getting to and around kent
Getting to Kent, in the south-east corner of England, is easy by car, coach or train. And once you're here, you can travel around smoothly thanks to an excellent road network and efficient local rail and bus services. London is just half an hour away and France is a short hop across the Channel, so you also have the option of combining golfing break in the Garden of England with splendid days out elsewhere.
Planning your journey couldn't be easier, chose your own pace by driving on the M2 and M20 motorways running through the heart of Kent, liking all major towns and cities. Or take to well-signposted coutry roads. For help with mapping your journey, visit www.theaa.com and click onto ‘AA Route Planner Great Britain'.
Regular train services run to all major towns in Kent, and the fast train service from St Pancreas now takes less than an hour. You can also travel by rail from London Victoria, Waterloo (East), Charing Cross, London Cannon Street and London Bridge, as well as from the rest of Southern England. Soueastern trains offer ideas on their website for outings from London to Kent by rail.
Or sit back on a National Express coach, operating from London's Victoria Coach Station to many parts of the Garden of England. You can get timetable information for Kent's local bus network from Traveline.
Hop across the channel, fancy some shopping or continetal dining and sightseeing? The port of Dover is the world's busiest ferry port. With departures every 20 minutes around the clock, it is easy to get away. Or go from Folkestone to Calais in 25 minutes with Eurotunnel. Other great connections include Eurostar from Ashford International or Ebbsfleet International to Lille and Paris.