Royal Tunbridge Wells travel guide

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With a population of 61.075, Royal Tunbridge Wells is a must-see destination in England, United Kingdom. We recommend you stay at least 3 days in order to fully appreciate everything Royal Tunbridge Wells has to offer.

Where to Eat in Royal Tunbridge Wells

If you’re looking for affordable options, CAU - Tunbridge Wells (99-101 Mount Pleasant Road) and The Tunbridge Wells Eating House (58 The Pantiles) are great picks. For delicious green meals, Royal Misya Restaurant & Bar (86-88 High St) and Kirthon (60 The Pantiles) are recommended spots to get vegetarian or vegan food in Royal Tunbridge Wells.

When to visit Royal Tunbridge Wells

Royal Tunbridge Wells in September
Estimated hotel price
1 night at 3-star hotel
Royal Tunbridge Wells in September
Estimated hotel price
1 night at 3-star hotel

How to Get to Royal Tunbridge Wells


Although Royal Tunbridge Wells doesn’t have its own airport, you can fly to London Gatwick Airport (LGW), which is located 31 km from Royal Tunbridge Wells. The shortest flight to Royal Tunbridge Wells from New Zealand departs from Auckland and takes around 26h 25m.


AccesRail is the most popular train carrier serving Royal Tunbridge Wells, followed by West Midlands Railway. The train journey from Royal Tunbridge Wells to Birmingham takes 1h 25m and costs around $30 for a one-way ticket. When coming by train from Bristol, expect to pay about $47 for a 1h 34m trip. Located 2.1 km from the city centre, Royal Tunbridge Wells High Brooms is the busiest station in Royal Tunbridge Wells. Another popular train station is Royal Tunbridge Wells Eridge, located 7 km from the centre.


Another option to get to Royal Tunbridge Wells is to pick up a car hire from London, which is about 49 km from Royal Tunbridge Wells. You’ll find branches of GREEN MOTION and Hertz, among others, in London.


Several bus lines operate bus routes to Royal Tunbridge Wells, including National Express, FlixBus and Megabus. From Bristol, the bus ride to Royal Tunbridge Wells takes 209 km and will cost you around $8. From Birmingham, the ticket costs about $10 for a journey of 217 km.

Airports near Royal Tunbridge Wells

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Where to stay in Royal Tunbridge Wells

Average rates range from around $155 per night for a double room in a 3-star hotel to $278 and up for a 5-star experience.

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Hiring a car in Royal Tunbridge Wells

Expect to pay $3.20 per litre in Royal Tunbridge Wells (average price from the past 30 days). Depending on the size of your car hire, filling up the tank will cost between $38.38 and $51.18. The most frequently booked car type in Royal Tunbridge Wells is Intermediate (Kia Sportage or similar). If you’re looking to save money, though, keep in mind that Economy car hire (Toyota Yaris or similar) is, on average, 87% cheaper than other car hire types in the city.