Port Lympne Reserve is located in the South East of England in Kent, and is within easy reach of the home counties of London, Surrey, Sussex, and Essex. You can reach us by road, rail and bus. Unlike many attractions, Port Lympne Reserve is open all year, including Bank Holidays, with the sole exception of Christmas Day.
Port Lympne Reserve
If you are travelling via car and prefer to use a Sat Nav please use Post code CT21 4LR.
If you are attending an event at Port Lympne Mansion or Livingstone Lodge, please use CT21 4PD to direct you to the Orchard Car Park within Port Lympne Reserve.
You can also call us for more details on our Park Enquiries telephone number 0844 842 4647 if you cannot find the details you require. If you are calling from abroad, please dial +44 844 842 4647.
Travelling by Car
Please note that the junction of Otterpool Lane and Aldington Road will be closed due to emergency roadworks on 13th and 14th April 2015. Port Lympne Reserve can be accessed as usual via the entrance to the main visitor car park on Otterpool Lane.
If you are travelling by road Port Lympne Reserve lies on the B2067, and is just past Ashford, Kent. It is also a short distance from Canterbury, Folkestone and the southeast coast of England.
Travelling from Surrey and West Sussex could not be easier. Your fastest route will be to join the M25 and travel in the direction of the Dartford Tunnel. Then take the M26/M20, and leave the M20 at Junction 11 just past Ashford. Port Lympne is a 10 minute drive from this point. Just follow the brown tourist signs to the park. Estimated travelling time from Junction 8 of the M25 is 1 hour and 10 minutes.
Directions from London, Essex and East Sussex include joining the M25/ M26. Look for signposts to the M20 in the direction of Ashford to determine your direction of travel. Follow the M20 to Junction 11 and then follow the brown tourist signs to Port Lympne. Estimated travelling time from the M25/M26 or M25/M20 interchange is 45 minutes.
Travelling by Public Transport
Port Lympne Reserve is approximately a 1 hour and 20 minute train and bus journey from Charing Cross or Victoria railway station in London, or approximately 40 minutes from St Pancras International, London, on the high speed service (Please see Southeastern website for details). Take the train to Ashford International station, and from here take a bus journey from the domestic station side. The Stagecoach East Kent number 10 bus runs between Ashford and Folkestone via the park. For bus times please call 0871 2002233 If you prefer to travel to us by Coach, find your nearest service to Ashford International before connecting with the Stagecoach bus service.
Travelling from Overseas
The park is easily reached from the Channel ports and is only a 10 minute drive from Le Shuttle terminal. Eurostar passengers alighting at Ashford International station can take the number 10 Stagecoach bus to the park entrance.