Dartford is a town in Kent, England.


The gatehouse of Henry VIII's Royal Manor

Get inEdit

By carEdit

  • From London, take the A2 arterial road from either London or the M25 Orbital motorway.
  • From Canterbury, take the M2 and the A2

The Dartford tunnel and bridge are toll roads but do not have booths. Payment must be made on the website (car plate is scanned) within a couple of days otherwise you get a large fine.

By trainEdit


Dartford railway station
  Note: No Eurostar at Ebbsfleet: because of Covid, Eurostar no longer stops at Ebbsfleet, Ashford or Calais-Fréthun. This will apply at least until Jan 2022.

Eurostar high-speed trains running from Paris (Gare du Nord), Lille (Europe), Calais (Fréthun) and Brussels (Zuid-Midi) stop at 1 Ebbsfleet International station. The station is has on-site car parking for over 9000 vehicles.

Passengers travelling by Eurostar to the UK from Paris (Gare du Nord), Lille (Europe), Calais (Fréthun) and Brussels (Zuid-Midi) stations undergo UK passport/identity card checks in France/Belgium before boarding, rather than on arrival in the UK. The UK passport checks take place after the French/Belgian passport/identity card exit checks in the stations. However, UK customs checks take place on arrival in the UK.

Passengers travelling to France/Belgium from Ashford International go through French passport/identity card checks in the station before boarding the train, whilst selective customs checks take place on arrival in France/Belgium following disembarkation.


Fastrack buses at Greenhithe railway station

Domestic trains are operated by SouthEastern From London St Pancras to Ebbsfleet (typical journey time 15 – 17 minutes).

Get aroundEdit

Local buses are operated by Fastrack (Arriva) and Arriva Kent Thameside



The quarry at Bluewater, showing the underlying chalk






Go nextEdit

Routes through Dartford
North LondonRainham  anticlockwise   clockwise  SevenoaksSouth London
Central LondonBexley  NW   SE  GravesendDover

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