By Train - The nearest mainline train stations are at Headcorn and Ashford. Bus links operate from these stations to Tenterden (see below).
South Eastern Trains
By Bus - Service buses operate to Tenterden from: Ashford International (2 or 2A), Maidstone (12) and Headcorn (12 and 12RL), Tunbridge Wells (297), Hastings (340).
Stagecoach • • Arriva
For full details of all buses that run to Tenterden visit the Tenterden Town Website.
Tenterden Taxis offers transfers between Headcorn Railway Station (and other locations) and Tenterden Station. For enquiries or to prebook your travel please contact them on 01580 762277 or 07798 677777.
Penny's Cars 07563 561292.
MTC Taxis 01580 890003.
By Car – Tenterden is about 12 miles southwest of Ashford on the A28. The K&ESR Car Park is just over the level crossing at Tenterden Town station. Parking is free, although as a charity we welcome a donation towards the cost of provision!
As a result of feedback from our visitors the suggested most direct route to the K&ESR, if you are travelling from the west (anticlockwise) on the M25, is to join the M26 at junction 5 which after a short time joins the M20 at junction 3. Head south-bound signposted towards Ashford and Dover. If you are travelling from the north, once you have crossed the QE2 bridge at Dartford, join the M20 at junction 3. Head south-bound, signposted towards Ashford and Dover.
Leave the M20 at junction 8 (the Leeds Castle exit) and take the B2163 through the village of Leeds and past the entrance to the castle on your left. This rural road meets the A274 at a crossroad junction; turn left here.
Head through the villages of Sutton Valence, Headcorn and Biddenden where the A274 becomes the A262.
Where this road meets the A28 turn right towards Tenterden, passing through the suburb of St Michaels before entering Tenterden High Street. Once in the High Street continue until you see The Vine public house; turn right here into Station Road and Tenterden Station and our car park is located just over the level crossing.
By Car - Northiam village is about 12 miles north of Hastings. Parking at the station is free, although we welcome a donations!
The station is adjacent to the A28 one mile north of the village centre. From Rye, take the A268 to Northiam. From West Kent or South London, take the A21 to Flimwell and follow the A268 through Hawkhurst to Northiam.
Note: There is no car parking at Bodiam Station - Passengers wishing to visit Bodiam are advised to 'Park & Ride' from either Tenterden or Northiam.
Stagecoach route 349 runs from Hastings to Bodiam Station.
www.traveline.info - A very useful website for impartial information on planning your journey, by bus, coach or train... or any combination of the three!