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.

Where to Eat in Maidstone

If you’re looking for affordable options, The Plough at Langley (The Plough Sutton Road) and The Bell Inn (Ware Street) are great picks.

When to visit Maidstone

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

How to Get to Maidstone


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 26h 20m.


Eurostar is the most popular train carrier serving Maidstone, followed by AccesRail. The train journey from Maidstone to Oxford takes 0h 54m and costs around $25 for a one-way ticket. When coming by train from Birmingham, expect to pay about $30 for a 1h 25m 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.


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 Hertz, among others, in London.


Several bus lines operate bus routes to Maidstone, including National Express, FlixBus and Bus. Maidstone’s bus station is located 7 km from the city centre.

Airports near Maidstone

Airlines serving Maidstone

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British Airways
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Air Canada
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Where to stay in popular areas of Maidstone

Hiring a car in Maidstone

Expect to pay $2.95 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 $35.33 and $47.11. The most frequently booked car type in Maidstone is Intermediate (Kia Sportage or similar). If you’re looking to save money, though, keep in mind that Economy car hire (Volkswagen Polo or similar) is, on average, 68% cheaper than other car hire types in the city.