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The Pantiles

The Pantiles

Royal Tunbridge Wells | by Chris Parker

Getting Here

The one thing that is so good about Royal Tunbridge Wells is how easy it is to get here. Situated just 40 miles from central London, it has excellent transport links as you can imagine. Below are just some of the main ways you can visit Royal Tunbridge Wells in Kent.

By Car

Royal Tunbridge Wells is situated on the A26 and A21 routes from London to the South Coast and can be reached from both the M20 and M25 motorways within 20 minutes by car.

When it comes to parking in the town centre and surrounding areas, there is plenty of space with several public car parks in the town centre alone. For more information on parking and the different car parks in the area, please click here.

By Bus & Coach

Details of Tunbridge Wells bus services and bus timetables can be found on the Arriva website, however, the 281 Town Centre bus service links the 'top of the hill' in Royal Tunbridge Wells with The Pantiles.

Running every 12 minutes and tickets costing just £1 for the day, the service provides a convenient, regular service for shoppers.

If you are planning to visit Tunbridge Wells by coach, you can get details of the National Express Tunbridge Wells coach services by clicking here.

If you require more information on the regional bus service providers, please click here.

By Rail

Tunbridge Wells is on the mainline rail service from Charing Cross to Hastings. Direct services run at regular intervals stopping at London Bridge, Waterloo East, Sevenoaks and Tonbridge.

Services take approximately 50 minutes from Charing Cross. There are also connecting services to Gatwick Airport and Ashford International stations. Further details on trains to Tunbridge Wells are available on the National Rail Enquiries website.

By Air

Gatwick Airport, Heathrow Airport and Stansted Airport are all within easy reach of Royal Tunbridge Wells.

By car, Gatwick Airport is just a 40 minute drive whilst Heathrow Airport is an hour away. Stansted Airport is just under a 90 minute drive.

By Sea

Royal Tunbridge Wells can be reached by car from the Channel Tunnel terminal at Folkestone in less than one hour and from the ferry ports at Dover in just over one hour.

The Newhaven-Dieppe crossing is also about one hour's drive from Royal Tunbridge Wells.

Please click below for further details on cross Channel services to the UK.

Eurotunnel
Eurostar
P&O Ferries
DFDS Seaways

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