Transportation links both across the Borough and with other areas are excellent, with 11 British Rail stations and two Underground stations providing a fast link to Central London, neighbouring London Boroughs and various parts of  Surrey. Midway between Heathrow, the West End and the City, Richmond upon Thames is easily accessible by several motorways including the M3, M4 and M25.


From London Heathrow Airport
Heathrow Airport is 12 miles away (under half an hour by car or taxi). Alternatively buses run from all terminals at Heathrow to Feltham station every 10 minutes. From Feltham there are direct trains to Twickenham and Richmond. Alternatively take the Piccadilly underground line from Heathrow and change for the 65 bus(Richmond & Kingston) at South Ealing underground station.

From London Gatwick Airport
Gatwick Airport is 30 miles away and takes about 45 minutes by car or taxi. Alternatively take the train from Gatwick direct to Clapham Junction (NOT the Gatwick express which goes direct to London Victoria. From Clapham junction there are direct trains to any of the railway stations in the London Borough of Richmond upon Thames Borough.

From City of London Airport
The airport is situated only 10 miles from the West End and six miles from the City of London. At the front of the terminal you can take a special airport shuttlebus to link up with Canning Town, Canary Wharf and Liverpool Street, all on the London Underground. You can then take the tube to London Waterloo and get a train to Richmond upon Thames, or change onto the District Line of the Underground for Richmond and Kew.

From London Stansted Airport
The Stanstea express train leaves from Liverpool Street, London. The journey time is 41 minutes. From Liverpool street take the underground to London Waterloo. Direct trains to Richmond upon Thames leave on a regular basis from London Waterloo. <

From Luton Airport
The airport is 35 miles from central London with easy access to the M1 and M25. Trains to central London take about 25 minutes. A constant, free shuttle bus service operates to and from Luton Airport Parkway station, situated just 1.8km from the airport terminal building.


Richmond station is a London Underground and National Rail station located in Richmond in the London Borough of Richmond upon Thames in south west London.

The station is the south-western terminus of the London Underground's District Line and the western terminus of the Silverlink North London Line service; the next station eastwards is Kew Gardens. Richmond is also served by South West Trains to and from Waterloo, Windsor and Eton Riverside, Kingston and Reading, on these services the station is between North Sheen and St. Margarets stations.

Richmond station is one of the western termini of the District Line on the London Underground system. It is also the western terminus of the North London Line to North Woolwich and served by trains from Waterloo station on the National Rail service, connecting it with Reading, Staines, Windsor, Wimbledon and Weybridge.

By Underground (tube)
The Borough is served by the District Line of the London Underground Service to Richmond and Kew Gardens.

By Train
There are 15 SWT (South West Trains) Railway Stations in the Borough. From Clapham Junction you can get a driect train to anyone of the stations in the borough. Clapham Junction can be reached from London Waterloo or London Victoria in under 10 minutes.

Waterloo station can be reached directly in 20 minutes from Richmond allowing good connections to the city, the West End, as well as the south-east coast.
National Railways Enquiry Phone 0345 484950

List of stations in the London Borough of Richmond upon Thames
Barnes, Barnes Bridge, Fulwell, Hampton, Hampton Wick, Mortlake, North Sheen, Richmond, St Margarets, Strawberry Hill, Teddington, Twickenham, Whitton.

By Eurostar
The Eurostar from Paris or Brussels arrives in London St Pancras Station. Fastest way to get to Richmond from King's Cross & St Pancras International by public transport is to take the Victoria Line from London St Pancras Station to Vauxhall Underground Station. Then walk to Walk to Vauxhall (London), Vauxhall Rail Station. Then take South West Trains to Richmond Rail Station. Journey time is approximately 50 minutes.

You can also take the 34 bus from London St Pancras Station to Marble Arch Station. Then 94 bus or 148 bus to Shepherd's Bush (Central Line). Then 72 bus or 295 bus or 283 bus to Hammersmith Bus Station. Then 33 bus to Richmond. Journey time approximately 2 hours.

By Eurotunnel
The Eurotunnel operates between Folkestone, England and Calais, France. It takes 35 minutes and there are up to 4 trains an hour, 24 hours a day. You need to be travelling in vehicle to use this service, pedestrian passengers are not permitted. From Folkestone, Richmond upon Thames is 79 miles.

London Transport Travel Information - Journey planning advice, times and fares for all buses and rail travel in London. Phone 0871 560 7952

By Coach
National Express coaches run regularly to central London (Victoria Coach Station) from across the UK. Then take the underground (District Line to Kew or Richmond) or a train to Clapham Juntion (only 2 stops) and then a South West Train directly to the Richmond area.