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Dartford is a town in Kent, England.


The gatehouse of Henry VIII's Royal Manor

Get in[edit]

By car[edit]

  • From London, take the A2 arterial road from either London or the M25 Orbital motorway.
  • From Canterbury, take the M2 and the A2

The Dartford tunnel and bridge are toll roads but do not have booths. Payment must be made on the website (car plate is scanned) within a couple of days otherwise you get a large fine.

By train[edit]


Dartford railway station
Caution Note: No Eurostar at Ebbsfleet: Eurostar no longer stops at Ebbsfleet, Ashford or Calais-Fréthun. This will apply at least until Jan 2024.

Eurostar high-speed trains running from Paris (Gare du Nord), Lille (Europe), Calais (Fréthun) and Brussels (Zuid-Midi) stop at 1 Ebbsfleet International station. The station is has on-site car parking for over 9000 vehicles.

Passengers travelling by Eurostar to the UK from Paris (Gare du Nord), Lille (Europe), Calais (Fréthun) and Brussels (Zuid-Midi) stations undergo UK passport/identity card checks in France/Belgium before boarding, rather than on arrival in the UK. The UK passport checks take place after the French/Belgian passport/identity card exit checks in the stations. However, UK customs checks take place on arrival in the UK.

Passengers travelling to France/Belgium from Ashford International go through French passport/identity card checks in the station before boarding the train, whilst selective customs checks take place on arrival in France/Belgium following disembarkation.


Fastrack buses at Greenhithe railway station

Domestic trains are operated by SouthEastern From London St Pancras to Ebbsfleet (typical journey time 15 – 17 minutes).

Get around[edit]

Local buses are operated by Fastrack (Arriva) and Arriva Kent Thameside


  • 1 Tilbury Fort, Tilbury, RM18 7NR (13 mies east of Dartford), +44 1375 858489. Adults £4.60, children £2.80, concessions £4.10. Tilbury Fort (Q7802074) on Wikidata Tilbury Fort on Wikipedia


The quarry at Bluewater, exposing the chalk
  • Football: London City Lionesses play soccer in the Women's Championship, their second tier. Their home ground is Princes Park, capacity 4000, south side of town. They're not affiliated with a men's club.






Go next[edit]

Routes through Dartford
North LondonRainham  anticlockwise UK-Motorway-M25.svg clockwise  SevenoaksSouth London
Central LondonBexley  NW UK road A2.svg SE  GravesendDover

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