Look out for the Good Journey Mark – where car-free visitors are welcome and enjoy a discount
Getting toNT Knolecar-free
1 At a glance
- train to Sevenoaks
- one mile walk (or taxi)
- free shuttle bus on Sundays in school holidays
There are frequent trains to Sevenoaks from London Charing Cross, taking just 35 minutes. Thameslink trains also run from central London and there are direct trains from Tunbridge Wells, Hastings, Ashford, Canterbury and Kent coast. National Rail
From the station it's a one-mile walk to Knole Park and a further 1/2 mile to Knole - see map. There is also a free shuttle bus on school holiday Sundays (see below), or you can take a taxi.
There’s a free Sunday Shuttle Bus from Sevenoaks train station in school holidays on the following dates:
Sunday 26 May
Sunday 2 June
every Sunday from 28 July to 1 September
Sunday 20 & 27 October
Sunday 22 & 29 December
more information on Shuttle Bus
On other days you can use the hourly public buses (8 / 435) from Sevenoaks station to Sevenoaks School – from where you can walk up Knole Lane to Knole (see map above).
Buses from surrounding towns and villages arrive at the bus station, just a few minutes walk from Knole Park (follow the signs). Use the journey planner below for bus times or traveline
3 Plan your car-free journey
Cyclists are welcome at Knole. It’s an easy cycle from Sevenoaks station – here’s the route. You can cycle throughout Knole Park (except the golf course) and there are cycle racks by the picnic area.
There is a taxi rank at Sevenoaks station, or you can book: Vine 01732 462400, Oaks 01732 741122, Sevenoakes 01732 454544. The fare to Knole is around £6.
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