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Kent

Getting to Maidstone

Maidstone – Kent's County Town – is undoubtedly excellently placed and easy to access wherever you are travelling from! Whether you are planning to travel to Maidstone by road, rail, air or sea, we have all the details to help you plan your journey.

How to get to Maidstone

By Road

From Dover, Ashford International Station and the Channel Tunnel via the M20 motorway. Maidstone is accessed from junctions 5, 6, 7 and 8. From London and the rest of the UK via the M25 and M26/M20 motorways. Maidstone is accessed from junctions 5, 6, 7 and 8 of the M20.

Distances from Maidstone

Town Distance (miles) Distance (km)
Ashford 20 32
London 40 65
Folkestone 36 59
Dover 41 66

Google Maps can provide detailed directions to Maidstone.

By Rail

If you would like to reach Maidstone train contact www.mytrainticket.co.uk . My Train Ticket can provide you with excellent fares from London and indeed anywhere in the UK, as well as London underground and over 275 bus locations. Fares booked in advance often carry good discounts.

Maidstone town centre is easily accessible through its two railway stations:

Maidstone East: for London / Ashford services.If arriving at Maidstone East turn right at the station exit into Week Street and you are in the Town Centre.

Maidstone West: for Gatwick / Strood services.If arriving at Maidstone West turn right at the station exit, walk down the hill and over the bridge into the High Street.

National Rail may help you to plan your trip.

By Sea

Maidstone is situated closely to the Channel Ports. The Channel Tunnel and the ferry companies can provide further information and timetables.

Eurotunnel

P & O Stena Ferries

Sea France Ferries

By Air

Gatwick and Heathrow airports have regular flights to and from all other UK airports as well as an extensive range of international destinations.

Distances from Maidstone

Airport Distance (miles) Distance ( km)
Gatwick 41 66
Heathrow 66 107
Stansted 60 95

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