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Travel information for your visit to Kew Palace

Travel information for your visit to Kew Palace

Kew Palace, the Great Pagoda, the Kitchens and Queen Charlotte's Cottage are closed for winter and will re-open on 05 April 2019.

Kew Palace
Royal Botanic Gardens Kew

Plan Your Journey

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

Transport for London - journey planner

Travel disruption notices

Where possible, we aim to give notice of local events that may disrupt your travel to Kew Palace. If you are visiting on the dates listed below it is advised you check Transport for London for travel advice. 

  • No known events

Means of transport

London Underground

  • Kew Gardens station: District line (15-20 minute walk)


  • Kew Gardens station (15-20 minute walk)

National Rail

  • Kew Bridge station (15-20 minute walk)


  • Nearby stops: Mortlake Road / Kew Green.
  • Helpful services: 65, 237, 391 and 267 (summer Sundays only).

Where to find us

Elizabeth Gate (TW9 3AB) is the Kew Gardens entrance closest to Kew Palace.


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


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.


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


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.


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