There is planned industrial action on South Western Railway services on 18 August 2018. Please check before you travel.

The East Front Gardens will be closed to visitors on 23 - 24 August and 28 August - 03 September 2018. More info

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Travel information for your visit to Hampton Court Palace

Travel information for your visit to Hampton Court Palace

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. 

  • 18/31 August and 01 September 2018 - Industrial action will be taken by South Western Railway staff. It is expected there will be limited or no services running to Hampton Court station on these dates, however some services to Kingston are unaffected (there are a regular bus services from Kingston to Hampton Court Palace). It is recommended you check before you travel for revised timetables and alternate routes. 
  • 19 August 2018 - Roads around Surrey (including the M25) are expected to suffer congestion and closures throughout much of the day due to a planned slow-moving electricity transformer delivery. It is recommended you check before you travel. 
  • 11-12 September 2018 - Essential maintenance will be carried out to the Hampton Court Palace car park meaning parking options will be limited. Please follow on-site signage and directions from staff. The Green car park remains available.

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. 
  • On 30 July-24 August 2018 additional parking will be available on the Hampton Court Green until 19:00. It will be managed by a third party and will cost £6.00 (flat fee), cash only. Please note: gates to the overflow carpark will be locked at 19:00, the usual Hampton Court Green carpark is open until late. 

Disabled 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).