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Travel information for your visit to Hampton Court Palace

Travel information for your visit to Hampton Court Palace

Plan your journey

Hampton Court Palace
East Molesey

Check the Transport for London and South Western Railway websites for up to date travel information to ensure a smooth journey to Hampton Court Palace.

Transport for London - journey planner South Western Railway - journey planner

Public transport

National rail trains

Hampton Court train station is located a five-minute walk from the palace. National Rail train services run from London Waterloo every 30 minutes, calling at Vauxhall, Clapham Junction, Earlsfield, Wimbledon, Raynes Park, New Maldon, Berrylands, Surbiton, Thames Ditton and Hampton Court.

Hampton Court station is in zone 6. Oyster cards are accepted on this route.

Trains returning to London Waterloo depart Hampton Court station at regular times: 

  • Monday to Saturday: 24 and 54 minutes past the hour
  • Sunday: 05 and 35 minutes past the hour 


Bus services run from Kingston 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.

London Underground

There is no London Underground station at Hampton Court. The nearest Underground stations are in Wimbledon and Richmond, where connecting bus routes are available.

Travelling by car

How to get here by car

The palace is on the A308 and is well signposted from all major local roads.

Please 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.

Please note from Monday 24 January 2022 until early April, Highways Surrey will be installing new raised kerbs and bollards on Hampton Court Bridge.

The bridge will remain open but lane (and possibly footpath) closures will be necessary to facilitate their works. There will be delays to traffic and buses for the period of the works.

Car parking

Limited parking is available. Car parking is available on a first come, first served basis, with payment required on site. It is not possible to pre-book a parking space. During our busy periods it is advisable to consider other means of travel.


£1.60 per hour (car parking bays fit a standard car only). Pay for your parking with card only. Please note the parking machines are touch screen and sanitiser dispensers are next to machines. Alternatively, you can use the Glide app.

Accessible parking

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


Hampton Court Green is located 500m from the entrance of the palace and is charged at £1.50 per hour.

Hampton Court Train Station (200 metres from entrance): for information about prices, please visit the National Rail website.

Bushy Park (15 minute walk): for more information, please visit the Royal Parks website.

Kingston upon Thames: multiple public car parks are located nearby in Kingston upon Thames. Hampton Court Palace is a short bus journey via routes 111 or 216, which can be picked up from stop P2 or R in Kingston town centre. Options include: 

  • Rose Car Park (417 spaces)
  • Seven Kings Car Park (1062 spaces)
  • The Bittoms Car Park (303 spaces)

You can also check for nearby parking on the your parking space website.


Other transport options

Parking for other vehicles

Motor home or 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.


Cycle racks are located to the left of the palace entrance (by the Works Yard, just before the barrier) 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.

Minibus and coach

Drop-off and collection points

  • Hampton Court Green (500 metres from entrance).
  • Hampton Court Station Coach Park (200 metres from entrance). 

For information about prices, please visit the National Rail website.

Travel by boat

Public riverboat services run in the summer from the following destinations:

  • Westminster (takes about four hours)
  • Richmond-upon-Thames (takes about two hours)
  • Kingston-upon-Thames (takes about 45 minutes)

For more information visit:

Private boat mooring

Mooring sites along Barge Walk:

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

Boats can stay for a maximum of 72 hours of paid mooring (total of 96 hours). Historic Royal Palaces no longer collects mooring fees paid in cash from boat owners. Payment will also be no longer available at the Hampton Court Palace ticket office. Management of the mooring will fall under the control of District Enforcement Ltd. This company is responsible for the collection of mooring fees by telephone or online payments only. Boat owners must first register their arrival here.

The mooring fee is:

  • First 24-hour period - free of charge
  • £8.00 per 24-hour period thereafter
Aerial view of a formal garden with green lawns on either side of a main path running towards the baroque palace. A fountain runs in the foreground at the centre of the path
Things to see

Take time to explore and relax in these world-renowned gardens and find our free entry Garden Open Days dates.


Hampton Court Palace

Included in all admission tickets (members go free)

The Privy Garden at Hampton Court Palace, showing bright planting and baroque architecture under a clear blue sky
Things to see

Explore the Privy Garden, now restored to its former glory and complete with its intricate Tijou Screen.


Hampton Court Palace

Included in palace admission (members go free)

A family of two women, a boy and a girl relax and admire the colourful planting in the Rose Garden at Hampton Court Palace. The Tudor palace can be seen in the background
Things to see

Discover an abundance of colour in the grounds of the historic Tudor buildings at Hampton Court Palace.


Hampton Court Palace

Included in palace admission (members go free)