Maidstone travel guide

Maidstone Tourism | Maidstone Guide

You're Going to Love Maidstone

With a population of 90,894, Maidstone is a must-see destination in England, United Kingdom. It is one of the most popular cities to visit in the country. We recommend you stay at least 3 days in order to fully appreciate everything Maidstone has to offer.

Where to Eat in Maidstone

If you’re looking for affordable options, The Dirty Habit (The Pilgrims Way) and The Tickled Trout (Lower Road West Farleigh) are great picks. For delicious green meals, Madisons (28/32 Gabriels Hill) and Percival’s Rest (West St, Harrietsham) are recommended spots to get vegetarian or vegan food in Maidstone.

When to visit Maidstone

Maidstone in January
Estimated hotel price
$130
1 night at 3-star hotel
Maidstone in January
Estimated hotel price
$130
1 night at 3-star hotel

How to Get to Maidstone

Plane

Although Maidstone doesn’t have its own airport, you can fly to London Gatwick Airport (LGW), which is located 50 km from Maidstone. The shortest flight to Maidstone from New Zealand departs from Auckland and takes around 27h 05m.

Train

Eurostar is the most popular train carrier serving Maidstone, followed by AccesRail. The train journey from Maidstone to Cambridge takes 1h 06m and costs around $46 for a one-way ticket. When coming by train from Lille, expect to pay about $101 for a 1h 24m trip. Located 8 km from the city centre, Maidstone Hollingbourne is the busiest station in Maidstone. Another popular train station is Maidstone Wateringbury, located 7 km from the centre.

Car

Another option to get to Maidstone is to pick up a car hire from London, which is about 51 km from Maidstone. You’ll find branches of GREEN MOTION and DRIVALIA , among others, in London.

Bus

Several bus lines operate bus routes to Maidstone, including National Express, Megabus and FlixBus. From Bristol, the bus ride to Maidstone takes 217 km and will cost you around $11. From Nottingham, the ticket costs about $21 for a journey of 225 km. Maidstone’s bus station is located 7 km from the city centre.

Plane

Although Maidstone doesn’t have its own airport, you can fly to London Gatwick Airport (LGW), which is located 50 km from Maidstone. The shortest flight to Maidstone from New Zealand departs from Auckland and takes around 27h 05m.

Train

Eurostar is the most popular train carrier serving Maidstone, followed by AccesRail. The train journey from Maidstone to Cambridge takes 1h 06m and costs around $46 for a one-way ticket. When coming by train from Lille, expect to pay about $101 for a 1h 24m trip. Located 8 km from the city centre, Maidstone Hollingbourne is the busiest station in Maidstone. Another popular train station is Maidstone Wateringbury, located 7 km from the centre.

Car

Another option to get to Maidstone is to pick up a car hire from London, which is about 51 km from Maidstone. You’ll find branches of GREEN MOTION and DRIVALIA , among others, in London.

Bus

Several bus lines operate bus routes to Maidstone, including National Express, Megabus and FlixBus. From Bristol, the bus ride to Maidstone takes 217 km and will cost you around $11. From Nottingham, the ticket costs about $21 for a journey of 225 km. Maidstone’s bus station is located 7 km from the city centre.

Airports near Maidstone

Airlines serving Maidstone

Lufthansa
Good (4,684 reviews)
KLM
Good (839 reviews)
SWISS
Good (963 reviews)
British Airways
Good (4,673 reviews)
Delta
Good (4,558 reviews)
Turkish Airlines
Good (2,237 reviews)
Austrian Airlines
Good (481 reviews)
Iberia
Good (1,604 reviews)
Air France
Good (982 reviews)
Emirates
Excellent (2,114 reviews)
United Airlines
Good (4,990 reviews)
Qatar Airways
Good (2,405 reviews)
Air Canada
Good (6,061 reviews)
Brussels Airlines
Good (228 reviews)
Finnair
Good (840 reviews)
LOT
Good (684 reviews)
Singapore Airlines
Excellent (933 reviews)
Scandinavian Airlines
Good (792 reviews)
TAP AIR PORTUGAL
Good (1,175 reviews)
Alaska Airlines
Excellent (5,805 reviews)
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Where to stay in popular areas of Maidstone

Hiring a car in Maidstone

Expect to pay $3.04 per litre in Maidstone (average price from the past 30 days). Depending on the size of your car hire, filling up the tank will cost between $36.45 and $48.60. The most frequently booked car type in Maidstone is Economy (Vauxhall Corsa or similar). If you’re looking to save money, though, keep in mind that Compact car hire (Peugeot 208 or similar) is, on average, 82% cheaper than other car hire types in the city.

Expect to pay $3.04 per litre in Maidstone (average price from the past 30 days). Depending on the size of your car hire, filling up the tank will cost between $36.45 and $48.60. The most frequently booked car type in Maidstone is Economy (Vauxhall Corsa or similar). If you’re looking to save money, though, keep in mind that Compact car hire (Peugeot 208 or similar) is, on average, 82% cheaper than other car hire types in the city.