Richmond station has lift and level access. Take 65 bus (in the direction of Ealing Broadway) to Lion or Victoria Gate.
The nearest train station to Kew Gardens is Kew Gardens Rail station which can be reached from Richmond, however often, Kew Bridge Rail Station is more convenient with a direct service from London Waterloo. From Kew Bridge station it is a 10-minute walk to Kew Gardens .
Boat transportation to Kew is NOT included. Separate Thames River Boat tickets must be purchased or travel by train from Waterloo station to Kew . Combination tickets are issued separately. Your 24-hour boat pass is valid from first use, and you can visit Kew Gardens up to 72-hours after starting the cruise.
How much does it cost to enter Kew Gardens ? Tickets are cheaper if bought online rather than at one of the entrance gates. Tickets for children aged 4-16 years are just £2.50, while entry is free to children under 4 years. Add £1 to each ticket if buying at the gate.
Richmond station is a National Rail and London Underground station managed by South West Trains. It is on the South West Trains Waterloo to Reading line, the London Underground District line and also the London Overground North London Line.
It is suggested that most people take around three hours to explore the whole of the length of the Gardens. (It is about one mile across and takes about 40 minutes to walk across.) We usually stay the whole day and still never see everything. If you have time, spend the whole day at Kew.
These are lovely gardens to spend a few hours. There is a lovely cafe / restaurant in the Orangery & take time to visit Kew Palace, run by a different group but part of the gardens history & very interesting.
In May , the Kew Gardens spring to life (literally) and the blooming of bluebells are especially popular among visitors; but it’s during the summer months when the Kew Gardens are perhaps at their most beautiful.
From Kings Cross to Kew by bus would take for ever. Take the tube, its about 45 minutes. Piccadilly line to Hammersmith, then change to District line (Richmond branch).
hi Laura, smoking is permitted in the Gardens , but not in any of the buildings or glasshouses.
Pay as you go You can use contactless ( card or device) or an Oyster card on the River Bus service operated by Thames Clippers. Touch in at the start of your journey and touch out at the end on the yellow card readers, and when changing boats , to pay the right fare.
about two hours
Line 211 bus, line 110 bus • 1h 24m Take the line 211 bus from Victoria to Hammersmith Bus Station 211. Take the line 110 bus from Hammersmith Bus Station to Kew Gardens Station 110.