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Where is Kew Gardens located?

Getting to Kew Gardens by public transport

By boat
By bus
By train
By tube

Best for: Scenic travel
Travel time: Approximately 1 hour 30 minutes (Westminster to Kew)
Nearest station: Kew Pier (0.2-mile walk to Elizabeth Gate, TW9 3AB)
Timings:

  • Westminster to Kew: 11am, 2:30pm
  • Kew to Westminster: 12:30pm, 4:30pm

Thames River Boats offer a picturesque boat service from Westminster Pier to Kew Pier, providing a leisurely journey along the Thames River. For visitors arriving at Kew Pier, the convenient entrance is through Elizabeth Gate, just a short 0.2-mile walk across Kew Green (TW9 3AB). Please note that sailing times may vary, and it's recommended to check the Thames River Boats site for the latest information.

Best for: Budget travel
Travel time: Varies by route
Nearest stop: Kew Bridge station (800m from Elizabeth Gate)
Timings: Bus routes and schedules vary, check respective services

If you prefer public transportation, several bus options are available to reach Kew Gardens:

  • Bus 65 stops close to Lion, Elizabeth, and Victoria Gate
  • Bus 110 stops near Kew Gardens station and Elizabeth Gate
  • Buses 237 and 267 stop at Kew Bridge station

Additionally, Kew Bridge station, served by South West Trains from Waterloo via Vauxhall and Clapham Junction, is 800m from Elizabeth Gate. Richmond station is also an option with lift and level access, and you can take bus 65 from there to reach Lion, Elizabeth, and Victoria Gate.

Best for: Long-distance travel
Travel time: Varies based on the route
Nearest station: Kew Bridge station (800m from Elizabeth Gate), Richmond station
Timings: Train schedules vary, check respective services

Kew Bridge station, served by South West Trains from Waterloo via Vauxhall and Clapham Junction, is 800m from Elizabeth Gate. Please note that there is no level access at Kew Bridge. Richmond station is also an option with lift and level access; you can take bus 65 from there to reach Lion, Elizabeth, and Victoria Gate.

Best for: Saving time
Travel time: 1 hour (from Victoria Gate)
Nearest station: Kew Gardens station (500m from Victoria Gate)
Timings: District Line (Richmond branch) and London Overground services, check schedules

For those relying on the tube, Kew Gardens station is served by the District Line (Richmond branch) and London Overground, located 500m from Victoria Gate. Be aware that there is no level access from the westbound platform. If needed, you can continue one stop to Richmond, which has level access, and catch the eastbound service from there.

Getting to Kew Gardens by car

Best for: Convenient access
Travel time: Approximately 30 minutes (from central London)

For those opting for private transportation, Kew Gardens is easily accessible from central London, with an approximate travel time of 30 minutes. Simply enter the postcode TW9 3AE into Google Maps for smooth navigation to Kew Gardens.

Considering Kew Gardens is a popular destination, the parking spaces are often difficult to occupy. Kew Gardens offers limited parking facilities near Brentford Gate on Ferry Lane. Spaces are usually provided on a first-come, first-served basis. So, it is highly recommended to arrive early to get a parking spot for your vehicle. Please note that charges are also applicable at £7 per day. Motorcycles and mopeds enjoy complimentary parking. Blue badge holders can park for free in designated disabled access spaces or other available spaces and a drop-off area at Elizabeth Gate (TW9 3AB). The car park closes 30 minutes after the Gardens' closing time.

The Herbarium Car Park serves as a weekend overflow, opening when the Kew Gardens car park reaches full capacity. Parking is prohibited on Kew Road (A307). Use the Just Park app to find the closest parking spots near Kew Gardens.




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Cycling to Kew Gardens

Routes:

National Cycle Route 4: This scenic route passes right by Kew Gardens, offering a pleasant ride through Richmond Park.
Capital Ring Route: This 150-mile loop circles London, with a section skimming past Kew's iconic Temperate House.
Quiet lanes: Kew's surrounding streets like Kew Road and Strand on the Green offer peaceful cycling amidst the greenery.

Bike docking stations:

Santander Cycles: Several docking stations are dotted around Kew, including Kew Bridge, Syon Lane, and Northolt Park.
Beryl: Find e-bikes for a pedal-assisted journey at stations near Kew Bridge and Northolt Park.
Bicycle racks are available at all four gates.
At Elizabeth Gate and Victoria Gate, the racks are situated inside the gates behind the booths.

  • Bikes parked outside the Kew Gardens gate are left at your own risk.
  • Note: Bicycles, tricycles, roller skates, skateboards, and scooters are not permitted inside Kew Gardens.

Frequently Asked Questions about getting to Kew Gardens

What is the Kew Gardens address?

The Kew Gardens address is as follows: Kew, Richmond, London, UK, TW9 3AE

What are the different ways to reach Kew Gardens?

Visitors have the option to reach the Kew Gardens via car, tube, train, bus and cycle.

Which is the nearest tube station?

Kew Gardens Station is the nearest tube station to the garden. It is served by the District Line (Richmond branch) and London Overground. The station is 500m from Victoria Gate.

Which is the nearest train station?

Kew Bridge Station, located 800m from Elizabeth Gate, is the nearest train station to Kew Gardens. You can take the South West Train service from Waterloo, via Vauxhall and Clapham Junction.

What is the quickest way to reach Kew Gardens?

Arriving via car is the quickest way to reach the Kew Gardens. However, if you wish to avoid the hassle of finding a parking space, it is advisable to opt for public transportation facilities.

Are there parking facilities?

Yes, Kew Gardens offers car parking facilities. However, it is limited and operates on a first-come, first-served basis. It is highly recommended to arrive early to secure a parking slot in the Gardens.

Are there disabled parking facilities?

Yes, there are three disabled access parking bays and a drop-off area at Elizabeth Gate (TW9 3AB).

How much does the car parking cost?

Parking costs £7 per day. You can pay on site or via the PayByPhone app.

Who can avail free parking?

Parking is free for motorcycles and mopeds. Blue badge holders can also avail of free parking in Kew Gardens in disabled access parking spaces or other spaces if these are full.

How long will the parking facilities remain open?

Parking service closes 30 minutes after Kew Gardens closes.

Can I park near the Kew Gardens?

Parking is prohibited on Kew Road (A307). If both the Kew Gardens Car Park and the Herbarium Car Park are full, use the Just Park app to find the closest parking spots near Kew Gardens. You can check out the Just Park app for Richmond Athletic Grounds parking. It is a 20 minute walk away from Kew Gardens. You will need to pay to park in visitor spaces at Kew Gardens using RingGo. However, please be mindful of the restrictions on parking on residential streets around Kew.

Is there a coach park at Kew Gardens?

No, there is no coach park at Kew Gardens.

Can I bring my bike inside the gardens?

Bicycles, tricycles, roller skates, skateboards, and scooters are not permitted inside Kew Gardens. However, you can park them at any of the bicycle racks available at all four gates. At the Elizabeth Gate and Victoria Gate, the racks are situated inside the gates behind the booths. Bikes parked outside the Kew Gardens gate are left at your own risk.