Travel to the Kent Downs
The Kent Downs are well served by the Southeastern railway, with around 40 stations in and bordering the AONB.For information on train times and engineering works, call National Rail Enquiries on 08457484950. Alternatively, go their website at www.nationalrail.co.uk
There are plenty of circular walking routes from stations such as Chilham, Wye, Charing, Lenham and Hollingbourne. Go to our walking page for details.
There are also a series of circular and linear walks from each of 13 train stations along the Medway Valley line. Visit exploring the Medway Gap page to download each walk.
Call 0870 608 2608 for information on bus services in and around the Kent Downs AONB. The two main bus companies serving Kent and the Kent Downs are:
National Public Transport Information
Traveline – call 0871 200 2233 http://traveline.info/
Kent County Council transport information
A good source of information on all transport services in the county. Go to their website at http://kent.gov.uk/roads_and_transport/getting_around.aspx for further information
Getting to the Kent Downs from Mainline Europe
Two train services and a number of ferry companies serve Kent from the continent, with easy access to the Kent Downs from the Port of Dover and Eurotunnel and Eurostar terminals. Follow the links through to their websites or call the numbers listed:
Eurostar runs passenger services from Lille, Paris, Brussels and Avignon to London, Ebbsfleet and Ashford. Call 08432 186 186
Eurotunnel operates between Calais and Cheriton at Folkestone. Call 08443 35 35 35
DFDS Seaways – operates between Calais and Dover. Call 0871 574 7235
P&O Ferries – operates between Calais and Dover. Call 08716 642121