Getting here

Plan your journey

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

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By Rail

Nearest station: Hampton Court (5 minute walk). This station is in zone 6. 
Services to Hampton Court from London Waterloo every 30 minutes (via Vauxhall, Clapham Junction, Earlsfield, Wimbledon, Raynes Park, New Malden, Berrylands, Surbiton and Thames Ditton).

There is no tube station at Hampton Court. The nearest stations are Wimbledon and Richmond.

By bus

  • 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.


By car, coach, bike


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
  • Hampton Court Green: (500 metres from entrance): £1.50 per hour
  • Hampton Court Train Station: (200 metres from entrance) for information about prices, please visit the National Rail website
  • Pay for your parking with cash or by using the Glide app.

Disabled parking

  • There are 9 disabled parking bays available on site.
  • Parking on site is currently 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): £15 per day.

Coach to and from Windsor Castle

Enjoy Windsor Castle and Hampton Court Palace in one day by travelling independently to your first attraction and taking the Shuttle to the second.
Collection and drop off are at local bus stops. Seats in the Surbiton Coaches Shuttle MUST be pre-booked.

  • The Shuttle service will not operate during the Winter months from the end of October 2017 until the begining of March 2018.


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 Upper Car Park. Normal car parking charges apply.

By boat

Riverboats 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:

Personal/private boat

Mooring sites along Barge Walk:

  • Privy Garden (by the Tijou Screens)
  • Kingston Bridge (opposite Barge Walk Cottages)

The first 24 hours are free. If you stay for more than 24 hours, mooring costs £5 per day. Boats can stay for a maximum of 72 hours.