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Trains to Kew Gardens

Kew Gardens station opened in 1869. The two-storey yellow-brick building is one of the few remaining 19th-century structures on the North London Line and is a tremendous example of mid-Victorian railway architecture, and as part of the Kew Gardens conservation area, it is a protected structure. The station's south-facing footbridge, built in 1912, is also Grade II listed. Note the bridge's high walls, originally designed to protect train passengers' attire from the smoke of the steam trains. The station's original timber steaming hall now houses The Tap on The Line, rendering Kew Gardens the only station on the London network that has an integrated pub. Situated ten miles west of central London, the Royal Botanic Gardens of Kew are a popular tourist destination housing the UK's best collection of flora. The Victoria Gate entrance of the Gardens on the charming Lichfield Road is 400 metres from the station. The station is also just 600 yards walk from the National Archives.

Station details & facilities

Kew Gardens station is accessible on either side. The main entrance leads into the ticket hall and platform 1 with ramp access throughout. The ticket kiosk is on the right before entering the concourse, which leads on to the platform. The other side of the station has three entrances, two of which lead on to platform 2 and the other down to the subway connecting to platform 1, where the toilets are located.

Ticket Office

  • Ticket Machine :
  • Staff help available : False
  • Ticket Office opening hours :
    DayOpening Hours
    Weekdays06:30 - 20:15
    Saturday 06:45 - 19:30
    Sunday 08:15 - 21:30
  • Travel card zone : Zone 3/4
  • Oyster Prepay :
  • Oyster topup :
  • Oyster validator :



  • Postbox : False
  • Telephones :
  • Telephones type : Coins and cards
  • Staff Help Notes : During booking office opening hours
  • Customer Service Notes : London Overground Customer Service Centre
  • Customer help points : False


  • CCTV :


  • Shops available :


  • Toilets available :
  • Toilets description : Male and female toilets on the platform - no charge.
  • Showers : False
  • Baby change : False



  • Car parking spaces : 0

Bicycle Facilities

  • Cycle storage available : False
  • Cycle storage spaces : 28
  • Sheltered cycle storage :
  • Cycle storage CCTV :


  • Step-free access : Whole station
  • Step-free access notes :

    There is step free access between the street and all platforms, but be aware that it is not possible to interchange between Northbound and Southbound platforms without a street journey. Customers need to be aware that there is a step between train and platform of up to 300mm for London Underground services.

  • Ramps for train access :
  • Wheelchairs available : False
  • Induction Loop :
  • Accessible ticket machines :
  • Accessible Booking Office counter : False
  • Accessible taxis : unknown
  • Accessible taxis notes :

    Contact taxi operator directly

Trains to Kew Gardens


Kew Gardens Railway Station, Station Approach, Richmond, Greater London, TW9 3BZ
Ticket Office Hours
DayOpening Hours
Weekdays06:30 - 20:15
Saturday 06:45 - 19:30
Sunday 08:15 - 21:30

Useful links when visiting Kew Gardens by train