Travel to Sandwich in Kent UK:
Tourist Information Centre
The Guildhall, Sandwich Kent CT13 9AH
Open April - October Contact:
Tel: +44 (0)1304 613565
Other Times of Year:
Tel: 01304 617197 Fax: 01304 620170
From central London - about 75 miles.
Either M20 or M2 - to avoid Dover use M2 at the end continue to the Kent Coast by A299 dual carriageway through to the Sandwich bypass on the out skirts of the town.
The direction signs are for Ramsgate and then Sandwich.
There is a National Express Coach to Canterbury from Victoria Coach Station, London (You usually have to book a seat) Phone: 08705 808080. The 'buses from Canterbury to Sandwich run regularly (you do not have to book).Timetable information is available from Stagecoach East Kent Buses (08702 433711).
There is a train from Charing Cross station in Central London that goes to Sandwich every hour. The journey can take a little over 2 hours as there are quite a few stations on the way. Alternatively there is a faster train from St Pancras (1 hour 45 mins)
International Air Travel:
There is a local airport close by at Manston for mainly European travel. Otherwise Kent's closest international airport is Gatwick where you can hire a car on arrival, then take the M25 and M20 or M2 to be in the heart of the county in just 45 minutes. Heathrow and Stansted also offer easy access to Kent via the M25 and M11 motorways. Alternatively, you can catch the frequent Gatwick Express train direct to London's Victoria Station (30 minutes).
Manston Airport - 8 miles away
Gatwick 79 miles
Follow the exit signs and join the M23. Leave the M23 at Junction 8 for the M25. On the M25, exit on Junction 5 with M26. From the M26 take the M20. Leave at Junction 7 and take the A249 for about 6 miles. Join the M2. Leave the M2 at Junction 7 and take the A2. After about 5 miles, take the A2050 for Canterbury. Follow signs for A257 for Sandwich, at the roundabout junction with A256, take the 2nd exit for Sandwich.
Heathrow 105 miles
Follow the exit signs to the M4. Exit at Junction 4b for the M25. On the M25, exit on Junction 5 with M26. From the M26 take the M20. Leave at Junction 7 and take the A249 for about 6 miles. Join the M2. Leave the M2 at Junction 7 and take the A2. After about 5 miles, take the A2050 for Canterbury. Follow signs for A257 for Sandwich, at the roundabout junction with A256, take the 2nd exit for Sandwich.
Where to Stay
Those wishing to stay can find accommodation information about the hotels, inns, self catering and bed and breakfasts in and near to Sandwich, including, Deal & the towns of Thanet (Ramsgate, Broadstairs & Margate).
Food & Drink
For both short term and long term visitors there are details of places to dine out, including, restaurants, pubs and cafes. Some are located in the centre of the town whilst there are others near the Quay. Find out More: