How to get to Kew

Kew is well-served by public transport and is conveniently located for travel to London Heathrow and the main roads in and out of London.

By London Underground to Kew Gardens Station

The District Line (Richmond Branch) travels south one stop to Richmond, with its fast link to Waterloo, and north to West London and all the way through to Upminster. Services are every 8 minutes at peak times.

See TFL Journey Planner for latest information

By London Overground to Kew Gardens Station

Overground trains provide speedy links from Kew Gardens station to North London right across to Stratford in the east and Clapham in the South.
See the National Rail Journey Planner for more information

By Train to Kew Bridge Station

Kew Bridge station is just over on the north side of Kew Bridge with mainline services from London Waterloo every 15 minutes.
See the National Rail Journey Planner for more information

Buses

Several Buses serve Kew – see the Bus Route Map

Route 65 – Ealing to Kingston
Route 391 – Fulham Sands End to Richmond
Route R68 – Kew Retail Park to Hampton Court

These routes pass the north end of Kew Bridge:
Route 237 – Hounslow to White City
Route 267 – Fulwell Bus Garage to Hammersmith

By River Boat

During the summer months Thames River Boats operate a river boat service from Westminster Pier to Kew.
See the Thames River Boats website for further information and timetables.

By Car

Kew is easily accessible from the west (M4), southwest (M3), east (A205 South Circular) and north (A406 North Circular).

Parking

You are advised to always check the signage for times and instructions as there are various exceptions.

Kew has three controlled parking zones:

Zone KA, Central Kew: Mainly residents only between 1000 & 1200 Mon-Fri (except Bank & Public Holidays) with Pay & Display (or Ringo) bays – 0900 to 1700, Mon to Sat – mainly outside commercial properties and some 1 hour free bays mainly in residential streets. Map here  but there have been some alterations to bay designations since this map was produced.
Zone KB, South Kew: Mainly residents only between 1000 & 1200 Mon-Fri (except Bank & Public Holidays) with some 1 hour free bays mainly. Map here.
Zone KC, North Kew: Mainly free parking but the residents bays (mostly on the outside of the roads around the Green) are residents only from 1000 to 1630 7 days a week including Bank & Public Holidays. Beware! Map here.

The single yellow lines are mostly restricted from 0830 to 1830.

Mortlake Road (A205) is a Red Route but does have some short-term free parking bays.

There is a Pay & Display car park at the end of Ferry Lane, off the North side of Kew Green East adjacent to the Brentford Gate of the Royal Botanical Gardens, Kew.

The Council deals with all parking related issues here.