Kings Hill by bus & coach

Kings Hill by bus & coach

Kings Hill is well served by bus services, operated by a number of national operators. Buses from Kings Hill provide connections between a variety of destinations including Tonbridge, Tunbridge Wells, Chatham and Rochester.

View the  Arriva timetable for Kings Hill Connect X1 & X2

View the Nu-Venture '123' timetable

Kent County Council is now tendering the bus service known as 123:The Ride. The new service will be called the X1. The timetable is still to be finalised and KCC has provided the following interim description of what the service will provide:

  • introduction of the X1 will coincide with the withdrawal of the 123;
  • it will be operated with high spec, low floor, branded vehicles provided by KCC;
  • it will operate between Kings Hill and West Malling Station (via the by-pass) and then continue onto Maidstone via the M20;
  • at peak times, additional journeys will operate between West Malling Station and Kings Hill only to increase capacity and provide greater frequency;
  • broadly speaking, the service will provide a half hourly frequency but will continue to be complimented by other Arriva services which also operate between Kings Hill and the Station.

For further information please contact

Public Transport Department
Policy & Strategy Team
Kent County Council
PO Box 441
Aylesford ME6 9HJ 
Tel: 03000 414141


Commuting into London

Brookline Commuter Coaches is a local, family run company in Ryarsh, West Malling. Only serving Kings Hill and Larkfield, with limited pick up points, it offers luxury commuter travel into London . For further information please call 01732 845656 or visit

Chalkwell Coach Company provides both a regular and economic commuter service to London, from Maidstone, via West Malling. For further details of the latest timetable visit their website at