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getting to royal tunbridge wells from london airports

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getting to royal tunbridge wells from london airports

Hello

What's the best way to get to RTW by public transport from London airports? I notice that by train from Gatwick you have to change, even though it's very close. Are there any direct bus links? Also what about Heathrow, by bus or train? In other words what is the best way to get to and from RTW if you are coming from overseas and don't have a car?

Thanks

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1. Re: getting to royal tunbridge wells from london airports

Train to Three Bridges then the 291 bus. Fast it isn't.

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Post 1's answer is not the easiest route. The most straight forward way from Gatwick would be take the train to Redhill and change onto the Tonbridge train. TW (we tend not to use the Royal bit) is a couple of stops down another line from Tonbridge - less than 10 minutes away. Many people change at Tonbridge, so this isn't a problem, although you will have to cross a footbridge. Alternatively, there is a taxi rank outside Tonbridge station to take you to TW. Rail services to TW are frequent.

National Express coaches don't run a direct coach service - you have to go via London and it takes c4 hours.

For Heathrow, the easiest way by public transport is by train via central London.

Local taxi companies such as TW Taxis offer fixed price rates to/from the major airports. Gatwick is from £45 and Heathrow from £70. The rates will be higher for anti social hours. Tunbridgewells-taxis.co.uk. Alternatively, tunbridgewellstaxi.net - same prices.

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3. Re: getting to royal tunbridge wells from london airports

Gatwick to Tunbridge Wells by train is easy although the trains between Redhill and Tonbridge run only once an hour. I always manage to arrive just after one has left! Tonbridge to Tunbridge Wells trains are every 15 minutes weekdays and Saturdays for most of the day, every 30 minutes on Sundays and Holidays.

if travelling that way ensure your ticket is NOT VIA LONDON or you will be paying far too much. There is no advantage whatsoever in going via London as it takes longer, costs more and the trains are always very crowded.

The 291 bus from Three Bridges takes an hour and a half to get to Tunbridge Wells - new times from 23rd April at metrobus.co.uk/download/…

There are no direct buses from Gatwick towards the Tonbridge / Tunbridge Wells area.

Neither are there from Heathrow, never have been.

You can take the very expensive Heathrow Express train into central London then cross by Underground to Charing Cross or Cannon Street stations for the trains to Tunbridge Wells, which run every 15 minutes except on Sundays when only every 30 minutes. Much cheaper and not that much slower when everything is taken into consideration, is to take the Underground direct from Heathrow to whichever station is best and onwards from there.

Check all train times at www.nationalrail.co.uk

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