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Getting here

The Kent Downs AONB is well connected by public transport with train, bus, coach and ferry services providing access to and from London, the rest of the UK and mainland Europe. Its extensive and connected road network also provides access to the Kent Downs from the UK and the continent.

Traveline provides routes and times for all travel in Great Britain by bus, rail, coach and ferry. Kent Connected offers a journey planner for travel within Kent.

By Train

With around 40 stations in and bordering the AONB with connecting links to London and the continent, the Kent Downs can be readily accessed by train. For train times, ticket prices and to plan your visit, go to or 

By Bus

Bus services operate across the Kent Downs AONB. For information and to plan our visit by bus, visit or

Getting to the Kent Downs from mainland Europe

Eurostar runs passenger services from Lille, Paris, Brussels and Avignon to London, stopping at Ashford International Station and Ebbsfleet International Station in Kent.

Eurotunnel le shuttle operates between Calais and Folkestone.

DFDS Seaways operates between Calais and Dover.

P&O Ferries operates between Calais and Dover.

Eurolines offers a long-distance coach service across Europe including to the UK from mainland Europe.