Ashford travel guide

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You're Going to Love Ashford

With a population of 62 787, Ashford is a must-see destination in England, United Kingdom.

Where to Eat in Ashford

If you’re looking for affordable options, The Secret Garden (The Courtyard Hythe Road) and Boys Hall (Boys Hall Rd) are great picks. For delicious green meals, Five Bells Inn (The St) and The Woolpack (Church Road) are recommended spots to get vegetarian or vegan food in Ashford.

When to visit Ashford

Ashford in January
Estimated hotel price
£72
1 night at 3-star hotel
Ashford in January
Estimated hotel price
£72
1 night at 3-star hotel

How to Get to Ashford

Plane

Although Ashford doesn’t have its own airport, you can fly to London Gatwick Airport (LGW), which is located 73 km from Ashford. The shortest domestic flight to Ashford departs from Belfast and takes around 1h 15m.

Train

AccesRail is the most popular train carrier serving Ashford, followed by Train. The train journey from Ashford to Cambridge takes 1h 15m and costs around £20 for a one-way ticket. When coming by train from Birmingham, expect to pay about £25 for a 1h 28m trip. Located 0.3 km from the city centre, Ashford International is the busiest station in Ashford. Another popular train station is Ashford Appledore, located 13 km from the centre.

Car

Another option to get to Ashford is to pick up a car hire from London, which is about 80 km from Ashford. You’ll find branches of GREEN MOTION and DRIVALIA , among others, in London.

Bus

Several bus lines operate bus routes to Ashford, including National Express, Megabus and FlixBus. From Bristol, the bus ride to Ashford takes 217 km and will cost you around £4. From Nottingham, the ticket costs about £5 for a journey of 225 km. The most popular bus station is Ashford Ashford, located 0.4 km from the city centre of Ashford. Ashford Ashford Willesborough is also a commonly used station, and is 3.1 km from the city centre.

Plane

Although Ashford doesn’t have its own airport, you can fly to London Gatwick Airport (LGW), which is located 73 km from Ashford. The shortest domestic flight to Ashford departs from Belfast and takes around 1h 15m.

Train

AccesRail is the most popular train carrier serving Ashford, followed by Train. The train journey from Ashford to Cambridge takes 1h 15m and costs around £20 for a one-way ticket. When coming by train from Birmingham, expect to pay about £25 for a 1h 28m trip. Located 0.3 km from the city centre, Ashford International is the busiest station in Ashford. Another popular train station is Ashford Appledore, located 13 km from the centre.

Car

Another option to get to Ashford is to pick up a car hire from London, which is about 80 km from Ashford. You’ll find branches of GREEN MOTION and DRIVALIA , among others, in London.

Bus

Several bus lines operate bus routes to Ashford, including National Express, Megabus and FlixBus. From Bristol, the bus ride to Ashford takes 217 km and will cost you around £4. From Nottingham, the ticket costs about £5 for a journey of 225 km. The most popular bus station is Ashford Ashford, located 0.4 km from the city centre of Ashford. Ashford Ashford Willesborough is also a commonly used station, and is 3.1 km from the city centre.

Airports near Ashford

Airlines serving Ashford

Lufthansa
Good (4,423 reviews)
KLM
Good (803 reviews)
SWISS
Good (909 reviews)
British Airways
Good (4,180 reviews)
Delta
Good (4,594 reviews)
Turkish Airlines
Good (2,236 reviews)
Air France
Good (960 reviews)
Iberia
Good (1,519 reviews)
Austrian Airlines
Good (474 reviews)
United Airlines
Good (4,825 reviews)
Emirates
Excellent (2,098 reviews)
Qatar Airways
Good (2,454 reviews)
Air Canada
Good (5,328 reviews)
Brussels Airlines
Good (220 reviews)
Scandinavian Airlines
Good (792 reviews)
Finnair
Good (896 reviews)
TAP AIR PORTUGAL
Good (1,098 reviews)
Singapore Airlines
Excellent (869 reviews)
LOT
Good (671 reviews)
Alaska Airlines
Excellent (5,175 reviews)
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Where to stay in Ashford

Average rates range from around £84 per night for a double room in a 3-star hotel to £151 and up for a 5-star experience.

Where to stay in popular areas of Ashford

Most booked hotels in Ashford

Port Lympne Hotel & Reserve
4 stars
Excellent (9, Excellent reviews)
£407+
Hampton by Hilton Ashford International
3 stars
Excellent (8.4, Excellent reviews)
£77+
Hythe Imperial Hotel Spa & Golf
4 stars
Excellent (8.2, Excellent reviews)
£70+
The Conningbrook Hotel
3 stars
Good (7.7, Good reviews)
£57+
Castle Inn
3 stars
Good (7.4, Good reviews)
£80+
Eastwell Manor, Champneys Hotel & Spa
4 stars
Good (7.3, Good reviews)
£147+

Hiring a car in Ashford

It’s generally cheaper to hire your vehicle outside the airport: locations in the city are around 15% cheaper than airport locations in Ashford.

Expect to pay £1.42 per litre in Ashford (average price from the past 30 days). Depending on the size of your car hire, filling up the tank will cost between £17.03 and £22.71. Economy (Suzuki Splash or similar) is the most popular car type to hire in Ashford, while also 71% cheaper than other types, on average.

It’s generally cheaper to hire your vehicle outside the airport: locations in the city are around 15% cheaper than airport locations in Ashford.

Expect to pay £1.42 per litre in Ashford (average price from the past 30 days). Depending on the size of your car hire, filling up the tank will cost between £17.03 and £22.71. Economy (Suzuki Splash or similar) is the most popular car type to hire in Ashford, while also 71% cheaper than other types, on average.