Plan your visit

How To Get Here 

Trinity Theatre will be the hub for the Tunbridge Wells Poetry Festival


By Car

Tunbridge Wells is located in West Kent, near the border of East Sussex.

The area can be accessed from the M20 (A26) and M25 motorways (A21).

There are many public car parks most of which use Ringo parking. Trinity Theatre has its own car park with limited spaces.

By Bus & Coach

If you are planning to visit Tunbridge Wells by National Express coach, you can get details and timetables of coach services from the National Express. The stops are on the A26 London Road at Southborough and Mount Pleasant Road in the centre of Royal Tunbridge Wells (opposite the Museum and Library).

Details of Tunbridge Wells’ bus services and bus timetables can be found on the Traveline website, however, the 281 Town Centre bus service links the ‘top of the hill’ in Royal Tunbridge Wells with The Pantiles.

By Rail

Tunbridge Wells is on a mainline Southeastern railway from London Charing Cross to Hastings. Direct services run at least every half hour calling at London Bridge, London Waterloo East, Sevenoaks and Tonbridge and take approximately one hour from London Charing Cross.

Further details on trains to Tunbridge Wells are available on the National Rail Enquiries website.

Where to Stay

You can choose from a variety of accommodation options in the heart of Tunbridge Wells town centre and in the surrounding area.

There are top-class hotels for an extra special stay or a choice of bed and breakfast and self-catering accommodation.

The Visit Tunbridge Wells website provides more advice: