Directions by Rail

Journey to the Ashford International Hotel, Ashford, Kent

From Heathrow:

Please check TFL (transport for London) and or thetrainline web sites for details and alternate routes.

Approximate journey time 2 hours.

From Gatwick - 3 options:

  1. The cheapest option (approx 2 hours): Catch train to Tonbridge, Kent. Change to catch train for Redhill. Change and catch train for Ashford International.
  2. Catch local train to Victoria (approx 2 hours)(cheaper than Gatwick Express and only an extra 10 minutes on the journey. However, first ensure that the train you catch is not the one which stops at all stations!)  Then catch the train to Ashford International.
  3. Take train to St Pancras then train to Ashford International. 2 hours.

It is usually better to purchase an open return ticket but always check, as weekend travel is generally cheaper.

From West/South West M40, M4, M3, M23 & Heathrow, Gatwick Airports:

M25 anti-clockwise to junction 5, follow M26 on to M20 to Dover.  At junction 9 M20, leave motorway taking 3rd exit for Ashford/Canterbury (do not follow signs for International Station).  At 1st roundabout turn left; hotel is 200 yards on left-hand side.

From North M1, M11 & Stanstead Airport:

M25 clockwise to junction 3, take M20 to Dover. At junction 9 M20, leave motorway taking 3rd exit for Ashford/Canterbury (do not follow signs for International Station). At 1st roundabout turn left; hotel is 200 yards on left-hand side.

From Canterbury:

Take A28 to Chilham & Ashford. As road crosses M20 turn right following sign for Tenterden (Simone Weil Ave). Hotel is about 1,000 yards on right-hand side of dual carriageway.

From Dover/Folkestone:

Take M20 to junction 9; leave motorway taking 1st exit to Ashford/Canterbury. At 1st roundabout turn left; hotel is 200 yards on left-hand side.

Local Information

The Ashford International hotel in Kent (close to the famous Leeds Castle with its exquisite grounds. Mother Akasha informs us this Castle is where the First Lady Nada made her Ascension some 2,800 years ago) is south east of London (just off the M20 motorway at junction 9) connecting to Gatwick and Heathrow airports via the M25. The hotel is also perfectly located for easy travel to and from the continent by the Channel tunnel, road and rail. There are rail links to most European countries including France, Germany, Amsterdam, Brussels, Spain and Italy that feed into the high speed rail link.

Below please find a few websites where you can obtain further information regarding beautiful places of interest, for example Leeds Castle.

Leeds Castle

Leeds Castle

Canterbury Cathedral

White Cliffs Country

Kent Tourism

Visit Tunbridge Wells