Getting here

Plan your journey to Kew Gardens with our suggested routes to our easy-to-reach gates.

Looking up at redwood trees in the Pinetum

Entry and exit

Victoria Gate (TW9 3JR)

Lion Gate (TW9 2DF)

Elizabeth Gate (TW9 3AB)

Brentford Gate (TW9 3AF)

The Kew Ferry Lane car park is close to Brentford Gate and open as usual.

Pay & Display still applies.

Please note: There are no lockers or baggage storage facilities available in the Gardens. You can check Stasher for luggage storage facilities nearby.

By bike

We love to welcome cyclists to our Gardens.

There are bicycle racks at all four gates. At Elizabeth Gate and Victoria Gate, the racks are inside the gates behind the booths.

Bikes left outside our gates are left at your own risk. 

We do not allow bicycles, tricycles, roller skates, skateboards, and scooters into the Gardens.

By bus

Route 65 stops close to Lion Gate, Elizabeth Gate and Victoria Gate.

Route 110 stops near Kew Gardens station and Elizabeth Gate. 

Routes 237 and 267 stop at Kew Bridge station.

By train

Kew Bridge station is 800m from Elizabeth Gate, via Kew Bridge. South West Trains run services from Waterloo, via Vauxhall and Clapham Junction. There is no level access at Kew Bridge.

Richmond station has lift and level access. Take 65 bus (in the direction of Ealing Broadway) to Lion or Victoria Gate.

By tube

Kew Gardens station is 500m from Victoria Gate. It is in Zone 3 and is served by the District Line (Richmond branch) and London Overground.

There is no level access from the westbound platform. It is possible to continue one stop to Richmond and catch a tube back to use the eastbound platform which does have level access.

By car

Please note: Parking at Kew is extremely limited, with spaces in our car park available on a first come, first served basis. Please plan ahead if you are considering driving to Kew, as we cannot guarantee available space in our car park.

Kew Gardens car park (TW9 3AF)

Ferry Lane, near Brentford Gate.

  • Limited parking available in the car park 
  • Parking costs £7 per day. You can pay on site, or with the paybyphone app.
  • No charge for motorcycles and mopeds
  • Blue badge holders park for free in disabled access parking spaces or other spaces if full
  • Car park closes 30 minutes after the Gardens close
  • The Herbarium car park will operate as a weekend overflow car park, opening at the point that the Ferry Lane car park gets full

Parking around Kew Gardens

  • There is no parking allowed on Kew Road (A307)  Check Richmond council website for parking updates.
  • From Monday 3 May 2021, you will need to pay to park in visitor spaces at Kew Green using RingGo.
  • Try the Just Park app to find parking near Kew Gardens.
  • Restrictions apply on residential streets around Kew 
  • Three disabled access parking bays and drop-off area at Elizabeth Gate (TW9 3AB)
  • There is no coach park at Kew

Richmond Athletic Grounds (TW9 2SF)

ULEZ

Whilst Kew Gardens is not in the ULEZ, surrounding areas are. We recommend checking the ULEZ before you travel if driving by car, details can be found here.

By boat

Thames River Boats operate a special service from Westminster Pier to Kew Pier. 

The easiest entrance for visitors coming from Kew Pier is Elizabeth Gate (postcode TW9 3AB). Elizabeth Gate is a 0.2 mile walk from Kew Pier across Kew Green. 

Timings

Westminster to Kew:

11am
2.30pm

Kew to Westminster:

12.30pm
3.30pm
5pm

Sailing times may vary, check the Thames River Boats site for more information.

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