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Plan Your Visit to Kew Gardens | Address, Location, Getting There & More

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Where is Kew Gardens located?

Getting to Kew Gardens by public transport

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By bus
By train
By tube
Passenger ferry boat
  • Best For: Scenic Travel Travel time: Approximately 1 hour (Westminster to Kew) Nearest station: Kew Pier (0.2 mile walk to Elizabeth Gate, TW9 3AB) Timing:
  • Westminster to Kew: 11am, 2.30pm
  • Kew to Westminster: 12.30pm, 3.30pm, 5pm

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 (postcode TW9 3AB). Please note that sailing times may vary, and it's recommended to check the Thames River Boats site for the latest information.

Kew Gardens by Bus
  • Best For: Public Transit Enthusiasts
  • Travel time: Varies by route
  • Nearest station: Kew Bridge station (800m from Elizabeth Gate)
  • Timing: 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.

Kew Gardens by Train
  • Best For: Railway Commuters
  • Travel time: Varies based on the route
  • Nearest station: Kew Bridge station (800m from Elizabeth Gate), Richmond station
  • Timing: 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.

Kew Gardens by Tube
  • Best For: Saving time
  • Travel time: N/A
  • Nearest station: Kew Gardens station (500m from Victoria Gate)
  • Timing: 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

Kew gardens by car

By Car

  • Best For: Convenient Access by Car
  • Travel time: Approximately 20 minutes (from central London)

For those opting for private transportation, Kew Gardens is easily accessible from central London, with an approximate travel time of 20 minutes. Simply enter the postcode TW9 3AE into Google Maps for smooth navigation to Kew Gardens.

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Kew Gardens Parking Facilities 

Considering that Kew Gardens is a popular destination, the parking spaces are often difficult to occupy. Kew Gardens offers limited parking facilities. Spaces are usually provided on a first-come, first-served basis. And so, it is highly recommended to arrive early in order to get a parking spot for your vehicle. Please note that charges are also applicable at a price of £7 per day. Click here to know more about the Kew Gardens parking facilities.  




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Cycling to Kew Gardens

Kew Gardens is a cyclist's paradise, with designated paths winding through its lush landscapes. Here's how to pedal your way to floral wonder:

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.

Walking Option:

  • From Kew Bridge Station: Follow Kew Road for a 20-minute stroll through charming neighborhoods.

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 London Eye via car, tube, train, bus and cycle.

Which is the nearest tube station to Kew Gardens?

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 to Kew Gardens?

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

Are the Kew Garden parking facilities?

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

How much does the car parking cost at Kew Gardens?

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

How long will the parking facilities remain open at Kew Gardens?

Parking service closes 30 minutes after Kew Gardens closes.

Who can avail free parking at Kew Gardens?

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

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.