Getting to Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother Hospital

The Trust, like the rest of the NHS, has preparations in place to ensure essential services for patients can continue to be available if local traffic routes are disrupted, in the same way it prepares for other potential disruptions, from heavy snowfall to flooding. If you have an appointment, please still plan to attend. If we need to reschedule your appointment we will contact you. 

Please allow plenty of time for your journey, and ensure you are well-prepared for potential disruption to your journey. Please check the latest travel updates before you set off. 

By car


Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother Hospital
St Peters Road,

Please use CT9 4BG for Ramsgate Road entrance.

Phone: 01843 225544 (switchboard)

Plan your route

You might find the following websites useful in planning your route to our hospital (other websites are available)

Please note: The postcode for the St Peter's Road entrance is CT9 4AN and the postcode for the Ramsgate Road entrance is CT9 4BG.

  • AA Map finder - enter your postcode, town or area to find online maps of your area

  • Google maps- enter your postcode, town or area and the hospital postcode. 


Please see the Parking webpages for full details of parking at each of our Hospitals.

Public transport

Bus services

Stagecoach 'Loop' buses provide a frequent service between the hospital and other Thanet towns such as Margate, Cliftonville, Broadstairs and Ramsgate. The hospital is also served by buses from Canterbury, Birchington, Westgate and Northdown Park on route 8 or 8A.

To plan your bus journey to and from the QEQM Hospital, please use the journey planner on the Stagecoach website here [https://www.stagecoachbus.com/plan-a-journey] or call Traveline on 0871 200 22 33 (calls cost 12p per minute plus your phone company's access charge). Regent Coaches also offer buses from Herne Bay on route 36.

Image of a StageCoach bus

Train services

Train to Thanet (Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother Hospital)

Ramsgate is the most convenient rail station for Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother Hospital.  The Thanet Loop bus service runs a direct service every seven or eight minutes from Ramsgate station forecourt.

There are regular direct train services from Margate, Herne Bay, Faversham, Dover, Folkestone, Canterbury West and Ashford International, as well as many other stations.

Please visit the South Eastern Railway website for full details and times of rail connections and timetables.

For information on the PlusBus service, which adds unlimited bus travel around town when you purchase your train ticket, please visit the PlusBus website.

Taxi services

There are many local taxi companies that will serve each of the hospital sites in east Kent. Many taxi companies advertise their contact numbers near the phones by entrances to hospitals. Here are some useful links to help you find a taxi in your area.

  • Taxis in Kent - a list of taxi companies depending on which area you are in.

  • Yell - Yellow Pages online.
Patient Transport offered by East Kent Hospitals

NHS Transport

East Kent Hospitals University NHS Foundation Trust (EKHUFT) provides a free non-emergency ambulance healthcare transport service for patients who have a clinical and medical need for transport, where their current mobility needs would not allow them to use their own, or public transport to get to or from an NHS health care appointment.

To find out if you are eligible, please see the 'Getting to our hospitals by NHS transportwebpage.