Welcome to Kington upon Thames

Getting to Kingston upon Thames

The historic market town of Kingston upon Thames is situated just 12 miles from central London. The town is well served by public transport and is close to Heathrow airport and London’s orbital motorway, the M25.


The Rose car park on Kingston Hall Road will be closed for refurbishment week commencing Monday 28 August 2014 for five weeks to make it cleaner and brighter with improved parent and child parking.

 The Bittoms car park (KT1) on Penryhn Road (behind the Crown Court) will be open until 12 midnight during this period. There is a wide footpath from Bittoms through to the Rose Car Park, from here you can join the High Street where the theatre and riverside are located.



By Car

Kingston Town Centre is 12 miles from Central London and only 8 miles from London’s M25 orbital motorway and is conveniently located for the M3, M4 and A3.

Kingston Town Centre offers ample parking for shoppers, with over 6000 parking spaces available, many charging a £2 flat rate after 6.30pm.

Please note, parking restrictions are in force seven days a week, including bank holidays.

To get directions to Kingston please use the route planner.

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By Train

Kingston rail station is only 25 minutes from London Waterloo and has regular services to Kempton Park, Twickenham and Wimbledon. Alternatively, nearby Surbiton station is 20 minutes to London Waterloo.

Both stations are in zone 6, so you can use an Oyster Card or Zone 1-6 Travelcard.

Train Information

New Milton Facilities: Ticket Office Closure
At New Milton station.

Pokesdown Facilities: Ticket Office Closure
At Pokesdown station.

Surbiton Facilities: Lifts out of order
At Surbiton station.

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South West Train at Kingston upon Thames station

By Bus

More than 40 bus routes serve Kingston Town Centre including eight night buses and provide a frequent service to all parts of the borough, other parts of Greater London, Surrey and Heathrow Airport. The bus network links Kingston to key areas such as Kew, Hampton, Richmond, and Wisley.

The majority of local buses accept Oyster Cards, which can be purchased and topped up at a number of newsagents across Kingston and at Kingston Train Station.

Map of Buses from KingstonKingston Bus TimetablesOyster CardBuses from Surrey

Getting to Kingston upon Thames by bus

By Taxi

Kingston is well served by taxis with Black cab ranks outside Primark on Eden Street, John Lewis on Wood Street, opposite Cass Arts on Eden Street and outside Oceana night club. Surbiton and Kingston Stations both have black cab ranks.

On the busiest evenings, Kingston has three licensed minicab kiosks operating from 11pm. Pick up a copy of the Safer Travel at Night leaflet from the Tourist Information for details.

Mini-cab numbers

Top Cars: 020 8546 8888 or 020 8549 8888
Kingston Town Cars: 020 8546 4040
Station Cars: 020 8390 3030

CabwiseTransport for London - Taxis

By Bicycle

Kingston is on Route 4 of the National Cycle Network and is included in Transport for London’s cycle maps 9 &10.

There is ample cycle parking in Kingston Town Centre, with secure parking available at Kingston rail station.

*Also available in the Tourist Information Centre

Cycling in KingstonKingston Leisure Cycle RoutesTransport for London CyclingOrder Transport for London Cycle Map*National Cycle Network – Route 4

Getting to Kingston upon Thames by bike

By Coach

Kingston has variety of attractions in the town centre or just a short distance away that would attract groups, including the Rose Theatre, Turks Launches and Hampton Court Palace. If you are planning on coming by coach to Kingston, there are 4 coach drop off/pick up points and 2 coach stands in Kingston.

Coach Parking in KingstonTransport for London Interactive Coach MapEpsom Coaches

Rose Theatre

By Air

Kingston is a half hour drive away from Heathrow Airport. By bus, it’s 30mins on the express X26, or approx. an hour on the more scenic 111 or 285. Gatwick Airport is 45 minutes away by road.

Use the route planner below to plan your journey.

Kingston Bus Timetables Heathrow AirportGatwick Airport