Paddington to Royal Botanic Gardens

Royal Botanic GardensRoyal Botanic Gardens The Royal Botanic Gardens at Kew are also home to Kew Palace – the country home of King George III. 

The nearest station to Royal Botanic Gardens is Kew Gardens

1) From Paddington take the Hammersmith & City Line
2) Leave train at Hammersmith and walk over the road to the other Hammersmith station
3) Change at Hammersmith to the District Line
4) Leave the train at Kew Gardens
5) Walk 12 mins to Royal Botanic Gardens

How many stops? 13   Is it a direct train? No

Stations on the route: Paddington → Royal Oak → Westbourne Park → Ladbroke Grove → Latimer Road → Wood Lane → Shepherd’s Bush Market → Goldhawk Road → Hammersmith leave train Walk over the road to the other Hammersmith station (for the District/Piccadilly Line) change train Ravenscourt Park → Stamford Brook → Turnham Green → Gunnersbury → Kew Gardens

Journey time? Approx 46 mins + 12 mins walk to Royal Botanic Gardens   Fare zones? 1, 2, 3

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Adult fare for zones 1-3

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Adult train fare from Paddington to Kew Gardens
Cash Oyster and Contactless Travelcards
Single Single Daily cap Weekly cap 1-Day Weekly Monthly Annual
Peak Off-peak Peak Off-peak (contactless) Anytime Off-peak
£4.90 £3.30 £2.80 £8.20 £8.20 £41.20 £13.10 (z1-4) n/a £41.20 £158.30 £1648

Child fare for zones 1-3

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Child train fare from Paddington to Kew Gardens
Cash Oyster Travelcards
Single Single Daily cap 1-Day Weekly Monthly Annual
Peak Off-peak Peak Off-peak Anytime Off-peak
Aged under-11 and accompanied by an adult, or with a 5-10 Zip Oyster photocard
Aged 11-15 with a Young Visitor Discount applied to their Oyster card
Half the adult fare
Aged 11-15 with an 11-15 Zip Oyster photocard
£2.40 £0.85 £0.75 £4.10 £1.50 £6.50 (z1-4) n/a £20.60 £79.20 £824
Aged 16-17 with a 16+ Zip Oyster photocard
£2.40 Half the adult fare £13.10 (z1-4) n/a Same as the 11-15 fare

Note: For Oyster and contactless ‘off peak’ is outside the hours of 6.30-9.30 AM and 4-7 PM (Mon-Fri). For travelcards it’s after 9.30 AM (Mon-Fri) and all day Sat-Sun. Prices are based on what time your journey begins – not when it ends. Look up the London underground prices and child underground prices. Learn how to use Oyster tickets, Visitor Oyster tickets, travelcard tickets and contactless cards.

Paddington tube station

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Paddington station
 (zone 1)

Car parks close to Paddington station

Pubs, restaurants and hotels by Paddington station

Alternative journeys to Kew Gardens:
Paddington to Richmond or Paddington to Gunnersbury


Kew Gardens tube station

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Kew Gardens station
 (zone 3 & 4)

Alternative journeys from Paddington:
Lancaster Gate to Royal Botanic Gardens, Edgware Road to Royal Botanic Gardens or Bayswater to Royal Botanic Gardens


Lifts, stairs and escalators

Kew Gardens station – from the District westbound platform to the street you’ll have three flights of stairs to the North Road exit (5, 25 down and 32 steps up)

Travel by bus, taxi or minicab

Royal Botanic Gardens by foot – It’s around six miles to Royal Botanic Gardens, which is too far to walk

Royal Botanic Gardens by bus – Single fare: £1.50 (you may have to take more than one bus); Daily cap: £4.50; Weekly cap: £21.20; 1-day travelcard: £5; Weekly travelcard: £21.20; Monthly travelcard: £81.50; Annual travelcard: £848. See our adult bus tickets and child bus tickets pages for more details

Royal Botanic Gardens by taxi – Six miles will take about 28-40 mins depending on the traffic, and will cost £24 to £34

Minicab to Royal Botanic Gardens – Here’s a list of minicab companies close to Paddington station

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