Getting here

Kew Palace can be found within the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew

By public transport

Please note that the nearest Kew Gardens entrance gate for access to Kew Palace is Elizabeth Gate (TW9 3AB).
The closest bus stops are Mortlake Road / Kew Green: routes 65 & 391 (230m).


  • Bus routes: 65, 237, 267 (summer Sundays only) and 391.


Nearest station:

  • Kew Gardens
Transport for London journey planner

The closest station to Elizabeth Gate is Kew Bridge station (650m).


Nearest stations:

  • Kew Gardens (London Overground and Silverlink Train Services)
  • Kew Bridge Station (South West Trains)
South West trains


Riverboats run in the summer from the following destinations:

  • Westminster
  • Richmond-upon-Thames
  • Kingston-upon-Thames

Westminster Passenger Services (from Westminster)
Telephone: +44 (0)20 7930 2062

Turks Launches (from Richmond-upon-Thames and Kingston-upon-Thames)
Telephone: +44 (0)20 8546 243

By car, coach or bicycle


The Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew is located on Kew Road (A307) and is well signposted from all the major local roads.


Please remember that cycling is not permitted within Kew Gardens.
Bicycle racks/railings can be found in the following locations:

  • Inside Victoria Gate
  • Outside Elizabeth Gate
  • Brentford Gate car park


Restrictions may apply on many of the residential streets around Kew.

Brentford Gate

  • Reached via Ferry Lane, near the Main Gate.
  • Parking is limited to 300 cars.
  • Parking costs £7.00 for a full day throughout the year.

Kew Road (A307)

  • Free parking available after 10.00 every morning.
  • Please note: this area can become congested during peak traffic times.

Disabled parking

The Brentford Gate car park has several dedicated parking bays for disabled visitors. There are three disabled parking bays near Elizabeth Gate on Kew Green. Parking is free for Blue Badge Holders.


Coach drop off/collection:

  • Groups can drop off/pick up at the Elizabeth Gate at Kew Green
  • Coach parking is free of charge on Kew Road after 10.00.