Rye is 20 minutes' train journey away from Ashford railway station, which connects to London St Pancras using the high speed link (38 minutes) - it is therefore possible to get from St Pancras to Rye in just over one hour!
Trains from London St Pancras Domestic
(STP) to Ashford International (AFK) leave twice every hour - if you take the one that leaves every 42 minutes past the hour, it will arrive in Ashford in perfect time in step onto your onward train to Rye (from Platform 1, journey time 23 minutes).
Trains leave from Rye
towards Ashford every 56 minutes past the hour - there is short wait in Ashford (20 minutes) then take the high speed train back to St Pancras (43 minutes past the hour, from Platform 5).
Please check current timetable and platform numbers at your time of travel.
1) From M25 (anticlockwise direction)
Take M25 (anticlockwise) to Junction 5, then M26 (signposted Maidstone) to M20. Leave M20 at Junction 10 and take A2070 signed to Lydd and Brenzett. Follow A2070 to Brookland roundabout (Total petrol station) junction, then take A259 (straight on) signed to Rye and Hastings. This road continues onto Rye, where we have a town map
2) From M25 (clockwise direction)
Take Junction 3 onto the M20. Continue as per instructions to Rye as above (M25 anticlockwise)
3) From A2/M2
Take A2 out of London, leading onto M2. Leave M2 at Junction 3 and take A229 to join M20 at Junction 6. Continue down M20 leaving at Junction 10. Continue as per instructions to Rye as above (M25 anticlockwise).
4) From M21
Take Junction 5 off the M25 down the A21 (signposted Sevenoaks and Hastings). At Flimwell, turn left onto the A268 (signposted to Hawkhurst). This road continues onto Rye, where we have a town map