Kings Hill by rail
Take the fast train from London Victoria or Blackfriars to West Malling (for Kings Hill) station.
King's Hill's location benefits from an excellent choice of high speed rail services to London and other locations. West Malling (for Kings Hill) station is just a few minutes away by car or the shuttle bus (123:The Ride) which is scheduled to meet every train.
Services to Victoria leave approximately every 15 minutes from 0600 until 0800, and half hourly thereafter until 2300. The journey takes approximately 50 minutes.
Services to Blackfriars leave daily at 0622 and 0705, taking approximately 60 minutes.
|West Malling to Victoria||50|
|West Malling to Blackfriars||60|
|West Malling to Ashford Int||30|
|Ashford Int to Paris||100|
|Ashford Int to Brussels||80|
|Ebbsfleet Int to Paris||125|
|Ebbsfleet Int to Brussels||101|
Source: National Rail
Kings Hill Rail Services
Nearby stations serving Kings Hill include:
- Tonbridge, 14 minutes away by car, offers services to London Bridge in 34 minutes, calling at Waterloo East and Charing Cross.
The Tonbridge to Cannon Street Service takes 42 minutes.
- Paddock Wood, 16 minutes away by car, offers 3 trains an hour to London Bridge in 45 minutes, also calling at Waterloo East and Charing Cross.
The Paddock Wood to Cannon Street service takes 51 minutes.
High Speed trains stop at nearby Snodland taking commuters into St Pancras International in just 45 minutes at speeds of up to 140 mph. There are three services in the morning between 7am and 8am and three in the evening between 5.15pm and 6.15pm.
Ebbsfleet International station can be reached by car from Kings Hill in less than 30 minutes. Kent’s high-speed rail services leave every 10/15 minutes from 0645 through to 0031 and reach St Pancras International in just 17 minutes. 5 hours' car parking at Ebbsfleet costs £4.50.
Excellent onward connections are then available across the platform or from adjacent Kings Cross station, for example:
- Nottingham and Oxford can be reached in just over 2 hours
- Birmingham in 2 hours 34 minutes
- Sheffield and Leeds in 2 hours 42 minutes
Services from Ebbsfleet International stop at Stratford International giving excellent connections to Docklands Light Railway into Canary Wharf in approximately 27 minutes.
It is currently understood that an all-day, half-hourly, Thameslink service will operate between Maidstone East and Welwyn Garden City via Blackfriars, Farringdon and St Pancras from 2018. (source: Strategic Transport & Development , Highways and Transportation).