the door of Westfield Stratford City from Stratford International Station, so you can bag a boxing day bargain with ease.
Train stations aren’t the first place you’d think of for shopping, but St Pancras International is different, with Fortnum and Mason and Europe’s longest champagne bar.
Oyster PAYG and Contactless for high speed services from London to Stratfor
d and Dartford
You can now use Oyster PAYG an
d Contactless payment for a single fare between St Pancras and Stratford International on our high speed services.
The Oyster/Contactless fares between these two stations will be the same as or lower than the existing paper fares.
This should make it quicker and easier during busy periods because it means you no longer need to use ticket machines.
- Please note seperate high speed pay as you go rates apply.
- Travelcards are not accepted on high speed train services
- The new fare is not included within daily or weekly capping.
You can now also use Oyster PAYG and Contactless payment between London and Dartford.
For full details on Oyster and Contactless payment please visit tfl.gov.uk/fares-and-payments.
Did you know?
- The trains are named after Britain’s top athletes including Dame Kelly Holmes and Sir Steve Redgrave.
- The train operates at a maximum speed of 140mph (225 km/h) – the same speed as the new Audi RS7 autonomous race car
Find tickets - Buy a walk on ticket or a supplement
Book tickets with us online with no booking fees and free first class delivery (or £2 recorded delivery option) or collection from one of our self-service ticket machines. Alternatively, book at a ticket office or station ticket vending machine.
If you have a ticket to London Terminals, a Travelcard ticket from stations outside the London zones or you hold a Season ticket, you can upgrade to high speed services by buying a supplement. Find out more.
Download our high speed timetable (Book 8) here.