The Kent Downs AONB is well connected by public transport with train, bus, coach and ferry services providing access to and from London, the rest of the UK and mainland Europe. Its extensive and connected road network also provides access to the Kent Downs from the UK and the continent.
If visiting, we would love it if you could come by public transport and help us conserve the landscape by leaving the car at home.
With around 40 stations in and bordering the AONB with connecting links to London and the continent, the Kent Downs can be readily accessed by train. For train times, ticket prices and to plan your visit, go to www.southeasternrailway.co.uk or www.nationalrail.co.uk.
Getting to the Kent Downs from mainland Europe
Eurostar runs passenger services from Lille, Paris, Brussels and Avignon to London, stopping at Ashford International Station and Ebbsfleet International Station in Kent.
Eurotunnel le shuttle operates between Calais and Folkestone.
DFDS Seaways operates between Calais and Dover.
P&O Ferries operates between Calais and Dover.
Eurolines offers a long-distance coach service across Europe including to the UK from mainland Europe.