Canterbury West is the busier of Canterbury’s two railway stations. It is located north of the town centre and lies on the main line between Ramsgate and Ashford International with access to the HS1 high-speed rail line to London. All trains calling at Canterbury East are operated by Southeastern Railway.
From Canterbury West, there are two trains per hour to Ramsgate and hourly trains to Margate, London Charing Cross, London St Pancras and London Victoria. Trains to London St Pancras use the high-speed line and trains to Charing Cross and Victoria station use the standard rail line.
The station has a ticket office and a small cafe but otherwise there are not many facilities available to passengers.