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.

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

11:20 London Waterloo to Exeter St Davids due 14:42
This train will be started from Basingstoke.

11:05 London Waterloo to Weymouth due 14:00
This train will call additionally at Woking.

11:35 London Waterloo to Weymouth due 14:13
This train will call additionally at Clapham Junction and Basingstoke.

12:57 London Waterloo to London Waterloo due 14:16
This train has been delayed from London Waterloo and is now 9 minutes late.

13:44 Southampton Central to Portsmouth & Southsea due 14:42
This train will be starting late from Southampton Central and is expected to be 10 minutes late.

14:33 London Waterloo to London Waterloo due 15:49
Will be formed of 4 coaches instead of 8.

15:57 London Waterloo to London Waterloo due 17:19
Will be formed of 4 coaches instead of 8.

17:31 London Waterloo to London Waterloo due 18:49
Will be formed of 4 coaches instead of 8.

19:00 London Waterloo to Epsom due 19:37
Will be formed of 4 coaches instead of 8.

13:03 London Waterloo to Guildford due 14:02
Will be formed of 4 coaches instead of 8.

14:28 Guildford to London Waterloo due 15:40
Will be formed of 4 coaches instead of 8.

15:50 London Waterloo to Woking due 16:38
Will be formed of 4 coaches instead of 8.

17:02 Woking to London Waterloo due 17:52
Will be formed of 4 coaches instead of 8.

18:02 London Waterloo to Guildford due 19:09
Will be formed of 4 coaches instead of 8.

19:28 Guildford to London Waterloo due 20:41
Will be formed of 4 coaches instead of 8.

20:50 London Waterloo to Woking due 21:38
Will be formed of 4 coaches instead of 8.

22:02 Woking to London Waterloo due 22:52
Will be formed of 4 coaches instead of 8.

23:00 London Waterloo to Chessington South due 23:33
Will be formed of 4 coaches instead of 8.

23:39 Chessington South to Wimbledon due 23:57
Will be formed of 4 coaches instead of 8.

Bond Street Station Closed
Bond Street: Part Closed - The Central line is not serving this station while station upgrade work takes place. Marble Arch is the nearest Central line station and is a short walk away.

Bond Street Station Closed
Bond Street: Part Closed - The Central line is not serving this station while station upgrade work takes place. Marble Arch is the nearest Central line station and is a short walk away.

Covent Garden Station Closed
Covent Garden: Exit Only - This station is open for exit only to prevent overcrowding during planned lift works. Please use nearby Leicester Square or Holborn for your return journey. The short journey is signposted at street level.

Kilburn Station Information
Kilburn: No Step Free Access - Step free access is not available due to planned maintenance. Call Travel Information on 0343 222 1234 if you need help planning your journey.

Waterloo Station Information
Waterloo: No Step Free Access - Step free access is not available to the Jubilee line due to planned maintenance. Please call Travel Information on 0343 222 1234 if you need help planning your journey.

Waterloo Station Information
Waterloo: No Step Free Access - Step free access is not available to the Jubilee line due to planned maintenance. Please call Travel Information on 0343 222 1234 if you need help planning your journey.

Brockenhurst Facilities: No step free access
At Brockenhurst station.

Chessington South Facilities: Oyster Card Readers out of order
At Chessington South station.

Hersham Facilities: Lighting Problem
At Hersham station.

Richmond Facilities: Various changes
At Richmond station.

Strawberry Hill Facilities: Ticket Office Closure
At Strawberry Hill station.

South West TrainsNational RailTransport for London Journey Planner

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 Card

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

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