Getting to William Harvey 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


William Harvey Hospital,
Kennington Road,
TN24 0LZ.

Phone: 01233 633331 (main switchboard)

Plan your route

Please note that roadworks being carried out to Junction 10 of the M20 may affect your journey. Full details of the roadwork schedule are published on the Highways Agency website

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

  • 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 TN24 0LZ
  • AA Route Planner - you can search for a route using street or postcode, town or city and enter the hospital postcode TN24 0LZ.
  • Follow @KentHighways for the latest information on traffic and travel news or visit www.kent.gov.uk/roads-and-travel


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

Public transport

Bus services

Stagecoach route C provides frequent buses between the hospital and Ashford town centre and rail station. At the town centre connections can be made with buses to and from outlying areas. The hospital is also served by buses from Folkestone, Sandgate, Hythe, Saltwood, Lympne and Sellindge on route 10.

To plan your bus journey to and from the William Harvey 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).

Image of a StageCoach bus

Train services

Trains to Ashford (William Harvey Hospital)

Ashford International is the nearest rail station to the William Harvey Hospital. It is a short walk from the town centre, from where 'bus service 5' runs every 15 minutes.  Bus services 10 and 11 also run directly from the station to the hospital. These services both run about once an hour.

There are regular direct train services to Ashford International from Tonbridge, Paddock Wood, Margate, Ramsgate, Dover and Folkestone, 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.