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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.

Low impact travel

You can help us to conserve and protect the Kent Downs landscape and wildlife by leaving the car at home if possible.

For easy route planning using public transport in Kent visit the Kent Connected website or download the Kent Connected app

If you’re staying overnight many hotels and B&B’s will either arrange a taxi or pick you up themselves from a nearby station.

 

By Train

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. 

 

To help you travel safely and in confidence, Southeastern have created this short video with tips on travelling by train as Covid restrictions are eased (right click on the video to open in a new tab).

 

 

By Bus

Bus services operate across the Kent Downs AONB. For information and to plan our visit by bus, visit www.arrivabus.co.uk or www.stagecoachbus.com.

 

 

By Electric Vehicle

You can find public charging points for electric vehicles in key destinations across Kent such as shopping areas, car parks and service stations.

View electric charging points in ZapMap

 

Find out more about Electric Vehicles in Kent 

 

 

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.