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Travel information for your visit to Hampton Court Palace

Travel information for your visit to Hampton Court Palace

There will be restricted access in Henry VIII's Apartments until 22 March 2019. Find out more.

Hampton Court Palace
East Molesey

Plan Your Journey

Check here for up to date travel information to ensure a smooth journey to Hampton Court Palace. 

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Travel disruption notices

Where possible, we aim to give notice of local events that may disrupt your travel to Hampton Court Palace. If you are visiting on the dates listed below it is advised you check Transport for London and South Western Railway for travel advice.

Public transport

National Rail

  • Hampton Court station (5 minute walk). Services to Hampton Court run from London Waterloo every 30 minutes, calling at Vauxhall, Clapham Junction, Earlsfield, Wimbledon, Raynes Park, New Maldon, Berrylands, Surbiton and Thames Ditton.
  • Hampton Court station is in zone 6.


  • There is no underground station at Hampton Court, the nearest are in Wimbledon and Richmond.


  • From Kingston: 111*, 216*, 411*, 461, 513
  • From Richmond: R68*

*These services accept Oyster cards, LT cards, bus passes, Travelcards, Freedom Passes and Saver Tickets.

Private transport


  • The palace is on the A308 and is well signposted from all major local roads. Drivers should follow the brown tourist attraction road signs:
    • From the M25: take either exit 10 (onto the A307) or exit 12 (onto the A308).
    • From the A3: take the A309.


  • On site: £1.60 per hour (car parking bays fit a standard car only) 
  • Hampton Court Green: (500 metres from entrance): £1.50 per hour
  • Pay for your parking with cash, card or by using the Glide app.
  • Hampton Court Train Station: (200 metres from entrance) for information about prices, please visit the National Rail website.
  • Only limited parking is available. During our busy periods (such as Bank Holidays, school holidays and during the Hampton Court Flower Show) it is advisable to consider other means of travel. 

Accessible parking

  • There are 9 disabled parking bays available on site.
  • Parking on site is free for Blue Badge holders.


Drop-off and collection points:

  • Hampton Court Green (500 metres from entrance): free of charge.
  • Hampton Court Station Coach Park (200 metres from entrance): for information about prices, please visit the National Rail website

Motor home/Camper van

  • Visitors with motor homes, camper vans or caravans should park on Hampton Court Green as they are unable to fit into the palace car park and we do not allow vehicles with gas canisters on site. 
  • The parking bays on Hampton Court Green are larger and there is no width restriction at the exit. 
  • Standard hourly parking rates apply.

Coach to and from Windsor Castle

  • Enjoy Windsor Castle and Hampton Court Palace in one day with this coach service that links the two. Available during summer season only (so from April 2018).
  • Collection and drop off are at local bus stops. Seats in the Surbiton Coaches Shuttle must be pre-booked.


  • Drop-off and pick-up points are at the gate of the palace.


  • Cycle racks are located to the left of the palace entrance (near Reception) and in the Car Park (next to the Rose Garden).
  • The National Cycle Network route number 4 runs along the Barge Walk past the palace.


  • Allocated parking spaces marked ‘M/C’ are available in the on-site car park.
  • Standard hourly parking rates apply. 


Travel by boat


  • These run in the summer from the following destinations:
    • Westminster (takes about 4 hours)
    • Richmond-upon-Thames (takes about 2 hours)
    • Kingston-upon-Thames (takes about 45 minutes)

For more information visit:

Private boat

  • Mooring sites along Barge Walk:
    • Privy Garden (by the Tijou Screens)
    • Kingston Bridge (opposite Barge Walk Cottages)
  • The mooring fee is: first 24-hour period - free of charge, £8.00 per 24 hour period thereafter.
  • Boats can stay for a maximum of 72 hours of paid mooring (total of 96 hours).