Kew Gardens Station (District Line (Richmond branch), London Overground) is the closest London Underground station, and is in zone 3.
From Kew Gardens Station it is a 5 minute walk to Kew Gardens (Victoria Gate entrance). Exit the station past the parade of shops, cross Sandycombe Road and walk down Lichfield road (opposite) to reach Victoria Gate.
Train services (South West Trains) from Waterloo, via Vauxhall and Clapham Junction, stop at Kew Bridge station. From Kew Bridge station it is a 10-minute walk to Kew Gardens (Elizabeth Gate entrance).
Kew Gardens is located at Kew, Richmond, Surrey, TW9 3AB, and is well signposted from all the major local roads. The South Circular (A205) passes the north-east corner of Kew Gardens and Kew Road (A307) forms the eastern border.
From the west :
-Take M4 (exit Junction 2) or A4
-Upon reaching the Chiswick roundabout, follow signs to Kew Gardens to join the A205 and cross the River Thames at Kew Bridge
-Turn right immediately after the bridge on Kew Green, and then right down Ferry Lane to reach the Kew Gardens car park
From north London:
-Follow the North Circular until you reach the Chiswick roundabout, then follow directions from here as above
From the south or west:
-From the M3 continue on the A316
-Upon reaching the Richmond roundabout, fork left on to Kew Road (A307)
-You will then see the Pagoda to your left and then the wall on your left which is the boundary to the Gardens
-There is limited parking along the Kew Road here after 10am, closest to Victoria Gate and Lion Gate
-Alternatively, to reach the car park (TW9 3AF), continue along this road and upon reaching Kew Green turn left and follow the signs
From the South Circular Road:
-Follow the South Circular Road past Kew Retail Park and under a railway bridge
-At the next traffic light junction, where the A307 joins from the left, go slowly through the junction and immediately turn left into Kew Green (NOT sharp left into the A307, as this is no left turn)
Route 65 stops close to the entrance gates. Route 391 stops near Kew Gardens Station. Routes 237 and 267 stop at Kew Bridge station.
The Kew Gardens car park (TW9 3AF) is near the Brentford Gate, which is reached via Ferry Lane, a narrow turning off Kew Green. Please note that parking is limited: the car park takes 300 cars. The Parking fee is 6 pounds 50 pence for the day. There is no charge for motorcycles and mopeds. The car park closes half an hour after the Gardens close.
Free parking is also available on Kew Road (A307) after 10am every day. From here the nearest entrance is Victoria Gate. This road is congested at peak times, so it may be easier to come via public transport. Please note that parking restrictions apply on most of the residential streets around Kew and on parts of Kew Road, please check parking restrictions carefully.