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Getting here

5-28 August

This summer, between 5-28 August there will be a reduced train service between London Waterloo and Hampton Court. Trains are likely to be busier than usual and between 10.00 and 16.30 on weekdays, trains to and from Hampton Court will start and stop at Surbiton.

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By public transport

By train

  • South West Trains services run from London Waterloo to Hampton Court Station every 30 minutes (via Vauxhall, Clapham Junction, Earlsfield, Wimbledon, Raynes Park, New Malden, Berrylands, Surbiton and Thames Ditton).
  • Hampton Court Palace is in Zone 6.

There is no tube station that services Hampton Court. The nearest are Wimbledon (from where you can take the train) and Richmond (from where you can take the R68 bus).

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.

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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.

By car, coach or cycle


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 Southwest Trains website.
  • On 22 July - 25 August there will extra parking on Hampton Court Green for £6.00 per day
  • 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.


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


The National Cycle Network route number 4 runs along the Barge Walk past the palace.

Cycle racks are located in the following locations:

  • To the left of the palace entrance (near Reception).
  • In the Car Park (next to the Rose Garden).

Allocated parking spaces marked ‘M/C’ are available in the Upper Car Park. Normal car parking charges apply.