Public Transport and Airports
We gladly meet all those arriving at our local train station, Swanley. Just call 01322 863116 when you know which train we should meet, or call if you would like any help whatsoever in planning your journey.
From London: Trains generally leave London Victoria for our local station, Swanley, every 30 minutes at 25 and 55 minutes past each hour (destination usually Ashford International or Canterbury West). The journey takes around 25 minutes. If you telephone from Victoria advising us which train you intend to take our driver can meet you at Swanley. Trains usually leave London Victoria from platforms 1 to 6 and telephones are located on most platforms in addition to the main set of telephones between platform 7 and the bookshop WHSmith. Swanley has a frequent train service with waiting rooms, a ticket office, shop, taxis and telephones.
Eurostar: Ebbsfleet International Station is 20 minutes from Charton Manor by car and we will gladly provide a driver to meet you when you arrive. Ebbsﬂeet International is 1 hour 40 minutes from Brussels and 2 hours 5 minutes from Paris.
Nearest airports by car are London Gatwick (45 minutes); London City (45 minutes); London Southend Airport (50 minutes); London Stansted (75 minutes); London Heathrow (75 minutes).
London Gatwick: There are fast non-stop services from Gatwick Airport station next to the South Terminal to London Victoria station, from where there are trains to our local station, Swanley (see Trains ‘From London’ above). Total journey takes about 1 hour 45 minutes. Alternatively, you could take a taxi from Gatwick Airport direct to Charton Manor. The taxi journey takes about 45 minutes (Farningham is 3 minutes from junction 3 of the M25). Taxis booked in advance are generally cheaper than airport taxis.
London Heathrow: Buy a One Day Travelcard ticket for your journey to Swanley. Take the London Underground (subway) to Hammersmith, then from the same platform take any District Line train to London Victoria Train Station, from where there are trains to our local station, Swanley (see Trains ‘From London’ above). The total train journey takes around 1 hour 40 minutes. Alternatively you could take a Taxi from Heathrow Airport direct to Charton Manor. The taxi journey takes about 75 minutes (Farningham is 3 minutes from junction 3 of the M25). Taxis booked in advance are generally cheaper than airport taxis.