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There are 4 ways to get from Rochester to Charlton by train, subway, bus or car

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Recommended option

Train  •  2h 16m

  1. Take the train from Rochester to London Victoria
  2. Take the train from Clapham Junction to Upper Halliford

Cheapest option

Train, line 367 bus, bus, line 216 bus  •  3h 44m

  1. Take the train from Rochester to Bromley South
  2. Take the line 367 bus from Bromley South Station to West Croydon Bus Station 367
  3. Take the bus from West Croydon Bus Station to Kingston Upon Thames, Kingston X26
  4. Take the line 216 bus from Cromwell Road Bus Station to Ashford Common, Napier Road 216

2 alternative options

Train, subway  •  2h 55m

  1. Take the train from Rochester to London Blackfriars
  2. Take the subway from Blackfriars station to Wimbledon station District

Drive  •  1h 6m

  1. Drive from Rochester to Charlton 62.2 miles

Rochester to Charlton by train

The train journey time between Rochester and Charlton is around 2h 2m and covers a distance of around 52 miles. This includes an average layover time of around 32 min. The fastest train normally takes 1h 48m. Operated by South Eastern Trains Service, Southern Service and South Western Railway, the Rochester to Charlton train service departs from Rochester and arrives in Upper Halliford. Typically 243 trains run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

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Average train journey times

Time on train:
1h 29m
Layover time:
32 min
Total time:
2h 2m

Train route information

Fastest train time:
1h 48m
Train distance:
52 miles
Trains per week:
243
Cheapest price:
£26
Carbon emissions:
4 kg CO2

First and last trains

First train departs at:
05:05
Last train departs at:
23:34

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Rochester to Charlton train schedules

Train services typically run at the following times each day These schedules are estimated

Trains departing Thursday

Estimated schedules: These schedules are estimated and based on typical services on an average day. Please check times and availability with the operator before travelling.

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The cheapest way to get from Rochester to Charlton is to drive which costs £9 - £14 and takes 1h 6m.

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The quickest way to get from Rochester to Charlton is to drive which costs £9 - £14 and takes 1h 6m.

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No, there is no direct train from Rochester to Charlton. However, there are services departing from Rochester and arriving at Upper Halliford via London Victoria and Clapham Junction. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2h 16m.

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The distance between Rochester and Charlton is 41 miles. The road distance is 62.2 miles.

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The best way to get from Rochester to Charlton without a car is to train which takes 2h 16m and costs £26 - £55.

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It takes approximately 2h 16m to get from Rochester to Charlton, including transfers.

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Rochester to Charlton train services, operated by South Eastern Trains Service, depart from Rochester station.

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Rochester to Charlton train services, operated by South Western Railway, arrive at Upper Halliford station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Rochester to Charlton is 62 miles. It takes approximately 1h 6m to drive from Rochester to Charlton.

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  • Distance: 41.2 miles
  • Duration: 2h 16m

What companies run services between Rochester, Medway, England and Charlton, Surrey, England?

You can take a train from Rochester to Charlton via London Victoria and Clapham Junction in around 2h 16m.

Train operators
South Eastern Trains Service
Phone
+44 345 322 7021
Website
southeasternrailway.co.uk
Train from Rochester to London Victoria
Ave. Duration
1h 7m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
£16 - £35
Schedules at
National Rail
Schedules at
South Eastern Trains Service
Anytime
£16 - £23
1st Class
£22 - £35
Train from Rochester to Bromley South
Ave. Duration
35 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
£10 - £24
Schedules at
National Rail
Schedules at
South Eastern Trains Service
Anytime
£10 - £15
1st Class
£16 - £24
Thameslink
Phone
0345 026 4700
Website
thameslinkrailway.com
Train from Rochester to London Blackfriars
Ave. Duration
1h 21m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£14 - £18
Website
Thameslink
Anytime
£14 - £18
London Underground (Tube)

Comprised of 11 lines and 270 stations, the London Underground (known to locals as the Tube) is the most popular way to navigate the English capital, including to/from Heathrow Airport via the Piccadilly Line. Purchase an Oyster card (an electronic smartcard that you use to touch on and off at Tube stations) at any station for the cheapest fares. Most stations have WiFi, but not all trains and stations are air-conditioned. On weekends, a 24-hour service runs on selected lines.

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Contact Details
Phone
0343 222 1234
Website
tfl.gov.uk
Subway from Blackfriars station to Wimbledon station
Ave. Duration
39 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
£3 - £4
Website
London Underground (Tube)
Bus operators
London Buses

London’s bus network covers Greater London with a 24-hour service, allowing you to take in the famous monuments and streetscapes from an iconic red double-decker bus. All London buses are all cashless, so you will need an Oyster card, Travel card or use contactless payment. You can also purchase a one-day bus-only pass from Tube stations. On the bus, you only need to touch on with your Oyster card (not off).

Contact Details
Phone
0343 222 1234
Website
tfl.gov.uk
Bus from Bromley South Station to West Croydon Bus Station
Ave. Duration
1h 2m
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
£2
Website
Transport for London
Bus from West Croydon Bus Station to Kingston Upon Thames, Kingston
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
£0
Website
Transport for London
Bus from Cromwell Road Bus Station to Ashford Common, Napier Road
Ave. Duration
35 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
£2
Website
Transport for London

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