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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
Surrey
KT8 9AU

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

Car parking

On-site 

Limited on-site parking is available at £1.60 per hour.

Hampton Court Green

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

Please note, the overflow area will be locked at 18:45.

See below for more parking options.

Public transport

National Rail trains

Hampton Court train station is located a five-minute walk from the palace.

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

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.

Plan your journey

Check here 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

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.

Car parking

Limited parking is available. During our busy periods it is advisable to consider other means of travel.

On-site

£1.60 per hour (car parking bays fit a standard car only). Pay for your parking with cash, card or by using the Gilde app.

Accessible parking

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

Nearby

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

Please note, the overflow area will be locked at 18:45.

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)

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.

Bicycle

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.

Motorcycle

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.

Coach to and from Windsor Castle

Enjoy Windsor Castle and Hampton Court Palace in one day. Surbiton Coaches Shuttle offer a coach services that links the two sites.

Tickets must be pre-booked. For information on pricing, times and collection and drop off points, visit the Surbiton Coaches Shuttle website.

Available during summer season only.

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)

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).
A visitor uses the DVG in Base Court at Hampton Court Palace
Tours and talks

Hold the stories of Hampton Court Palace in your hands and experience history where it happened with an audio guide tour.

Daily

Hampton Court Palace

Included in palace admission (members go free)

A boy holds up a toy sword and shouts as children play in the background at the Magic Garden at Hampton Court Palace
Families Highlights

Meet mysterious beasts, storm the battlements and discover the secret grotto in the Magic Garden at Hampton Court Palace.

Now closed for winter

Hampton Court Palace

Included in palace admission (members go free)

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

Renowned across the world, Hampton Court Palace's beautiful gardens are an unmissable attraction.

Open daily

Hampton Court Palace

Included in palace admission (members go free)