Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew (also informally referred to as Kew Gardens) is a non-departmental public body in the United Kingdom sponsored by the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs. An internationally important botanical research and education institution, it employs 750 staff. With a fascinating collection of trees and flowers from around the globe set across Kew's vast gardens,  huge greenhouses, and a treetop walkway you're guaranteed a great day out.

Getting to the Royal Botanic Gardens by train is easy with the nearest train station aptly named Kew Gardens a 5-minute walk away with frequent services from Richmond. You may though find Kew Bridge station is more convenient with a direct service from London Waterloo. From Kew Bridge station it is a 10-minute walk to Kew Gardens.

Visit the Kew Royal Botanic Gardens official website for opening information.

Station details & facilities

Ticket Office opening hours:
DayOpening Hours
Weekdays06:30 - 20:15
Saturday 06:45 - 19:30
Sunday 08:15 - 21:30
Ticket MachineAvailable
Staff helpUnavailable
Staffing levelFull time
Oyster PrepayAvailable
Oyster topupAvailable
Oyster validatorAvailable
Pre-purchase collectionAvailable
Travel card zoneZone 3/4
Left LuggageUnavailable
Left Luggage Website
Telephone typesCoins and cards
Station BuffetAvailable
Bureau de ChangeUnavailable
Tourist Information OfficeUnavailable
Toilets notesMale and female toilets on the platform - no charge.
Baby changeUnavailable
WiFi notes
Web kioskUnavailable
Staff Help notes
During booking office opening hours
Customer Service notes
London Overground Customer Service Centre
Customer help pointsUnavailable
Cycle storageUnavailable
Cycle storage spaces28
Sheltered cycle storageAvailable
Cycle storage CCTVAvailable
Step-free accessWhole 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 accessAvailable
Induction LoopAvailable
Accessible ticket machinesAvailable
Accessible Booking Office counterUnavailable
Accessible taxisunknown
Accessible taxis notes

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Departures and arrivals from Kew Gardens

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to Richmond (London)London Underground20:14On time
to Acton CentralLondon Underground20:17On time
to Richmond (London)London Underground20:19On time
to Acton CentralLondon Underground20:25On time
to Richmond (London)London Underground20:26On time
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from Acton CentralLondon Underground20:13On time
from Richmond (London)London Underground20:16On time
from Acton CentralLondon Underground20:18On time
from Richmond (London)London Underground20:24On time
from Acton CentralLondon Underground20:25On time

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