Richmond travel guide

Richmond Tourism | Richmond Guide

You're Going to Love Richmond

With a population of 8,360, Richmond 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 100 days in order to fully appreciate everything Richmond has to offer.

Where to Eat in Richmond

If you’re looking for affordable options, The Ivy Richmond Brasserie (9-11 Hill St) and Scott's Richmond (Whittaker Ave) are great picks. For delicious green meals, Madhu's Brasserie Richmond (106 Sheen Rd) and Moreish Bites (109 Kew Rd) are recommended spots to get vegetarian or vegan food in Richmond.

When to visit Richmond

Richmond in May
Estimated hotel price
1 night at 3-star hotel
Richmond in May
Estimated hotel price
1 night at 3-star hotel

How to Get to Richmond


When flying to Richmond, you’ll arrive at London Heathrow Airport (LHR), which is located 10 km from the city centre. The shortest flight to Richmond from New Zealand departs from Auckland and takes around 27h.


AccesRail is the most popular train carrier serving Richmond, followed by Avanti West Coast. The train journey from Richmond to Bristol takes 1h 32m and costs around $49 for a one-way ticket. When coming by train from Nottingham, expect to pay about $64 for a 1h 46m trip. Located 2.7 km from the city centre, Richmond is the busiest station in Richmond. Another popular train station is Richmond Kew Gardens, located 5 km from the centre.


Another option to get to Richmond is to pick up a car hire from London, which is about 15 km from Richmond. You’ll find branches of GREEN MOTION and DRIVALIA , among others, in London.


Several bus lines operate bus routes to Richmond, including National Express, FlixBus and Megabus. From Cambridge, the bus ride to Richmond takes 193 km and will cost you around $20. From Bristol, the ticket costs about $8 for a journey of 209 km.

Airports near Richmond

Airlines serving Richmond

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British Airways
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Turkish Airlines
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Air France
Good (820 reviews)
United Airlines
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Qatar Airways
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Austrian Airlines
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Air Canada
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Brussels Airlines
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Singapore Airlines
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Scandinavian Airlines
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Etihad Airways
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Where to stay in Richmond

Average rates range from around $231 per night for a double room in a 3-star hotel to $101 and up for a 5-star experience.

Where to stay in popular areas of Richmond

Most booked hotels in Richmond

Premier Inn Heathrow Airport Terminal 4
Excellent (8.9, Excellent reviews)
Sofitel London Heathrow
Excellent (8.3, Excellent reviews)
Renaissance London Heathrow Hotel
Excellent (8.2, Excellent reviews)
Ibis Budget London Hounslow
Good (6.7, Good reviews)

Hiring a car in Richmond

Expect to pay $3.23 per litre in Richmond (average price from the past 30 days). Depending on the size of your car hire, filling up the tank will cost between $38.71 and $51.61. The most frequently booked car type in Richmond is Compact (Class Compact SUV or similar). If you’re looking to save money, though, keep in mind that Mini car hire (Fiat 500 or similar) is, on average, 71% cheaper than other car hire types in the city.