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Address

William Harvey Hospital,
Kennington Road,
Willesborough,
Ashford,
Kent,
TN24 0LZ.

Phone: 01233 633331 (main switchboard)

Plan your route

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.

Parking

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

Public transport

Bus services

Extra buses have been added to the Stagecoach fleet in Ashford to provide two new routes for the town and improves links to the hospital. These changes mean that there is now a direct bus every 30 minutes during the day from Kennington, Park Farm or the town centre, from Monday to Saturday.

Bus routes to William Harvey Hospital (Ashford)

Check out the Stagecoach website for maps and full details

Find out about bus tickets.

  • *NEW* K Line Stagecoach - from William Harvey Hospital and Park Farm Estate via the A2070 (Mondays to Friday). Runs every 30mins. On Sundays the H-Line will provide the link between Park Farm and the hospital once an hour.

  • *NEW* H Line Stagecoach - circular route from the Hospital via Kennington Road to Spearpoint Corner, Kennington The Street, Upper Vicarage Road, Trinity Road, Towers Estate, Bockhanger, Bybook, Ashford Station, Ashford Town Centre, and direct via Hythe Road back to the Hospital. On Sundays buses will go via Park Farm rather than Hythe Road to the Hospital and will run every hour from 06:00 until 21:00

  • C-Line Stagecoach – to and from the Hospital from Willesborough, Ashford Station and the town centre (Bank Street) every 10-20 minutes (Mondays to Fridays) or every 30 minutes (Sundays). It also runs to Bybrook Bybrook and Kennington every 30 minutes.

  • Route 10 / 10A Stagecoach – once or twice an hour to and from the Hospital from Ashford Station and the town centre (Elwick Road). From the town centre, buses continue once an hour to Maidstone as route 10X. In the other direction, routes 10 and 10A serve the hospital from Brabourne Lees, Sellindge, Hythe and Folkestone.
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  • Route 10X Stagecoach from Maidstone, Bearsted, Harrietsham, Lenham and Charing

  • Route 11 Stagecoach from Lydd, New Romney, Hamstreet and Ashford

  • A Line Stagecoach - runs every 10 minutes on Mondays to Saturdays from South Ashford, Singleton and Stanhope to the town centre. Change at Bank Street for the H-Line or C-Line. On the way back from the hospital the best place to change is at the station. On Sundays, A-Line buses continue all the way to the hospital (the route name changes to C-Line in the town centre), running between 06:00 and 21:00.

For more information on timetables or route maps, please visit the Stagecoach website 

Another useful journey planner tool can be found here at www.travelinesoutheast.org.uk – this website enables you to select various methods of transport as opposed to just Stagecoach buses.  Simply enter your journey details and select/de-select travel options in the section below.  Note, to aid finding our hospitals either enter the postcode or for WHH enter “Willesborough, William Harvey”, for QEQM enter “Margate, Queen Elizabeth”, and for K&C enter “Kent and Canterbury”.

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.

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